Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler Review: Page 4 of 7

Posted by Damon Bailey on Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 9:00am

A Closer Look

 

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

The top of the pump assembly is a large piece of glossy plastic with the Corsair Logo right in the center.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

The logo itself and the edge between the black and silver parts light up, as does the outer edge of the silver ring and the black body of the pump.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

The tubing connects with rotary right-angle connections on what could be called the right side of the block, and the main wiring comes out between the tubes to make it fairly easy to hide.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

The Corsair Link USB port is on the left side and uses a Micro-USB plug.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

Despite the squarish appearance of the pump assembly, the actual cold plate is circular with pre-applied thermal paste.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

The copper surface is a milled or machined finish that is not that well-polished as you can see. This isn’t terrible as long as it’s flat as the thermal paste will fill in the gaps.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

You can also see the 4 locking pins the hold the mounting bracket in place, simply twisting the bracket slightly you can pop it off to install the AMD bracket.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

We’ll see how resistant this is to accidental release after we get it mounted on our test platform.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

The kit comes with two twist-on brackets, one for Intel, and one for AMD.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

A SATA power input cable, a 3-pin fan cable to feed an RPM signal back to your motherboard’s CPU fan header to make it happy, and a larger cable that breaks out to connect to the twin 4-pin ML series fans included in the kit.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

The ML 120 Fans share the same rugged, heavily-reinforced look of the rest of the ML120 series fans but are a bit but have the original grey colored rotor, different from the black or translucent versions on the PRO and PRO LED or PRO RGB versions. 

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

These are not the retail version of the Corsair ML 120 fans you can buy directly from Corsairs web store. They are close to the ML120 (non-pro version) but have been tweaked to this application. The slightly Lower 0.219A power draw accounts for the reduced 1600 RPM top speed over the 2400RPM of the retail versions.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

The tubes come in around 7/16th of an inch in diameter or in the 11 to the 12-millimeter range.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

The radiator has around 20 FPI (fins per inch) which is reasonable dense and should be able to handle a fair amount of heat, but also should work well at a wide range of fan speeds.

Corsair Hydro H100i PRO RGB 240mm Liquid Cooler

And lastly, the Corsair logo is on both sides of the radiator in a beautiful raised and chromed finish, pictures really don’t do it justice.

 

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