Product on Review: Hydro Series H110i GT & Kraken X61
Manufacturers: Corsair & NZXT
H110i GT - £117 GBP / $139.99 USD
Kraken X61 - £115 GBP / $129.99 USD
ALCs (All-contained Liquid Coolers) are now regarded as a mainstay in the cooling market, bridging the gap between air cooling and custom water-cooling. There are two brands which have recently produced flagship products in this arena and today we are to carefully observe the two in a head-to-head battle.
Corsair’s Hydro Series has been the go-to product line for enthusiasts wanting to indulge and take full advantage of a closed loop cooling solution. Today we’ll be looking at their latest creation in the H110i GT. This cooler uses a 280mm radiator with dual 140mm cooling fans and as the “i” indicates, GT is digital and can be paired up with Corsair Link software for advanced control and customisation.
In the other corner is NZXT with their Kraken X61. Although this cooler has been on the market for a longer period of time, many cooling advocates have vouched for this solution and its backed by many an accolade. Similarly, Kraken X61 also has a large 280mm radiator which also has dual 140mm cooling fans and can be combined with NZXT’s CAM software for progressive modification.
So, who will pull through as the victor in this battle? Let’s find out!
Corsair on their H110i GT
The Hydro Series H110i GT is an extreme performance, all-in-one liquid CPU cooler for cases with 280mm radiator mounts. The 280mm radiator and dual SP140L PWM fans provide the excellent heat dissipation you need for highly overclocked CPUs. It’s Corsair Link compatible, so you can customize cooling performance, monitor system temperature, and change the color of the RGB LED lighting.
NZXT on their Kraken X61
The Kraken X61 is the first consumer closed loop cooler with an integrated variable speed pump. The state-of-the-art variable speed pump keeps noise to a minimum during use without sacrificing top end pump power.