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H100i Vs. H110

Should I get the H100i or H110? They are exactly the same price on Newegg, and I just want to know the benefits of each, as well as your personal opinion. I have a Carbide Air 540 and a 4770k. Thanks!
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  1. Leamon said:
    Should I get the H100i or H100? They are exactly the same price on Newegg, and I just want to know the benefits of each, as well as your personal opinion. I have a Carbide Air 540 and a 4770k. Thanks!


    you will need to change the fans on those , they are noisy and annoying so be careful you will pay alot more than you think for 2 fans. around 40$ more.
  2. SNA3 said:
    Leamon said:
    Should I get the H100i or H100? They are exactly the same price on Newegg, and I just want to know the benefits of each, as well as your personal opinion. I have a Carbide Air 540 and a 4770k. Thanks!


    you will need to change the fans on those , they are noisy and annoying so be careful you will pay alot more than you think for 2 fans. around 40$ more.

    Gee, thanks for answering none of my questions!
  3. There is very little difference (both produced excat same thermal numbers in "balanced" and "performance" modes at stock....i does better when OC'd under load).... both are noisy as hell (the "i" gets 38.2 versus 38.4 db) ....and when ya change the fans ya lose the tiny cooling advantage they had over the better air coolers.

    I can't see putting water inside a PC when all it gets you is 1/2 degree C
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,14.html

    And I agree with the author's conclusion
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,16.html

    Quote:
    However, this performance comes at a cost; noise. At 2600RPM, the H100 isn’t a quiet unit at all and similarly at 2000RPM, it can still be quite intrusive. In terms of performance per noise, high end air coolers from Phanteks, Noctua and Thermalright still reign supreme, contrary to Corsair’s own marketing. Like other ALC units, the H100 relies too much on high RPM fans for its performance when the goal of water cooling is generally for extreme performance at low noise levels.


    The Phanteks w/ stock fans is cheaper and cools better than the H100 with slower fans.
  4. Leamon said:
    SNA3 said:
    Leamon said:
    Should I get the H100i or H100? They are exactly the same price on Newegg, and I just want to know the benefits of each, as well as your personal opinion. I have a Carbide Air 540 and a 4770k. Thanks!


    you will need to change the fans on those , they are noisy and annoying so be careful you will pay alot more than you think for 2 fans. around 40$ more.

    Gee, thanks for answering none of my questions!


    Because I dont like either of them :) I would go Swiftech H220 or H360
  5. JackNaylorPE said:
    There is very little difference .... both are noisy as hell....and when ya change the fans ya lose the tiny cooling advantage they had over the better air coolers.

    I can't see putting water inside a PC when all it gets you is 1.2 degree C
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,14.html

    And I agree with the author's conclusion
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,16.html

    Quote:
    However, this performance comes at a cost; noise. At 2600RPM, the H100 isn’t a quiet unit at all and similarly at 2000RPM, it can still be quite intrusive. In terms of performance per noise, high end air coolers from Phanteks, Noctua and Thermalright still reign supreme, contrary to Corsair’s own marketing. Like other ALC units, the H100 relies too much on high RPM fans for its performance when the goal of water cooling is generally for extreme performance at low noise levels.


    The Phanteks w/ stock fans is cheaper and cools better than the H100 with slower fans.


    Yeah, let's get an ugly hunk of aluminum cracking my motherboard when I move it. No. It's just between the H100i and H110. Please help choose a solution for me.
  6. JackNaylorPE said:
    There is very little difference (both produced excat same thermal numbers in "balanced" and "performance" modes at stock....i does better when OC'd under load).... both are noisy as hell (the "i" gets 38.2 versus 38.4 db) ....and when ya change the fans ya lose the tiny cooling advantage they had over the better air coolers.

    I can't see putting water inside a PC when all it gets you is 1.2 degree C
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,14.html

    And I agree with the author's conclusion
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,16.html

    Quote:
    However, this performance comes at a cost; noise. At 2600RPM, the H100 isn’t a quiet unit at all and similarly at 2000RPM, it can still be quite intrusive. In terms of performance per noise, high end air coolers from Phanteks, Noctua and Thermalright still reign supreme, contrary to Corsair’s own marketing. Like other ALC units, the H100 relies too much on high RPM fans for its performance when the goal of water cooling is generally for extreme performance at low noise levels.


    The Phanteks w/ stock fans is cheaper and cools better than the H100 with slower fans.


    The Noctua is still the winner in Air cooling :)
  7. SNA3 said:
    JackNaylorPE said:
    There is very little difference (both produced excat same thermal numbers in "balanced" and "performance" modes at stock....i does better when OC'd under load).... both are noisy as hell (the "i" gets 38.2 versus 38.4 db) ....and when ya change the fans ya lose the tiny cooling advantage they had over the better air coolers.

    I can't see putting water inside a PC when all it gets you is 1.2 degree C
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,14.html

    And I agree with the author's conclusion
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,16.html

    Quote:
    However, this performance comes at a cost; noise. At 2600RPM, the H100 isn’t a quiet unit at all and similarly at 2000RPM, it can still be quite intrusive. In terms of performance per noise, high end air coolers from Phanteks, Noctua and Thermalright still reign supreme, contrary to Corsair’s own marketing. Like other ALC units, the H100 relies too much on high RPM fans for its performance when the goal of water cooling is generally for extreme performance at low noise levels.


    The Phanteks w/ stock fans is cheaper and cools better than the H100 with slower fans.


    The Noctua is still the winner in Air cooling :)

    Oh ok, so, ugly hunk of aluminum with fans the color of ****. You both have been very unhelpful :/
  8. My son's taken his back and forth to college 4 times in his Jeep's roof rack.....Personally, Im more concerned about water leaks .... if I gonna put water inside a $2000+ build, it better do something over and above what I can get w/ air an do it more quietly. there's plenty of videos w/ sound on the subject.... here's a few
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBrWS2B7BdY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTf0Vq1j4Ec

    Here's a quiet alternative to consider.....and significant temperature reduction



    http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/MAXIMUS_VI_FORMULA/
  9. Leamon said:
    JackNaylorPE said:
    There is very little difference .... both are noisy as hell....and when ya change the fans ya lose the tiny cooling advantage they had over the better air coolers.

    I can't see putting water inside a PC when all it gets you is 1.2 degree C
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,14.html

    And I agree with the author's conclusion
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,16.html

    Quote:
    However, this performance comes at a cost; noise. At 2600RPM, the H100 isn’t a quiet unit at all and similarly at 2000RPM, it can still be quite intrusive. In terms of performance per noise, high end air coolers from Phanteks, Noctua and Thermalright still reign supreme, contrary to Corsair’s own marketing. Like other ALC units, the H100 relies too much on high RPM fans for its performance when the goal of water cooling is generally for extreme performance at low noise levels.


    The Phanteks w/ stock fans is cheaper and cools better than the H100 with slower fans.


    Yeah, let's get an ugly hunk of aluminum cracking my motherboard when I move it. No. It's just between the H100i and H110. Please help choose a solution for me.


    H100i ofc , beter Pump , better hose , revised product ...

    Edit : here is the H100i



    and here is the H100



    no brainer
  10. This should answer most of your questions on the differences. An article on exactly that.
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_hydro_series_h100i_review,5.html
  11. SNA3 said:
    Leamon said:
    JackNaylorPE said:
    There is very little difference .... both are noisy as hell....and when ya change the fans ya lose the tiny cooling advantage they had over the better air coolers.

    I can't see putting water inside a PC when all it gets you is 1.2 degree C
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,14.html

    And I agree with the author's conclusion
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,16.html

    Quote:
    However, this performance comes at a cost; noise. At 2600RPM, the H100 isn’t a quiet unit at all and similarly at 2000RPM, it can still be quite intrusive. In terms of performance per noise, high end air coolers from Phanteks, Noctua and Thermalright still reign supreme, contrary to Corsair’s own marketing. Like other ALC units, the H100 relies too much on high RPM fans for its performance when the goal of water cooling is generally for extreme performance at low noise levels.


    The Phanteks w/ stock fans is cheaper and cools better than the H100 with slower fans.


    Yeah, let's get an ugly hunk of aluminum cracking my motherboard when I move it. No. It's just between the H100i and H110. Please help choose a solution for me.


    H100i ofc , beter Pump , better hose , revised product ...

    Edit : here is the H100i



    and here is the H100



    no brainer


    God, you are unhelpful! I said the H110!!!! THAT'H ONE-HUNDRED-TEN!
  12. JackNaylorPE said:
    My son's taken his back and forth to college 4 times in his Jeep's roof rack.....I'd be more concerned about water leaks .... if I gonna put water inside a $2000+ build, it better do something over and above what I can get w/ air an do it more quietly.

    Here's a quiet alternative .....and real temperature reduction



    http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/MAXIMUS_VI_FORMULA/


    Are you trying to sell me a mobo? Lol I already have one. And if you are trying to sell me full water cooling, you're talking about another $300! Also H100i's and H110s will not leak. It's extremely rare, probably as common as heavy air coolers cracking mobos.
  13. jimthenagual said:
    This should answer most of your questions on the differences. An article on exactly that.
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_hydro_series_h100i_review,5.html


    Are you dyslexic or something? I said H110. See the extra 1 in there? That means it's a different model. So far like 4 people can't give me an even slightly helpful answer!!!
  14. Leamon said:
    SNA3 said:
    Leamon said:
    JackNaylorPE said:
    There is very little difference .... both are noisy as hell....and when ya change the fans ya lose the tiny cooling advantage they had over the better air coolers.

    I can't see putting water inside a PC when all it gets you is 1.2 degree C
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,14.html

    And I agree with the author's conclusion
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro_series_extreme_performance_liquid_cpu_cooler,16.html

    Quote:
    However, this performance comes at a cost; noise. At 2600RPM, the H100 isn’t a quiet unit at all and similarly at 2000RPM, it can still be quite intrusive. In terms of performance per noise, high end air coolers from Phanteks, Noctua and Thermalright still reign supreme, contrary to Corsair’s own marketing. Like other ALC units, the H100 relies too much on high RPM fans for its performance when the goal of water cooling is generally for extreme performance at low noise levels.


    The Phanteks w/ stock fans is cheaper and cools better than the H100 with slower fans.


    Yeah, let's get an ugly hunk of aluminum cracking my motherboard when I move it. No. It's just between the H100i and H110. Please help choose a solution for me.


    H100i ofc , beter Pump , better hose , revised product ...

    Edit : here is the H100i



    and here is the H100



    no brainer


    God, you are unhelpful! I said the H110!!!! THAT'H ONE-HUNDRED-TEN!


    :) sorry I am tired

    I will look into it :) I never liked the corsair :)

    take a look at this in the mean while :)

    http://www.swiftech.com/h320.aspx#tab1
  15. Best answer
    Go with the H100i, it has thicker tubing and digital control. And you're better off with 120mm fans because you need static pressure for radiators. 120mm will produce more static pressure than 140mm any day. If I remember correctly, the H100i was on sale for $89 on Newegg just last week. Though I will warn you that the fans you get from the H100i sound like jet engines. If you're deaf, no problem. But if you want peace and performance at the same time, get Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 fans, those are pretty much the best all around radiator fans, and they're pretty quiet. You can even get 4 of them and go push-pull if your CPU is made of lava.
  16. Leamon said:
    Should I get the H100i or H100? They are exactly the same price on Newegg, and I just want to know the benefits of each, as well as your personal opinion. I have a Carbide Air 540 and a 4770k. Thanks!


    Leamon said:
    jimthenagual said:
    This should answer most of your questions on the differences. An article on exactly that.
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_hydro_series_h100i_review,5.html


    Are you dyslexic or something? I said H110. See the extra 1 in there? That means it's a different model. So far like 4 people can't give me an even slightly helpful answer!!!


    Re-read your first post. You correctly wrote 110 in the title, but in your first post you put h100. Maybe you could check for your own mistakes before having a hissy fit over something that is your own fault.
  17. Okron1k said:
    Leamon said:
    Should I get the H100i or H100? They are exactly the same price on Newegg, and I just want to know the benefits of each, as well as your personal opinion. I have a Carbide Air 540 and a 4770k. Thanks!


    Leamon said:
    jimthenagual said:
    This should answer most of your questions on the differences. An article on exactly that.
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_hydro_series_h100i_review,5.html


    Are you dyslexic or something? I said H110. See the extra 1 in there? That means it's a different model. So far like 4 people can't give me an even slightly helpful answer!!!


    Re-read your first post. You correctly wrote 110 in the title, but in your first post you put h100. Maybe you could check for your own mistakes before having a hissy fit over something that is your own fault.



    +1 lol
  18. I also do not like the closed loop watercooler fad. It needs to die off fast. It obviously it just for show when there are better performing air coolers for less money. When someone who knows about this stuff sees a build with a $100+ closed loop water cooler they know the buyer was not very informed about the decision. An air cooler is always a better idea. It makes WAY less noise, cools the same or better, has ZERO chance of ruining the entire system with a leak, and aids case airflow.

    Point is, closed loop water coolers are a waste of money because the same or better performance can be had cheaper with less noise. There is no chance at all that the motherboard will break from an air cooler. I challenge you to find me one case where a motherboard was torn apart by an air cooler. For this to count, the motherboard must be correctly installed and the cooler as well.
  19. actually i think closed loops still work a bit better under full load when compared to air, maybe only a few degrees ... however the right air cooler can still keep mild OCs fairly stable
  20. The difference between a corsair h100i and a noctua nh-d14 is 1-2 degrees. So basically nothing. No point to buy it. Water coolers are just noisy and expensive. They are a fad. Proper watercooling is the way to go if you want water cooling. Otherwise air is the obvious choice unless you are trying to spend extra money for noise and the ability to say you have water cooling. (although these closed loop coolers don't really qualify as actual watercooling)
  21. tiny voices said:
    The difference between a corsair h100i and a noctua nh-d14 is 1-2 degrees. So basically nothing. No point to buy it. Water coolers are just noisy and expensive. They are a fad. Proper watercooling is the way to go if you want water cooling. Otherwise air is the obvious choice unless you are trying to spend extra money for noise and the ability to say you have water cooling. (although these closed loop coolers don't really qualify as actual watercooling)


    Air coolers are 1/4 perceived loudness and come within 0.5C thermally but you don't get to tell ya friends "my system is water cooled". !

    Vortez said it best.....

    Quote:
    However, this performance comes at a cost; noise. At 2600RPM, the H100 isn’t a quiet unit at all and similarly at 2000RPM, it can still be quite intrusive. In terms of performance per noise, high end air coolers from Phanteks, Noctua and Thermalright still reign supreme, contrary to Corsair’s own marketing. Like other ALC units, the H100 relies too much on high RPM fans for its performance when the goal of water cooling is generally for extreme performance at low noise levels.
  22. Exactly. That is very well put. Liquid coolers are all marketing. No real reason to own one. Get an air cooler or build a custom loop.
  23. i mainly like the fact that it takes up such a small portion space... it looks so much tidier then having a huuuuuuge(heavy) heatsink strapped to mobo
  24. Dear Leamon,

    This is, admittedly, slightly off-topic, but I would like to take this opportunity to give you a few pointers when posting on the Toms Hardware forums.

    1) Please be more polite. Do not call someone 'Dyslexic' just because they made a small mistake partially down to you.
    2) Accept the advice of Forum members. They will sometimes have far more knowledge than you, so do not disregard their advice.
    3) Don't throw hissy fits. It makes you look like a young child.

    Please take these into account before posting.

    Best Regards
    Luke
  25. Liam Joyce said:
    i mainly like the fact that it takes up such a small portion space... it looks so much tidier then having a huuuuuuge(heavy) heatsink strapped to mobo


    This is incorrect. A radiator + water weighs 2x more than a HUGE air cooler. Liquid coolers weight alot more than air coolers.
  26. Great advise for everyone but for those loyal to the big "C" I suppose (take it or leave it) but Im as green as it gets at this stage but I do have common sense. So pull me up where I go wrong please.
    500 gm and above for an aircooler bolted to a mobo is nuts. Cantilevering less than 500gm is acceptable unless you are sticking it onto a flimsy ASRock board or such.
    Circuitry boards hate flex, vibration and extreme heat. and they are getting worse as manufactures cut costs, especially the lower end boards, this is where intermittent failures crop up and drive you nuts thinking it's something else. So the water block solves all this (maybe block pump vibration should be measured for quality of build too ?)
    Am I correct in saying that the CPU produces the highest heat, then dont blow that heat over the cooler parts in the case heating them up - object of all this is to keep your cool.
    So take the CPU out of the case lol or isolate and transfer the heat out and up (heat rises so dont fight it)
    This is where the rad is in its element, also when the power is off, the heat in the rad will continue to help drawing cool air in from the bottom for some time.
    All rads need to vent out only and preferably at the top. I read about putting rads into the bottom of the case sucking in the cooler air, why? its not a vacuum cleaner but your floor will probably appreciate it.
    Forget those silly small box rads and go for as big as will fit. triple and up
    then you can slow the fans down even further and will draw less current from the PSU further reducing heat and noise levels too.
    From what I have read , C is out, (the H100i is only written about so much as something had to be chosen as a bench mark for others as it was one of the first (down side is the competition only had to better it by 1 degree temp to be king) anyway Aquacomputer is my suggestion
    :DC.W.
  27. Everyone who is talking about boards flexing is 100% wrong.

    There was a test done where MANY different motherboards were tested when properly fastened to the case for flex. The CPU socket was strained in EXACTLY the same manner it would be when you have a CPU cooler installed. ALL boards required multiple lb/ft of tension for the board to crack or he CPU socket to de-laminate. Yes POUND/FEET of tension. No CPU cooler is going to do that. A properly installed motherboard can support many times more tension that the heaviest CPU coolers without batting an eyelash or flexing at all. Its just a fact.
  28. crooked windows said:
    Great advise for everyone but for those loyal to the big "C" I suppose (take it or leave it) but Im as green as it gets at this stage but I do have common sense. So pull me up where I go wrong please.
    500 gm and above for an aircooler bolted to a mobo is nuts. Cantilevering less than 500gm is acceptable unless you are sticking it onto a flimsy ASRock board or such.
    Circuitry boards hate flex, vibration and extreme heat. and they are getting worse as manufactures cut costs, especially the lower end boards, this is where intermittent failures crop up and drive you nuts thinking it's something else. So the water block solves all this (maybe block pump vibration should be measured for quality of build too ?)........
    :DC.W.


    Before Asetek came along, large coolers were standard fare (they still are) and there has been no epidemic of failures or problems, I am far more worried about leakage than I am about MoBo flexing. Not that the risk of leakage is significant, just that the risk or damage from warping is even smaller. The scientific method involves examining the data and drawing a conclusion that fits rather than picking a conclusion and trying to find data to fit. That data just isn't there.
  29. tiny voices said:
    Everyone who is talking about boards flexing is 100% wrong.

    There was a test done where MANY different motherboards were tested when properly fastened to the case for flex. The CPU socket was strained in EXACTLY the same manner it would be when you have a CPU cooler installed. ALL boards required multiple lb/ft of tension for the board to crack or he CPU socket to de-laminate. Yes POUND/FEET of tension. No CPU cooler is going to do that. A properly installed motherboard can support many times more tension that the heaviest CPU coolers without batting an eyelash or flexing at all. Its just a fact.


    Flex does not happen? wrong, seen a video review of an ASRock mobo flexing being taken out of the box. try adding 800 gm weight to it and then
    sorry but please dont say 100%. its like people saying they tried 110% ,
    The reviewer even commented he heard a crack but it still worked to his relief . would any one be interested in buying that board ?
  30. Motherboard are DESIGNED to flex. ALOT. You can bend a motherboard a long way before it fails. Once it is fastened down to the motherboard standoffs there will be no flex even with a heavy cooler.
  31. The video confirms Asrock quality but does not address the question. Your MoBo is tied down with screws.... your cantilever is therefore reduced from MoBo width to the spacing between the screws. Then ya have the backplate which spreads the load over the entire area....further reducing ya cantilever to the distance between the mounting screw and the hold down screws. From an engineering standpoint, the argument is without foundation.

    If ya worried about cantilever issues, the area to focus on would be GFX cards which have one corner wholly unsupported.
  32. Yes, totally agree. Even though a GPU is screwed the the case, a GPU will create more torsion on the board than any CPU cooler will.
  33. tiny voices said:
    Liam Joyce said:
    i mainly like the fact that it takes up such a small portion space... it looks so much tidier then having a huuuuuuge(heavy) heatsink strapped to mobo


    This is incorrect. A radiator + water weighs 2x more than a HUGE air cooler. Liquid coolers weight alot more than air coolers.


    yeah but its bolted to the case.. or externally so its weight doesnt matter .. either way im still having a debate with myself wether i should by water or air .. like i understand the nh d14 is a great cooler but its SO BIG.. its a hard one .. but i also have the problem of .. if i mount a rad internally im going to have to do some custom work so its not just pulling hot case air through it.. and if i set it as an intake then ill have too many intakes and not enough exhaust .. ai ai ai.. but this is another thread lol so ill just keep reading everyone ones advice!
  34. this thread is so highjacked.. lol..
  35. try typing these into youtube search
    Corsair H100 vs H100i Performance Test Linus Tech Tips - YouTube
    Corsair H90 H110 Liquid CPU Coolers Performance Review - YouTube
    should have what you are after, no opinions just facts
  36. Flightsimluke said:
    Dear Leamon,

    This is, admittedly, slightly off-topic, but I would like to take this opportunity to give you a few pointers when posting on the Toms Hardware forums.

    1) Please be more polite. Do not call someone 'Dyslexic' just because they made a small mistake partially down to you.
    2) Accept the advice of Forum members. They will sometimes have far more knowledge than you, so do not disregard their advice.
    3) Don't throw hissy fits. It makes you look like a young child.

    Please take these into account before posting.

    Best Regards
    Luke


    Yeah, totally my bad, I didn't realize I made the error, and was really annoyed I wasn't getting my question answered. But it was totally my fault. Sorry everyone I appreciate your help. :D
  37. Leamon said:
    Flightsimluke said:
    Dear Leamon,

    This is, admittedly, slightly off-topic, but I would like to take this opportunity to give you a few pointers when posting on the Toms Hardware forums.

    1) Please be more polite. Do not call someone 'Dyslexic' just because they made a small mistake partially down to you.
    2) Accept the advice of Forum members. They will sometimes have far more knowledge than you, so do not disregard their advice.
    3) Don't throw hissy fits. It makes you look like a young child.

    Please take these into account before posting.

    Best Regards
    Luke


    Yeah, totally my bad, I didn't realize I made the error, and was really annoyed I wasn't getting my question answered. But it was totally my fault. Sorry everyone I appreciate your help. :D


    It's great that you accept this, many aren't wise enough to see what they've done wrong. I know, I used to be like that myself.

    I reckon we'll make a forumite of you yet!
  38. Liam Joyce said:
    i mainly like the fact that it takes up such a small portion space... it looks so much tidier then having a huuuuuuge(heavy) heatsink strapped to mobo

    So true, lol. exactly the reason why I bought a water cooler. +1
  39. tiny voices said:
    Liam Joyce said:
    i mainly like the fact that it takes up such a small portion space... it looks so much tidier then having a huuuuuuge(heavy) heatsink strapped to mobo


    This is incorrect. A radiator + water weighs 2x more than a HUGE air cooler. Liquid coolers weight alot more than air coolers.

    Yes, but a radiator and fans and pump combo is not all strapped to the mobo at the same time xD
  40. here is my opinion

    the noctua which is what i currently have is LARGE so it blocks your ram slots, if there is an issue with ram you would have to take the cooler off first to deal with it

    it also takes alot of space, and in reality less space means less air which means more heat

    also , the noctua has these big ass fans and grills which gather dust

    in my opinion ignore those thumpers insisting on noctua or air cooling ...bad idea

    secondly when it comes to either h100i or h110

    the realist is that they are both same, the h110 is newer though, but does the same thing

    so if you want to be up to date with the latest technology then go for the h110 otherwise the h100i is just as good

    also on the website corsair claims that the piping in the h110 is better than the others, or the best they got to offer so perhaps that could tip the scales
  41. yukapuka said:
    here is my opinion

    the noctua which is what i currently have is LARGE so it blocks your ram slots, if there is an issue with ram you would have to take the cooler off first to deal with it

    it also takes alot of space, and in reality less space means less air which means more heat

    also , the noctua has these big ass fans and grills which gather dust

    in my opinion ignore those thumpers insisting on noctua or air cooling ...bad idea

    secondly when it comes to either h100i or h110

    the realist is that they are both same, the h110 is newer though, but does the same thing

    so if you want to be up to date with the latest technology then go for the h110 otherwise the h100i is just as good

    also on the website corsair claims that the piping in the h110 is better than the others, or the best they got to offer so perhaps that could tip the scales


    You're only a year too late :D
  42. yukapuka said:
    the realist is that they are both same, the h110 is newer though, but does the same thing

    so if you want to be up to date with the latest technology then go for the h110 otherwise the h100i is just as good

    also on the website corsair claims that the piping in the h110 is better than the others, or the best they got to offer so perhaps that could tip the scales


    Wow ... we woke up an old one .... but no, they are not nearly the same.

    -H100i i s 2 x 120mm / H110 has 35% more surface area 2 x 140mm
    -H100i uses 2700 rpm 120mm fans / H110 uses 1500rpm 140mm quiet fans
    -H100i produces sound levels > 60 dbA / H110 is as quiet as a Noctua at about 39 dBA ... that's < 1/4 as loud.

    One good thing about the thread resurfacing is that the Swiftech H220-X (wide availability expected August 31) makes all AIOs (Corsair / Asetek's / NZXT, whatever) completely irrelevant:

    -It thermally outperforms every other AIO made
    -It does so at 20 dbA below the current AIO "champs" ... (again that's 1/4 as loud)
    -Its copper not aluminum
    -It's not a CLC (Closed loop Cooler), you can "open the loop" and add more water blocks
    -It has a powerful pump which allows you to add water blocks for MoBo, GPus, RAM, whatever, if you'll excuse the pun, "floats ya boat".
    -It's actually quite aesthetically pleasing
    -You can monitor coolant
    -Reviews are universally 'glowing"
    http://www.swiftech.com/H220-X.aspx#tab5

  43. Leamon said:
    SNA3 said:
    Leamon said:
    Should I get the H100i or H100? They are exactly the same price on Newegg, and I just want to know the benefits of each, as well as your personal opinion. I have a Carbide Air 540 and a 4770k. Thanks!


    you will need to change the fans on those , they are noisy and annoying so be careful you will pay alot more than you think for 2 fans. around 40$ more.

    Gee, thanks for answering none of my questions!


    Haha. What did you expect? The guy can't even spell "a lot" correctly...
  44. SNA3 said:
    Leamon said:
    Should I get the H100i or H100? They are exactly the same price on Newegg, and I just want to know the benefits of each, as well as your personal opinion. I have a Carbide Air 540 and a 4770k. Thanks!


    you will need to change the fans on those , they are noisy and annoying so be careful you will pay alot more than you think for 2 fans. around 40$ more.


    Hilarious!
  45. tiny voices said:
    The difference between a corsair h100i and a noctua nh-d14 is 1-2 degrees. So basically nothing. No point to buy it. Water coolers are just noisy and expensive. They are a fad. Proper watercooling is the way to go if you want water cooling. Otherwise air is the obvious choice unless you are trying to spend extra money for noise and the ability to say you have water cooling. (although these closed loop coolers don't really qualify as actual watercooling)


    actually you are correct their is no big difference between aircooler and watercooler like the one you mention.comparing those noctua nh-d14/15 or h100i. like me im focusing on getting the noctua but the problem ive encounter was case compatibility. those air cooler needs huge heatsinks to cool the cpu not like the h100i that can easily fits most of the case that has twp 120/140mm fan mounts. thats why i end up using h100i for my system. i just changed the fan put low noise adaptor and it is quiet and cool at the same time. im running my cpu at 4.2 ghz i5 4690k
  46. 4.2ghz is nothing for that CPU. What are your temps under load? If you can't get past 4.2 you lost ALOT of cooling power my changing the fans.
  47. The H100i w/ quiet fans provided cooling comparable to the Hyper 212..... A 212 will can give you 4.4 - 4.4 Ghz .... better air coolers will get ya 4.4 - 4.5. At 4.6 and above, I recommend custom loops, tho if ya get lucky w/ a low voltage CPU, you can do better.
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