Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme Vs Corsair H100i

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  1. Z15CAM

    Z15CAM Golden Member

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    Doing a build: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro GEN3 / i7 2700k

    Planning to run it at 4.5G's 24/7; however, wanting to play with it at over 5G's - Which H2O cooler? The tried and trued Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme or newer Corsair H100i.

    I've read that the Corsair H100i still has problems with Pump Rattle which can be fixed with a Resistor in the 12v Power lead to lower Voltage. It has new flexible hoses with a manual fan control on the pump Vs Thermaltake's USB Fan Control Software.

    Input from Anyone with experience on these products will be appreciated. They are priced somewhat similar - Then there is the Nzxt Kraken X60.

    What do you think?
     
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    Based on what I hear on the interwebz, corsair h100i is indeed having some issues which need to be worked out. So for now I think it's best you avoid it until corsair addresses this (this will probably take months....) The thermaltake fan software is quiet good, better than corsair link, and the thick radiator will give you better cooling. The only thing corsair has going for them is that 5 year warranty (thermaltake gives like 2? years I believe). So if you want the best AIO go for the thermaltake. But make sure you have enough clearance in your case.
     
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    betting on thermaltake is like playing russian roulette when it comes to watercooling.
     
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    Does the pump rattle also extend to the new Corsair H60's as well?
     
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    I've been doing more research on the issue, with your help - THANKS, and here is my UpDate:

    Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme Vs Corsair H100i

    Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme

    NCIX 102.65 with Mail Rebate
    NewEgg.ca 133.00 STD Price
    2 yr Warranty
    Round Pump Not too Attractive
    Larger Rad - Better Cooling
    Passive Mode - Very Quiet


    Corsair H100i

    NCIX 119.99 STD Price
    NewEgg.ca 113.00 STD Price
    5 Yr Warranty
    Love the Square PUMP
    Smaller Rad - Less Cooling
    No Passive Mode & somewhat Noisy - (Change out Fans?)
    Requires latest Firmware to quiet Low Speed Fan Rattle.
    Pump Rattle has apparently been Fixed with the H80i & H100i.


    CONCLUSION: Although the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme appears to be the most efficient cooler buy a few degrees, I'm leaning toward the Corsair H100i because of the 5 yr Warranty.


    NOTES:

    If I had the HOTTER running Clock/Frequency i7 3770K, IB OC'd over 4.4G's, I would choose the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme but the Cooler running SB i7 2700k, per clock, has been reported at Max Load over 5.2G's with Temps under 80C using a Corsair H100 and the H100i is somewhat better. Personally I want an average Load Temp under 50C with CPU Clocked at 5G's running Windows 24/7 for 10 years, by then I'll be incinerated. You don't want to know the Platform I'm UpGrading from but she's a OC'g Classic and runs Win7 SP1, 32 Bit Ultimate without a HIC!

    Reports are: Corsair Support is Better then Thermaltake.

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