Reviews and Problems with Corsair Hydro Series H105
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Works great with a Gigabyte Z97 Gaming3 motherboard and Devil's Canyon ...
Brian Ledbetter, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Works great with a Gigabyte Z97 Gaming3 motherboard and Devil's Canyon i5. Some new motherboards could require washers to mount firmly, but the Gigabyte didn't. Very quiet. Great temps with a tiny dab of Arctic Silver 5. No leaks or odor. Make sure you set the fan output plugged into the pump / waterblock to 100% (no PWM). You can tell you've got it right if the LED in the block is solid and not flickering.
Summary: fantastic CPU Cooler .. This is the best CPU Cooler I used I could not Overclock my i7 5820k to 4.5 Until now I recommend ... Cons : Fans in 99% speed Have a different voice and annoying I Order other fans "Corsair Air Series SP120 PWM High Performance Edition" Will try Cooling and sound quality for These fans .. And some people recommended Noctua fan But they look.. is not Good for Case .
Summary: Amazing cooler. Keeps my i5 4690k oc'd to 4.6ghz at a chilly 40° at idle and when under load it never goes above 70°. My only grips with this cooler is that the fans that come with it aren't the ones with changeable rings, so they only match the grey ring for the pump. Also, the blue ring doesn't match the blue on my msi motherboard. These two issues in no way affect the coolers performance, but just a heads up if you want everything to match.
Summary: While the cooler itself is pretty decent, the fans do not mount upside down thus make loud noises when doing so. I believe Corsair needs to find better quieter fans for this product that can be mounted any which way. As a result I have bought some L versions of the fans which people say work well. They turn up end of month so hopefully that resolves the issue.
Summary: Very nice watercooler. However, be aware that the stock fans are horrible. So damn noisy that I immediately bought a twin pack of the SP120 quiet edition fans to replace them. Noise immediately dropped 500% (note: random made-up percentages to emphasize drop in noise level). Installation was also a bit finicky but that was really just my fault. The cooler could still have been designed better so that it would be less finicky.
Summary: Very good at keeping my CPU cool, like almost 23C which is almost unheard of! But with that comes noisy fans which basically requires you to get some other fans which is a pain so it lost a star for that. Though the color blue really fit my build scheme so I had to have it.
Summary: First off, this was my first build ever. For those of you who would rather buy an off the shelf PC, you should build you own sometime. It took my about 4 hours total from opening boxes to having Windows running and I have a setup comparably to prebuilt units costing over $1000 more than what I paid for parts. It's very simple if you can follow directions. This cooler fit great in my Corsair Vengeance case.
so good. This version is simplified over the H100i however ...
Chris Hoesel, Amazon
25 August 2014
Summary: So far, so good. This version is simplified over the H100i however it does not have a PWM controller onboard the pump which helps with keeping things simple. I used an Akasa 5in1 PWM splitter to connect all my fans to my CPU_Fan header. Pump RPM monitor was connected to the CPU_Opt header on my Asus Maximus VI Formula board. I have a mild overclock to 4.3GhZ but I haven't pushed it too much.
Summary: This cooler is an amazing piece of equipment. It works exactly as advertised, and is pretty simple to install. Mine are totally silent, but I have heard of units that make a buzzing noise when the CPU is hot. The only possible issue is that with larger motherboards, the cooler might need to be installed on top of the radiator connector, rather than under it. This has no impact on performance or functionality, but it's something to consider.