Corsair H110i GT Review

Assembly and Fitting

Corsair H110i GT Review

Assembly and Fitting

Fittings are provided for a whole host of CPUs from both sides of the fan boy fence.  As usual though we're fitting it to our trusty 2011 rig which although not exactly cutting edge is pretty much guaranteed to give the hardest possible workout any cooler can suffer, and yes, we mean suffer because when this CPU is cranked up all the way it exceeds temps output by the more every day chips seen in other test rigs.  First step then is to fit the appropriate pins to the back plate, or in our case directly to the motherboard.

Corsair H110i GT Review     Corsair H110i GT Review


Before attaching the CPU Corsair recommend mounting the radiator with the supplied screws.  As usual we've mounted ours up in the roof, but if your case has provision it can just as easily be mounted in the front.

Corsair H110i GT Review     Corsair H110i GT Review


With the  supplied TIM cleaned off we get a better view of the Copper contact plate surface.  While not mirror finished we do get the impression that a lot of time an effort has been spent milling the surface perfectly flat.  Corsair provide separate mounting brackets for both AMD and Intel, with each of them attaching magnetically to the upper rim of the cold plate housing.  The brackets themselves are dark Nickel in appearance so should blend well with most case interiors.

Corsair H110i GT Review     Corsair H110i GT Review


Although a big cooler the H110i GT still looks a little lost inside the cavernous Cooler Master "Test Trooper" case we use for all our CPU cooling torture tests.  The tubing although not as flexible as some on the market still has enough give in it to form even radius bends on its way from the radiator to the cold plate.

Corsair H110i GT Review     Corsair H110i GT Review  

«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next»

Most Recent Comments

10-02-2015, 08:52:59

yikes that stomped over everythingQuote

10-02-2015, 09:35:33

Cheers Tom been waiting for this review.

The silver trims on the rad and block can be removed and replaced with a red or blue one.

10-02-2015, 09:44:05

The king has returned! Corsair back to the top of the class Quote

10-02-2015, 11:27:07

That part from 30:15 on made me giggle @DicehunterQuote

10-02-2015, 11:50:01

Yes, i'm not sure I agree with everything but certainly i'm not going to hate on this at all. I did think the H100i pump block looked better and cleaner however I can appreciate this one is matt black which if it survives Corsair's packaging should stay looking fresh for a lot longer.

One thing, are the grey clips not replaceable? Why are you banging on about glue and hair dryers guv, I thought the idea was they just clipped off, is that GTX's only or something? Earlier in the day I was thinking to myself 'but it's gonna be upside down for some people' then I realized if they make it the wrong way up on the back when you swap them over it will be the right way around for everyone. Then watching the review it looked like they did exactly as I thought... but then you said glue. If they are infact permanent then I despise how poorly they fit around the octagonal part.

I can appreciate you must do A LOT of testing for these cooler reviews with multiple overclocks and multiple fan speeds all for an extended period of time. That must be time consuming. But I feel that it's a bit wasted when they aren't directly comparable from product to product.

By which i'm trying to say the Kelvin obviously has slow fans. If it had 2700RPM fans it would have humiliated everything ever but then you would have given it a shoddy award for being uber loud. Similarly the Nepton which is comparable size and product I have no idea how it 'actually' compares from the graph. ie. performance per db. I know it's not your style to analy measure noise levels and go nuts and I appreciate that because it's something the end user will never do either. But it would be great to have a result for every cooler at one fan speed and heat load. Not 12v or 7v! Just say 1500RPM. If it would be a total PITA to control each fan like that (it wouldn't you just need an Aquaero in the test rig) then maybe use the same fan every time. Just a directly comparable result at which the reader can sit back and think right at this noise level which is acceptable for me X cooler will perform the best.


Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.