out the Corsair H100 by overclocking a second generation Core i5-2500k processor. We'll measure temperatures at the stock level and then at overclocked speeds idle and at full CPU load after a couple hours. It's time to see how this monster of a water cooling unit stacks up.
with a water cooling unit that is not pre-sealed. The H100 has a large radiator which takes up essentially two 120mm fan slots, so you need to make sure there is plenty of room in your case. We've installed it in our Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 case.
· Fan dimensions: 120mm x 120mm x 25mm
· Fan speed: 1300 - 2600RPM
· Fan airflow: 46 - 92 CFM
· Fan dBA: 22 - 39 dBA
· Fan static pressure: 1.6 - 7.7mm/H20
· Corsair H100 Extreme-performance liquid CPU Cooler
· Corsair Link Digital connector
· Two 120mm fans with mounting screws
· Multi-platform mounting kit (Intel LGA 1366, 1155, 1156, 775, and 2011.AMD AM2 and AM3)
· Thermal compound (pre-applied)
· Quick start guide
the case and the fans were on we attached the mounting kit for our Core-i5 processor and motherboard. To reiterate a point, make sure you have room for two side by side 120mm fans to mount this unit to. The pump itself is relatively small so you won't have to worry about it getting in the way of memory modules which is definitely a welcomed change over the larger silent air
performance of this liquid cooling unit.
demonstrate what this cooler was capable of by overclocking the CPU by about 1GHz above its stock speeds. This is a reasonable setting which you could keep it at 24/7. Our voltage levels had to be increased and any increase to the voltage will result in an increase to temperature settings.