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H100 Replacement Fans

Hi everyone. I am planning on getting the H100 for a new build I'm doing. I have heard that the H100 is really noisy so people tell me to go with the D-14 instead but I hate the looks of the D-14. If I were to swap the fans on the H100 for four Nocuta fans will it keep it quieter? Thanks! :D
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  1. Best answer
    Why not custom watercooling?
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-watercooling-sticky

    For the price of those 4 Noctua fans that's already a decent watercooling loop that'll outperform the H100 by a ton.
  2. Just a heads up this is for a $3000 build and I have never done watercooling before so I was a little nervous to move onto custom watercooling. I've heard a lot of things going wrong with custom watercooling and would hate to ruin a new computer because I didn't know how to correctly set up the custom watercooling.
  3. Read and read, it's worth it!
  4. Bigcyco1 review on why you do not buy H-100. I will start with not worth it's price also has a high risk of failure here just a couple sources to get my point across:
    Source one -- http://www.anandtech.com/show/5054/corsair-hydro-series-h60-h80-and-h100-reviewed/5


    Source two -- http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99472


    Source three -- http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99361 temperatures, the NH-D14 and H100 preform almost the same, except that the NH-D14 is much more quiet.The H-100 has to have its loud stock fans on high to barley beat the NH-D14 by 3C that is not worth $30.00 more for they are terrible cooling/value, it's sad that consumer see "Water-cooling" (IMO this is " fisher price fake" water cooling in that it's all in a closed loop) and they think it'll cool the best.It's like owning a big wheel a joke as well as disgrace some may disagree.However the temps speak for itself, a $75.00 air cooler can practically cool within a margin of error , if not beat, a $110 closed-loop WC solution with the DBA being similar.Ain't that Sad. Anyway i suggest (the NH-D14 or Silver Arrow)



    And "here a review" with noise levels and cooling performance compared to the Silver Arrow. http://www.anandtech.com/show/5054/corsair-hydro-series-h60-h80-and-h100-reviewed/5


    Notice how the H100 only beats the Silver Arrow by 1.2 degrees when on max, and one degree when on medium, which is basically just bumping into limitations of any cooling system that is not sub-ambient. Looking at the overclocked results when such a limitation is not present, the H100's lead expands to 1.3 degrees on max, only ties it on medium.


    Now look at this noise chart. http://www.anandtech.com/show/5054/corsair-hydro-series-h60-h80-and-h100-reviewed/6


    Notice how the Silver Arrow is significantly quieter than the H100 unless you set the H100 to its lowest setting. The Silver Arrow is a whopping 4.6c cooler than the H100 on low, and the H100's lead in noise is only 1.3 dB. On medium it's five dB louder (which only tied the Silver Arrow in cooling), and remember dB is a logarithmic scale, five dB is not a small difference. On max, the only setting that beat the Silver Arrow in cooling, it's an astounding 9.3 dB louder. That is nearly ten times as loud.

    The H100 is louder and more expensive than top of the line air coolers and can only outperform them when it's producing much more noise. Nearly ten times as much noise, to be precise. If you are strictly considering budget and performance, the Corsair units are far and away a pointless investment compared to air cooling solutions that perform on-par for less money.


    This is the main point i been trying to make about these fisher price watercoolig loops on forums and it's been a hell of a task.It's misguided misconceptions like these why so many people do not understand watercooling in the first place. A Rasa 240 RS kit starts about twenty dollars more than the H100 and will mop the floor with it any day of the week. I am not sure where you are shopping but H-100 retail @ $109.99 take into account replacing those loud fans and it's going to end costing you as much as 240 RS kit.Bottom line...

    Thermalright Silver Arrow http://www.amazon.com/THERMALRIGHT-SILVER-ARROW-DUAL14CM-HEATSINK/dp/B003XRAKLQ/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_t_1 NH-D14 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5592441&Sku=N126-1024
    all preform just as well as the H-100 and cost a good chunk of coin less.




    XSPC Rasa 240 for $129 You either choose a good air cooler those will provide the same cooling ability or step it up to real watercooling, based on misguided misconceptions , you buy a LC Corsair H-Series unit to say you "watercool", but do not get any better results than air cooling,that's retarded think about it.
  5. I get that real watercooling is better but I'm not sure that I'm ready for the hassle of it. I also would rather go with something like the H100 rather than the D14 just because of looks. What do you guys think about the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme? Is it better than the H100 in temperature/sound?
  6. I think your missing the point it's no good highly failure prone your worried about not being ready then simply avoid it altogether seriously i am not being bias the H-100 can leak just as easy like any water cooling i am presuming you're under the impression that it would be safer with H-100 if that is true you're mistaken but if you are certain you want to buy a closed loop H-100 NO WAY so i recommend instead of the H-100 go with the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme it cools better has bigger thicker rad and is better built
  7. I have had the H100 going on 8 month's now with out a problem. The fans on the H100 aren't all that noisy. Anandtech did a test with the H100 and trying other fans on it, and the noise level of the original fans were not all that noisy, especially the amount of air they move.
  8. Some great fans are gelid solutions wing12 UV blue 120mm fans.
  9. kg4icg said:
    I have had the H100 going on 8 month's now with out a problem. The fans on the H100 aren't all that noisy. Anandtech did a test with the H100 and trying other fans on it, and the noise level of the original fans were not all that noisy, especially the amount of air they move.

    I beg to differ....

    H80 fans are the same as the H100, anyways they can get pretty loud. I've got them hooked up to my fan controller and EX240.
  10. amuffin said:
    I beg to differ....

    H80 fans are the same as the H100, anyways they can get pretty loud. I've got them hooked up to my fan controller and EX240.
    +1 i agree with amuffin
  11. Alright, what if we were to drop the idea of watercooling. So how does something such as the 212 Evo compare to the D14? I realize it is not going to be as effective but will it be quiet? And I know it is smaller which will look better through the window in my personal opinion.
  12. what is the color set up or theme color of your build i forgot my bad i help to many people daily i forget sometimes i apologize about that
  13. Colors are blue black and white. CPU is 3770k motherboard is Asus P8Z77-V Pro gpu is two 7950s. Need any other info?
  14. I have found the Havik 140 and think I am going to go with that if I don't go with custom watercooling (which I most likely won't). The Havik is smaller than the D14 and cools just as well. What do you guys think?
  15. Amuffin helped me decide on the 212+ for now until I start to overclock more and then go with custom water cooling. Thanks everyone for the help and input!
  16. Best answer selected by hthorntonp7.
  17. Alternatives to high end air cooling if you don't like the D14 is the Phanteks PH-TC14PE(comes in multiple colors)
  18. The reason I did not like the D14 is because of its size and covering up all my other parts that I want to show off through my case window and Phanteks doesn't solve that problem. I appreciate the suggestion though :)
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