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Corsair-hydro-series-h100i.34060367
9.1 out of 10

Corsair Hydro Series H100i

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Overall 8
8.0

It just works

Christopher Michael, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: This is my first liquid CPU cooler so I might be off base but here's what I like about it. 1. I use this in a pull configuration to draw air out of the case and with my case fans set on quiet mode, the rest of the system fans don't even come on most of the time even in 35 Celsius heat. 2. Even under stress testing (geekbench) with a slightly OC'd i5-4690 (3.99 Ghz), the temps don't go above 45 degrees C. in quiet mode. 3.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good

Neil J., Newegg
14 May 2014
  • Summary: Normally, I'd wait longer before writing a review, but the pros and cons on this unit are so clear that I am not bothering to wait.
  • Pros: Surprisingly good cooling. On a 4.2GHz i7-3930K, previously cooled with Intel water cooler, temps dropped from 80C at CPU package to 62C at CPU package. I had expected maybe 5-10C. Installation was very straightforward, one person, no complications, 30 minutes, being very careful, cleaning thoroughly with isopropanol.
  • Cons: Corsair link software really required for use (to set fan profiles), but never mentioned in installation guide. USB not recognized by Win 8.1 (see this to do the workaround: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=124044 ). Fans are not quiet - I'm probably going to end up replacing them.
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing performance, mounting and backplate could use improvements

Matthew Darragh, Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: The performance of the H100i is amazing. I suspect most people know about that part. A few items I will mention that I don't see addressed much. Corsair Link - You have to go an download this from Corsair. I never saw anything directing me to do this. If you don't want loud fans I recommend this. It's not anywhere near as good as the fan controlling/monitoring software from other vendors but its ok.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Rob_Z, NCIX.com
12 February 2014
  • Summary: Overall I like everything about this setup except the fans. It was very easy to get going and is a nice, simple compromise between air cooling and going full-custom liquid. The only thing I would suggest changing are the fans - they're higher RPM versions of Corsair's SP120s (model SP120L for these ones), but without the rubber isolation blocks in the corners or the trim rings.
  • Pros: Efficient, keeps everything nice and cool, don't have to deal with a massive air cooled heat sink, simple to install.
  • Cons: Fans are ridiculously loud with the default fan curve at load. Setting the curve to quiet mode in the Corsair Link2 software helps, but then they don't move much air., Also, the Link2 software lacks polish somewhat. The functionality is there, but they could use to put a little more development time into making it smoother and more intuitive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Efficient, effective, and cool

M. Chan, Amazon
8 February 2014
  • Summary: I recently built a new top of the line gaming rig for my professional gaming. I wanted to try out water cooling for the first time and the H100i provided me with the perfect introduction to watercooling with an easy-to-install radiator and heatsink for the CPU. Pros: I really enjoy the size of the radiator. It fits perfectly in my Corsair 540 HAF case and runs very cool on my SP120 PWM fans.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Fine, but issue with Radiator Mounting Washers

Sentinel786, Amazon
3 February 2014
  • Summary: I have a Corsair C70 White Case and while mounting the Fan on the top realised that all but one of the black washers supplied had holes that were too small for the mounting screws. Luckily, I had some Stainless Steel washers that worked, but spoiled the black/white contrast I was looking for. Tried to find some on Amazon, but reviews for #8 Flat Washer - Black (25 pieces) show that I could expect the same problem.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Brett_Q, NCIX.com
17 January 2014
  • Summary: overclocked my i5 4670K to 4.4 idle under 30, load sits around 50 backplate when you install it, it fits lose, makes you question the whole water install, but after you tighten the pump down it all tightens up. windows 8.1 support, ilink didnt work when i first installed it, had to do some registry editing to get it to work properly. How To Fix 1. Use at own risk 2. Download "CorsairLink-Installer-RC-v2.4.5110.exe" 3. Open "regedit" 4.
  • Pros: led on the cooler, ilink software, keeps it cool
  • Cons: backplate install, no windows 8.1 support
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

J1230, NCIX.com
16 December 2013
  • Summary: Very easy to install cooler for my i7 4770k. Build quality isn't as good as the swiftech h220's (I had 2 of those DOA, so I switched to Corsair). Fans and cooler are pretty loud. I switched the fans for the Noctua F12's and its pretty silent on idle. With IntelBurnTest running at full load, the pump temp remained around 34-35 and Noctua fans spun at around 1000-1200 RPMS. Pretty happy with purchase, but would have rather had the Swiftech.
  • Pros: -Easy to install, -Keeps CPU consistently cool, -CorsairLink is easy to use, -LEDs can change color
  • Cons: -Noisy pump, -Stock fans are even noiser, -CorsairLink didn't work for Windows 8.1 until I did a regedit
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Cooling System - Terrible Fans

Jackson Knudson, Amazon
8 October 2013
  • Summary: Putting H100i in my first computer build proved to be a bit of a challenge for me, but that was only because I was building a sleeper system with an older case. The quality and reliability of this cooling system is wonderful, and it does a great job of keeping my CPU at a frosty 35 C.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Good Cooler

,, TigerDirect.com
4 October 2013
  • Summary: The Cooler itself works great and was easy to install. Yes the instructions are minimal, but I'm a girl and I had no trouble. The monitoring software is nothing special. Allows you to control the fans. Any other control is iffy, to not at all. i.e. CPU temp is all wrong, motherboard temp too. But the cooler temp and fan speeds are fine - but then that is their product.
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