Corsair H100i GTX review

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As always, the packaging, everything is packaged, cushioned and bundled safely in the box. Let's rip 'er open though.
 

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Once unboxed you'll spot the liquid cooling unit consisting out of the radiator, fan, tubing, pump/cooling block. Most pre-fitted and ready to use of course. Basically you will need to install/mount the fans and a bracket to secure the unit. But you know what, you are visiting Guru3D.com, so we'll show you that all over the next few pages.
 

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You'll spot a back plate that supports a wide variety of CPU sockets. Intel LGA 115x, 1366, 2011 and AMD AM2, AM3, FM1, FM2 based processors can be used in combination with this cooler. 

 Included are:

  • Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Multi-platform mounting kit for all modern CPU sockets
  • Two High Performance Fans
  • USB Cable for Corsair Link Compatibility
  • Fan and radiator mounting screws
  • Thermal compound (pre-applied)
  • Quick Start Guide

So summed up, once unboxed you'll spot the cooling unit consisting of the radiator assembly, fan and brackets + back plate that support a very wide range of AMD and Intel processors. A little thermal paste is pre-applied on the cooler for you.
 

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Here we have the H100i GTX radiator unit and pump, we'll need to mount the two variable PWM fans (120mm). Both fans are re-wired on one connector and are controlled from a RPM/PWM controller that resides in the cooling block. With Corsair's LINK software you can (alternatively over default) regulate it and setup you RPM preferences. We'll show that later on in the article, in a chapter about the LINK software.

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