Corsair H100i RGB Platinum Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅01-11-18
Closer Look
Starting with the pump, this is somewhere that Corsair have made a considerable change to the design of the Corsair H100i Pro RGB. Firstly, the lighting has been upgraded from a single colour to 16 separately addressable RGB LEDs, with multiple effects selectable within the Corsair iCUE software.

The cabling is also revised, with the SATA power, pump header and fan connections (PWM and RGB) all now protruding from the top of the pump, this should make cable routing that little bit tidier.

The base of the pump has been enlarged also, most likely to suit the massive size of the Thread Ripper CPUs. Thermal paste is pre-applied for your convenience but that layer is only good for a single use so we’ll clean this off and use Noctua’s NT-H1 thermal paste.

The radiator has also been pimped by Corsair, with increased surface area and a larger core to help dissipate heat quicker.

The included fans are a pair of Corsair ML120 RGB fans, with an operating range between 400 and 2400 RPM; they can also be set to a “quiet mode” which disables them entirely until the coolant temperature reaches 45°C. If you’re using a relatively modest CPU, this may mean near-silent operation for the majority of the time.

RGB lighting is controlled by the pump, with each fan housing four separate RGB LEDs within the motor hub.

The fans installed onto the radiator look great, even without the lighting. Thanks to the rubber corners, the noise from the fans should be adequately isolated from the radiator, preventing resonance between the two.

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