- 1300 RPM (Low Noise), 2000 RPM (Balanced), 2500 RPM (High Performance) 46 - 92 CFM
- Radiator Dim. 122 x 275 x 27 mm
- Fan Dim. 120 x 120 x 25 mm, 2 fans
- Fan Noise 22 - 39 dBA
Loud and Effective 02/07/2013
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
I have used both the H80 and H100 and I currently own the H100. I have to say, these are perfect for lazy people like me. If you're not lazy, custom build your own liquid cooling. You will have a more effective cooling system, and you will be able to save money. For an expensive and lazy alternative, there is the H80 and H100 and they're definitely geared toward different uses. If you want a quiet system, get the H80 even if your case is big enough for the H100. The H80 can run quieter, and will support stock CPU clock rates like a cool breeze. I might even overclock a tad on the H80 (like .2 GHz) and not worry the least bit about it, leaving it on the lowest (quietest) setting. The H100 on the other hand can get quite loud, but it will get your CPU 5°C cooler. And let me stress, it is LOUD. You'll find yourself turning all the fans in the whole case to 100% because there is no overall noise difference. The H100 does the job though. I currently have one installed in my Thermaltake Level 10 GT cooling an i7 3770k Ivy Bridge OC'd at 4.6 GHz with a max temp of 74° playing BF3 and using wprime. LOUD, and proud. And lazy. Once again, the H80 is a nice quiet alternative though if you want to nap in the same room as your PC. You can hear a pin drop with that thing on low. I just wouldn't overclock with it. $10 difference, come on.
LOUD. But effective. Junk installation directions, though not a complicated installation whatsoever.
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