Corsair H80i GT Review

Up Close: Radiator and Cold Plate

Corsair H80i GT Review

Up Close:  Radiator and Cold Plate

As far as AIOs are concerned, at 49mm thick the radiator of the H80i GT is thicker than a whale omelette.  Being based on a 120mm fan the other dimensions are a length of 154mm and a width of 123mm.  As with the H110i GT Corsair have added a strip with their logo on it to the side of the radiator.

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Fin density comes in at 21 FPI which is on a par with the bigger brother.  The high RPM and high static pressure fans should have no problem pushing air through though.

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The braided tubing looks great stealth fitted into the fittings going into the radiator's end tanks.  The effect though is perhaps slightly ruined by the fittings narrowing down making them look quite prone to damage. 

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We've already fitted the Intel bracket to the cold plate which as you can see comes pre coated with a film of TIM.  This of course will be removed prior to our testing.  The cold head does have a few wires emerging from it in the shape of a pair of fan headers and a 3 pin power input.  There's also a mini USB socket for connection to the motherboard with the supplied cable.  What is slightly odd is that Corsair have opted not to have the tubing join the cold plate by means of rotating 90 degree fittings.  instead the tubing appears to penetrate directly into the top of the cold plate.  The effect is aesthetically pleasing, but we just can't help but wonder whether this lack of flexibility will have an impact when it comes to fitting.

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Most Recent Comments

09-03-2015, 13:10:36

Wraith
Nice review Gary, I'm surprised by the graphs, it only out performs the original H80i on the MAX settings which as I already know is just not an option to the eardrums.. why such a drop in overall performance over it's predecessor. It really does look the part though with the grey corsair rad and block accents and that hose braid is gorgeous, just a shame it falls behind the H80i in the comfortable Quiet/Ballanced modes.Quote

09-03-2015, 18:54:27

Excalabur50
I don't know what is happening at house Corsair but some of their stuff is going backwards they need to turn it around before they lose their reputationQuote
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