Im getting ready to order a H-100i and I'm having second thoughts after reading some of the reviews . There are many accounts of noise , buggy software , and less than desired performance . Later reviews claim that the updated firmware fixed two of the issues and playing with pump speed fixed the last . If anyone has firsthand experience with them I'd very much appreciate the input .
Maybe its convenience that you don't need to tear down the loop...? <-- aluminium rad and weak pump, no thank you!
I'm curious as to how a firmware update can shutdown the grinding noise a pump makes - its either a a lil bubble of air that's being thrown back into the loop via a higher rpm'd pump which'll die out when the bubble comes out to due to lowered pump speed...?
To understand what the H100 is, you should go down to the roots and read the watercooling sticky(in my sig).
I will absolutely read . Ive been following the custom watercooling thing forever to be honest and feel I'm as well up on it as one can be short of actually owning it lol . I'm going for it because I'm just at the beginning of my build and the custom loop I have planned includes a 240 mm and a 420 mm rad cpu block , gpu block x 2 etc. etc . etc . I could go cheap ie. 212 evo but the Im modding the case for the 240 mm rad now so I felt the h-100i would be a likely substitute untill I recoup enough money to do the custom loop ( say next summer ) . I agree in principle with your thoughts . I just need something to get me through the next 6 months . A single item in this case the h-100i will be easier to re-sell come summer than say getting an entry level raystorm kit and doing the same . Please fire back with more thoughts . I'm definately on the fence on this one ..
The H100i isn't worth selling(to anyone), after you've owned one you'd want to throw it in the bin as I am contemplating.
If its the need to recuperate your funds, getting the Hyper would be better, keep yourself on a mild OC and when the time comes you can sell the Hyper however, with blokes like us, we actually have a spare cooler at hand...so the Hyper fits the bill on both fronts of the fence.
But yeah until the time comes to shell that hard earned money(assuming ) might want to read the watercooling sticky, and then some more and thensome more - it'll make sense but like me, when you've organized a list of parts, you've already figured out how the thing looks and the sort of layout you'll have without falling into any snags along the road since you've done your research thoroughly.
I looked briefly ( 4 year old competing for my attention ) at the raystorm kits on dazmode .. if I'm going that way I want the rx 240 and a tank res . I got rid of my hdd x 7 cage (front ) and cutting out all but 2 5 1/4 optical bays so a bay res wont do . The case a Lian Li PC-A70f isnt new or cutting edge but its been sitting patiently for a year for me to build . I have plenty of room but didnt like what I saw on dazmode ... Any thoughts on where I could get a kit like that ???
You'd be much treated to a custom kit since you've taken the effort to cut alot out of your case instead of a kit where the bay res would be left out and you'd then begin to have alot of secondary parts with no use
Get things right first time so that you can treat yourself to another watercooling venture. Instead of being left with a bitter taste at the end