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Hydro Series™ H80i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Protect your hardware and increase your CPU’s overclocking potential. Dual fans and a double-thick radiator deliver outstanding cooling efficiency, and with Corsair Link™ you can monitor coolant temperature and adjust cooling performance.
High Performance Liquid CPU Cooling with Corsair Link
Protect your hardware and increase your CPU’s overclocking potential. Dual fans and a double-thick radiator deliver outstanding cooling efficiency.
Built-In Corsair Link
No additional hardware is necessary – just connect the included Corsair Link cable to a USB header on your motherboard and download the free Corsair Link Dashboard software. You can monitor coolant temperature and adjust cooling performance directly from your desktop.
Advanced Fan Design
The 120mm fans use custom-engineered blades for better static pressure to noise ratio, offering improved performance at lower noise levels.
Hydro Series H80i comes pre-filled, and never needs refilling or priming.
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.
- Radiator Dimensions: 120mm x 152mm x 38mm
- Fan Dimensions: 120mm x 25mm
- Fan Speed: 2700 RPM
- Fan Airflow: 77 CFM
- Noise Level: 37.68 dBA
- Fan Static Pressure: 4.0 mm-H2O
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 30, 2012
Hydro Series H80i wins Premium Grade award from Bit-tech.net
"There’s very little to dislike about the H80i. It's even easier to install and better built than the H80 before it, and produces consistently improved cooling results than the older model too. Better yet, it only costs an extra £5, putting it on par with Antec's Kuhler H20 920 (which it also trumps) and thus representing very good value too. Our concerns about it being used as an intake were nullified by its excellent performance as an exhaust setup, even in our minimal airflow test chassis."Full Review!
By Overclockers Club
Posted on November 23, 2012
Kitguru gives the H80i its Must Have Award!
�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.�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
H80i wins 'Excellent' award from Sweclockers.com!
"Corsair Hydro H80i is a really nice end water cooling package. The model adds a number of improvements over its predecessor, including an improved water block and more lavish fans. Moreover, the model has support from the board for Corsair Link superb control software that completely blows away competing solutions." (Google Translation)Full Review!