Pros: -Raw performance that an air-cooler cannot match, period. (see below for specific test results) -Installation is easy and headache-free. (at least in full-tower cases designed for watercooling) -Customization and data acquisition through Corsair Link is excellent! -Fairly quiet at low fan speeds - almost air-cooling quiet.
Cons: -Powerful but excessively loud fans, especially at high RPM. An option to purchase the bare cooler would be excellent! -Loss of functionality with Corsair Link. Keeping the 4-pin comm port from previous coolers would have been perfect for people like me with another Corsair Link component (the HX1000i PSU in my case). -No pump RPM control without Corsair Link.
Overall Review: This CPU cooler appears to be either a slight re-design of, or a renaming of the H110i GTX. The pump/block and radiator appear to be unchanged, but there may be changes to the fans between versions. Overall, the cooler feels well-built – the accents on the sides of the radiator, the braided tube coverings, and the RGB light inside the pump/block make this cooler stand out. I directly compared this cooler to the best air-cooling setup I could find – I won’t name names, but it’s a dual-tower style cooler that is thermally alright, if you catch my drift. It was equipped with three very quiet 150mm PWM fans. With my 5820k running at 4.5GHz at 1.35v, Corsair Link (connected to my HX1000i PSU) indicated a power draw of about 320W during a Linpack-based stress test, most of that power being consumed by the CPU. That’s a tall order for any cooler, especially an air cooler. My CPU temperatures were 74-86C using the air cooler, and a good application of Prolimatech PK-1 thermal paste. Idle temperatures were 33-38C after an hour to stabilize at ~19C ambient. These temperatures are too hot for my comfort, and I would have bumped my CPU down to 4.4GHz to allow vCore to be lower. Installing the H115i was much easier than wrestling with a large air cooler- and due to this, it was much easier to mount and remove the pump/block to check thermal paste distribution than with a huge tower of aluminum. I elected to remove the TIM that came pre-installed, and used PK-1. After I installed the H115i and allowed the thermal paste to set for a few hours under varying load, CPU core temperatures were 65-74C during the same stress test, with the same ambient temperature (~19C) – an incredible drop of 12C at the highest core temperature, and there was 3C less temperature spread between cores. Idle temps were 29-34C after allowing to stabilize with the pump on Performance and the fans at minimum speed. Idle temperature was mostly unaffected by turning the pump down to Quiet mode, but there was an audible difference. Under quiet conditions and low load, the H115i was just slightly louder than my (VERY quiet) air cooling setup. If listening closely, both the pump and the fans make an audible clicking noise. I let the fans run for several hours blowing up (the orientation I intended on using them in), and they did not quiet down at all, unfortunately. That said, the clicking is only audible within a foot or so of the case when it is closed. If this bothers you (like it does me), you may want to budget for swapping the fans for a quieter 140MM PWM option. Under full load, the fans are very loud, much louder than my air cooler – Corsair rates them at 45dB, and they are every bit of it. They make an unpleasant hum/groan at all higher RPM, which is another reason to grab a better PWM fan. Even dissipating nearly 300W of power, though, I found that the fans did not need to be set anywhere near 100%. The happy zone that found was 63-65%, which ended up being a little bit louder than my previous setup at 100% (which WAS necessary), but still maintaining 65-75C temperatures during a stress test. I am slightly frustrated with Corsair’s inconsistent implementation of Corsair Link – the H115i does not have the 4-pin comm port that was present on previous coolers like the H80i and H100i, meaning that in order to have both my HX1000i and H115i connected via USB, I need to get creative, give up my USB2.0 ports on the front of my case, or lose Corsair Link functionality on the cooler or PSU. I was eager to use Corsair Link from the time that I got my HX1000i, but the inconsistency noted here, along with the long-standing unavailability of the Commander hub (which wouldn’t help in this case, due to the lack of a 4-pin comm port), have been major roadblocks to enjoying an otherwise very good system. The software is easy to use and has great functionality, but the barriers to entry can be difficult to overcome, as I have found over the past year or so. I’d be willing to forego Corsair Link on the H115i, but that is the only way to control the speed of the pump! I refuse to lose such important functionality, as I value having a near-silent computer when load and temperatures are low. This was easily possible when the CPU was air cooled, and I’d prefer to leave it that way if there is no acceptable workaround. Overall, the H115i did exactly what it needed to do to dethrone my (very nice) air cooler… It provided much better cooling capacity and lower temperatures (allowing a higher overclock, in my case) while being competitively quiet, at least when not under full load. Even taking into account the clicky fan and pump, as well as the less-than-ideal position I’m put in with Corsair Link, the H115i has made a great impression, and it will definitely remain part of my computer, as long as it stands the test of time.
Pros: +Nice kit finally having nice RGB options on fans and on pump +Good temps +quite pump +easy setup (make sure you get a case that is designed for water cooling) +price is reasonable for what you’re getting when talking about integrated RGB light system +fans have rubber molded on corners
Cons: -Price vs performance, you are paying a bit more for looks and a bit in extra quality/performance
Overall Review: First impressions, box looked pretty nice, I like the use of recycled materials for the inside packaging, don’t need too fancy stuff after the first glance at the packaging that will go into the trash/recycle bin at the end of the day(better that its made out of recyclable material). If you are doing a whole build, I recommend looking at the cases along with the water cooling system in mind at the same time. For me when I do upgrades. Water cooling is another world, this is such a pleasure to work with. There are 2 variables to consider besides the fans, that is water temp and pump duty cycle. I will say let the software do its thing with the duty cycle, and focus on water temp. The way I setup my quite system is run the apps that I normally run, watch the temps of the water, go back and tweak the fans to be working so that the water temp does not rise too much, then leave headroom for a benchmark like realbench, so the fans kick in and you do not go too high. I recommend using a mobo that has great config options for your fan headers, I did not really touch the Corsair software as the premium mobo fan header software does great job, and I was able to tweak everything I need that way, used few fan splitters and enough for whole case of fans. I did look at the software it is pretty configurable. I will say this about the Corsair software, they are improving things, I have lots of their products, and they seem to be headed into a good direction. I have been sold on water cooling systems for a while now, such as this H115i, so much so that I buy these for most of my systems, water does such a better job of absorbing those cpu spikes, and with some of these new high core count cpu’s you really need some serious cooling, even at stock speeds, and water cooling like the H115i deliver, otherwise if you go air expect your fans to spin up and down like a rollercoaster nonstop. I recommend this H115i series to just about anyone who knows how to build a system, if you buy with water cooling in mind then you will have a great experience for sure, and this RGB Platinum series is another step up aimed more so with premium parts and nice lighting. Is the price worth it? That all depends do you want performance and looks? Then yes, if you want plain performance at lower price point then no, go with any other plain vanilla H115i equivalent.
Corsair's H115i RGB Pro XT is a top notch all-in-one liquid cooler and is just $105
Don't lose your cool over high temps, and consider upgrading your cooling solution instead. If that is the route you are going to take, have a look at Corsair's H115i RGB Pro XT, a slightly less lit-up version of our favorite cooler, the H115i RGB Platinum.
While we consider the H115i RGB Platinum to be the all-around best CPU cooler, the H115i RGB Pro XT brings the same features and performance, just in a different color scheme (black) and without RGB lighting on the fans. It does, however, have an RGB pump with 16 individually addressable LEDs. It's also significantly cheaper with this deal.
Newegg has it discounted to $109.99 (down from $139.99), and you can knock an additional $5 off by using coupon code 93XQF86, bringing the checkout tally down to $104.99.
Corsair iCue H115i RGB Pro XT Liquid Cooler |$104.99 at Newegg (save $35)
The stock fan that shipped with your CPU will keep it from burning up, but Corsair's H115i RGB Pro XT will take cooling to a whole new level. Just be sure to use coupon code 93XQF86 at checkout for the full discount.View Deal
That's a sweet price for a cooler of this caliber. The RGB pump keeps the coolant flowing to and from the 280mm radiator, which is cooled by a pair of 140mm Corsair magnetic levitation PWM fans.
When called upon, the fans spin at 400 to 2,400 RPM. At lower temperatures, however, they stop spinning altogether for quieter operation. You can adjust the performance (and the RGB lighting on the pump) through Corsair's iCue software.
Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).
And, believe me, I met him prepared. After running for 12 hours, I could afford to take a glass of champagne and something in my pussy. Sometimes - a member of some heated visitor to the club (I especially liked it when a stranger, inflamed with dancing and alcohol, squeezes you in a dark corner and.
Furiously lifts your skirt, plunging a member into a hot slit), sometimes - a friendly stick from a cook to whom you are unlucky (or successful ?!) turned her ass in the kitchen (my chef liked to stare at me in the back room, on the refrigerator, lifting my skirt up to my chin, decorating my nipples with whiskers of whipped cream and moistening my pussy with olive oil).
Then he put me on the bed and I put him on the bed again. He was clearly confused and upset. Fool.
Youre already used to the fact that Nina slept with you, and as I imagine, Im smiling like an idiot. How is our sister Sveta, by. The way. How many children did you order.
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I'm a whore - which brought a lustful smile to my face I went to the kitchen to cook breakfast, put on an apron, and took out food, a frying pan on the stove, I stood cutting a sausage, all the memories of yesterday, and did not notice how my stepson entered the kitchen. He sat down silently, and I felt his gaze on me. Good morning, Katya - a voice rang out from behind, he brought me out of my memories.
I reached. Up the locker for salt, my T-shirt lifted up, exposing my ass for display.