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Old 01-03-2013, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default H100i, is it really king of AIO's?

I have been trying to decide on what cooler to go in my new build featuring intels upcoming 22nm 6 core cpu. I have looked over quite a few reviews and benchmarks for various AIO's (all in one) coolers.

I am not a heavy overclocker, I tend to run my rigs at a modest clock for 24/7 computing.
But I do like benchmarking my rigs after setting them up to see just how far I can push them, because this gives me a feel on where the middle ground is for my modest clock.
Example: I run my 920 from 3.6 to 3.8, these will go a bit higher, but no need for me to push mine.

The H 80i is single fan, the H100i is dual fan, the performance gap is not very large, but the price gap does seem to be.

One day I would love to learn how to do a custom water build, but for now an AIO will have to do, because not only do I want a good cooling option, I need the extra room it will provide me over the motherboard.

Price is not that big of an issue. The biggest question I have with the H100i is is the tubing long enough to reach the bottom of my case where it would be mounted. If I used the H80i, it would mount right on the rear exhaust slot.

Case is HAF XB

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Old 01-03-2013, 01:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: H100i, is it really king of AIO's?

I would not say it is the king of AIO. NZXT puts out a 140.2 setup for more travel and air flow.

The biggest difference between the H100 and H80 is the fact that you can strap 4 fans to it and the water has more room to travel to cool off. Not to mention, more fin surface area. I haven't seen any real testing done with 4 good fans vs 2 good fans on the H80 with the same CPU and overclock so hard to tell whether it really makes a difference. I know on custom water it does, but we are talking copper tubing there.

Will it fit on the bottom of the XB? I'm not sure. If it doesn't you can always send it back for an H80.

Edit: Here is a link to that 280.
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/cpu_cooler/kraken_x60
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That's just a rebranded Astek 570 cooler
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Actually, it isn't. The NZXT is a dual instead of single for up to 4 140mm fans, unless you mean their 570LX. But saying Corsair or Antec so and so is a rebranded so and so is quite obvious. All coolers that style are either made by CoolIT or Asetek.
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That looks like its up to the task with its 16" long tubing, thx for link.

I like the hue control as well, nice little feature.

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Default Re: H100i, is it really king of AIO's?

If I can't get my phase fixed I plan on using that for my 3960x then a 180.2 rad for my GPUs. Hoping it's up to the task.
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Oh swift tech will be releasing a AIO in time I just learned.

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Hello Guys, I have been away from forums for quite some time, being busy to prepare for the big announcement below. Unfortunately, I won't be able to answer many questions for now, being completely buried by last minute details, but I hope that you will find the information of interest

Press Release, for immediate release

Swiftech® is proud to announce the imminent release of the H220 CPU cooling kit, a new all-in-one liquid cooling system compatible with all current Intel® and AMD® desktop processors that will ship to consumers already pre-filled for plug-and-play operations. Setting itself apart from similar offerings, the product will also feature full expansion capabilities to include additional cooling devices for graphics and or chipset. The H220 will be unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show held from January 8th to 11th in Las Vegas, NV and Swiftech® will demonstrate several systems featuring the new cooler capabilities at the Mandalay Bay Hotel Penthouse suites.

In a related announcement, the company disclosed that they had successfully developed and begun high-volume manufacturing of a new generation of Swiftech-made mini-pumps, specifically designed for the liquid cooling market. The pump combines a compact design, high-reliability (60,000 hours MTBF) and the high head-pressure performance characteristics necessary to drive multiple devices in the same cooling loop. Being PWM controlled, the device can be driven by any motherboard like a regular CPU fan. Thanks to this new pump and to substantial economies of scale, the company claims that their new H220 CPU cooler will offer thermal performance with a low to inaudible acoustic signature rivaling that of the best custom kits, all at the price of an entry level product. In the words of Gabe Rouchon, the company’s Chairman and CTA, “This thing is ridiculously quiet; if the chassis light wasn’t on, I couldn’t even tell the system was running”.

Mr Rouchon also stated: “User convenience and the vast movement of novice builders towards liquid cooling was a critical consideration in the H220 design. It dictated that the kit would be pre-filled and completely plug-and-play. As a result, tuning and operations are as simple as using a regular CPU cooler. But with a 15 year heritage serving the enthusiast community, we also wanted to eliminate some of the limitations of the existing low-cost systems which are unable to accommodate add-on components because (a) they are sealed-up and offer no means to refill the system without voiding the warranty, and (b) the type of pump they use is not adequate to drive sufficient flow to cool more than a CPU. The Swiftech® H220 kit addresses both issues by featuring a reservoir with fill-port built into the radiator so that the system can be easily emptied or refilled by the user at will, and by our new high-pressure pump. It all seems that 15 years of innovation and know-how, together with some of the most extensive R&D we ever conducted have led us to this moment, and we are truly proud to present a solution that finally bridges the gap between full custom and sealed-up liquid cooling kits”.

The H220 CPU liquid cooling kit is maintenance free for the duration of its 3 year warranty period, and will be offered at a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of $139.95


For further information, review samples, or visiting our suite at the Mandalay Bay from January 8th to 11th , please contact:
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This may be worth looking into
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Maybe. Depends on if they sell the block separately. If they do, would probably be cheaper to buy that and a better rad to attach it to.
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It's plug and play I do believe.
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Oh it is, but their point is "you can add later if you want". For the price though, that is getting too high for an AIO.
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