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Old 11-08-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Corsair H100i Vs 140mm Kraken X40

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The Corsair H100i is a revision of the H100 and the 140mm Kraken X40 is a new product.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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I'm waiting patiently, with my money on the Kraken. The tubes and fittings on the H100i are still 1/4", not big boy 3/8" as it appears in pics. Surface area wins, no matter how tightly wound they say they have their new tuned fans.

And for the record to assure a fair fight it's the H100i vs. X60 with the undercard being the H80i vs. X40.

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Wow, nzxt is making closed loop liquid coolers too now??? And a dual 240 version as well at that. That kraken X60 does look interesting. Just need to find a good case and high sp optimized 140mm fans for it. The x40 will definitely beat out the h60 and possibly the h80 as well, if the 140mm fan is good.

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #4
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On second thought, I take back what I said. The kraken only has a 2 year warranty (which is a testament to their confidence in quality)~pretty rubbish. Sticking to Corsair series, they are the only manufacturer that offers a 5 year replacement policy on all their liquid cooling products, which is great.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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The tubes and fittings on the H100i are still 1/4", not big boy 3/8" as it appears in pics.
The impact of tubing sizes

So, how much difference does it make? In the testing at that link, a 0.32ºC difference. between 1/4" and 3/8" tubing.

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Old 11-09-2012, 02:05 PM   #6
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So the Kraken has been finally released.

I've been looking at the Corsair H100, Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme AIO and Enermax ELC240 and similar types but still cannot decide which is best for the X79 System I just built.

reviews.

Corsair - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brt5lqvw6K8
Thermaltake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBsg6n_QCM4
ELC 240 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoSRWHIarlA
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #7
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Kraken X40 on top of my fractal R3... *drool*. I wonder if it would even fit height wise
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:47 PM   #8
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I've been looking at the Corsair H100, Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme AIO and Enermax ELC240 and similar types but still cannot decide which is best for the X79 System I just built.
Most are just a derivative of the Asetek design with minor tweaks to differentiate themselves. The difference in cooling performance from one to another is very little. If you're looking for the better ones, look for ones that come with decent fans or easiest to install. The circular mounting that Asetek uses is flawed and difficult. Glad that Corsair went back to basics and moved away from the original Asetek design.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:29 PM   #9
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First look at the Corsair H100i. Seems the tubing IS flexible, which will be much easier to work with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8frELMe7Xk
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:33 AM   #10
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So the Kraken has been finally released.

I've been looking at the Corsair H100, Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme AIO and Enermax ELC240 and similar types but still cannot decide which is best for the X79 System I just built.

reviews.

Corsair - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brt5lqvw6K8
Thermaltake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBsg6n_QCM4
ELC 240 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoSRWHIarlA
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Yes, no shit! Any AIO on an X79 just proves your poser status!
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:54 PM   #12
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For a an average chip @ 4.8 aio's are enough for x79. No reason to spend that much extra money on a custom loop unless you are looking for a 5.0+ OC 24/7.
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Yes, no shit! Any AIO on an X79 just proves your poser status!
What's the alternative?

You can spend MORE money on custom liquid cooling, and get more performance.

You can spend the SAME money on high end air cooling for the same performance. However, there are a couple of benefits of the AIO liquid coolers over high end air cooling. One is that you don't have a couple pounds of metal cantilevered off your motherboard. The other is that you can dump heat directly out of the case.

A third benefit for the select few who go really small form factor is to get high end cooling in cases (such as Silverstone SG05) where the alternative is a low profile cooler.
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For a an average chip @ 4.8 aio's are enough for x79. No reason to spend that much extra money on a custom loop unless you are looking for a 5.0+ OC 24/7.
he spent money on a x79 system. and then hes putting an AIO on it. High end air cooler or custom water system.
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I'd say it depend on the purpose of the system. if it's not overclock and the need is for silence then an AIO should be fine.

not everyone wants the hassle of piecing a custom system.
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Yes, no shit! Any AIO on an X79 just proves your poser status!
I think it is more of a personal choice. Having done a custom loop, the end result is definitely worth the trouble in my perspective. Some won't agree to that as it takes 1-2 hours to get it right and planning and they rather have the convenience of something that is easy to install and maintain.
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