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Corsair H80i GT Liquid CPU Cooler Review

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Corsair Hydro H80i GT Detailed Features

The mounting surface of the CPU cooler is protected against any scratches during shipping by a removable plastic shell. The surface is pretreated with thermal compound.

H100iGTX Copper face

H80i GT Copper face

Installation for the Intel 2011 type of CPU socket it extremely easy, only requiring to first mount 4 small stand-offs for attachment to the cooler pump.

Corsair H100iGTX pump installed

Corsair H80i GT pump installed

Corsair claims the SP120L fans differ from standard case fans with a custom design intended to provide high static pressure for mounting directly against radiators. The fan blades of the SP120L fans have been custom shaped to allow maximum air delivery with minimal noise.

Because of the extra thick radiator and dual fans supplied, the final radiator assembly may not fit in all cases. The picture below shows how tight the push-pull configuration assembly is in a typical PC case.

Fortunately it would be very easy to simply connect a single fan to the radiator for a smaller profile assembly in situations where there is not sufficient space to install the full assembly.

Power for the fans is supplied by connectors on the pump assembly to allow the Corsair Link software to adjust the fan speed.

CorsairH180iGTpump_installed

Corsair H180i GT pump installed

After the hardware has been installed and the Corsair link cable connected to an available USB 2.0 connector, the Corsair Link software can be installed. No disk is included with the Corsair package as it is assumed that the latest version of the program will be downloaded from the website.

Once installed, the Corsair Link is available with a right-click on the hidden icons selector on the Windows toolbar.

Corsair Link User Interface

Corsair Link User Interface

The Corsair link user interface allows the cooling system to be operated in three different modes: Quiet, Balanced and Performance.


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