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Corsair H100 & H100i Performance Comparison with SP120 Fans

We are impressed with the Corsair Air Series SP120 fans. They have been cleverly designed to help keep noise to a minimum while providing high static pressure for water cooling radiators.  We admire Corsair’s choice to brand their static pressure and airflow fans differently as most manufacturers don’t make this information so obvious and readily available.

When we consider the performance of the SP120 fans with the H100i, we would say that the optimal configuration is four SP120 Quiet Edition fans in a push-pull configuration.  This configuration offered great cooling performance while remaining pretty much inaudible.

We wouldn’t say that the high performance edition fans are a worthy upgrade on the H100i unless you’re particularly concerned with the aesthetics of your system and wan’t the coloured rings.  The stock fans can spin faster and are therefore better for those who want the best performance, irrespective of noise.  They are still impressive fans, though, and are definitely worth considering for use on other radiators.

The Corsair Air Series SP120 fans are available from Scan in various different bundles here.  The single packs are available for aorund £12, with the dual packs costing around £20.  At these prices we think the SP120 fans offer good value, especially the Quiet Edition versions.

Pros

  • Customisable colour rings.
  • Impressive performance.
  • Quiet fans are very quiet.
  • Good value for money.

Cons

  • Performance fans aren’t ideal for the H100i.

KitGuru says: An impressive range of fans from Corsair.

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Rating: 8.0.

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