Corsair H150i Elite LCD 360mm LCS
Corsair recently introduced its new iCUE Elite LCD Display Liquid CPU Coolers. All three of these new coolers, the H100i Elite LCD, H150i Elite LCD, and H170i Elite LCD, are equipped with a 2.1-inch IPS screen that can be adjusted to display PC monitoring statistics (such as CPU temps, coolant temps, fan speeds, and system temperatures), as well as photos and animated GIFs, among other things. These coolers also make use of Corsair's latest ML RGB Elite Series fans, which provide very effective yet silent cooling. Yeah, iCue Elite LCD coolers that are equipped with a 2.1-inch IPS LCD screen for easy viewing of statistics. The screen has a resolution of 480 × 480 pixels and a refresh rate of 30 frames per second. It serves as a useful dashboard for displaying your system's vital signs. You can, however, personalize it to your satisfaction by including a one-of-a-kind animation or even your favorite meme. The monitor also includes an LED ring with up to 24 ARGB LEDs, which can be controlled using the Corsair iCue software included with the display.
Added into the mix are Corsair ML RGB Elite series fans power the iCue Elite LCD coolers, which provide reduced friction and noise while also providing enhanced performance and durability when compared to ordinary bearings. The ML120 RGB Elite and the ML140 RGB Elite have operational speeds ranging from 450 RPM to 2,000 RPM and 400 RPM to 1,600 RPM, respectively, and are available in two sizes. Eight ARGB LEDs help to distinguish the cooling fans from the rest of the room. The cooling blocks are split-flow copper cold plates based on a high-density design that has 128 micro-skived fins per inch, which allows for more efficient cooling. Pump heads for iCue Elite LCD coolers are powerful, although they produce little noise, according to the manufacturer. According to Corsair's findings, using a liquid cooler can result in up to 13.6 percent lower processor temperatures when compared to using an air cooler. The tests were carried out on an unidentified processor under a 250W load at an ambient temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, according to the manufacturer. On the iCue Elite LCD coolers, there has no problem with socket compatibility, that's including Alder Lake support and thus Intel's LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA115x, LGA2066, and LGA2011 sockets, as well as AMD's AM4, sTRX4, and TR4 sockets.
Backed by a five-year limited warranty the units do not come cheap though, the H100i Elite LCD and H150i Elite LCD will cost $259.99 and $289.99, respectively, H170i Elite LCD will; cost $309.99. Here's something to remember though, if you already own one of the brand's iCue Elite Capellix coolers, you may upgrade the LCD display of your CPU cooler with the iCue Elite CPU cooler LCD display upgrade kit, which costs $99.99.
We test the 360mm radiator, version 150i, which is quite powerful in cooling. 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 are low noise levels. While we cannot recommend it for reasons we'll explain later, you could even 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 have a peek at it and head onwards into the review.