Corsair Hydro X Water Cooling Configurator Guide
Published: 21st June 2019 | Source: OC3D |
Customisation options and potential improvements
After selecting your system's components, users of Corsair's Hydro X configuration tool will be given a water cooling configuration that supports their chosen hardware and PC enclosure. The image below showcases what users will see.
To customise component selection, Corsair has a "customise" button under every major sub-heading of their configuration tool, which covers CPU water block, GPU water block, cooling performance, fan style, pump style, customisation, iCUE and potential add-ons.
Within these options, users can tell corsair whether or not they plan to water cool their graphics card, processor or both, and if they desire to overclock these components. These factors will influence other component selections, such as radiator sizes. Fittings and coolant volumes will be automatically selected by Corsair in the numbers that end users will require. Buyers can use this tool to select the colour of the coolant and fittings they desire, as well as the types of fans they want to use.
When possible, Corsair has provided its users with several options for radiator sizes and has designed stage 1, 2 and 3 configurations to offer the minimum radiator space users need to good liquid cooling performance and larger configurations that can accommodate future hardware upgrades or offer increased thermal headroom for overclocking.
With this configuration tool Corsair will assume that most of their users will want an iCUE control solution and Corsair-made fans, even when using 3rd party cases. Some of these components cannot be removed within Corsair's water cooling configurator directly, though they are removable at checkout. Likewise, radiators cannot be chosen arbitrarily, but only in the locations and sizes that Corsair's configurator chooses. More versatile options would be appreciated here.
In all, Corsair has created a tool that offers water cooling newcomers a great place to start when it comes to selecting appropriate liquid cooling components. Those who need more help when creating their water cooling looks are able to seek advice on the OC3D Forums, where experienced PC enthusiasts will be able to offer assistance when possible.
You can join the discussion on Corsair's Hydro X Water Cooling Configurator on the OC3D Forums.