Corsair H100i Review

Corsair H100i Review

Corsair H100i Review  


The famous H100 finally gets a revamp, the thing is can that little 'i' really mean a lot when we start talking intensive testing? The original H100 did perform really well even though it was noisy compared with the big brand heat sinks, as we found out though with Noctua NF-F12's or more recently SP120 Quiet Editions it was a completely different animal and could be tuned to be a great performing plus a very quiet unit. So with everything changed apart from the radiator how does the H100i really fare when put through the torture of the OC3D heat sink tests, lets take a look at the specifications before moving on to the testing.


Corsair H100i Review  

Package contents

  • Corsair Hydro Series H100i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Magnetic Multi-platform mounting kit for all modern CPU sockets
  • Dual SP120L High Performance Fans
  • USB Cable for Corsair Link™ Compatibility
  • Fan and radiator mounting screws
  • Thermal compound (pre-applied)
  • Quick Start Guide

Technical Specifications

  • Radiator dimensions: 120mm x 275mm x 27mm
  • Fan dimensions: 120mm x 120mm x 25mm
  • Fan speed: 2700 RPM
  • Fan airflow: 77 CFM
  • Fan dBA: 37.68 dBA
  • Fan static pressure: 4mm/H20


  • Intel™ LGA 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011
  • AMD™ sockets FM1, FM2, AM2, and AM3
  • Hydro Series H100i requires a case with dual 120mm fan mounts with 15mm spacing for a 240mm radiator

Normally this would be where we would start showing your graphs but shockingly even though this has a full video review we have had to break the pages up! 

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Most Recent Comments

24-11-2012, 05:55:36

Very well done, thank you for taking the time to test so thoroughly. Quote

24-11-2012, 08:20:08

I take the words of rossi94! A very well made and precise test!Quote

24-11-2012, 09:49:04

Yeah I knew if I went ahead and bought a H100 that the 100i's would be great. Oh well I got it for a good price.

I don't understand why it worked that way on the 1366 system. Maybe that proc is just so wore out that doesn't spread the best out evenly or something.Quote

24-11-2012, 10:12:20

great review , I believe u've covered everything thoroughly

better looks , wider tubing , controlled by software, better performance and no rattling => much of improvement.
gj corsairQuote

24-11-2012, 10:44:27

I love that Specialtech has a TTL bundle.

The H100/H100i are literally the only AIO coolers I would consider recommending or using myself.Quote

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