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Corsair H100i or Kraken X60?

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February 14, 2013 12:52:55 AM

I seriously can't decide between these two coolers... Currently i have a Corsair H100 but i want one of these two and don't know which one to pick. I just want something with the soft tubing since i have 2 Kuhler 620's inside my Rig so that would match that nicely.

Case - Cosmos II
Processor - Intel 3770k

I'm also looking to do a push and pull config on either one. If i go with H100i i will get some SP120's. If i get the Kraken i will get NZXT FX 140LB fans. So which is better? ;_;
a c 330 K Overclocking
February 14, 2013 1:08:14 AM

I would ask your decisions for and against each one specifically relating to cost, performance and other alternatives (air cooling).
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February 14, 2013 1:13:26 AM

Well, as both are nice and all, i was wondering which one would be a better cooling solution for the processor. And of course, i'm trying to make a theme in my system too. (Like if i go with the Kraken i'll get more of those white fans and some white sleeved cables) or if i get the H100i i'll just get black sleeve cables. Since the Cosmos II tower has three 120mm slots on the top, i could get a third fan and put it on the roof toward the end where the control panel is to help with exhaust. Where the Kraken is just two big 140mm's. I know this might sound strange, but i'm just trying to give my rig more style, preformance and looks internally. :) 
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February 14, 2013 1:14:47 AM

The only thing is, my motherboard, a G1 Sniper 3, has green on it. lol. I also have two GTX 670's being cooled by Kuhler 620's thanks to Dwood's bracket. Their PCBs are being cooled off by chocolate colored 92mm fans..
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a c 330 K Overclocking
February 14, 2013 1:15:07 AM

So this is about which closed loop cooler looks nicer, not what performs the best for the money?

Lots of uninformed closed loop cooler folks these days...pity.
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February 14, 2013 1:17:49 AM

Yes, which performs best would be priority. :)  I was going to attempt an IHS removal but it's not worth the loss of warrenty to me so.. Like i said, either one i could make a theme out of.
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February 14, 2013 1:26:31 AM

Unless there's something better out there that i'm not aware of.
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a c 330 K Overclocking
February 14, 2013 1:29:34 AM

There are a lot of options better than the ones you've listed- it just depends on your expectations of both price and performance.

You might want to check out the watercooling sticky. There is a lot of content including a section on closed loop coolers.
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February 14, 2013 1:33:14 AM

Thank you. I'll look futher into that. :) 
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a c 177 K Overclocking
February 14, 2013 3:02:59 AM

If your after looks, then just change the H100 fans. There is no real difference between the H100 and H100i except for the fans and slightly thicker tubing
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February 14, 2013 4:11:00 AM

Does this mean that the Kraken X60 really isn't all that good?
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February 14, 2013 4:12:23 AM

I was actually thinking of just keeping the H100 but at the same time i was stareing down the Kraken thinking it would give me better cooling.
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a c 177 K Overclocking
February 14, 2013 4:18:47 AM

Dont know actually, haven't really looked into the Kraken X60.
But I don't think the Kraken (if it is better) would offer a significant enough performance boost to be worth buying over a H100.
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February 14, 2013 4:22:12 AM

Thanks for that. :)  Yeah i've been looking at alot of videos on Youtube but they're not helping.
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