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Corsair H80i Liquid CPU Cooler Review (Firmware V1.0.4)

Overall we are very impressed by what the Corsair H80i has to offer.  It improves significantly on the previous H80 model which was already one of the best coolers on the market.

We were very impressed by the performance of the H80i as it rivals that of the H100i in most areas.  This is thanks to the combination of a slightly thicker radiator and a push-pull fan configuration.  We imagine that the H100i would pull ahead if it were configured with push-pull fans, though.

As we’ve come to expect from Corsair, build quality can’t be faulted.  It’s quite clear that they are committed to ensuring the H80i lasts as long as possible.  For example, some users of the original H80 had issues with the pins of the Molex connector pushing out the back when connecting it up.  Corsair have responded to this by using a SATA power connector for the H80i which won’t suffer from this issues.

The most interesting aspect of the H80i has to be the Corsair Link V2 software, though.  This allows the user to configure numerous aspects of the coolers function and performance to suit their needs.  It’s like nothing else currently on the market and sweetens the deal nicely.

At a price of around £75 from Overclockers UK, the Corsair H80i is far from cheap.  However, we think it’s a must have for those who can afford the price tag as it offers great performance and useful features that aren’t available elsewhere.

Pros

  • Excellent performance.
  • Quality fans included.
  • Easy installation.
  • Corsair Link Software
  • Good compatibility.

Cons

  • A little pricey.

KitGuru says: Another winning product from Corsair.

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Rating: 9.5.

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