Reviews and Problems with Corsair Hydro Series H80i
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Works great, saw huge drop in temps but a little tricky to install
Sean P. Blue, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: First, it does its job very well. I was having overheating issues with both my CPU and graphics card but as soon as I installed this cooler I saw decreases of about 30 degrees celsius on the CPU and even a 15 degree drop in the graphics card. It is a little tricky to install. Make sure you connect the power cord to the cooler before attaching the cooler to the cpu (the instruction have it in reverse order) other wise once the cooler is attached to the cpu you may not be...
Summary: Unit looks sturdy, I haven't installed it yet. The logo lights up with different colors to reflect temps of the CPU. Fiddly to install, 2 sets of hands are needed really. I thought the pump a little noisy but may run quitter when installed properly.
Summary: The biggest drawback is Corsair's fans, if you're prepared to buy some after-market Noctua's or other, then go for it. But assume that is part of the price when you're buying it, you don't want to listen to mosquitoes in your case.
Pros: -Best thick rad 120mm solution, within a couple degrees of the H100 with push/pull, -Good pm price
Cons: -Corsair still manages to bundle the noisiest and clangiest 120mm fans on the entire market.
Summary: No issues except fitment into the tower of computer, a Strike X. Mounted on top of case at forward most fan mount. Not Corsairs fault but it's tight! Running well and keeping things at 0 deg c. Of course the more load on cpu the higher temp but have had no issues whatsoever for cooling. Docked one star because the Corsair Link program doesn't seem to be very user friendly, i.e.
Solid, simple, and easy to use, but louder than it needs to be.
Brent Simmons, Amazon
23 October 2013
Summary: I purchased this for a 4670K-based build. The stiff tubing makes installation a little tricky -- especially in a Mini-ITX case -- but it's manageable and still less of a hassle than building a custom watercooling loop. The Corsair Link software is flexible and easily used as well. I'm holding back a star, however, because the fans that come with the kit are not great. They move plenty of air, but in doing so they produce quite a pit of tonal noise.
Summary: I picked this up to free up some room in my FT03 case. It has worked out very well. The stock fans are very powerful, but also quite loud at anything over low settings. The corsair link software lets you adjust the speeds based on temperature of the block. The fans do have a somewhat clunky sound that can be heard at lower speeds, so factor this in when buying(I have some Noctua fans(NF P12) to solved this issue, but the stock fans are still very good for the...
Pros: + Quiet pump, + Runs cool, + Included fans are very powerful
Cons: -Loud at anything other then the quiet setting(easy fix with the link software), -Fans have a clunking sound(but its not overly loud).
Summary: CPU cools your CPU so well. I've maxed out my CPU running it at max stable settings and my temps NEVER go over 52C 55C Underload. Idle temps are 32-35C. This cooler is amazing and works like a charm. I plan and buy a new CPU to get the most out of my hardware. However, the fans this cooler comes with are terrible. They claim they are super quiet fans, but don't let that fool you.
Summary: Hurrah! (And UGH) Bought this to dip my toe into the world of water-cooling. No particular reason not an overclocking person but they're neat, quiet and they actually do substantially keep the CPU cooler then regular heat sinks which should extend the life right? It's so pretty out of the box and installation should be straightforward. The directions are super easy to understand and after a short hour I had it all setup and powered up the computer..
Pros: Quiet, well built, maintenance free, cheap, efficient