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Review: Corsair Hydro Series H150i Pro RGB

by Parm Mann on 8 January 2018, 19:01

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Conclusion

...the Pro units take a more balanced approach and are comfortably the most refined Hydro Series coolers produced to date.

Corsair has revamped its range of Hydro Series all-in-one liquid coolers with the launch of the 360mm H150i Pro and 280mm H115i Pro.

Responding to user feedback and designed to be quieter than previous models, the new duo are shipped with low-noise ML Series fans, and a redesigned coldplate and pump.

Shifting the focus away from pure performance, the Pro units take a more balanced approach and are comfortably the most refined Hydro Series coolers produced to date. Gone is the initial whirr, pump noise has been reduced significantly, and if you choose to utilise the Link software utility, a new Zero RPM fan mode can make the cooler practically silent.

Is there still room for improvement? Well, the USB cable is a bit of an eyesore, and when you consider the lofty £165 price tag, you might have expected RGB fans and some spare thermal paste to be included as part of the bundle.

Bottom line: there are more affordable options in this segment, but if you need a hassle-free 360mm liquid cooler that's both quiet and capable, the Hydro Series H150i Pro RGB is worth a shout.

The Good
 
The Bad
High-end cooling performance
Noticeably quieter than older models
RGB pump head, if that's your thing
Straightforward installation
Five-year warranty
 
Pricey at £165
USB cable adds clutter
No spare thermal paste



Corsair Hydro Series H150i Pro RGB

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Finally a 360 rad and some nice ML fans “with” the kit (the usual stock ones were ALWAYS crap), lets also hope the pump is not made by Asetek or has been greatly IMPROVED . That retail price …not going to cut it either .
The pump is made by Asetek - it's a Gen. 6 Asetek design.
All looks on point to me, nothing to get excited about though so I'll move along.
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by pushing the price up to £165 it returns the spotlight to a common question: at that price, shouldn't you start thinking about a more elaborate custom loop?

When you can get something like this, off the shelf and ready to go, why bother unless you are into modding?
17 dB lower noise than the last gen, but still 3 dB higher than the S24? Something doesn't add up