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    Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    Bigger and better than the Hydro Series H100i?
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    Literally ordered mine yesterday. Price wasn't much between H100i and H110 so I'm glad I went for it. Currently have a D14 and a i5 3570k that I can't get stable at 4.5 GHz under 90'c with prime 95. Hoping to see 4.6 GHz with those temps, airflow isn't the problem, I believe my chip is a pretty crap one. I may resort to delidding.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    Confused - do those fans stick at one speed or are they variable ? If they are variable , what speed do they go down too.

    I want a cooler that is silent (hush silent) when there is little to no load.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    Bought one of these a couple of weeks back - as others have said, price was actually less that H100i.

    Snag, though, is that this is *very* fussy about enclosure - just having 2x 140mm fan mounts next to each other doesn't guarantee that you'll be able to mount the radiator without fouling on other parts of the enclosure - two chassis I tried, top mounting the rad snagged on the front drive cage, due to fan mount positions. Of course, you could drill/mod your own, and get it all to fit, but that rather defeats the point of these ready-to-go solutions.

    If you're considering purchase, check your chassis make/model/revision carefully, unless you're handy with a Dremel!

    PS, to answer Brewster, I'd need to get the unit out of the box again, but Corsair tend to ship their coolers with 3pin plug fan connectors, so unless your motherboard can regulate voltage on 3pin fan connectors, it may well run at full speed, at all times The "money no object" solution is probably to add 2x Noctua fans (4-pin PWM controlled) to replace any bundled 3pin fans. That said, most modern boards do allow some control of 3pin fans. The pump can also be noisy on Corsair coolers (orginal H100 was horrible for this) so you may wish to regulate power to that, too, although some may regard that as "not good practice". To be honest, for quiet computing, I'd buy a Corsair H55, and consider swapping the (already quiet) fan for a Noctua. Alternatively, the CM Seidon 120 is significantly cheaper, and much easier to fit. Again, couple it with a suitable quiet PWM fan, and you've got a very low noise cooling system for quite an affordable price. And yes, I'm noise sensitive myself. Edit - Seidon has PWM fan in box, but not the quietest.
    Last edited by Irien; 18-04-2013 at 03:25 PM.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    I considered getting the H110 but it doesn't fit in my case

    However I found an interesting review that standardises everything except the radiator, none of this standard configuration nonsense. The results highlight the radiators performance and one of the liquid cooling loops they tested far out performed all the others which is what I will be getting. The Swiftech H220 was 6 degrees cooler than the Corsair H110 at load and it has the added benefit of being refillable in the future and the option of adding more radiators to the loop to cool other components. It is more expensive and I can only find it at SpecialTech but to me it is worth the cost for its future flexibility and better radiator.

    The Swiftech H220: http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...pid-17411.html

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    The results in a google spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...GSFZNRmc#gid=0
    Last edited by Noxvayl; 19-04-2013 at 12:42 PM. Reason: Links not working

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    Quote Originally Posted by Noxvayl View Post
    The Swiftech H220 was 6 degrees cooler than the Corsair H110
    I've seen another review where the Swiftech came in third against the Kraken X60 and the Corsair H100i in the temps table but 1st in low noise. The other impressions I got was that it more case friendly than either with the upgrade advantages you outlined.
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    @ Attila

    The results table linked to above shows you why, the fans supplied with the unit are geared towards silence and not performance hence standard configuration is silent but doesn't cool as well when different fans are used. In order to eliminate variables the review I showed uses the same thermal compound, case, CPU + overclock and the same fans attached to the radiator. Thus the temp differences are more indicative of the performance of the radiator being tested than the fans attached to it. To me that is a much more useful review.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    Quote Originally Posted by Noxvayl View Post
    ...the fans supplied with the unit are geared towards silence and not performance hence standard configuration is silent but doesn't cool as well...
    A minor misunderstanding Noxvayl...I wasn't questioning the results given in the review you posted (because I can't see them) just adding an alternative set of results from a differently set up comparison.
    ( I shall have a look at your posted review at home...where it's not blocked )

    For me I liked the fact that I could get really good cooling results without excessive noise straight out of the box. But I also appreciated that with a different fan setup you would probably get comparable if not better results.
    Last edited by Attila the Bun; 21-04-2013 at 12:00 AM.
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    I wanted a new cpu cooler and this has thrown itself into the mix along with other corsair water cooling and silverstone tundra

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    Any word on how long the tubing is? As in, would it be possible to stretch it to front dual 140mm fans, or are you pretty much stuck with the top of the case using this?

    The only thing to mention about the Swiftech 220 is that the pump/waterblock is actually their now outdated model. The Apogee II is quite the improvement. Better performance as a CPU block than the EK Supreme courtesy of the integrated pump. My only concerns might be pump noise when not set to minimum or having to basically install the motherboard tray on silicone grommets.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    anyone tried this with different fans? I have an Akasa Venom Strike case with 140mm Akasa Viper fans anyway and looking at the specs of the Corsair fans (94CFM, 1.64mm - h20 pressure, 35db) the Viper fans (110CFM, 3.12mm pressure, 26db) should easily out-perform the stock fans and I would probably set up in a push-pull configuration using 2 more Akasa fans.

    Just hope my case can fit the rad. Thinking of the side of the case so if anyone can offer input as to whether or not this would fit, that would be helpful.

    And for those not familiar with the case:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-051-AK

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    Alternatively, the CM Seidon 120 is significantly cheaper, and much easier to fit. Again, couple it with a suitable quiet PWM fan, and you've got a very low noise cooling system for quite an affordable price. And yes, I'm noise sensitive myself. Edit - Seidon has PWM fan in box, but not the quietest.[/QUOTE]
    the screws on the CM Seidon 120 have a tendency to wear out (personal experience)

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series H110

    So how's it compare to the h100i? Struggling to find direct comparison benchmarks

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