Hello, I'm going to build a new High-End gaming system that will last me for about 5 years. I need a advice for cpu cooler. Will a corsair H80i last me for 5 years without leaks? becaus i'm afraid that it can have a leak and damage my system.
I`m looking for water cooling because air coolers are to big and will cover my MB and will have problems with high profile RAM like Corsair Dominator.
i7-3770 OC to 4.2GHz-4.4GHz
Asus Maximus V Formula
Asus Matrix 7970 Platinum
Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB 1866MHz
Corsair HX 1050W Gold
Cm Storm Trooper
Corsair H80i or CM V6GT ???
P.S. I`m only afraid water cooling because I heard about leaks that can damage my great system. I`m looking only for CPU Water Cooling. Help please!
No one will be able to give you a definite yes regarding your question of 5 years without leaks, because they have not been available for 5 years!
I would seriously doubt the pump is going to last you 5 years, because there should be a listed projected MTBF, (Manufacturers Time Before Failure), regarding the pump and cooling fans.
Any type water cooling you consider is not push the power button and never inspect for problems, even though leaks are rare today and are always resolved in the assembly process, once confirmed you have no leaks and the system is sealed, it's very rare they would just occur.
The units like the Corsair are factory tested for leaks before ever being shipped but anything could happen in shipping, so once you do your own testing to be sure it's leak free in your possession you should be good to go.
But 5 years is a long time, for any cooling expectations!