1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hardware Corsair H80i review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 30 Nov 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

    Joined:
    16 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    27
  2. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    8,408
    Likes Received:
    404
    Nice review :D I've been looking forward to this (and your H100i review?) - particularly like the comparison between intake and exhaust.
     
  3. Dave Lister

    Dave Lister Member

    Joined:
    1 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    871
    Likes Received:
    10
    I'd love to see an H100i and its results. Is there anyway BT could incorporate in to the final score some kind of reflection on the reliability of a companies older products ? I just ask because there are so many horror stories around the web of these all in ones leaking or pumps not pumping etc.
     
  4. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    8,408
    Likes Received:
    404
    No matter what product you choose there will always be 'horror stories' of stuff dying and taking other stuff with it - PSUs in particular... There may have been problems with some H80s or H100s but, as far as I know, these are mainly new products (new pumps, new tubing, new fans etc) - I don't see that it would be fair to downgrade a new product based on a previous product that possibly only carried the same name (and may even be made by a different OEM)
     
  5. Dave Lister

    Dave Lister Member

    Joined:
    1 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    871
    Likes Received:
    10
    I get that GeorgeK, but the re branded stuff comes from two different manufacturers (I think) and maybe just a short paragraph highlighting the past record of the original manufacturer and saying if the new product looks like its using the same dodgy parts or not.

    I realise its probably not fair to mark down a product on a companies past mistakes I just think some info should be chucked into the reviews about any bad history thats all
     
  6. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

    Joined:
    6 May 2002
    Posts:
    9,646
    Likes Received:
    94
    Judging a product on the reliability of the previous generation is just crazy.

    Of course you will find more 'horror stories' for products online than 'success' stories... I mean who thanks the manufacturer for supplying a working product!
     
  7. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2005
    Posts:
    1,810
    Likes Received:
    92
    H100i is tested, review in mere days.
     
  8. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    8,408
    Likes Received:
    404
    Awesomeness - can't wait :D

    I still don't see the merit of referring to a company's previous products - unless you happen to have data on all the H100s ever sold you're just going on internet hearsay - as Atomic has already said, for every 'wow my H100 is working brilliantly' post on the internet there must be 50 'OMG MY H100 HAS LEAKED!!!!!!1111' posts...
     
  9. Dave Lister

    Dave Lister Member

    Joined:
    1 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    871
    Likes Received:
    10
    I guess you guy's are right, i've just seen a lot more negative stuff than positive stuff mentioned, even here on bit-tech.
     
  10. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    8,408
    Likes Received:
    404
    Same here admittedly - posting problems online can lead to fixes however. With the H100i there was initially a problem with the fans 'rumbling' at very low speeds but, because people posted online about it, Corsair released a firmware update to sort it within about a week of it being noticed - hats off to them I'd say :)
     
  11. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

    Joined:
    6 May 2002
    Posts:
    9,646
    Likes Received:
    94
    I'll be waiting for the H60i to come in stock anywhere, need something to replace my noisy air cooler!
     
  12. Redbeard

    Redbeard New Member

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nobody posts "I bought this product, it works exactly as I had hoped!" on the internet.
     
  13. Ljs

    Ljs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    113
    I hate to moan but...

    25/30 value for a £75 cooler? Ouch!
     
  14. Chicken76

    Chicken76 Active Member

    Joined:
    10 Nov 2009
    Posts:
    943
    Likes Received:
    31
    How can this perform better than a Corsair H100 on LGA1155? It doesn't make sense. Are you sure there isn't an error somewhere?
     
  15. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

    Joined:
    22 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    4,717
    Likes Received:
    122
    New fans? However I fully expect the H100i to outperform it, so order will be restored.
     
  16. Necrow

    Necrow New Member

    Joined:
    24 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    135
    Likes Received:
    1
    Surely having magnet beside the CPU cannot be a good thing....can it?
     
  17. mikemaher205

    mikemaher205 New Member

    Joined:
    14 Aug 2011
    Posts:
    196
    Likes Received:
    2
    An idea I'd like to see tested is compare the results of this cooler with a Corsair H80 with Corsair SP120 fans attached over the stock fans.

    I upgraded mine with said above fans and saw 5-10 degrees knocked off my temperatures, so in my mind a £20 upgrade of fans (and sold the old ones to recover the costs) resulted in simular results to your lab tests.

    Also, hate to point it out, but in the first page you talk of AMD fitting... Yet no AMD test results. Any particular reason for this or just lack of time?
     
  18. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    1,678
    Likes Received:
    181
    Yep - the AMD test rig is broken! I didn't find this out until after fitting the cooler to it though, so I thought I could at least briefly mention the fitting.
     
  19. bakagami

    bakagami New Member

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2013
    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    One thing is certain, the lines and fittings are completely different than the earlier models. We can hope that the problems associated have been addressed if not resolved.

    I wondered about that too but I think that magnetism only affects the media, like hard drives & floppies
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page