Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:14
I use the H80 and must say it does an excellent job cooling my 1.5ghz overclock. True, at post the fans run max RPM for 5 seconds or so as a test, but I'd rather them do that and I find something wrong than they just sit at 1900 rpm and fail quietly as my temps skyrocket. It really isn't that long, but I think if the H80i resolves other issues or adds improvements aside the fan test at post then I'd say go for it. If it's just the fan noise during startup you're concerned about, save the 10 bucks and grab the h80, love it.