Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti Review

Introduction

Having just taken a look at a hybrid water and air cooler from ASUS, we know that many of you would prefer to have the benefits of a water cooled card without owning a full water loop. This is largely because so many of us own AIO coolers for our CPUs that water loops, whilst still the best looking and best performing cooling option, are less common than perhaps they once were.

Back in the GTX 980 days Corsair released their Hydro GFX to great acclaim as it combined all the benefits of a blistering GPU with all the cooling benefits that come from water cooling.

Naturally with the performance available to us from the GTX 1080 Ti we were delighted to hear that Corsair were returning to the fray with an updated Hydro GFX, applying their AIO experience to MSIs GTX 1080 Ti. Is this the perfect combination?

Technical Specifications

Specifications are everything you expect with the MSI Gaming X performing the bulk of the heavy lifting, whilst the 120mm Corsair AIO keeps everything frosty. As we will discover in the subsequent pages cool is definitely the word, with some careful fan speed tinkering you can have the perfect blend of silence and low temperatures.

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14-06-2017, 12:23:15

Greenback
A question could you swap out the 120 AIO with a 240 considering it's probably only an asetek AIO, maybe something like the kraken x61, H105 or H110 which have a round pumpQuote

14-06-2017, 12:42:32

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
A question could you swap out the 120 AIO with a 240 considering it's probably only an asetek AIO, maybe something like the kraken x61, H105 or H110 which have a round pump
The fittings that come out of the pump on this are straight out of the side, the aftermarket CPU coolers come out of the sides at a 90 degree angle (away from mobo) or out of the top of the pump (again away from mobo)

So swapping out would require a lot more than just changing the cooler. You'd need to mod the cover and also need a fair bit of hose to route anywhere tidyQuote

14-06-2017, 13:15:54

Tolemac
Nice review Tom as always but is it worth going WC from air with Pascal?Quote

14-06-2017, 13:17:38

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Tolemac View Post
Nice review Tom as always but is it worth going WC from air with Pascal?
Depends what your temps are like tbh fella?Quote

14-06-2017, 13:20:43

Tolemac
I'm hitting 71C on air Palit GTX 1080 Jetstream whilst benchingQuote
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