|Item model number||CW-9060008-WW|
|Item Weight||2.65 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||10.8 x 6.1 x 9 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||10.79 x 6.1 x 9.02 inches|
Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H80i
|Price:||$161.33 & FREE Shipping|
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- Double thick 120mm radiator for increased cooling and compatibility
- Integrated Corsair Link™ functionality allows you to adjust fan speed profiles and lighting, and monitor coolant temp via the free Corsair Link Dashboard software download.
- Two SP120L High Performance fans optimize static pressure at a reduced noise level for amazing performance
- Large-diameter, low permeability tubing ensures long life and improves flexibility for an easier installation
- A new improved micro-channel cold-plate design more efficiently transfers heat
- Quick and easy magnetic installation brackets make it easier than ever to upgrade to water-cooling
- Includes mounting hardware compatible with all modern CPU socket designs
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Protect your hardware and increase your CPU’s overclocking potential. Dual fans and a double-thick radiator deliver outstanding cooling efficiency. Monitor temperature and control lighting and fan speed on your screen. No additional hardware is necessary. The 120mm fans use wide, low-pitch blades for better static pressure to noise ratio, offering improved efficiency at lower noise levels.
From the Manufacturer
Protect your hardware and increase your CPU’s overclocking potential. Dual fans and a double-thick radiator deliver outstanding cooling efficiency, and with Corsair Link you can monitor coolant temperature and adjust cooling performance.
High-Performance CPU Cooling
Protect your hardware and increase your CPU’s overclocking potential. Dual fans and a double-thick radiator deliver outstanding cooling efficiency.
Advanced Fan Design
The 120mm fans use custom-engineered blades for better static pressure to noise ratio, offering improved performance at lower noise levels.
Corsair Link Monitoring and Control
Monitor temperature and control lighting and fan speed on your screen. No additional hardware is necessary.
Self-contained Cooling System
Hydro Series H80i comes pre-filled, and never needs refilling or priming.
Built-In Corsair Link
No additional hardware is necessary – just connect the included Corsair Link cable to a USB header on your motherboard and download the free Corsair Link Dashboard software. You can monitor coolant temperature and adjust cooling performance directly from your desktop.
Tool-free multiplatform magnetic mounting bracket kit
The modular design makes installation simpler, and it’s compatible with Intel and AMD processors.
Large-diameter, low permeability tubing
Minimal coolant evaporation helps ensure long life, and the resilient material offers both high flexibility and excellent leak protection.
Monitor temperature and control lighting and fan speed on your screen. No additional hardware is necessary.
Corsair Hydro Series Liquid CPU Coolers
|CPU Compatibility||Intel, AMD||Intel, AMD||Intel, AMD||Intel, AMD||Intel, AMD||Intel, AMD||Intel, AMD||Intel, AMD|
|Fans Included||One 120mm||One 120mm||One 120mm||None||Dual 120mm||Dual 120mm||Dual 120mm||Dual 120mm|
|Fan Dimensions||120mm x 120mm x 25mm||120mm x 120mm x 25mm||120mm x 120mm x 25mm||—||120mm x 120mm x 25mm (x2)||120mm x 120mm x 25mm (x2)||120mm x 120mm x 25mm (x2)||120mm x 120mm x 25mm (x2)|
|Radiator Dimensions||150mm x 120mm x 25mm||120mm x 152mm x 27mm||120mm x 152mm x 27mm||152mm x 120mm x 38mm||120mm x 152mm x 42mm||120mm x 152mm x 38mm||122mm x 275mm x 25mm||120mm x 275mm x 27mm|
|Corsair Link Compatible||—||—||—||—||✔ (with additional hardware)||✔||✔ (with additional hardware)||✔|
|Selectable Fan Profiles||—||—||—||—||✔||✔||✔||✔|
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I've used the H50 for several years and found it to be an excellent way to cool the CPU while reducing the number of fans running in the system, because the radiator fans on the H50 also act as a case fan to exhaust warm air out from the case. This leads to a quiet system that can run at higher speeds reliably.
The H100i is well-built and the hoses are strong, yet flexible. The radiator itself is sturdy and is made from metal that is a decent gauge, so it will hold up to being installed and removed over the years as you upgrade. If the H100i is anything like the H50, it should provide 3-5 years or more of above average CPU cooling (my H50 is still running in a secondary system).
Installation and Setup
In order fit the H100i in your case, you are going to need a mounting area that can fit two 120mm fans plus some clearance around the top and bottom for protrusions from the radiator. There are lists posted online that detail which cases can fit the radiator without modding, with modding and not at all. In my case, the CM Stryker has a mounting are at the top which was a perfect fit and an ideal location. The space between the motherboard and the fans is tight, but there is enough clearance.
My CPU uses Intel's Socket 2011 which is a direct fit for the pump. All I had to do was thread in the appropriate stand-offs and then screw down the pump using the included bracket. Extremely simple.
Lastly, you can connect the pump to a USB header on your motherboard using an included cable to control and monitor its speed and the LED lighting. You can also connect the fans to the pump; I opted to connect the fans directly to my motherboard's CPU fan headers so that their speed can be auto-adjusted based on the CPU temperature. The pump itself needs to run at a fixed RPM and it connects to an SATA power connector. It also has a RPM sensor lead which you can connect to a fan header somewhere on your motherboard to enable RPM monitoring. I did not connect the RPM lead from the pump, nor did I connect the USB feature so I will not comment on those points.
Performance & Noise
In short, EXCELLENT. The H100i has double the radiator surface area of the H50 so it can maintain optimal temperatures with lower fan speeds - so it is quiet. I'm running an Intel 4930K CPU (6-core with 130W TDP) at non-overclocked speeds. Its turbo-boost feature ups its speed from 3.4 GHz to ~4.1 GHz, and while it is running at 4 GHz it can stay there as long as it needs to - the H100i fans spin up and maintain a temperature around 45-50 degrees C. At idle, my temp reads as 31 degrees C (my case temp is 34 degrees C).
I set up my H100i in a "push" configuration, meaning that fans sit in front of the radiator blowing onto it rather than behind the radiator drawing air through it. Since it is drawing air from inside the case and blowing it out, it acts as a case fan - thus eliminating the need for additional case fans.
With my setup there is no audible noise when the CPU is idle, and when it's under full load all I hear is the sound of air moving - it's white noise and is in no way annoying.
The manual recommends setting up the radiator as an intake fan, meaning that it would suck in air from outside over the radiator and into the case. This may yield better INITIAL results but the reality of the situation is that you will incur more drawbacks than benefits over time.
The benefit of an intake setup is slightly lower CPU temps. The drawbacks are - drastically faster dust build-up on the radiator and inside your case, lowering the radiator's cooling efficiency (requiring you to clean it more often). Even if your case has filters the dust will still build up. Secondly, blowing the warm/hot air from the CPU into your case will increase the temperature of all other components in your system, including the GPU (video card) and memory. This alone could cause intermittent overheating issues as the CPU can scale its power up and down to manage its heat but the memory in your system cannot, nor will the passively-cooled components on your motherboard (an overheating motherboard controller can and will cause all kinds of annoying stability issues). I recommend sticking with a push-type exhaust setup. The included fans have enough static pressure for this to work just fine.
If your case can fit the H100i and you want a CPU cooling system that will likely be good for several upgrade cycles, this is it. It is better than mounting a giant two-pound air cooler on your motherboard and the inside of your case looks a lot cleaner. It is quiet and capable, so you can overclock if you want to...but even if you don't, you can enjoy superior cooling.
This product is high quality and definitely worth the price.
I purchased two fans for this unit since the old ones are ridiculously loud. Just wanted to put on here my recommendation. The Corsair Air Series SP120 PWM Quiet Edition - Twin Pack (CO-9050012-WW), is an excellent option. These are also 4 pin connected fans. The fans are whisper quiet, and throughout my stress testing, there was only a 1-degree variance in the temp under a full load. Resting temps were actually lower, and under an average load the temps were comparable. Really impressive for how quiet these guys are. Would highly recommend them.
This gets three stars for a couple of good reasons. First off, let me say that as a cooler this works excellent. My temps stay nice and low even at a full load. However, the fans that come with it are so loud that it makes you want to go back to an air cooler. It literally sounds like a jet engine in there. They do quiet down after startup, but during a full load they are pretty audible. I had to take the whole thing back apart and get different fans for it. It is worth noting that about a month into use, one of the aftermarket fans fried. I am not sure it is such a great idea to use a 3 pin fan on a 4 pin connector, even though multiple sources say it is fine. The second issue I had is simply the size of everything. The radiator is big, the hoses are big, the pump is big, and it has a ton of wires going everywhere, including one that goes to your USB controller. It took some constructive construction to my already large case, just to get it to sit in there.
As an afterthought, it really isn't AMD friendly either. If you already had a liquid cooler in there and are replacing it with this one, I hope you kept the stock mounting blocks from your air cooler, or you simply aren't getting this on. I luckily keep everything like a pack-rat, so I was able to fish out my old mounting blocks and use those. If you are converting from a stock air cooler, you should be fine.