Originally Posted by Nycteral
thats a thing of beauty and omg i finally have been able to set my cpu-nb over 1.3 and am running my stuff solid now with lower temps cus the nb has good voltage at 1.45 i'm ecstatic and can't wait for it to arrive apparently it's coming from the uk. i will be upgrading to a cosmos 2 case when i can and a h100i after i get the 100i i will run a prime95 for an hour then submit my new settings
Hey I wanted to try to convince you not to get one of these, or at least consider a high end air cooler instead... assuming your case can handle the depth. This is the review that convinced me that air cooling is not as bad as people make it out to be, at least when compared to an all in one water cooler setup (The argument could be made if you go high end water that you can achive better temps, and quieter sound). Notice in this review that they are using your H100i and they put that thing all the way up into performance mode (so any aspect of going quiet on water is completely lost) and at that fan speed it still does not beat out a Noctua.
I personally have a Noctua NH-D14 and love it! I was originally going to get an all in one water because I thought it was better and this changed all of that. My fans run at full speed and I promise you, all I hear from my case are my case fans (I have a HAF case, so it has a number of fans on it). According to the reviews it runs cooler, runs quieter, and if you look at the current prices it is also much cheaper than the H100i.
I am not hating on the H100i, it is a solid product from everything I have heard, but the Noctua is just that much better. This is what I am currently using in my case, I got a 4.0 clock speed without breaking a sweat on the proc under full load. I keep my house at a very warm 75 - 80F and with my current overclock I am only hitting 37 -38C under a full load that I have let stay in that state for like 8 hours, Never got hotter. That was it for the peak temp. Realistically I could go much higher, I just haven't taken the time to tinker with it.