40 months ago
The title says it all! which is better in terms of performance,aesthetics and noise
X61. Larger surface area being a 280mm unit vs the 240 mm H100i, in turn means larger fans which can spin at a lower RPM. Really the H110i GTX or H115i would be more comparable.
Aesthetics is a personal thing really. Both are decent enough in that regard.
The kraken X61 is a better cooler. Its a 280mm while the H100 is a 240mm. X61 should be compared to the H115i.
Corsair cooler will be louder than the kraken. In terms of aesthetics it is something you would have to decide.
The Kraken is a much better cooler overall. Cooling performance is actually pretty similar, but that's only because the Corsair has a "performance mode" where acoustic performance goes out the window.
Meanwhile the Kraken offers variable pump speed, which means for much quieter cooling at less-than-full loads.
These other guys already got the comparisons down pat, I just wanted to mention the sound levels and the VPS of the Kraken
then good X61 wins :v
The NZXT Kraken X61 as long as your case supports 280mm radiators.