Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

How long does the h80i last?

Last response: in CPUs
Share
November 9, 2013 8:20:50 AM

I just built my computer and its all running great. However the h80i was so difficult to install I couldnt even do it. I had to take it to a computer shop to get it fitted. It was mostly because the cut out on the case did not match the motherboard. Im worried that if the h80i fails its gonna be a huge pain to remove it. So how long do these things last? Im planning on having this computer for at LEAST 3 years. Thanks!!

More about : long h80i

November 9, 2013 8:25:33 AM

I had had an H50 installed for more than 4 years. I wouldn't worry about the H80 lasting at least three.
m
0
l
a c 172 à CPUs
November 9, 2013 8:28:38 AM

Personally I do not like closed loop coolers at all because they offer very little over air coolers except being louder.

The Cooler should be fine as long as the tubes are mounted in the correct orientation.
m
0
l
Related resources
November 9, 2013 8:36:29 AM

tiny voices said:
Personally I do not like closed loop coolers at all because they offer very little over air coolers except being louder.

The Cooler should be fine as long as the tubes are mounted in the correct orientation.

They are vertical cause the case I have is the raven 2 so its at a 90 degree angle
m
0
l
a c 172 à CPUs
November 9, 2013 8:37:29 AM

Are the tubes coming out of the side or bottom of the radiator, the way you have it?
m
0
l
November 9, 2013 3:14:09 PM

tiny voices said:
Are the tubes coming out of the side or bottom of the radiator, the way you have it?


The side
m
0
l

Best solution

a b à CPUs
November 9, 2013 3:31:23 PM

I have a H80 and it's been installed for about 1.5 years. They will last 3 years no problem - but I strongly suggest you become familiar with the hardware, because the dust buildup on the radiator will be quite severe. At some point you will need to have it taken off temporarily to clean out the fins.
Share
a c 140 à CPUs
November 9, 2013 4:14:06 PM

tiny voices said:
Personally I do not like closed loop coolers at all because they offer very little over air coolers except being louder.

The Cooler should be fine as long as the tubes are mounted in the correct orientation.

I agree they do not offer much over Air in cooling, but the H80i can actually be quite quiet with the right settings or fans.

Now the only Asetek unit I have used rattles like an old hard drive(and this is the RMA replacement) while my H80i has never made a sound since the noise it makes on the first ever power up(bubble bubble then silent).

I do think an air cooler as long as you have space and good air flow has the absolute lowest maintenance requirements.

I think you could run a NH-D14 for years in a semi clean environment and even half clogged with dust still performs well, while some of the high fin count rads will perform very bad with even half as much dust.
m
0
l
November 9, 2013 4:17:21 PM

eddieroolz said:
I have a H80 and it's been installed for about 1.5 years. They will last 3 years no problem - but I strongly suggest you become familiar with the hardware, because the dust buildup on the radiator will be quite severe. At some point you will need to have it taken off temporarily to clean out the fins.

I can clean the radiator no problem. My issue is removing the heatsink
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
November 9, 2013 5:10:42 PM

w0rmh0lez said:
eddieroolz said:
I have a H80 and it's been installed for about 1.5 years. They will last 3 years no problem - but I strongly suggest you become familiar with the hardware, because the dust buildup on the radiator will be quite severe. At some point you will need to have it taken off temporarily to clean out the fins.

I can clean the radiator no problem. My issue is removing the heatsink


Right, in that case you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
m
0
l
!