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  1. For the record, I boosted my CPU to 4.2ghz (200 x 21) at 1.3125v, and I'm currently running P95 on small FFTs. It is about nine hours in and stabilized at 68C with fans on full speed (coolant temp 33C at 19.33C ambient). I am not so sure a custom WC loop with a 240mm rad could beat those numbers by much. I would like to hear your thoughts about how these results stack up to a custom loop.
  2. Yea the Newegg link says they run at 2700 rpm (+/- 10%). They're mighty powerful and quiet when needed, but the grinding just needs to stop
  3. Shurman292


    I'm a little late, but welcome to OCC!
  4. Bad news: I do not know when it will be released in Europe. Good news: I confirmed the rattling noise is reduced significantly with the fans plugged into an external controller (and presumably the motherboard as well). It's not completely gone but is barely noticeable. Regardless it should be fixed soon with a firmware update. I played around with the fan settings with the external controller as well. With my i7 930 at 4.01ghz running P95, the lowest fan setting allowed it to get up to 74C while the highest fan setting kept it right around 57C...what I would call a significant difference. My more formal testing included idle and load temps measured with core temp, motherboard temperature measured with PC Probe II (Asus), and GPU temps (GTX 480) measured with some gadget on my desktop that pulls from Rivatuner. Idle measurements were taken after 10 minutes of inactivity and load measurements were taken after 30 minutes of both P95 running a blend test and OCCT running a GPU stress test. I wanted to ensure the H100i was evacuating heat properly from my system so I loaded it up as much as I could and monitored the motherboard temps. Zalman 9900 Ambient temp at start of test: 19.44C CPU idle: 37C MB idle: 27C CPU load: 75C MB load: 29C GPU load: 83C Ambient temp at end of test: 19.35C Corsair H100i Ambient temp at start of test: 19.11C CPU idle: 32C MB idle: 27C CPU load: 58C MB load: 29C GPU load: 81C Ambient temp at end of test: 18.83C My conclusion: This is one beast of a cooler. If they are able to iron out the rattling/noise coming from the fans, I would say there is no reason to replace the fans (or buy any other cooler). Otherwise, I might look for some Gentle Typhoons to quiet it down a bit. It looks sick and performs even better than I expected. Kudos Corsair, just smooth out the kinks before you release a product.
  5. I'd be alright with the stock fans if they just didn't have that rattle.
  6. IIRC the Link software quoted them around 2600 rpm, though I'd have to verify the true specs when I get home. I know I've seen a spec list for the fans somewhere on the net.
  7. The fans on the H100i are basically the SP120s except they do not have the colored rings. I've heard performance is roughly the same. If you are replacing the stock fans I suggest getting some Scythe Gentle Typhoons. From what I've been reading, those are the best fans for quiet radiator use.
  8. I should mention Corsair said they have a Link software update coming in the next couple weeks that will get rid of the rattling noise. The rattling does not happen when the fans are plugged into the MB or a fan controller.
  9. On full blast, the case sounds like it is going to fly. Yes they are incredibly loud on high. You can set a custom fan profile in the Link software though, so it's not so obtrusive.
  10. Well I broke down and bought the H100i on Tuesday. Thanks to the Egg it arrived here earlier this afternoon. I was able to get some good data before and after installing, as well as some pics. I will post pics and details of my testing tomorrow when I get time. For now, suffice it to say this cooler rocks. My i7 930 @ 3.9ghz went from 75C under load (Zalman 9900 with AS5) to 58C (H100i stock paste). I always thought the 9900 was a great cooler until I put this thing on my chip. Pros: --Silent pump --Quiet fans (see cons) --Simple mounting --Great pre-applied thermal paste --Corsair Link V2 is very handy and lets you monitor coolant temp and control pump speed, fan speed, and lighting effects. You can also change the background case image to whatever you want. --Tubing is soft and flexible --Great aesthetics Cons: --Fans make a rattling noise (constant, but not noticeable over the hurricane of wind once the fans are cranked up all the way) --SATA power cable is much too short, forcing me to add another SATA cable from my PSU (personal preference) --Some radiator fins are slightly bent (not really a con, as this cannot affect performance, just aesthetics) --While it supports socket 1366, the instructions do not tell you which standoffs to use (choices: 1155/6 or 2011 standoffs). After a quick chat with a Corsair rep, who spoke my language and connected within a minute, I was told to use the 1155/6 standoffs. Hopefully they include this information in future revisions of the quick start guide.
  11. Either of those PSUs will "support" Ivy Bridge CPUs. Even five year old PSUs (or older for that matter) will support Ivy Bridge. It's all about the connections to the motherboard (8pin cpu power and 24pin motherboard power). CMIIW but those connections haven't changed in ages. If you want to connect to a wifi network, yes you will need a wifi card. You can grab a decent one for no more than $25 online. The motherboard will have an ethernet port for LAN connections. Everything will work together well, and overall your system looks good. I suggest re-calculating your total cost though, because I am getting around $1850 for your total. Good choice on the CPU cooler, I just ordered one
  12. I agree with everything recommended previously except for the video card choices. Before you even think about Crossfire or AMD video cards, check out which brand your graphics design software will support. A $300 video card will not help at all if your software does not support it. From personal experience, I know Adobe software plays nicely with Nvidia cards and not AMD. Just an fyi. And please, please, please add an SSD!!!!
  13. Is there not a difference between sata 3gbps and sata 6gbps cables?
  14. Personally I would buy the 4gb 670, however some of the other options listed above are good as well.
  15. I would not personally propose that way since I'm more of the hopeful romantic type... But come on, it's the entire cast!! Why not?
  16. Wow I'm sorry for Dennis' loss, it's always upsetting to hear these things. I've not gotten into watercooling yet, but I planned on using DD parts when I finally got around to it
  17. Yea slaloming just gives you so much more freedom. Barefooting was fun to try for a while though.
  18. Trust me, the first time you barefoot you'll be grateful for the bidet. After that you'll wear a wet suit
  19. Ahhh good times! Ignore the multiple chins, barefooting takes concentration
  20. Touche. I tried to come up with something about bonds but couldn't think of anything catchy I do like Chemical Imbalance, but like others mentioned it may not be completely appropriate either.
  21. Should be "...gamers of all ages." As to the name, I think it should be Chemic Al, and then name the protagonist "Al" Edit: Or ChemicAL, something like that.
  22. Wow that's a sweet build! Nice work there! What did you use as the blue coil accents around the H100 tubing? I think that's my favorite part
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