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Corsair H90 worth it for $60 CAD?

#1DragnfyrPosted 12/25/2013 10:06:59 AM
So the H90 is on sale right now for $50 after $30 MIR but I need to pay for $10 express shipping since I need it in by next weekend as I'm going back to university for the winter semester. At $60 is it worth it or are their better coolers available for the same price or cheaper? I'm not really interested in getting a huge tower air cooler since I'll be transporting my PC back and forth by plane. The 140mm rad won't be a problem since the Node 304 has a 140mm exhaust fan.
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#2cuteboi100Posted 12/25/2013 10:13:24 AM
It probably won't give you much better temperatures than a Hyper 212 for 30 bucks.
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#3Dragnfyr(Topic Creator)Posted 12/25/2013 10:14:21 AM
From benchmarks it looks like it has much better temps than the 212. Also the 212's tower is a bit too big for comfort.
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#4DV8ingSourcesPosted 12/25/2013 10:20:53 AM
Have an h80. Works just fine and the small footprint is the main benefit. I think some of the massive noctua heatsinks would perform better but they are incredibly large and a pain to work around.
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#5Dragnfyr(Topic Creator)Posted 12/25/2013 11:11:26 AM
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#6DV8ingSourcesPosted 12/25/2013 11:15:07 AM
Its not a quiet setup if you want performance that's for sure. You put the fans on low and its not horrible by any means but mid to high and it can get quite loud. I looked into new fans for the radiator but there really isn't anything better. You can get quieter but you lose performance...

I don't know what you are used to but if you want something quieter you will have to look at the giant noctua hsf's or a full water cooling setup.

So yeah, fan control works as expected. Quiet and low performance or loud and pretty nice performance.
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#7Dragnfyr(Topic Creator)Posted 12/25/2013 12:34:10 PM
DV8ingSources posted...
Its not a quiet setup if you want performance that's for sure. You put the fans on low and its not horrible by any means but mid to high and it can get quite loud. I looked into new fans for the radiator but there really isn't anything better. You can get quieter but you lose performance...

I don't know what you are used to but if you want something quieter you will have to look at the giant noctua hsf's or a full water cooling setup.

So yeah, fan control works as expected. Quiet and low performance or loud and pretty nice performance.


Ahh I thought the H80 and H80i are the same thing. I think the H80i has different fans. Does the H80 have a thick rad as well?
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#8DV8ingSourcesPosted 12/25/2013 12:37:55 PM
Not sure what you mean by thick... but in the picture those are fairly standard 120mm fans
http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/DV8ing1/IMG_0380.jpg
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