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Corsair H100i

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Alrighty thanks! :D
So hardware will work, but I have another question; Software. If I ONLY use OSX on my system and preferred to stay away from win software and vmware because I hate windows that much, would there be issues? Yes I do know you can't change RPM and His_tudness said it will work, however I heard there were some noise/speed/cooling issues with the default settings... is this true? just rumors I wanted to solidify...
Sorry for all the questions ^.^" thanks guys!
 
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In my case the default settings were very quiet. However, this profile did not really cool my 3770k aggressively enough.
You will need Win once to change this. After that you can delete it :).
 
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What may be "quiet" to some, may be overly loud to others. I can clearly hear the quiet edition fans and the stock H100i fans were really loud and had the high pitch fan engine noise. I guess the noise from these SP120 quiet fans might come from vibrations. I couldn't use 3 of the fan mounting screws because they don't dig in into the screw holes on the radiator. Anyway... I can hear the noise, but it's not nearly as bad as it was with the stock fans.

I wish there was a fix for the sleep issue when using the corsair link under OSX, though. Would make things perfect.
 
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If I stop the SP120 by hand (they're top mounted on my Carbide 500R) I can only hear the 500R exhaust fan. Not sure if the pump behaves differently when the radiator fans are stopped though. The the pump combined with SP120s is way quieter than a stock Intel CPU cooler.
 
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I do not have high-pitch noise from the stock fans. My understanding is that this was a problem of a previous firmware and has been fixed. Also, my machine sleeps (manual) with the H100i plugged into USB.
 
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Which firmware version is that? There are no available updates on Corsair's page. I also read that people have bricked their pumps by updating the firmware.
 
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Miles99, can we have a link/guide on installing this firmware and how your h100i is configured? I would like to see how yours is successful. o_O
 
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How loud is the pump if you would be able to make the fans inaudible?!
From my understanding, the pump is very quiet and basically inaudible... the fans on the other hand... they can vary...
 
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Here is the link to the latest firmware version 1.0.5: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=115836

My unit shipped with this version installed.

Here the description:
"The Firmware is listed bellow Version 1.05 for H80i and H100 Coolers.
This Version adds support for our PWM Fans and should work with most PWM Fans. Our Fan PN# is CO-8950002 and will correct the fan noise some have experienced.
If your cooler is working properly DO NOT do this update it is released to help solve a specific issue and not everyone will have to do this update."

My configuration is rather standard.
My unit is in installed at the top of a Corsair 600MT, the corsair stock fans in pull configuration (the heat sinks of my GA-Z77X-UD5H do not allow placing the fans below the radiator). Stock USB cable plugged into the board.
Rear and front fans as intake fans. All fans in quiet mode and I switch all of them into performance mode for long rendering jobs.
 
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