Corsair H100i RGB Elite (2022) review

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Introduction

Corsair H100i Elite (2022): 240mm LCS 

Today, we take a look at the Corsair H100i Elite (RGB), a newly redesigned 2022 cooler model. All 'node/hub' connections has been placed inside the cooling block. Therefore, this device is 100 percent iCUEcompliant and does not need a connection to a hub. Plug it into a USB port, and magic will commence.

The aesthetically revamped and exquisite-looking Corsair H100i Elite edition is paired with their AF120 ELITE Series PWM fans. The cooler is very quiet if you want it to be, and provides enough cooling capacity for even the most modern processors. Processor compatibility also was beefed up with a mounting kit for Threadipper as well as LGA1700 Alder Lake processors from Intel. The H100i Elite liquid cooler features a 240mm radiator with two 120mm fans; these  PWM fans are controlled with ICUE, allowing you to customize and monitor this all-in-one liquid cooling solution for your processor. Additionally, the Corsair iCUE app allows you to configure pump LED illumination directly from the program. Today, you may choose from a hundred various heatpipe-based coolers, many of which have identical shapes, sizes, and prices. However, better heatpipe-based cooling are advantageous. Next in line are LCS (liquid cooling) systems, whose entry-level products are inexpensive, simple-to-install liquid cooling kits. 

  • Advanced All-in-One CPU Cooling: Includes everything you need to keep your latest Intel or AMD CPU running at top speed while reducing the heat that even the most powerful CPUs make.
  • Improved Pump Head Design with 16 RGB LEDs: A modern pump head with 16 diffused RGB LEDs that can be controlled individually creates a unique look and dazzling lighting effects. Elite LCD pump cap is NOT compatible!
  • Proper Cooling Performance: You can improve the performance of your CPU by using liquid cooling with CORSAIR AF ELITE Series fans that have fluid dynamic bearings and are controlled by PWM.
  • Specialized Cooling Modes for Quiet Operation: The Zero RPM fan and Variable Pump Speed special cooling modes of iCUE keep noise to a minimum when your system is idle or under low loads.

There are radiators in sizes 240, 280, and 360mm, so you can use them for almost any build. Wide Compatibility: It works with the most recent Intel and AMD motherboard sockets, including LGA 1700, 1200, 115X, 2066, and AM4 /STRX.  It is a cooler series that is easy on the eyes and comes with a relatively tool-free installation. The unit will offer good performance, not exceptional, as the key for this release is low noise levels. While we cannot recommend it for reasons we'll explain later, you could select an optional 0-DBA mode. As long as the coolant stays under 40 Degrees C the fans do not spin. So without further ado, let's peek at it and head onwards into the review.


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A lovely new-looking cooling block, a bit higher as the corsair connectivity node now resides in it. 

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