Corsair Hydro H100 CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2011-11-21

One of the main remarks we had when testing all the different all in one cooling solutions was the size of the radiator, which limited the heat dissipation. Secondly the modern units generate a fair amount of noise, if it's user opted for maximum cooling capacity. A bigger radiator increases the cooling surface, thus logically should aid in lowering the processor temps. Another big plus is that it allows for more fans to be used, which can spin slower and yet have the same or better cooling capacity then it's single or dual 120mm fan solutions. A while ago Corsair bundled forces with CoolIT, to manufacture it's latest generation of Hydro coolers. And the feedback from it's numerous users resulted finally in a 240mm rad version baptized the Hydro 100.

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Thermal Performance with Socket 1155

Performance with S1155 2600K@4.5Ghz

Intels Sandy Bridge lineup is very very popular. Providing out of this world performance in every application you throw at it. If needed you can overclock the hell out of it too ( if you opt for a K reference CPU ofcourse ) Yet  remaining moderate in power draw and not leaving a gaping hole in ya wallet.


Our 1155 Test setup comprises :


Asus P67 Deluxe board 1850 bios

Intel 2600K @ 4.5Ghz, 1.35Vcore

4Gb Corsair Dominator PC12800C8 rams


Similar outcome as with the S775. Hydro 100 is the best performing all in one cooling solution that has entered the [M] lab. Nothing really to add there. Let's see if it can largen the gap with S1366.


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Comment from Teemto @ 2011/11/21
I upgraded my H70 for a H100 a while back and can only recommend it.
I use it to cool my main gaming PC (1090T).
The 3-way button is easy to use. Cooling performance is better than the H70 and with less noise. Mounting the unit on the CPU is also much easier.
And it's prepared for use with corsair link commander.