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    Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    Corsair's best-ever liquid coolers hit the HEXUS test bench.
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    Nice to see your getting the same temperatures I'm getting

    I have played with various speeds on my 2500K and the H100 in my 600T chassis and no matter what ratio or voltage is applied it's stable at around the 60 degrees level.

    I'm going to replace the supplied corsair fans soon with some with a higher CFM to see if this helps keeps the temperatures even lower than normal

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    Too be honest I think the ratings you've given these are too high. Considering they have a serious flaw with trapped air, the fans are clearly not up to any good on a radiator and the temperatures and noise levels are pretty poor for a water loop.......

    The two main reasons to get water cooling (temperatures and reduced noise level) are completely lacking for these.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    System noise page, the x-axis is labelled as degrees celsius

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    CPU only water cooling makes no sense whatsoever. CPU + GPU cooling on the other hand is very sensible.

    Cooling is always a compromise between performance and noise. I run water cooling on CPU, GPU and RAM and I can dial down the fans to pretty close to silence, pumps if properly decoupled are effectively silent in any event.

    The corsair is the equivalent of a starter pack only for someone who wants to try watercooling, far better (and cheaper) is to jump in and buy separate pumps, radiators etc

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    This is pretty much hassle free though and very compact.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    It's daft to compare this to water cooling. W/C requires a variety of components, real risk of leaks, new problems like how to drain, top up and monitor the cooling loop over time.

    This on the other hand, you just put it in and go, much like any normal air cooler.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    This on the other hand, you just put it in and go, much like any normal air cooler.
    Exactly.

    I bought it as it was convenient for me and I wanted a cooler that would easily cope with any excess heat generated once I've clocked the hell out of my CPU.

    I found that it works well in regards to its cooling when the CPU is at lower temperatures, but once the heats applied, it starts to come into it's own.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    Take the below any day over the H100

    http://www.thewatercoolingshop.co.uk...-rasakit2.html

    Better performance, upgradable, more fun to put together, easy to fix a broken part (instead of having replace the whole thing)

    Think one point of having water cooling is putting it together. :-)

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Take the below any day over the H100

    http://www.thewatercoolingshop.co.uk...-rasakit2.html

    Better performance, upgradable, more fun to put together, easy to fix a broken part (instead of having replace the whole thing)

    Think one point of having water cooling is putting it together. :-)
    I have been water cooled for years and know all the hastles and potential problems of build your own WC systems. I would like to see the difference betwen the Rasa system linked to above vs the top H100 system just to see how close closed sytems are to custom systems temp wise. I would suspect the rasa would beat it by a comfortable margin.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    I've lost two video cards from leaks, but this was a number of years ago and too be honest I think its hard to have leaks now with modern connectors.

    I've been reading a few reviews of the H100 and the results are not that good for a water cooling loop. When compared to air coolers its better - but this is to be expected at £100.

    I think if you were really keen on spending £100 on a water cooling your CPU, you are in the market for a more robust and DIY kit. £100 is just too much for a CPU only cooler.

    And that's the bit I think Hexus have over looked. Its £100 for a cpu only cooler!!!!! Air coolers half that price are only a degree or two hotter and air coolers around £25 are only a degree or two warmer than that.

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    It's £76 on Aria...
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    I want them to do some GPU sealed blocks...

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    ... that's the bit I think Hexus have over looked. Its £100 for a cpu only cooler!!!!! ...
    Ignoring the fact that the H100 is actually £80, the kit you linked to, which you obviously think is signficantly better value, is a CPU only cooler for £130...

    yes,it's upgradable, and yes, it may perform better, but it's £50 - or, to put it another way, 62.5% - more expensive. And then you have the hassle of building and priming it yourself. And it doesn't have the built in cooling profiles, the coolant-temperature-based fan control ... so you pay money, for a larger, more complicated system, with less actual features... again,

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    I want them to do some GPU sealed blocks...
    Well, there is the CoolIT omni ALC...
    Last edited by scaryjim; 01-09-2011 at 03:17 PM.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
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    Did you guys misread a temperature or make a mistake with the data entry? You show the Megahalems, the H70, and the H60 all beating the NH-D14!

    P.S. Why am I required to supply a twitter name to register for this forum? I don't even do twitter.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H80 and Hydro Series H100

    Quote Originally Posted by cmeeks View Post
    Did you guys misread a temperature or make a mistake with the data entry? You show the Megahalems, the H70, and the H60 all beating the NH-D14!

    P.S. Why am I required to supply a twitter name to register for this forum? I don't even do twitter.
    It's not required, it's an optional field.

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