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H80 or H100

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May 5, 2012 5:15:46 PM

Both will fit in my case and there's about £5 difference in price. Which should I buy for the best cooling ant the lowest noise because apparently the pumps are noisy on corsair products.

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a b K Overclocking
May 5, 2012 9:23:40 PM

The H100 would be a better cooler overall simply because it has more radiator surface area. However, the H100 is nearly the same price as some of the entry level watercooling kits (at least, here in the US). That might be something you want to look into.
a c 106 K Overclocking
May 5, 2012 9:41:35 PM

I seriously hope you are not thinking about buying an H100 for a Pentium D...........
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a b K Overclocking
May 6, 2012 1:44:17 AM

It depends on the configuration of your case: if you have room for the H 100 radiator at the top of your case the H100 is the superior cooler.

If you need to use an exhaust with the sixe of a 120 mm opening the H80 is bettter, but I would also suggest that you look at the Antec H20 920 which is similar to the H80 but also comes with a software controller for the fan speed.
a c 150 K Overclocking
May 6, 2012 1:53:32 AM

H100, however an XSPC Rasa Kit will be a better/cost effective choice!
May 6, 2012 8:58:43 PM

If it fits your case, and your budget can afford it, go with the better radiator.

anort3 said:
I seriously hope you are not thinking about buying an H100 for a Pentium D...........


No, no, you don't understand! Clock rate is the only thing that matters!

/sarcasm
a b K Overclocking
May 6, 2012 11:43:34 PM

Actually a Pentium D could benefit from an H100. Those things are toasty. Of course, for 1/3 the price of an H100 you could have just bought a faster Pentium D.

End off topic bit.

I vote H100 as well if you have room. Also, the noisyness is hit and miss. I've had an H50 and and H80 and neither was perceptable while running, but the reviews are littered with complaints...
a c 150 K Overclocking
May 7, 2012 5:17:42 AM

My H80 on my 2500k rig is LOUD LOUD LOUD!!!!!
May 7, 2012 6:26:05 AM

I'll get the XSPC rasa, I'd probably have got it eventually anyway so why buy the closed loop thing first, it would cost more in the long run.
I'm getting an i5 3570k for those wondering why a Pentium D would need water cooling (it runs 53C max after 1hour of prime95 large ffts though)
a b K Overclocking
May 7, 2012 7:53:20 PM

The Rasa is a good kit, but the pump is the weakest point. I've seen some kits on FrozenCPU where they substitute a D5/MCP655 for the XSPC X2O 750 pump for a bit more, but it'll be worth it for peace of mind. It all comes down to budget though.
a c 150 K Overclocking
May 7, 2012 10:21:51 PM

Those are the raystorm kits.
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