Excerpt: I got this cooler when I upgraded to the AMD FX-8150. I knew for the overclocking I was planning, air cooling wouldn't cut it. So, I went (almost) all out, and got the H100 while I was in the store.
Defective out of the box, faulty Hydro series units from Corsair
5 March 2012
Summary: Purchased the H100 for a new gaming rig. Installed everything fine, did quick power/system checks before actually installing the OS etc and the cooler seemed to work fine while the case was on it's side (Corsair 800D).
Summary: Well I thought I would be able to dodge the well known "fan controller defect" that is plastered all over corsairs forums BUT it appeared fate had different plans. The pump worked fine, but the fans would come on full blast and gradually die down in speed.
Excerpt: The H100 is a great liquid cooler for anyone wanting liquid cooling temps, without the liquid cooling installation. Taking the plunge into liquid cooling can be a little tricky for a beginner, from the leak testing, to deciding the loop order, not to mention the price.
Excerpt: I have an EVGA X58 Classified motherboard. It has a huge huge huge northbridge heatsink right underneath the socket. I had this fact in mind while on the market for a CPU cooler, as it obviously limited my choices.
Excerpt: A solid performance putting it midway between air and a good custom water cooling loop. It looks good and ease of setup and use are great. The TIM is good and the high speed fans mean it can perform well, however the fans are loud and for high load applications I'd look at going push/pull with...