Reviews and Problems with Corsair Hydro Series H100i
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DO NOT BUY IF YOU HAVE A HASWELL CPU
Dean FitzGerald, Amazon
7 October 2013
Summary: This is an older model. It came to my house and I looked on the box and it said 2010. And it didn't fit my socket 1150 CPU. Get it from Newegg.com instead. It is the same price and it will be the latest edition.
Great investment for those with room for a radiator but don't want to deal with a reservoir.
7 October 2013
Excerpt: The Corsair H100I water cooler is a great way for people to get introduced to water cooling, without going into custom loops. I myself am not concerned about noise, but if you have the fans set on performance mode they can be very audible. Otherwise they are relatively quiet for the performance they provide. Installation is quite simple for the AMD platform, I have no prior experience with the Intel mounting hardware.
Summary: Don't buy this, or anything else from Corsair for that matter. Aside from the fact that they say they offer "Online Chat Support" which always reads "Offline" in order to get anything RMA'd from Corsair, you have to supply them with a receipt. This is no way to stand behind the "quality" of a product. Just google the user reviews and forums about Corsair and you will see. Also, their forum admins remove any post that is negative of the experience.
Summary: Not sure if bad design, or if the pump simply did not work. I used it for about 3 months and noticed my temps reaching 80c or more while gaming. Decided to uninstall and reapply thermal paste. During uninstall, the mounting bracket bolts snapped off and were ruined. I was very sad at this point because the item was quite expensive. I decided to use the stock Intel fan that came with my cpu as a replacement, until I was able to get new bolts.
Summary: I needed this for my cpu, what i got was a bag full of liquid and a bubbling rubber hose that was leaking when i open it. My God the rumor was true that it leaks and to my horror i wasnt gonna install this above my motherboard with the gear i got. Sorry Corsair but u did me wrong again. I got a Noctua 6 instead andits running good for now. Now im gonnna give Corsair another chance on those speakers but if they screw me again (pardon my french, wee wee).
Overheats no matter how many times I reseat and reapply thermal paste
Jesse Gaither, Amazon
18 June 2013
Summary: Corsair's tech support has been no help and I have now gone back to my old air unit. My idle temps are fine at round 35c but they steadily climb while gaming to the point where my computer will shut off. The last time I took it apart to try reseating the thermal paste had a scorched brown look. I am now back to using my Megahalems without any sign of overheating or going above 70c.
Summary: Luckily I had sense enough to jump right in to my CPU temp. Temperature kept rising, up.. up... up. checked wiring, replace sata cable, changed ports on PSU, changed thermal paste, checked fit with CPU, USB connector, nope dead. Frustrating after a painstaking install. Reinstalled stock cooler, waiting for replacement. Amazon was great, they made the exchange painless!
Awesome CPU Cooler, 3570k 4.5 GHz temps 60's 100% load
22 May 2013
Excerpt: Very nice WC, I bought it to cool my i5 3570k, and it is running at 4.5 GHz with around 30 degrees C at idle, and mid 60's at 100% load. The only problems i've had are the fans and pump being loud, and an issue where I couldn't get Corsair Link to work properly, which fixed itself after a while.
Summary: I bought this product to replace my noisy stock cooler. Installation was a breeze. Upon booting up my computer I realized the pump didn't function. Major fail. So I ordered a new one, and when it arrived I returned the old one. The new unit worked fine for a couple of days and I was astonished by the cooling power of this product. Then, out of nowhere I started to hear a very loud, very annoying high pitched whine.