Monday, November 5th 2012

Corsair Announces the Hydro H100i and H80i Liquid CPU Coolers

Corsair, the leading supplier of high-performance liquid CPU coolers for PC enthusiasts, today announced the Hydro Series H100i and H80i liquid CPU coolers, a ground-up re-design of the world's most popular, proven, and award-winning liquid CPU coolers, the H100 and H80. The new H100i and H80i models have been enhanced to deliver improved cooling, quieter operation, simpler installation, and Corsair Link digital control.

Better Cooling, Lower Noise

To improve cooling performance over previous generations, the Hydro Series H100i and H80i coolers use new, more efficient copper cold plates, improved manifolds, optimized fan designs, and larger diameter tubing for increased coolant flow. Corsair's new flagship liquid CPU cooler, the Hydro Series H100i, utilizes a 240 mm radiator for increased surface area and cooling capacity. The Hydro Series H80i uses a double-thick 120 mm radiator and two fans in a 'push-pull' arrangement and is compatible with most enthusiast cases with a 120 mm rear exhaust fan.


Both the H100i and H80i use new SP120L High Performance fans based on Corsair's static pressure optimized Air Series SP120 fans. The SP120L utilizes wide-body, low-pitch fan blades designed for outstanding static pressure at a lower noise level, and a motor that has been specially tuned for high torque, ensuring consistently high performance when used in high resistance environments such as on a liquid cooling radiator. With the new SP120L fans, noise levels have been reduced significantly.

"Class-leading performance, and reliable, quiet CPU cooling have made the Hydro Series the most popular and award-winning liquid CPU coolers in the world," said Thi La, Senior VP & GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. "The new H100i and H80i coolers demonstrate Corsair's commitment to providing our customers with the latest and best technology, including unparalleled configuration and monitoring, while improving ease-of-use and compatibility."

Integrated Corsair Link

Out of the box compatibility with Corsair Link provides control over fan speeds and noise levels, pump head LED lighting customization, and the ability to create custom cooling profiles from the Corsair Link Dashboard's easy-to-use software interface. An additional Corsair Link Digital connector on the pump head provides monitoring and control of other devices, such as Corsair Link equipped power supplies, Lighting Nodes, Cooling Nodes, and the Airflow Pro memory activity and temperature monitor kits.

The integrated design of the Hydro Series H100i and H80i combined with new materials and features make installation simpler than ever. The composite rubber tubing is more flexible than the FEP/FPA tubing used in previous coolers, making installation and routing easier but maintaining the previous generation's ultra-low evaporation rates. A new magnetic mounting bracket allows PC builders to quickly and effortlessly configure the coolers for all modern Intel or AMD motherboard sockets.

Superior Compatibility with Cases and CPUs

The Hydro Series H100i is compatible with most cases that feature 240 mm fan mounts designed specifically to support radiators. In most Corsair cases, the H100i can be installed in minutes, and requires no adapters or user modification. The Hydro Series H80i is compatible with most cases that feature a rear 120 mm fan mount. All support motherboards based on the Intel LGA115x/1366/2011 and AMD AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 CPU sockets.

Warranty, Pricing, and Availability

The new Hydro Series coolers are backed by Corsair's industry leading five-year limited warranty and technical support. The products will be available in November from Corsair's worldwide network of resellers and distributors. Prices in the United States are listed below:

Hydro Series H100i $119.99 USD
Hydro Series H80i $99.99 USD
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28 Comments on Corsair Announces the Hydro H100i and H80i Liquid CPU Coolers

#1
Dj-ElectriC
I have been waiting for these for too long. Hopefully they will get tested very soon *rapeface
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#2
Fairlady-z
by: Dj-ElectriC
I have been waiting for these for too long. Hopefully they will get tested very soon *rapeface
:banghead: I just bought a H80 few weeks back lol. Well it works very well, and I think this might be even better. However, the fans they came with were terrible and to loud for my taste. I used some Noctua fans I had left over, and the temps and sound has been great.
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#3
Chaitanya
Finally they got rid of those ridiculously noisy fans found on old generation products.
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#4
THE_EGG
I'm digging the smooth finished tubes and quieter fans. I've never liked the corrugated tubes often found on Corsair AIO liquid cooling products. To me, anyway, I find the smooth finised tubes a lot more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
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#5
Jack1n
Just ordered an Antec 920 yesterday....
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#6
3870x2
by: Fairlady-z
:banghead: I just bought a H80 few weeks back lol. Well it works very well, and I think this might be even better. However, the fans they came with were terrible and to loud for my taste. I used some Noctua fans I had left over, and the temps and sound has been great.
I don't understand, maybe the systems that others had came with shitty fans. The ones that mine came with are the most solidly built 120mm fans I have ever seen. The noise of both the fans are less than the single stock AMD HSF.

Temps on a small (20%) overclock are 23c idle, 37c load.
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#7
Animalpak
by: Jack1n
Just ordered an Antec 920 yesterday....
Dont worry, you did the best choice cuz corsair just reach now the quality of the Antec 920 with this "refresh".
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#8
Delta6326
The H80i is way overpriced, only $20 difference from the H100i.
H100i=$0.5 per mm
H80i=$0.83 Per mm
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#9
TRWOV
by: Delta6326
The H80i is way overpriced, only $20 difference from the H100i.
H100i=$0.5 per mm
H80i=$0.83 Per mm
I suppose the block/pump assembly is the pricier part then.
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#10
3870x2
by: Delta6326
The H80i is way overpriced, only $20 difference from the H100i.
H100i=$0.5 per mm
H80i=$0.83 Per mm
The H80 fits perfectly on the case-fan area at the rear of the case. You have to do something special for the larger rad.

in other words, the h80 is for everyone(almost), the h100 isnt.
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#11
RejZoR
Why the hell no one specifies tubes lenght!? Here on picture they look damn short. I'm looking for a closed loop cooler for my PC-V354 case but they all brag about awesome features and they just forget about the most important, tubes lenght...
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#12
puma99dk|
it's nice to see what looks like rubber tubes, and not the plastic once on the normal H100 which i just bought on sale not long ago, i guess i will be jumping on the H100i when it comes out...
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#13
VulkanBros
by: Jack1n
Just ordered an Antec 920 yesterday....
Nah....the 920 is a very good performer ... never let me down
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#14
Garage1217
by: Delta6326
The H80i is way overpriced, only $20 difference from the H100i.
H100i=$0.5 per mm
H80i=$0.83 Per mm
Rad thickness is quite a bit different between the H80 and 100. Calculate off volume. H80i will sell better in general as well as the 100i is much harder to fit cases.

Cannot wait to see performance comparisons of the old vs new to see if the new pump design helps out. bet it does as that was one of the main weak points (mega low flow) of the old design. :toast:
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#15
radrok
Quote from Corsair George, a Corsair rep on another forum:
At 200W of heat, it's about 3 degrees C and 2-3 dBA quieter.
I'd say not bad for a refresh, naturally we'll have to see independent reviews but these numbers seem pretty honest ;)
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#16
Garage1217
3dB is technically 100% decrease in volume - not perceived 100% but technically speaking. I could more than live with that :) 3C is a nice decrease as well.
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#17
Solidstate89
Shame they didn't go with a 280mm design for the dual-rad. I like what NZXT(Asetek) is offering in that regard.
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#18
Garage1217
Would be nice to see a larger radiator, but how many can realistically fit a 280mm radiator? Sales and return volumes will be very high on something like that. I am curious to a comparison between the H100i and the NZXT version with larger radiator as the corsair unit has superior fans.
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#19
Daisho
Is the block/pump a new design, or the same as the regular H80/H100 (ECO II)? Assuming by the prices, the rads still use aluminum fins/tubes and they haven't switched over to copper/brass. Atleast they switched over to the more manageable tubing that the Asetek units use.
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#20
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
They changed the plate design I think...
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#21
[H]@RD5TUFF
Can we PLEASE get a review with a side by side comparison with their current gen counterparts!:respect:
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#22
adulaamin
I'm glad I held out on buying an H80... I probably buy the H80i when it becomes available here... :)
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#23
iTile
by: 3870x2
I don't understand, maybe the systems that others had came with shitty fans. The ones that mine came with are the most solidly built 120mm fans I have ever seen. The noise of both the fans are less than the single stock AMD HSF.

Temps on a small (20%) overclock are 23c idle, 37c load.
Please include the ambient room temperature. Since not all of us have Air-conditioning, and live in warmer regions than other's. Those temps mean nothing to me.

The ambient room temperature of my room is around 32 degrees. That said, running a antec kuhler 920, AMD PII 1090T, idles at 39 degrees celcius, and maxes out at 49 degrees under load.
Bought it over the more expensive corsair H80 and don't regret it at all. It performs admirably. Changed the stock fans to something that moves more air through and is quieter, and its bloody good.
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#24
Live OR Die
Umm i wonder how much better this will cool over my H100.
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#25
NeoXF
There's a lot of AIO WC kits coming out lately... I'd like to see a round-up of these and other "much touted" kits that came or are coming out soon... by a respectable source, with fairly thorough tests/retests (with stuff like thermal paste optimum "set-in" duration & best thermal pastes for such kits)...

Wishful thinking.
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