Noircogi Posted January 25, 2013 Share Posted January 25, 2013 Hello All, I'm new to this forum and registered just to post this. I'm a VP at a major silicon valley tech company, have an EE degree and 30+ years of experience in both HW and SW development, including a decade or so doing PC chipsets. I've built dozens of PCs for my own and my family's use. I recently decide to replace the Coolermaster V6 in one of my gaming systems with a new H80i in hopes of making the system even quieter. The V6 does a very good job but it was audible under load. The system in question has an Asus P8P66 MB with a 2600K CPU and is running Windows 8. Given this set-up, you can imagine the disaster which ensued when I installed the H80i. The Corsair link SW installs cleanly but does nothing useful. (I later figured out this was due to lack of Win8 compatibility). The fans either run at a blazing speed or make a horible growling noised. I'm instructed to install new firmware by the FAQ page, but no firmware is to be found. I guess I'm supposed to patiently wait for some unknown time period until new software and firmware arrives and meanwhile put up with obnoxious noise from the system. For the time being, I've installed 2 PWM-capable fans along with a Y-cable and am using MB-based fan control. In the end this is no real improvement over the existing fansink I had. I read a few web reviews of the H80i and it sounded great. I should have dug deeper before wasting my time on it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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