I'm in doubt about what cooler to get for my upcoming system with a i7-3930k and a Antec P280 - I am planning a small oc to 4.0GHz and maybe something like 4.5GHz later depending on how difficult it is.
I am very tempted to go for a Corsair H100 because of it's size and fit in the case, whereas the Noctua NH-D14 is a really big heatsink that occupies so much room (should fit though). However, the performance seems to be about equal for these coolers.
I have been worrying about the possiblity of leaks, but a lot of people are saying don't worry because it's so unlikely with these closed/sealed loop systems?
I am also thinking about the noise, some say the H100 is very quiet, some say it's quite loud - but I guess if I find it loud I can just get some better fans to replace the stock corsair fans? Would quality fans be able to stay quiet with H100 on max performance setting so I both the get top cooling and quietness? I know this would make it quite expensive and then you may suggest me to go for a custom water setup instead, but I don't want the hassle with this
What's your opinion? What would you pick?
I hope you can help me decide as I'm in two minds about this. Thanks in advance.