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Unlock Extreme Liquid CPU cooling performance with the worldâs best-selling all-in-one liquid CPU cooler.
High-density 240mm radiator offers huge cooling surface area and easily fits in almost any modern PC case.
Integrated RGB lighting illuminates your system with a range of customizable effects.
CORSAIR LINK software allows you to adjust RGB lighting, fan speeds, and pump speed while monitoring CPU and coolant temperatures, and more.
Modular, tool-free mounting bracket for installation onIntel LGA 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3 and most modern CPUs.
Compatibility : AMD sockets FM1, FM2, AM2, AM3
Radiator dimensions: 276mm x 125mm x 30mm
The Hydro Series H100i v2 is an extreme performance, all-in-one liquid CPU cooler for cases with 240mm radiator mounts. The 240mm radiator and dual SP120L PWM fans provide the excellent heat dissipation you need for highly overclocked CPUs. Corsair Link is built in, so you can monitor temperatures, adjust cooling performance and customize LED lighting directly from your desktop. Customer Service/QA /Technical Assistance Team: customer service/tech support: 1-888-222-4346 opt. 1
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|Item model number||CW-9060025-WW|
|Item Weight||4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||10.9 x 1.2 x 4.9 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||10.87 x 1.18 x 4.92 inches|
2,261 customer reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars
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|Shipping Weight||4.28 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Domestic Shipping||Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.|
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|Date First Available||January 4, 2016|
February 15, 2016
The H100i V2 is simply a re-branded H100i GTX. I own both and can not find any discernible difference between them. The CPU core temps that were measured using HWinfo are basically the exact same. There was a difference of about 3 degrees under load but this is due more to the silicon lottery than the radiator. IMO buy whichever is cheapest at the time of purchase because the differences are not worth paying more for.
The fans on the radiator are SP120L PWM fans which are very solids fans however are still a bit loud for my liking. I have replaced them with Noctura Nf-f12 fans and it works amazing. Replacing the fans did not provide a decrease in temperature but will allow the system to run near silent. Here is a link to the fans that I purchased Noctua NF-F12 PWM Cooling Fan
Compared to an air cooled system you can expect to see a decent drop in temps anywhere from between 5-10C depending on the cooler you are using. If you are planning on Overclocking then I highly suggest you purchase a liquid cooler to protect the CPU from thermal throttle and silicon degradation. Honestly once you make the move to liquid cooling you will never go back.
A couple things I want to point out:
Installation is very easy however to install this cooler you will need to install a support bracket on the underside of your motherboard. For new builds this is not an issue at all since this is easily done before the board is installed into the case. For others that are simply looking at transferring over from an air cooled build then you most likely will have to remove the motherboard from the case in order to install the cooler. Not a deal breaker and definitely worth the trouble, but it is something to consider if you are not comfortable removing your motherboard.
The last thing I want to point out is that you need to be very careful when tightening down the radiator to the case. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN it. It is very easy to over-tighten the radiator and it will strip the threads inside the radiator which will not grab the screw anymore. (please don’t ask me how i know this 🙁 ). It is not a huge deal if you do to one or two screws since there are several more that will hold it in place but just be careful and make sure the bolt is snug and leave it be.
In summery this is an amazing cooler for those that are not ready for the DIY liquid cooling builds. The pump itself uses RGB leds that allow for almost any color you would ever want. Corsair coolers are really top notch and I highly recommend them to anyone interested in using a liquid cooled system. If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comment section and I will do my best to answer them for you.
Edit: I have confirmed with corsair that this unit and the h100i GTX are the exact same unit. No changes have been made to this unit besides the change in the name. I also wanted to update and clear up any confusion buyers may be having regarding the color panels. The panels do not ship with the unit and actually are not even available for purchasing at this time according to corsair. Corsair informed me that they plan to make them available in the future, but as of now they are not for sale.
October 26, 2017
This is an excellent cooler.
I run an i7 6700K, and I’ve never gotten it above 60C even under stress tests, and that’s with the fans at minimum speed AND the heatsink paste that came pre-applied with it. At full speed the fans are rather loud, so if you’re in a warm room they might get a bit noisy. The radiator also likes to collect dust, but that’s probably just par for the course, a compressed air can cleans it out in no time flat.
It’s totally sealed, so you don’t need to worry about filling, leaks, cleaning the internals, buying all the fittings, bending pipe, or replacing individual parts.
Now onto the bad and the ugly.
I bought this version because of the Corsair Link functionality, but sadly I’m personally not impressed. It crashes all the time for me, and the cooler doesn’t “Remember” it’s settings. If I set it in the software to run the fans at full speed constantly and light the logo up red and then restart the PC, it forgets those settings until you launch the software again.
You also NEED the software running to adjust the cooler’s settings.
I’m also not a fan of using up a USB header on the motherboard to connect the pump permanently for the software, a basic USB cable coupled with the cooler remembering your settings, or at least the ability to choose between this or the header, would have been a better implementation for me.
Since that software is just another dead load on my PC when it runs in the background, and it didn’t work too well for me in the first place, I moved the fans to motherboard control.
They’re standard 4-pin fan connectors and normally plug into the pump, but you can disconnect them and just use a motherboard plug and fan splitter if you have 4-pin connectors on both. The pump runs at full speed by default, so you really don’t need the software by any means.
If you don’t mind the software, this is a great cooler if you’re intimidated by the concept of making your own cooling system like me; just hook it up and it performs very well.