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    Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    Corsair's latest 240mm liquid cooler reviewed and rated.
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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    H100i GTX, huh? My humble H100, without even an 'i' to its name, is nothing.

    But can the same formula continue to prove successful in the years to come?
    No, I think they'll have to get really radical and start using "ZZ" and more 'X's and maybe stick the word "Super" in there, or something like that. I'd definitely ditch my now pitiful H100 and trade up to a Corsair ZZH100XXR SuperBlackrad. Totally hot and yet really cool all at the same time.

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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    As for the reality, when the pump and fans are competing with trance music, tinnitus and a washing machine, it's really not a problem. ;-)

    On the other hand, if it's still as easy to ruin the thread of the screws/fittings as with my H100 then I can't recommend it without a "caveat emptor".

    (For those who had the obvious thought there.. ;-) ... Yes, I do wish that I hadn't thought it a bargain that the supplier would build the system for barely any difference in what I paid for it.)

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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    How long are the tubes? I don't know if it's just me, but it looks from the photos, that the tubes aren't long enough to allow mounting the radiator in the front of the case.
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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    It would be nice to see other similarly priced and performing air coolers to the D15, like Phantek's PH-PC14PE, and be quiet!'s Dark Rock Pro 3 mixed into these results

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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    Looks well engineered and made and for a high performance gaming rig its certainly an option.
    For me its a no go. To expensive (£30 - £40 more than a top end air cooler) and to noisy.
    I find it odd that Intel has not gone the route of a better supplied stock cooler that would add maybe a few pounds more to the cost of a cpu.

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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    Quote Originally Posted by iranu View Post
    How long are the tubes? I don't know if it's just me, but it looks from the photos, that the tubes aren't long enough to allow mounting the radiator in the front of the case.
    I tried this with my h100i (I can't imagine these tubes being any shorter/longer) And a nzxt switch810 case and I can't make it fit as it fouls the RAM (Corsair dominator) and thus is on the top of my case instead.

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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    Quote Originally Posted by Danzio View Post
    I tried this with my h100i (I can't imagine these tubes being any shorter/longer) And a nzxt switch810 case and I can't make it fit as it fouls the RAM (Corsair dominator) and thus is on the top of my case instead.
    I think I'll have to do a careful bit of measuring when upgrading because the only space for a 240mm rad is in the front of my cooler master 352.
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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    Pump noise is an issue ??? Mine is very quiet even with the pump at full speed...

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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    The problem with AiO liquid coolers is simple, they are much worse than a custom loop, lack upgradeability (to cool GPU) and in a market where the TDP of high end CPUs is not increasing, even reducing. My concern with the reviews is that they all worry about pump noise, something I have never experienced in a custom loop

    If all you want to cool is the CPU go air cooling. If you care about noise in a high end rig, custom water cool both the CPU and GPU. IN a custom loop with appropriate dampening of the pump noise will be a lot less than air cooling of CPU + GPU

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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    My only moan about existing Corsair AIO water coolers is the fans are too loud,
    so I replace them all with NDS PWM, which works much better. An H80 with 2xNDS
    gave lower temps than a VenomousX, so I was happy. Likewise, I used an H110 with
    4x NDS 140mm PWM for a 3930K setup.

    Btw, don't use the Link sw, it conflicts way too much with other mbd sensors.
    You're better off using mbd control sw or some other tool, at least with ASUS
    boards anyway. Apparently this is a known but unresolved issue with the Link sw.

    Ian.

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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    Quote Originally Posted by Danzio View Post
    I tried this with my h100i (I can't imagine these tubes being any shorter/longer) And a nzxt switch810 case and I can't make it fit as it fouls the RAM (Corsair dominator) and thus is on the top of my case instead.
    I have a H100i front-mounted in my NZXT H440, but it's a close call

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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    after 6 months stopped working

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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    Anyone here had a watercooling solution that has lasted a decent amount of time?

    How much do I have to pay to have a watercooling solution that can last a CPU cycle? (3-5 years) The horror stories and risks are scary

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    Re: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX

    Quote Originally Posted by devBunny View Post
    My humble H100, without even an 'i' to its name, is nothing.
    I have an H100 too and it's awesome!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by devBunny View Post
    ZZH100XXR SuperBlackrad
    That sounds more like a Kawasaki-Honda hybrid!

    Quote Originally Posted by viper626 View Post
    Pump noise is an issue ??? Mine is very quiet even with the pump at full speed...
    It's all subjective. Mine is the loudest thing in my case and, on full chat, I can hear it downstairs through closed doors...

    Quote Originally Posted by Edii View Post
    Anyone here had a watercooling solution that has lasted a decent amount of time?
    My H100 has lasted about 3 years so far, over 4 CPU upgrades and is fine...

    Quote Originally Posted by Edii View Post
    The horror stories and risks are scary
    A lot of them are either stories, embelishments or noob mistakes, I think. I've built several watercooling loops for people in the past and never had a single drip. You will usually get a few units that fail, regardless of product, but they typically get blown out of proportion because all the enthusiasts read about it and repost on other forums.
    Things actually sucking across the board, like Acer's recent G-Sync monitor SNAFU, are comparatively rare.

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