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Review: Corsair Hydro Series H115i RGB Platinum

by Parm Mann on 1 November 2018, 13:00

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Conclusion

...excellent performance, simple installation, and the peace of mind of a five-year warranty.

Corsair is updating its popular range of Hydro Series coolers with the addition of the H100i RGB Platinum and H115i RGB Platinum, priced at £125 and £140, respectively.

Offering much of what's good about the Hydro Series range, the coolers offer excellent performance, simple installation, and the peace of mind of a five-year warranty.

The improvements for this latest generation include an optimised cold plate, a near-silent pump and RGB fans included as standard. Like most in this arena, Corsair is putting an emphasis on illumination, and for those hoping to build a rig that will dazzle, there's now a seemingly infinite number of effects thanks to individually addressable LEDs that are easily customised via the iCUE software utility.

Bottom line: we'd prefer less cabling, but if you've invested in the Corsair ecosystem and want effortless synchronisation, the Hydro Series H115i RGB Platinum is a fine choice.

The Good
 
The Bad
Excellent cooling performance
Noticeably quieter than older models
Addressable RGB on pump and fans
Straightforward installation
Five-year warranty
 
Quite a lot of cabling
Still no spare thermal paste



Corsair Hydro Series H115i RGB Platinum

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Why no figures for the Fractal S36? Seems a bit unfair to compare multiple Corsair products, but only the smaller of the two Celsius S coolers. The S36 comes in cheaper than Corsair's offerings, with the same 5 year warranty. Other reviews suggest it's a very quiet cooler, and better than most other AseTek based coolers, as Fractal Designs have put more of their own design into it.

The S36 should be in the same ballpark for performance as the 280mm and 360mm coolers, so only including the 240mm is odd. And the bottom line? The S36 is only £114.