The Corsair iCUE APP is an universal software suite which allows you to monitor variables like RPM, temperatures, control the fan RPM and a large range of variables really. You can also configure the RGB LED coloring.
Above is the default layout. As you can see the software has picked up on the (Hydra) Hxxxi cooler and is showing information for LED control, Pump and Fan control / Monitoring. Each fan, for example, can be programmed individually, create your own profile or just select:
- Zero RPM (disables fans until coolant reaches 40 Degrees C)
The features allow you to go where you need to be, if you need performance, you can do that at the cost of noise, if you want silence, that's vice versa. This is the advantage of software control. For this review, we'll select balanced mode, which is very silent. The balanced mode seems is a very good setting.
Once you select LED control you can control a programmable RGB lit Corsair logo and ring. You get many colors available plus a set of options like static, off and animations: blink, color pulse, color shift, rainbow (default) and temperature. The software suite really is the icing on top of the cake that is the Hydra LCS unit.