CORSAIR today launched the next generation of its world-renowned Hydro X Series custom cooling products, integrating them with the revolutionary iCUE LINK Smart Component Ecosystem. With the new ELITE lineup of CPU and GPU water blocks, pump/reservoir combo and more, the Hydro X Series utilizes CORSAIR iCUE LINK to make building a custom cooling loop simpler than ever before.
Using a unified cable standard, CORSAIR iCUE LINK now drives component power coupled with digital communications to each device – from RGB and RPM control to temperature probes. Furthermore, new Hydro X Series components are now Smart, housing individual microcontrollers that manage and report performance and temperatures to the hub and iCUE software. iCUE LINK’s reversible connectors across all components vastly simplify the process of building computers, making the DIY hobby more inviting and accessible to all.
CORSAIR iCUE LINK XC7 RGB ELITE
The CORSAIR iCUE LINK XC7 RGB ELITE CPU Water Block also features a new and improved Hexa-flow cooling engine, with a design that leverages laminar flow to ensure improved cooling across the entire CPU and its cores. A nickel-plated copper cold plate with more than 120 high-efficiency micro-cooling fins draws heat away from the processor, and a built-in temperature sensor enables you to fine-tune your cooling control. 24 RGB LEDs behind a transparent nylon flow chamber deliver mesmerizing visuals to match the iCUE LINK XC7 RGB ELITE’s cooling performance. With tool-free installation on Intel® LGA 1700 and AMD® Socket AM5 and AM4, plus pre-applied CORSAIR XTM70 Performance Thermal Paste, this is the centerpiece of your custom cooling loop.
CORSAIR iCUE LINK XC7 RGB ELITE LCD
For those looking to add even more personalization to their system, the CORSAIR iCUE XC7 RGB ELITE LCD CPU Water Block shares the same design and cooling performance, with the addition of a crisp 2.1” 30 FPS IPS LCD screen with 480x480 resolution surrounded by 31 RGB LEDs.* The screen is fully programmable via iCUE software to display system temps, custom images, or animated GIFs.
CORSAIR iCUE LINK XG3 RGB HYBRID GPU Water Block
Keep your graphics card in the loop with the CORSAIR iCUE LINK XG3 RGB HYBRID GPU Water Block, available in three models to ensure near-universal compatibility with a multitude of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 & 30-Series and AMD RX 7900 XT(X) cards. Its hybrid design directly cools your GPU and memory ICs with a split flow manifold ensuring even distribution of coolant over the copper cold plate, while a dedicated fan also cools the circuit board and VRMs. Lit by 18 RGB LEDs and featuring a built-in temperature sensor for precise control, the XG3 RGB HYBRID’s robust nylon and copper construction make it a reliable and durable addition to your PC.
For customers who already own an iCUE XG7 RGB GPU Water Block, a simple GPU RGB Adapter will be launching soon that will integrate it into an iCUE LINK setup. Future XG7 GPU blocks will support iCUE LINK connectivity out of the box.
CORSAIR iCUE LINK XD5 RGB ELITE Pump/Reservoir Combo
To drive your cutting-edge custom cooling system, equip it with the CORSAIR iCUE LINK XD5 RGB ELITE Pump/Reservoir Combo. Built with a Xylem D5 high-performance pump and a 440ml nylon transparent reservoir lit by 22 RGB LEDs, this is all you need to keep your loop’s cooling flowing and looking great. The XD5 RGB ELITE uses a rubberized mounting system to minimize pump vibration, and comes with multiple G1/4” inlet ports to support diverse configurations. Like the water blocks, it features an in-loop sensor to give you real-time coolant temperatures for smart control. A version of the XD5 RGB ELITE equipped with an LCD screen is also coming later this year.
Availability and Pricing
The CORSAIR iCUE LINK XC7 RGB ELITE, XG3 RGB HYBRID, XD5 RGB ELITE, 4-Way Signal Splitter, and iCUE XC7 RGB ELITE LCD are available immediately from the CORSAIR webstore, CORSAIR Amazon Store and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.
CORSAIR iCUE Link XC7 RGB Elite Water Block (White/Stealth Grey): $119.99 (Amazon) / £117.08 (Amazon UK)
CORSAIR iCUE Link XC7 RGB ELITE LCD Water Block (White/Stealth Grey): TBA on Amazon / £195.46 (Amazon UK)
CORSAIR iCUE Link XG3 RGB HYBRID Water Block: TBA
CORSAIR iCUE Link XD5 RGB ELITE Pump/Reservoir Combo (White/Stealth Grey): $219.99 (Amazon), £217.31 (Amazon UK