Corsair H100i GTX Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

Corsair H100i GTX Review

Introduction

Having looked at the all conquering H110i GT and the not quite so omnipotent H80i GT it's now time to turn our sights on the H100i GTX.  The 240mm radiator format for AIOs is where we think outright performance meets usability and case compatibility, so it's important that the H100i GTX performs well in this category if it's to do for sales what Corsair hope it will.  On the face of it, it shares the same cold plate assembly as the H80i GT and has a 30mm thick radiator which should stand it in good stead.  Also present are the monstrously loud high speed 2435rpm fans we saw on the H80i GT.  these if you remember seemed to do well at high speed but not so well at lower rpms.  The punishing torture tests will tell us how well they work when coupled with the H100i GTX

 

Technical Specification

 AMD   FM1, FM2, AM2, AM3 
 Intel 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3
 Rad Dimensions 276X125X30MM (LxWxD)
 Materials Aluminium Radiator, Copper Cold Plate
 Fan Speed 2435rpm
 Fan Airflow 70.69CFM
 Fan Pressure 4.65mmH2O
 Fan Noise 37.7dB(A)

  

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11-03-2015, 13:04:35

RickPlaysWarr
Nice review Tom. I don't think you are mental going on about the wires and hose connections. I wonder if its a price point that has to be met. I don't know why they change OEM manufacturers within the same product line. It also effects my OCD as it does yoursQuote

11-03-2015, 13:08:01

JR23
Who said CoolIT


I think your niggles with the cooler were well founded and wd for revealing that the grey trim can easily be removed. For a lot of people will not care about the cables even slightly and value the increased performance over the H100i so really Performance is the perfect award for it.

Corsair were silly with the USB placement and I would say it annoys me but I have become so anal I wouldn't plug it in wherever they placed it. Just set the LED colour in link one time and leave it on it's own after that. Similarly the criticism about not having push/pull support like the H100i is a bit of a weak point for it too. I also really don't like the fact you can't remove the fan cables should you wish to use motherboard headers or fixed voltage fans. I prefer the H105/Kelvin approach of just chucking a few splitters in the packet, but we all know how much Corsair are addicted to moar features. The hoses still look ridiculously long and fixing them is very odd.

I wouldn't go for it and i'm glad I swapped my H105 for a Kelvin rather than waiting for these.

JRQuote

11-03-2015, 13:16:10

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by JR23 View Post
Who said CoolIT


I think your niggles with the cooler were well founded and wd for revealing that the grey trim can easily be removed. For a lot of people will not care about the cables even slightly and value the increased performance over the H100i so really Performance is the perfect award for it.

Corsair were silly with the USB placement and I would say it annoys me but I have become so anal I wouldn't plug it in wherever they placed it. Just set the LED colour in link one time and leave it on it's own after that. Similarly the criticism about not having push/pull support like the H100i is a bit of a weak point for it too. I also really don't like the fact you can't remove the fan cables should you wish to use motherboard headers or fixed voltage fans. I prefer the H105/Kelvin approach of just chucking a few splitters in the packet, but we all know how much Corsair are addicted to moar features. The hoses still look ridiculously long and fixing them is very odd.

I wouldn't go for it and i'm glad I swapped my H105 for a Kelvin rather than waiting for these.

JR
If you dont plug it in you cant control the pump YOU would need to faff about with this. After our debate the other day this at full chat isnt quiet at all. Compared to the H110i GT this thing is plain noisey and I honestly think its down to the Asetek OEMQuote

11-03-2015, 13:17:31

JR23
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
If you dont plug it in you cant control the pump YOU would need to faff about with this. After our debate the other day this at full chat isnt quiet at all. Compared to the H110i GT this thing is plain noisey and I honestly think its down to the Asetek OEM
That's tragic then, H100i's were always happy without anything connected. That's a big step backwards.

JRQuote

11-03-2015, 13:22:22

Dark NighT
A nice review there, it looks quite good apart from that usb connection and a tiny little detail that you didnt pick up on which i think is important but utterly small.

http://i.imgur.com/prKpwkV.pngQuote
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