By Dustin Sklavos
Extreme performance CPU cooling with built-In CORSAIR LINK
Have a PC case that supports a top-mounted 240mm radiator? Take your CPU cooling to a new level. H100i starts with the advanced design of the Hydro Series H80i, and adds a double-wide radiator for even better performance.
CORSAIR LINK monitoring and control
Monitor temperature and control lighting and fan speed on your screen. No additional hardware is necessary.
Hydro Series H100i comes pre-filled, and never needs refilling or priming.
Dual radiator with custom fan design
The 240mm top-mounted radiator provides maximum surface area for maximum cooling power. The 120mm fans use wide, low-pitch blades for better static pressure to noise ratio, offering improved efficiency at lower noise levels.
Built-In CORSAIR LINK
The low speed and wide diameter reduces noise levels over the smaller, faster fans used on stock CPU coolers. The three-pin connector is compatible with fan controllers.
Tool-free multiplatform magnetic mounting bracket kit
The modular design makes installation simpler, and it’s compatible with Intel and AMD processors.
Large-diameter, low permeability tubing
Minimal coolant evaporation helps ensure long life, and the resilient material offers both high flexibility and excellent leak protection.
Socket 2011 Hydro Series CPU Cooler Mounting Guide
The new Intel® Socket 2011, used on the new X79 motherboards and the new 2nd generation Intel Core Sandy Bridge-E CPUs, has changed significantly from Socket 1366. As you can see below there are no longer the traditional holes through the PCB. There is now a metal bracket that has been tapped to accept M4 screws. Because of this the Corsair
Hydro Series H70, H80 and H100 CPU coolers all come with separate screws to mount on Socket 2011 boards.
Hydro Series H80 and H100
Included with the H80 and H100 are four standoffs that have a shorter wider end. These are for socket 2011, the shorter end screws into the metal mounting plate on the motherboard.
Install all four of the standoffs as shown below.
After installing and tightening down all four standoffs, the CPU cooler is ready to be installed.
Next the thumb nuts are installed. Tighten these in an X pattern to ensure the pressure is even, resulting in a good mount on the CPU.
Hydro Series H70 Core
The H70 Core uses the same bracket for socket 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011. Again socket 2011 uses larger M4 screws and does not need the backplate. Make sure all of the holes on the retention ring are towards the outside (as seen below). Then install the M4 screws through these holes.
The retention ring should then be put on the H70 Core. The H70 Core cooling unit and retention ring can then be installed on the motherboard. The M4 screws will screw right into the mounting holes on the motherboard. Again tighten these in an X pattern to ensure the pressure is even resulting in a good mount on the CPU.
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Posted on November 23, 2012
Hydro Series H100i wins Guru3D Recommended Award
“So if you are on the lookout for an easy to install, good looking and really nice performing product but don't want to spend heaps of dough on it, then most definitely be consider the Corsair H100i LCS kit. Whether you are a bit of a noise freak like I am or are on the lookout for a little more, the kit seems to offer it all and thus comes very much recommended.”Full Review!
Posted on November 23, 2012
Kitguru gives the H100i its Must Have Award!
“There’s no doubt about it, the Corsair H100i is even more impressive than the H100 it replaces. It’s also clear that Corsair are very serious about maintaining their dominant position in the factory-filled liquid cooling” market.Full Review!
Posted on November 20, 2012
The H100i wins a Gold award from Vortez.net!
“Prior to this review the H100 held the top spot for thermal performance and although we had anticipated results would be near to H100 for H100i we didn’t expect such a triumph. H100i outperforms anything we have tested; even with the cooling fans set to ‘Quiet Mode’ (lower RPM) the performance is still outstanding. Corsair have changed the fan of choice for H100i and opted for a much more refined set of fans based on SP120. These fans deliver high-pressure and low-noise, being specifically designed for radiator usage – unlike many other liquid coolers currently available to buy from other brands.”Full Review!
Posted on October 12, 2012
Pro-Clockers gives H100i 'Highly Recommended' award!
"There are several reasons to purchase the new H100i over the older H100 or many of the other dual rad (240mm) AIO water-cooling kits out there. Some of these reasons might be the new higher performing fans, the easier to install mounting hardware, wider yet more flexible tubing, or the new Corsair Link v2 software. Whatever the reason you will be getting a great piece of hardware."Full Review!
Posted on February 12, 2012
Hydro Series H80i and H100i win Performance Awards from MadShrimps.be!
“CORSAIR has reset the bar again at a higher level. Outperforming their own range, adding the LINK software and this complete performance bundle operates at a lower noise level. The 120mm H80i will blend in perfectly in most enclosures, while the 240mm H100i needs a dual 120mm top case. The installation is pure child’s play and no worrying about DIMM incompatibility with your cooling setup. Without any surprise the cooling performance of both Hydro units is again top notch. Being covered by a 5 year warranty, how can you go wrong with one of these new Hydro Coolers?”Full Review!
Posted on July 12, 2012
H100i wins 'Excellent' award from Sweclockers.com!
"For those who are looking for that little extra and have the space for it to Hydro H100i be a very good solution. The model is like his little brother a worthy sequel to last year's high-end model from Corsair, with a series of improvements in both performance and audio-wise. Corsair's commitment to integrate the controller Link is also a real stroke of genius from the company." (Google translation)Full Review!
Posted on April 18, 2013
H100i wins Gold Award at Gamezoom.net!
The revised model H100 is not only better than its predecessor but also lets the competition look quite old terms of performanceFull Review!
By Dallas Morning News
Posted on May 12, 2012
H100i wins Premium Grade award from Bit-Tech.net!
“Offering the best cooling that we've ever seen from a single cooler, the H100i is an undeniably impressive piece of kit. Though £90 is a lot to pay for a CPU cooler, it's much cheaper than a custom water-cooling loop (and far less hassle to install) and represents fairly good value over the original H100 too, given that its temperatures, build quality and ease of use have all improved, not to mention the excellent software control.” “It's in LGA2011 rigs that the H100i really excels, however, and for which it would make a brilliant purchase. Not only is it joyfully simple to install, but it offers outstanding performance even at low speed settings, meaning it's fairly priced compared with the £15 cheaper H80i.”Full Review!