We take a quick look at the Corsair H115i Pro RGB – It’s a liquid CPU Cooler with RGB featuring sleeved tubing and a 280mm Aluminium radiator that’s cooled by 2 x Corsair’s 140mm magnetic levitation fans for low noise. The waterblock features an all copper base with built-in SATA powered pump. It supports the downloadable Corsair Link software, which allows you to change the RGB effects as well as monitoring the temperature, and the fan and pump speeds. We decided to mount this beast of a cooler on to our tiny mini-ITX motherboard!
All-in-one (AIO) CPU coolers are getting hugely popular these days, especially among enthusiasts and gamers. Not only do they look good, but they also provide a great cooling solution for your systems. What’s more, AIOs are easy to install, cost less than a custom loop, and some even offer programmable functionality, like fan speeds, RGB effects etc.
If you’re into overclocking, then these AIO coolers are perfect for you. They definitely have an advantage over air coolers. My past experience with AIO coolers have allowed me to overclock much more than using a air cooler.
What I like about these AIO CPU coolers is the fact you can easily un-mount it, and later reuse it on newer motherboards and CPUs (if mounting brackets allow). With a custom hard tube watercooling loop, you’re pretty much stuck.
Who are Corsair? Well if you don’t know, here’s a little blurb taken from Corsair’s website:
More than 20 years of PC performance innovation
Founded in 1994, Corsair has grown from pioneering the high-performance DRAM market to one of the world’s leading providers of enthusiast-grade PC components and peripherals. Our groundbreaking technology and innovation can be found in our high-performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, PC cases, PC and CPU cooling solutions, and solid-state storage devices. Under the Corsair Gaming brand, launched in 2014, we provide gaming keyboards, mice, headsets and mouse mats to eSports professionals and anybody who is passionate about competitive PC gaming.
Corsair hardware is regularly featured in showcase “dream systems,” and we have earned the adulation and respect of the press, professional gamers and overclockers, high-end system integrators, and PC enthusiasts worldwide by delivering leading-edge technology backed by renowned service and support.
Corsair has developed a global operations infrastructure with extensive marketing and distribution channel relationships, and our products are available through leading distributors and retailers in over sixty countries worldwide.
We’ll be mounting the Corsair H115i Pro RGB Liquid CPU cooler on our test rig which is comprised of an ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard, along with an Intel Core i7-8700K (Coffee Lake).
I’m expecting temperatures to be fairly decent (as in lower) and it should compete pretty well against other AIO CPU coolers on the market such as the EVGA CLC 280 Liquid CPU Cooler, Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB AIO Cooler, CRYORIG A40 AIO CPU Cooler, and the REEVEN NAIA 240 AIO Liquid Cooling.
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