Corsair Unveils Hydro H100i & Hydro H115i RGB Platinum LCSes with Mag Lev Fansby Anton Shilov on November 2, 2018 4:00 PM EST
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Corsair on Thursday introduced two new closed-loop CPU liquid cooling systems, both of which feature its magnetic levitation fans and RGB lighting. The new Hydro Series RGB Platinum LCSes also feature what Corsair is calling a Zero RPM cooling profile, which stops the fans entirely at low processor temperatures to further reduce the noise levels generated by the PC.
Corsair’s Hydro H100i RGB Platinum and Hydro H115i RGB Platinum use the company’s new pump with a copper base and integrated RGB lighting, as well as new magnetic levitation PWM fans that minimize the friction on their magnetic bearings. The company’s mag lev bearing promises to generate high airflow and static pressure while making less noise than fans featuring ball bearings. The H100i model is equipped with two 120-mm fans spinning at 400 – 2400 RPM and a 240-mm radiator, whereas the H115i model is outfitted with two 140-mm fans spinning at 400 – 2000 RPM as well as a 280-mm radiator.
Corsair does not disclose maximum amount of heat that its new Hydro Series RGB Platinum LCSes can dissipate, but given the fact that the coolers can handle AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper and Intel’s Core X parts, it is safe to say that their thermal performance is well north of 250 W (400 W is a relatively safe bet, but it is not an official figure). Besides AMD TR4 and Intel 2066-pin processors, the coolers also come with mounting brackets for AMD’s AM2/AM3/AM4 CPUs as well as Intel’s 115x-pin chips.
One thing to keep in mind when using the Hydro Series RGB Platinum coolers with AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper is that they feature a square base and therefore they cannot cover 100% of the large TR4 IHS surface. This won't prevent reliable operation of these processors, but it remains to be seen how efficient they are going to be in cooling overclocked AMD HEDT products.
Modern high-end PC hardware not only has to perform well, but also look good in a bid to attract the enthusiast/modding community. The new Hydro Series RGB Platinum closed-loop liquid coolers from Corsair do just that: they feature 16 addressable RGB light LEDs in the pump and four ARGB LEDs in each fan. The lights can be controlled using Corsair’s iCUE software, which can also adjust pump and fan speeds as well as create custom cooling profiles that automatically regulate speeds in accordance with a range of monitored system temperatures.
|Specifications of Corsair Hydro Platinum RGB Cooling Systems|
|Hydro H100i Platinum RGB||Hydro H115i RGB Platinum|
|CPU Socket Compatibility||Intel: 2066, 2011-3, 2011, 115x
AMD: AM2/AM3, AM4, TR4
|Dimensions||277 × 120 × 27 mm||322 × 137 × 27 mm|
|Fan||Dimensions||120 x 120 x 25mm||140 x 140 x 25mm|
|Speed||400 ~ 2400 RPM (PWM)||400 ~ 2000 RPM (PWM)|
|Air Flow||up to 75 CFM||up to 97 CFM|
|Air Pressure||up to 4.2 mm H2O||up to 3 mm H20|
|Noise Level||up to 37 dBa|
Corsair’s Hydro H100i RGB Platinum as well as Hydro H115i RGB Platinum liquid coolers are backed by a five-year warranty and are available immediately from the company’s resellers as well as directly. The smaller H100i model costs $160, whereas the bigger H115i model is priced at $170.
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PeachNCream - Friday, November 2, 2018 - linkSome typos and errors:
"...fans and RGB lighting..The..."
Between lighting and The there should probably be one period and a space as opposed to two periods.
"...stops the fans entire at low processor..."
Entire should probably be entirely.
"...PWM fans that minimize the friction on their magnetic bearing."
Fans is a plural word so the word bearing should be changed to bearings.
"...than fans featuring a ball bearing."
This is a similar case. It should probably read, "...than fans featuring ball bearings."
"...going to be during overclocking of AMD’s HEDT products."
Using the word during seems awkward. I suggest the word when instead, but that might be more of a matter of linguistic localization than a legitimate grammatical error.
Oxford Guy - Saturday, November 3, 2018 - link"but it remains to be seen how efficient they are going to be during overclocking of AMD’s HEDT products."
"but it remains to be seen how efficient they will be when cooling overclocked AMD HEDT parts."
wrkingclass_hero - Saturday, November 3, 2018 - linkThere was nothing wrong with the statement you quoted, you're just rewording, not correcting.
Oxford Guy - Monday, November 5, 2018 - link"they are going to be" is typical of casual verbal speech, not formal writing.
Oxford Guy - Monday, November 5, 2018 - link"during overclocking" should be "during the overclocking".
Oxford Guy - Monday, November 5, 2018 - linkThe sentence, even with those corrections, also remains clunky. The use of "when" fixes that.
Oxford Guy - Friday, November 2, 2018 - link"The company’s mag lev bearing promises to generate high airflow and static pressure while making less noise than fans featuring ball bearings."
That isn't difficult since every fan design in the known universe is quieter than a single bearing ball bearing fan.*
*When used in its proper orientation, since traditional sleeve fans shouldn't be mounted horizontally.
DanTMWTMP - Saturday, November 3, 2018 - linkSIGH... Right before I got deployed overseas, I bought the current hydro 115i model for my upcomig 9700k. I'm out at sea for a few months, and now I see a new model is coming out. There's no chance I can return my currently, unopened one at home... eff!!!!! Why... I hope there's no discernible difference in performance :(
heffeque - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - linkSo many people here are interested on the fact that you can't return your fans because you're deployed overseas. Please, tell us more.
PeachNCream - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - linkDon't act like a trog. Dan is doing something important.