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SKYMTL January 29, 2013 08:12 PM

Corsair H80i & H100i Review Comment Thread
 
In an effort to take their all in one water coolers to the next level, Corsair has completely revised two of their most popular designs. Called the H100i and H80i, these new units boast improved thermal performance, incorporated LINK controllers for fully software-based control and Corsair's new SP120L fans for an extremely quiet gaming experience.

Read more here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...0i-review.html

great_big_abyss January 29, 2013 08:48 PM

Nice! I just bought an H80i today. I didn't get a chance to measure temperature differences between it and my Zalman CNPS20LQ, but it does look a helluva lot cooler (pun intended?).

Oh, and it's a TON quieter than the Zalman was in Push/Pull.

ipaine January 29, 2013 10:14 PM

If I didn't already have the H100, I would get the new H100i right away. Plus I already have the Corsair link hardware so I'm not missing out on that either.

One thing I do wonder about, with the quad fan set up, do you think that the reason there is so little difference with the numbers is that the chip just is not putting out enough heat for it to really show what it is capable of? Basically do you think you would see a greater difference with higher OC's?

AkG January 29, 2013 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ipaine (Post 687400)
If I didn't already have the H100, I would get the new H100i right away. Plus I already have the Corsair link hardware so I'm not missing out on that either.

One thing I do wonder about, with the quad fan set up, do you think that the reason there is so little difference with the numbers is that the chip just is not putting out enough heat for it to really show what it is capable of? Basically do you think you would see a greater difference with higher OC's?

Probably a combination of the ultra thin radiator not needing quad fans and the chip not putting out enough heat to hit its limits. These dual rad units are very, very effective at whisking heat away from the CPU. :thumb:

stoanee January 30, 2013 06:17 AM

I swapped out a NH-D14 for a H100i on my 3930K and it is worth every penny. :thumb:

Slik January 30, 2013 07:20 AM

I wonder how noise levels compare to the Antec 920. I couldn't find anything on line that has a comparison list that includes Antec. Anyone here have that info? I'm prepared to sacrifice a few degrees,and have a more quiet running cooler. Thanks all.

Fudd Rucker January 30, 2013 07:59 AM

My h80i is inaudible. 100% quiet - and its crammed into a very tiny mITX case. CPU running @ 4.6ghz 1.2v. Fans are set to quiet mode for both.

Razamatraz January 30, 2013 12:39 PM

They released the H90 140mm and H110 dual 140mm unit now. We're going to have to see a test on them :)

AkG January 30, 2013 01:38 PM

Its in the queue. Will be a couple weeks....and couple other AIOs between now and then. ;)

Soullessone21 January 30, 2013 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AkG (Post 687511)
Its in the queue. Will be a couple weeks....and couple other AIOs between now and then. ;)

AkG are you the only reviewer for HWC these days? I see lots of mini news articles but not many other reviewers anymore.

Plus I think I will have to get some of the new Corsair fans after your little review :thumb:


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