Corsair H110i GT Review
Assembly and Fitting
Fittings are provided for a whole host of CPUs from both sides of the fan boy fence. As usual though we're fitting it to our trusty 2011 rig which although not exactly cutting edge is pretty much guaranteed to give the hardest possible workout any cooler can suffer, and yes, we mean suffer because when this CPU is cranked up all the way it exceeds temps output by the more every day chips seen in other test rigs. First step then is to fit the appropriate pins to the back plate, or in our case directly to the motherboard.
Before attaching the CPU Corsair recommend mounting the radiator with the supplied screws. As usual we've mounted ours up in the roof, but if your case has provision it can just as easily be mounted in the front.
With the supplied TIM cleaned off we get a better view of the Copper contact plate surface. While not mirror finished we do get the impression that a lot of time an effort has been spent milling the surface perfectly flat. Corsair provide separate mounting brackets for both AMD and Intel, with each of them attaching magnetically to the upper rim of the cold plate housing. The brackets themselves are dark Nickel in appearance so should blend well with most case interiors.
Although a big cooler the H110i GT still looks a little lost inside the cavernous Cooler Master "Test Trooper" case we use for all our CPU cooling torture tests. The tubing although not as flexible as some on the market still has enough give in it to form even radius bends on its way from the radiator to the cold plate.