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Corsair H100 Review

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steveo_mcg 9th January 2012, 14:26 Quote
Shouldn't there be a price as reviewed? I know its not difficult to find a price but it helps to give a reference point for the Value score.

Good review though.
rogerrabbits 9th January 2012, 15:13 Quote
Lol 4 degrees better than a Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro - at full speed! Seems pretty pants.
Taffy 9th January 2012, 18:06 Quote
I would like to have seen the figures for a 4 fan setup, my Lian Li has the necessary 2 fan cutout and I was waiting for this review but am a little dissappointed especially as the article mentions that the controller has the connectors for the 4 fans
AoE 9th January 2012, 18:17 Quote
Nice I will get my H80 tomorrow cant wait
Combatus 9th January 2012, 19:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by steveo_mcg
Shouldn't there be a price as reviewed? I know its not difficult to find a price but it helps to give a reference point for the Value score.

Good review though.

Added! Doh!
Combatus 9th January 2012, 19:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by rogerrabbits
Lol 4 degrees better than a Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro - at full speed! Seems pretty pants.

Not on the LGA2011 system which is why it wins an award :D
Bakes 9th January 2012, 21:23 Quote
I'm going to 'be that guy' and point out that if you have enough for a LGA2011 setup, you probably have enough for a 'proper' watercooling loop. It costs more, sure (I'd place a good setup at around £180) but would give superior cooling.
thetrashcanman 9th January 2012, 22:25 Quote
Piece of cack
littlepuppi 9th January 2012, 22:36 Quote
I run it with 2 x GT's blowing through with enermax's on the outside for looks, 4.6ghz it only just goes over 60 degrees on IBT at Maximum, amazing cooler.

PS chip is 3930k
Gradius 9th January 2012, 23:34 Quote
You guys should put the noise on graphics too, as important as cooling factor is also the SILENT from it!
Pookeyhead 9th January 2012, 23:44 Quote
This concurs with my findings. The H100 is rubbish. BTW.. you can't possibly live with it on medium or full unless you change the fans. It's stupidly noisy. It's also rubbish, and struggles to cool my 4.7 overclock. IBT running with fans on high, sees 83 degrees. No idea how littlepuppi gets those temps, but fans can't make up that much difference.
Combatus 10th January 2012, 00:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bakes
I'm going to 'be that guy' and point out that if you have enough for a LGA2011 setup, you probably have enough for a 'proper' watercooling loop. It costs more, sure (I'd place a good setup at around £180) but would give superior cooling.

They probably do but water-cooling is still a very niche area and many people simply don't want the hassle/are afraid of leaks etc etc. For those people, some of the new all-in-one liquid coolers are the next best thing and are far easier to install.
LennyRhys 10th January 2012, 00:10 Quote
Depends on the chip Pookey - Simon's 990X runs a good 10C cooler than the 980X I had before at the same frequencies. Some chips just run insanely cool, and it's lilkely that littlepuppi's is one of the good uns.

The hierarchy of non-extreme CPU cooling should be simply Air -> Water. Closed loop coolers are nothing more than "pretend" water coolers which are beaten by high end air, which is why I will never get one. :D
Kruelnesws 10th January 2012, 03:01 Quote
Well I already bought mine on boxing day :) I had it planned as part of my new build with the 2600k with a much higher overclock. I want to see if I can hit the magic 5ghz. Be it that people with full tilt liquid cooling loops are hitting 5.2ghz+. I've seen people with aggressive air cooling hit 4.7+ with no problems. Well, too late i now own it and no regrets, i got a hell of a deal $85 CAD... bahahaha. Find out in the next month or so how it fairs when i push the hell outta my 2600k! I did have to get 2 adapters so it would fit in my df-85 for the top but that was little effort.
DesertFox 10th January 2012, 04:55 Quote
Last page has "Corsair H80 Performance and Conclusion" title.
MjFrosty 10th January 2012, 07:15 Quote
90% for LGA 2011? Really? Honest to god, really? It's a weak cooler, I wouldn't advise anyone use it unless you're not planning on overclocking with the X79 chipset. Proper watercooling is a must IMO.
Toka 10th January 2012, 07:52 Quote
No comments on noise then? I don't want to buy a cooler if the only way it really works is by sounding like a hair dryer...

H100 Colours are the wrong way round in the AMD graph on page 2 btw, and the key is wrong on all 3 graphs.
lilgoth89 10th January 2012, 17:21 Quote
the corsair h series are VERY loud when running full tilt,
but a decent pair of fans will lower temps AND noise ( sythe GT's are what im using on my h70 )
quieter AND better temps = win
Picarro 10th January 2012, 20:36 Quote
I have an H80 paired with two GT1250's @ 7v and the noise that irritates me the most is the pump noise -.-'
Scorpuk 10th January 2012, 21:08 Quote
Just a comment about the manual and installation on an LG2011.

The manual looks like its supposed to be the longer screws for an LG2011 board, but using them made my system shutdown after a few seconds. They did feel as if they were not pulling down on the cpu and just sitting there. Checking online I found video reviews stating that it should be the smaller of the two sets. D6ing this my system became stable and is still running.

A note on temperatures.

Currently running folding @ home SMP with all 12 threads of 3930K running at 100% the temps are:
(Using coretemp 0.99.7)

Core0: 54°C
Core1: 56°C
Core2: 51°C
Core3: 53°C
Core4: 51°C
Core5: 51°C

Sabretooth thermal reader v1.01.04 reads 43°C for cpu.


Running now for 8 hours.

Also EVGA 580GTX running at 99% use and 75°C with folding @ home gpu.


Time to turn of the heating with all the heat coming from the computer. :-)
gcwebbyuk 12th January 2012, 04:12 Quote
I have owned one for quite some time. I haven't used the stock fans, as I had some GT AP15s not being used.

I ran it initially in a 4 fan push/pull setup mounted in the base of my CM690-II however, when I switched off the power, an air bubble formed in the pump.

I therefore mounted it in the roof, but only had room for a 2 fan setup. The temps didn't change drastically.

I now run it with 2 Slipstream PWMs and the temps are still roughly the same. At usual Office based stuff it is near-on silent (I am using the Thermal Radar software that came with the Sabertooth P67), when gaming the noise goes up a bit - but nothing too bad. In fact, I think my Phantom 570 is slightly louder when gaming.

I currently use it on a 2600k @ 4.9GHz and haven't seen temps over 70c with this setup unless doing a Prime run.
slothy89 12th January 2012, 07:26 Quote
Hmm... I may have missed something but your i7 2600k sounds like its dodgey... 1.325v for 4.1ghz? I'm not saying mine is a gold sample, but I run 4.5ghz all day at 1.29 or 1.26 with HT turned off. Unless you set it high intentionally for more heat, that OC is not a good one.

H80 and H100 are similar as the H80 is effectively the H100 folded in half. Same radiator fin area.
Between the two the choice is basically space, and if you want 4 fans on the 100.
LennyRhys 12th January 2012, 08:54 Quote
The H80 is 38mm deep whereas the H100 is 27mm deep, so the difference isn't even close to double - the H100 still has a far greater surface area and theoretically better cooling capacity. What the H100 needs is a better flow rate and more fluid, but at that stage you're approaching a proper WC loop anyway.

I'd love to see somebody compare (or compare myself) the H100 with my TRUE Cu.

I find it amusing that people consider the Corsair stock fans "loud" - try using a Delta, then you'll see what loud really is lol.
Bakes 12th January 2012, 09:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by LennyRhys
The H80 is 38mm deep whereas the H100 is 27mm deep, so the difference isn't even close to double - the H100 still has a far greater surface area and theoretically better cooling capacity. What the H100 needs is a better flow rate and more fluid, but at that stage you're approaching a proper WC loop anyway.

I'd love to see somebody compare (or compare myself) the H100 with my TRUE Cu.

I find it amusing that people consider the Corsair stock fans "loud" - try using a Delta, then you'll see what loud really is lol.

That argument is similar to saying 'I find it amusing that people consider the Ferrari F430 "fast" - try using an F1 car and you'll see what fast really is lol'.
LennyRhys 12th January 2012, 09:19 Quote
Argument? LOL
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