Reviews and Problems with Corsair Hydro Series H80i
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Good performance, difficult software.
30 April 2014
Summary: I bought the H80i for an AMD FX chip, and performance wise its pretty great. Ran some stress test on prime95, and max temps I saw were 47c. There are some issues though, particularly with the Corsair link software...which let me just say was a pain. Running Windows 8.1 btw. I went to their website and downloaded their latest firmware for it, it recognized everything...except the cooler!. uninstalled, reinstalled, restarted, changed connectors nothing was working.
Easy installation, Low temperatures, standard noise level
24 April 2014
Summary: Installing this bad boy was easy. It's noise level meets my standards and isn't too loud. On the the performance itself, I use to be getting 34-40c on idle with my 4670k with a tx3 cooler. Once I slapped this cooler on, I was getting about 28c-33c idle. The h80i is a very good closed loop water kit for beginners trying to overclock.
Summary: My CPU temps dropped 30c at idle and running prime95 on all cores. The only reason its not a 5 is that I can't seem to get the LED light to work and the corsair link software doesn't recognize (yes these issues are probably related).
Summary: I upgraded to the H80i from a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. This is definitely a vastly superior cooling system, and my idle temperatures on an AMD FX-8350 (4.6GHz) are now around 15C. Even under full load, it's about 40C now. This probably shaved a solid 15-20C off of the load temperatures, so it's obviously doing its job. My only complaint is the noise. Compared to my previous heatsink, this is MUCH noisier during boot and heavy use.
Summary: The Corsair Link software is very hit or miss, but after some finagling I got it to work just fine though I had to use the newest beta version as the stable release wouldn't recognize any of the fan components. Also, I cannot have my APC UPS plugged into my computer anymore through USB or the Corsair software freezes and does not function properly. No one at Corsair has gotten back to me about this issue but its not something at the top of my list.