Corsair H100i GTX Review

Corsair link Software and RGB Functionality

Corsair H100i GTX Review

Corsair link Software and RGB Functionality

The Corsair link Software can be downloaded from the Corsair website and enables control of the fans, Pump and RGB lighting aspects of the H100i GTX.  It also offers the ability to monitor a vast amount of activity and temperatures of other case components.  In the images below we've shown how the RGB illumination of the Cold plate can be controlled via three sliders enabling the user to choose any colour they wish.  It's also possible to add lighting effects should you so desire.  The image below right shows how the monitoring and control icons can be un-docked from the left hand column and placed into the representation of a case in the places you would expect to see them, or any where you want to put them for that matter.  This image also shows one of the ways in which the fan speed information can be displayed.

Corsair H110i GT Review     Corsair H110i GT Review

 

If you're not happy with the image of the case that opens when you boot the software, don't worry as Corsair bundle a whole host of other Corsair case images for you to choose from.  If you're not using a corsair case then fret not as you can actually up load any case image you choose, or presumably any image at all as we doubt the software knows what's there.  eCookie for naming the two cases shown. 

Corsair H110i GT Review     Corsair H110i GT Review

 

In the image below left we've shown a little of how it's possible to set up a temperature sensor including the ability of the software to shut the PC down under certain parameters, and even send you and e-mail if limits you have defined are exceeded.  Below right we've shown how it's possible to define your own custom cooling profiles, allowing fan speeds to increase as thermal parameters are reached.  This custom profile is in addition to a whole host of pre defined profiles such as the performance, balanced and Quiet that we have used for testing.

Corsair H110i GT Review     Corsair H110i GT Review

 

Although eminently flexible with regards to set up and configuration,  the interface isn't exactly the most colourful or inspiring in the world.  You can though change from a dark back ground to a light one and choose what colour of text you would like

Corsair H110i GT Review     Corsair H110i GT Review  

 

Having shown you the software that powers the RGB control of the cold plate we thought we'd show you some of the lighting effects.  We've got the intensity level set about half with the house lights off so as to show just the logo itself illuminated. 

Corsair H110i GT Review     Corsair H110i GT Review

 

With the intensity cranked up it's also possible to have some light bleed into the edges of the bevelled silver area to give a back lit illumination effect to the plate.

Corsair H110i GT Review     Corsair H110i GT Review  

«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next»

Most Recent Comments

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
Quote:
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
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.