Joined on 01/03/11
Perfection in a box.
Pros: A breeze to setup. Looks slick/fancy. Nice and quiet.
Cons: Everything has to have one problem. For this item it would only have to be that it has to be the tightest fitting 5.25" bay item ever. I have a Cooler Master case with fancy quick release rails for the bays which could of been the problem, but either way my optical drives fit nice but this guy took some strong arming to get it to slide in. (my wife came and took the dog up stairs because i started yelling and throwing stuff.)
Overall Review: Did a lot of reading on the inter-webs to find out all i could on running crossfire video cards. When i ordered my current PSU it said SLI/Crossfire ready but when i did my research i found it it didn't pack the power needed to run Crossfire 6870 video cards. I didn't wanna drop the coin on a $200+ PSU just to run one extra video card. This item was recommended to me by a friend and i must say it fit the job perfectly. I am able to run both my video cards off it (both are XFX 6870's / one is dual fan the other in single) with out a problem.
A great addition.
Pros: When installed in a decent case it provides for a clean build. It provides great cooling in a easier to use package as compared to a large Noctua cooler. Provides great temps on my i7-3930k running at 4.5ghz. The H100i is a must in my mind over the standard H100. Teams up well with my Corsair AX1200i to provides tons of stats in the windows CorsairLink software.
Cons: Even though it is water cooling it is louder then my Noctua D14. I think this is due to the Corsair fans. I'm sure adding some Noctua 120mm fans will provide better air flow threw the radiator and much lower sound levels. Also the screws for mounting the fans to the radiator to the case are a tad to along and crush the radiator fins. Does cause any leaking but scary mom the less.