Corsair H100 Reviewed

Test Setup

Testing  was undertaken on an open Cooler Master CM-Storm Stryker case. The Corsair AX-850 power supply would occasionally spin it’s fan on low RPM during the Prime 95 runs and when it did, the rpm were so low, that the unit was virtually silent. 

  • Intel i7-3770K @ Stock Settings
  • Intel i7-3770K OC @ 4.3GHz@1.22v
  • Intel i7-3770K OC @ 4.7GHZ@1.29v
  • 16GB DDR3 1600 Corsair RAM
  • 240GB SanDISK Extreme SSD
  • ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Motherboard
  • Corsair H100 Cooler
  • Corsair AX-850W PSU
  • Gigabyte GTX 670 OC Windforce3 graphics card
  • ASUS Xonar DX sound card
  • Cooler Master STORM STRYKER case with side panel removed

We have had this unit for about 6 weeks at the time of writing and in our day to day use after completing the testing, we found our extended experience to be consistent with the test results.

We didn’t expect the Corsair H100 to cool the CPU below ambient room temperature, nor did we expect the cooler to be silent. We did expect to see some nice low temperatures and we also expected to see some respectable temperatures when giving our Ivy Bridge i7 3770K a mild overclock and some ‘moderate’ volts.


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