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Corsair H100 Review

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lilgoth89 12th January 2012, 09:24 Quote
the corsair stock fans are very loud to the average user, people that use delta fans will obviously think its not so bad, but they are alot louder than most of the 'performance' fans out there ( obviously not including 38mm deep fans )
rogerrabbits 13th January 2012, 01:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Not on the LGA2011 system which is why it wins an award :D

Aahh

Well every degree counts too I suppose, when you are on the cutting edge of this kind of stuff. But still, it made me feel pretty happy with myself and my purchase of a be quiet dark rock pro.

:>
LennyRhys 13th January 2012, 07:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by lilgoth89
the corsair stock fans are very loud to the average user, people that use delta fans will obviously think its not so bad, but they are alot louder than most of the 'performance' fans out there ( obviously not including 38mm deep fans )

I was being partly facetious, you know. ;) But you are right - people have a really low tolerance for fan noise (myself included) and there is something nice about not being able to hear your system. The loudest part of my system, by far, is my Samsung 2TB. I change my fans round all the time, and when I have Deltas installed they're usually at about 1000rpm so very quiet indeed. :)
Jasio 16th January 2012, 15:35 Quote
Interesting review,

I have just built two identical systems with an Intel i2600k (1155) with an Asus P8Z68V Gen3/Pro and opted to try the Corsair H100 cooler on both of them. I replaced the stock fans with 4 x Scythe Gentle Typhoons 120mm 1150rpm (16dBA) in a push-pull configuration.

Due to the thickness of this setup I had to opt for the Coolermaster HAF932 case as the Corsair cases were too big for my implementation (800D/700D/600T fit in push/pull H100 config).

The temperatures are very interesting, the system in idle reads the CPU at 26 Celsius in idle and up to 38 Celsius under load. These temperatures seemed too good to be true, but the second system I built which is identical in every respect is reading out the exact same temperatures.

Thanks to the Scythe fans however the system is nearly dead silent and it is hard to hear whether it's turned on at all until you put your head next to the case. The HDD's have been set to idle after ~30 mins on inactivity and the boot drive is an SSD (no noise). A great configuration I think for a high-performance, low-noise setup. Because the nVidia 460GTX exhausts into the case (MSI TwinFrozer) the cases ambient temperature is 28 Celsius in idle and 40 Celsius under load.

The delta is impressive, but what really got me was the extremely low idle temperatures. My current primary desktop which uses an H70 with a pair of Silverstone Penetrator fans in push/pull is 6-7 degrees hotter under idle and load than this setup (but my processor has a higher TDP).

ADDON:
I fiddled with overclocking on the i2600k's and managed to settle both of them at 4.4Ghz without any issues. They run a few degrees hotter, but no problems so far with crashes or lockups. Very happy with these CPUs.
lilgoth89 17th January 2012, 11:51 Quote
you should try the sythe GTs on your h70...
the air pens are not all that good for rads as they dont have much static pressure
PunkNugget 18th January 2012, 18:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by LennyRhys
Argument? LOL

To go along the lines of what LennyRhys, I fully agree. I say this because I'm using 8 (YES I SAID EIGHT!!!) Delta PFC1212DE-PWM 120x38mm fans in my Dual Processor (SR-2 Mobo) System set up with a custom made PWM fan controller that brings those DELTA BAD-BOYS down to a low (tolerable & audible level) of 1500 RPM. And they STILL pull the best CFM of any 120 mm fan on the market because of their custom dual finned design.

Now onto the MAIN reason why I'm here...

I LOVE MY H100 !!! I'm cranking my Xeon W3680 (same as i7 980X) at 4.2 GHz (and in a room that is 74˚F) it's temps are only 25˚C. Mind you I have a Dual Bay/Dual Pump with two full size rads (a 4 Rad and a 3 Rad) in my system on a SR-2 Mobo with 2 - X5650's at 24˚C. So the H100 works the same as a top of the line Koolance water cooled custom built system.

To try to give you an analogy of what I'm saying, to me the Corsair Hydro (Water Cooled) Series reminds me a Porsche (performance) engine, whereas a Custom Koolance (Water Cooled) setup reminds me of a Suped-Up Camaro engine (with all the chrome Edelbrock parts). Both cars are are just as fast and are top performers, it's just how they're displayed.

For me, I like my "Hot Rod"... Koolance all the way baby !!!

PS - I see that the reviewer mentioned other companies being better in their pricing. What I didn't see him mention, is that Asetek is one of the main suppliers of these pre-made water cooled units for companies like: Corsair (and their Hydro Series), as well as Antec, Intel, etc. (Yeah, Intel's in on this water cooling unit thing as people are now waking up to something that has been around for many years).
PunkNugget 18th January 2012, 21:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by LennyRhys
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.

First I agree with I agree with LennyRhyms...

BTW, I LOVE MY H100 !!! I'm cranking my Xeon W3680 (same as i7 980X) at 4.2 GHz (and in a room that is 74˚F) it temps are only 25˚C. Mind you I have a Dual Bay/Dual Pump with two full size rads (a 4 Rad and a 3 Rad) in my system on a SR-2 Mobo with 2 - X5650's at 24˚C. So the H100 works the same as the top of the line water cooled custom built systems.

To try to give you an analogy of what I'm saying, to me the Corsair Hydro (Water Cooled) Series reminds me a Porsche (performance) engine, whereas a Custom Koolance (Water Cooled) setup reminds me of a Suped-Up Camaro engine (with all the chrome Edelbrock parts). Both cars are are just as fast and are top performers, it's just how they're displayed.

For me, I like my "Hot Rod"... Koolance all the way baby !!!
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