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    Re: Water Cooling?

    Quote Originally Posted by PowerHungry View Post
    The one I use seems to be about the best on the market at a reasonable price, the Corsair H100i

    I bought the H110i and the H110 for a new build in a Corsair Air 540, I went with the H100i and now have the H110 for sale or backup whichever happens first.

    I preferred using 120 mm fans on the H100i which is quieter than the 140 mm fans of the H110,
    just bought the air540, the case is amazing.



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    Cool Re: Water Cooling?

    Call me old school, but I don't like to use fan controllers. Besides, with Corsair LINK2 there is no need for them on the H100i, but I could see the need for some people on the H110 as it doesn't have access to Corsair LINK2.

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    Re: Water Cooling?

    the H100i looks interesting, how does it handle your cpu? With air cooling right now I idle at around 28, and hit 40 at full load



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    Re: Water Cooling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_H View Post
    the H100i looks interesting, how does it handle your cpu? With air cooling right now I idle at around 28, and hit 40 at full load
    H100i is very popular but the pump and waterblock are small compared to the cooler master I linked you too.

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    Re: Water Cooling?

    I was looking around for some comparisons on CLC's and came across this great resource. Thought it might help you out Dave.

    http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=355784

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    Re: Water Cooling?

    thanks!!!



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    Re: Water Cooling?

    I have an i7 3820 and the H100i runs it consistently about 30.2C

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    Re: Water Cooling?

    30.2 is nice!

    @OP - don't forget to install the rear, front and top fans too...air + liquid cooling (I know, it may sound like "duh" but I've seen people install the CPU LC system only)
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    Re: Water Cooling?

    I've decided on the H100i, should be here next week. I will leave the 3 fans in that came with the case, two intake, and one exhaust.
    Last edited by Dave_H; 09-04-2013 at 09:39 PM.



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    Cool Re: Water Cooling?

    Oh, I'm running all the fans in the Corsair AIR540, but I switched out the stock fans and I'm using Akasa White LED 120 mm fans instead.
    3- in front
    2 -at the top exhausting
    1- rear exhausting

    System runs quieter with the 120's than the stock 140's.

    I'm also using the DEMCifilter filter kit for the AIR540.

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    Re: Water Cooling?

    Quote Originally Posted by PowerHungry View Post
    Oh, I'm running all the fans in the Corsair AIR540, but I switched out the stock fans and I'm using Akasa White LED 120 mm fans instead.
    3- in front
    2 -at the top exhausting
    1- rear exhausting

    System runs quieter with the 120's than the stock 140's.

    I'm also using the DEMCifilter filter kit for the AIR540.
    Is hot air coming out of the rear fan and the top fans?
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    Cool Re: Water Cooling?

    Warm, I wouldn't say hot. Now the top two exhaust fans sit on top of the radiator, blowing warm air out the top of the case.

    This isn't what Corsair recommends, but Gary at www.sidewindercomputers.com recommended this installation and it is working perfectly for me!!

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    Re: Water Cooling?

    I have a CM HAF X case with my Corsair H100 mounted at the top. I have the fans set up as exhaust and have found from testing that this is the better way. The graphics card does cause the air in the case to go up a bit and therefore raise the temp of the air heading into the H100 radiator a bit, but overall the difference between intake/exhaust for the fans on the radiator was negligible.

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    Cool Re: Water Cooling?

    The three 120 mm intake fans in the front of the case and multiple vents, plus the exhaust fan in the back of the case, pretty much removes the hot air from my video card and HD drive, thus the two exhaust fans on top of the radiator pretty much just has to deal with the CPU heat.

    Remember this is a Corsair AIR540 case and the PSU, SSD's and optical drive are in the compartment behind the motherboard's.

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