By popular demand, we've posted a video of Jeff Checchi demonstrating the installation of both a Hydro Series™ H80 and a Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler in an Obsidian Series® 650D mid-tower PC case.
If you’ve made the jump to the i7-7700k CPU for your new build, you’re probably wondering how to keep your CPU running cool without breaking the bank (especially since K-series processors don’t include a standard Intel heatsink cooler). We explore this question by putting our popular H100i v2 to the test to see how well it will fare when paired up with an Intel i7-7700K processor.
Think Computers, Carbide Series™ 400R Mid-Tower Case Review — "Since this was my first Corsair case I reviewed I really didn't know what to expect. For a company whose focus has been primarily memory in the past, they have made a great shift to the world of cases. I'm really impressed with this case and I really can't think of anything negative associated with it. ThinkComputers would like to award the Corsair Carbide 400R Mid Tower Case a 10 out of 10 score."
Hardware Secrets, Carbide Series™ 500R Mid-Tower Case Review — "The Corsair Carbide Series 500R is an upgraded version of the 400R. For between USD 30 and USD 40 more, you get a 200 mm side fan, a three-step fan speed controller, support for a 240 mm radiator, air filter on the top panel, hard drive bays in a two-cage configuration, and support for longer video cards if the hard drive cage is removed."
HardOCP, Professional Series™ HX1050 80 PLUS® Silver Certified 1050W PSU Review — "The Corsair HX1050 is the newest power supply from Corsair that is replacing an old standby from its early lineup and it largely is a capable replacement. The HX1050 features much improved DC Output Quality on the 12v rail compared to the older HX1000W and much improved efficiency across the board."
PC Perspective, Professional Series™ HX1050 80 PLUS® Silver Certified 1050W PSU Review — "The Corsair Professional Series HX1050 power supply delivers good efficiency with clean DC outputs and good voltage regulation. Under normal operating conditions the power supply is very quiet. The HX1050 comes with a good assortment of all-modular cables that can support the latest CPUs and multiple, high-end video cards along with active PFC, universal AC input and a 7-year warranty. Overall, the Corsair HX1050 is very good power supply in its price range."
Hardware Canucks, Hydro Series H80 CPU Cooler Review — "In every way imaginable the Corsair H80 deserves its "High Performance" moniker. No matter what the heat load this sumo sized – yet still only single bay form factor – all in one water cooling solution simply performed flawlessly. But then again, we expected nothing less from Corsair since through their partnership with CoolIT; they seem to have the design of closed loop water coolers down to a precise science. "
Guru 3D, Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler Review — "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 H100 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."
Legit Reviews, Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler Review — "Like the H80, the H100 has the new higher CFM fans. Now, at full speed the fans are loud with the pair set on high; with a quad setup of these fans on high you will want ear plugs. On medium speed the fans are tolerable. On low the fans are nice. At idle they are very quiet, and with the system loaded up the fans are noticeable, but very livable. With the overall performance of the Corsair H100 I don't see a need for it set on anything above medium, low will suit the majority of users' needs very well.
In all of the testing the H100 beat the H80 setting for setting by at least a degree. On low is where the H100 shines above the H80. On the low setting the H100 beat the H80 by at least 3 degrees at stock, and 5 degrees at 4.0GHz. When compared to the air coolers the Corsair H100, as you would hope, bests all the air coolers I have in the current charts."
Vortez, Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler Review — "When we look at the performance in more detail, the first thing to notice is that the Corsair H100 takes the top spot in our stock and overclocked charts. This is testament to Corsair's quality."
Hexus, Vengeance™ Low Profile White — 1.35V 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Upgrade Kit Review — "Our advice to most consumers would be to choose a reputable brand and pick up an 8GB, CL9 kit that'll do 1,600MHz at low voltage. It's a future-proof configuration that hits a sweet spot of price and performance, and it's perfectly realised by Corsair's Special Edition Arctic White Vengeance LP."
TechRadar, Force Series™ 3 120GB SSD Review — Four out of Five Stars — "One hundred and seventy English pounds for a 120GB SSD powered by the latest SandForce SF-2200 controller and 25nm NAND flash memory? Looks like a bit of a bargain, particularly compared to 120GB-ish drives with the Marvell 9174 controller, such as the Intel 510 and Plextor M2S."
Neoseeker, Hydro Series™ H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review — "Looking beyond the size and price, the H100 is simply amazing. It offers best-in-class performance and just looks epic when installed. On top of this, it has options to increase or decrease the fans' RPM levels in real-time, supports Corsair's upcoming Link platform, and can accommodate up to four 120mm fans."
Overclock3D, Hydro Series H100 Review — "The fact you can still turn the H100 down easily is in my eyes its trump card, because its roughly a 4-6c increase but with a massive reduction in noise. So you can set your system up with some hefty over-volts and overclocks for 24/7 and still be able to keep things cool and quiet but with a flick of a switch you can unleash the full cooling power for those silly bench runs and even higher over volts that you would not want to be running 24/7."
The Hydro GFX 1080 Ti continues our series of liquid-cooled graphics cards that allow you to easily take your gaming experience to the next level. By keeping the GPU cool with its pre-installed Hydro Series cooler, the Hydro GFX 1080 Ti maintains a consistent, high core clock speed thanks to NVIDIA’s GPU Boost 3.0 technology. We put this liquid-cooled beast to the test and compared it to a Founders Edition card in our lab.
Cooling and lighting control for a modern system can be convoluted and messy. One program controls your lighting, another controls your fans, and maybe even a third monitors your temperatures. Our CORSAIR LINK software and the new Commander PRO combine these features into a single device and software combo.