Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Case Fan Review
If air helps move heat around, it is nothing compared to water. Water is far more effective at absorbing and moving heat. As temperature problems in PCs grew so people started to figure out how water is used to cool a PC, despite the great downside of (spilled / leaked) water and electricity not mixing well. Meet the first of our water cooled contenders!
If you your PC is highly overclocked then this is the one you need. The 240mm radiator and dual SP120L PWM fans of the Corsair Hyrdo Series give you excellent heat dissipation. You can monitor CPU temperature and control lighting and speed without the need for any additional hardware using the supplied Corsair Link Monitoring and Control module. The Corsair is a completely self-contained liquid types that is prefilled and you will never need to refill it during its lifespan.
The fans on the Corsair Hydro offer high static pressure air delivery that allow for very little turbulence and quiet operation. The Corsair allows you can customise the balance between cooling and noise using Link.
The Corsair Hydro Series is easy to install, with very few tools needed. It is also compatible with both Intel and AMD processors. It uses large diameter, low permeability tubing to extend its lifespan and ensure excellent leak protection. The Corsair Hydro Series comes with pre-applied thermal paste on the cooling block. There is a lot of wiring to deal with but that is not a major problem if you work carefully and are sure to neaten it all up once installed. Once operational the Corsair Hydro Series will light up with a white LED light, the light changes colour based on the temperature.