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Old 11-05-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default New Corsair Hydro Series Coolers

Just noticed this, so I thought I would share for those who are interested.
Apparently Corsair has made revisions to their H-series closed loop cooler line up and are going to start shipping out modified H100s, H80s, H60s, and a H55. I know a lot of people frown upon closed loop coolers compared to air alternatives, but for beginners who want a good looking system and the ability to overclock, they are pretty good imo. (I have an old h60).

Here are some apparent changes in the revision.

-The closed loop kits now come with Corsair's SP series fans, which are optimized for static pressure. (These are actually good fans)

-They have made changes to the pump and rad design

-New updated mounting kit.

-Tubing is now flexible, kink free tubing instead of the rigid ones.

-The H80 and H100 now have Corsair Link built in (no need to buy it separately,just plug in provided cable to usb header on mobo).

-H80 and H100 push button is removed, you can change pump/fan speed through software.

What do you guys think?
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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This version seems to make more sense unlike the previous where there is a button on the pump and block assembly. Its inconvenient to open up the side panel just to access the speed control. Definitely would perform better than the previous version but I don't think it will be near custom built 240mm ones. I'm expecting a double thickness 120mm/240mm radiator or a higher FPI radiator in the next Hydro series, not many things left that Corsair could change to improve performance.
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If they're coming with the corsair fans and at the same price is pure win
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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Finally, some fat big boy tubes. Alas more efficient copper plates, improved manifolds, optimized fan designs, and larger diameter tubing for increased coolant flow. Much better tubing, like the Water 2.0's and Kraken's. I'm reaching for my wallet, show me the benchmarks and I'll buy. I'll get the Dremel and a crowbar and do whatever it take to showhorn the H100i in the top of my R4.

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:59 PM   #5
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Just looks like they put a fat rubber sleeve over the old tubing. These fittings are still pretty small diameter.

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I'll get the Dremel and a crowbar and do whatever it take to showhorn the H100i in the top of my R4.
I thought the h100 fit the R4 without modding...it has 2 120mm vents on the top.
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I thought the h100 fit the R4 without modding...it has 2 120mm vents on the top.
Nope. Only easy 240 rad fit is in the front. And that needs to be a slim rad at that. Simply not enough top clearance. Damn Swedes! I can only summise they had to save something for the R5.

@ nitromullet, SHIT! Those connectors are indeed same ol same ol! Damn you Corsair. Once again they are all for show...for the glitz and for the glam only.

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #8
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Just noticed this, so I thought I would share for those who are interested.
Apparently Corsair has made revisions to their H-series closed loop cooler line up and are going to start shipping out modified H100s, H80s, H60s, and a H55. I know a lot of people frown upon closed loop coolers compared to air alternatives, but for beginners who want a good looking system and the ability to overclock, they are pretty good imo. (I have an old h60).

Here are some apparent changes in the revision.

-The closed loop kits now come with Corsair's SP series fans, which are optimized for static pressure. (These are actually good fans)

-They have made changes to the pump and rad design

-New updated mounting kit.

-Tubing is now flexible, kink free tubing instead of the rigid ones.

-The H80 and H100 now have Corsair Link built in (no need to buy it separately,just plug in provided cable to usb header on mobo).

-H80 and H100 push button is removed, you can change pump/fan speed through software.

What do you guys think?
+1 for Corsair link and the changed tubing.

Maybe Corsair started feeling a little heat from Thermaltake?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106190

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:12 AM   #9
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Has anyone read the ETA?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #10
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At Newegg now..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181029
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Just looks like they put a fat rubber sleeve over the old tubing. These fittings are still pretty small diameter.
AFAIK all AIO liquid coolers use 1/4" tubing. The "thin" stuff is just thinner walled. Inner diameter (barb size) is the same.
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Indeed. Those cheap sneaky bastards. Typical Coarsehair!
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10 dollars for the new h60

Hope prices go down
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Looks nice but my Corsair H50 from a million years ago still keeps my OC'd 2500k cool under load. Is there any reason to upgrade?
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Indeed. Those cheap sneaky bastards. Typical Coarsehair!
Corsair is just giving enthusiasts what they want. That's all. People probably perceive liquid cooling to work better with visibly thicker tubing. I know I've read complaints before about the "crappy thin tubing."

The impact of tubing sizes

Around 1C difference between the thinnest and thickest stuff on the market. You can get that kind of difference by mounting the block better, or using a different TIM, or by lowering the voltage 0.01v. Heck, you can probably do much better after you've blown the dust out of your system.
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First review for the h100i is up. Seems ~6 degrees cooler than the h100 (both max speed) on load. Not bad at all. But I hear those modified sp fans are uber loud though (4mm h20 static pressure is insane).


http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages..._review,1.html

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First review for the h100i is up. Seems ~6 degrees cooler than the h100 (both max speed) on load. Not bad at all. But I hear those modified sp fans are uber loud though (4mm h20 static pressure is insane).


http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages..._review,1.html
I wonder how much of it has to do with the fans. They test using included fans, which with the i version is specially designed for higher static pressure.

Would be nice to compare it to the original, but then use the new fans (which you can buy separately, right?).
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Would be nice to compare it to the original, but then use the new fans (which you can buy separately, right?).
The new fans are a cheap knockoff from the ones you could buy separately. It lacks the vibration damping mounting points and the interchangeable plastic trim.

I find the static pressure on these fans overinflated, like most fan manufacturers do. How does these do 4 mmH20 versus a Scythe GT at 2.05 mmH20? No doubt it spins faster but to improve by a factor of 2 sounds more like an overinflated figure.
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Why did they make an H55 and not an H90 yet?
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The new fans are a cheap knockoff from the ones you could buy separately. It lacks the vibration damping mounting points and the interchangeable plastic trim.

I find the static pressure on these fans overinflated, like most fan manufacturers do. How does these do 4 mmH20 versus a Scythe GT at 2.05 mmH20? No doubt it spins faster but to improve by a factor of 2 sounds more like an overinflated figure.
I agree. 3.5mm h20 is probably a more accurate number. Scythe GTs however, do not have the best static pressure. They are just attractive because they're friggen quiet for the static pressure they deliver which is amazing. Personally noctua focus flows are the best balance of pressure and silence imo, but at $25-30 each, pretty pricey.

Here is a rough ranking of static pressure of various fans

Modified Corsair 100i SP fans~3.5mm h2o?
Corsair SPP~3mm h2o (this is actually pretty accurate; I have these, not too loud, but not quiet either)
Noctua Focus Flow~2.6 mm h2o
Gelid Wing~2.6 mm h2o (kind of loud; I have these)
Scythe GT~2 mm h2o
Bitfenix Spectre Pro/Cougar Vortex~1.2 mm h2o

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