- Built-in Corsair Link
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- Large-diameter 120 x 152 x 38mm
- 2700 RPM (+/- 10%) 77 CFM
- Fan Noise 37.68 dBA
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Great first experience with a water cooling system 03/05/2014
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
I’ve wanted a water cooling system ever since I built my first system back in 2007. As you know, they were ridiculously expensive at $300+ and required an external system with tubing going into the case for the most part.
This is undoubtedly revolutionary thus why I jumped on it when I found out about a closed loop, zero maintenance water cooling solution; and its by Corsair. It’s a system and it keeps my system running very cool. I have the i7 4770k OC’s to 4.5GHz @ 1.145v and during gaming and CPU intensive programs, temperatures don’t break 55°C ±. the CPU idles at 32°C ±. Plus it looks very attractive with the tubing.
The only cons I have with this system are the fans. They are extremely loud when cranked under full load. I don’t know if I got defective ones or if they are supposed to be like that. They have a very high pitch noise and the vibration ripples through the case thus amplifying the noise.
This is an easy fix as I simply replaced mine. Can’t say I was happy to spend an additional $20 on fans, but it’s no big deal; though it does warrant docking an egg just for the fans.
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