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CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #6 in Water Cooling


Pros: Cools my AMD 9590 to 30's Celsius load/game

Cons: none.

Compared to it's bigger brother the h100, the h80i performs comparably well in terms of cooling and overclocking sustainability temps. A friend of mine has a h100 on his 8350 oced to 4.8 see's on average 40's my 9590 on with the h80i see's 30's on stock 4.7...Even though we have different binned cpus this gives you an idea of what performance gains you can get with the h80i including 9590. I personally favor the 9590 with the h80i, I find the h100 a little overkill but considering how well the h80i performs I wouldn't hesitate buying it if I were to oc more on the 9590. But I'm convinced the H80i could handle it...And for the reviews stating fan control is not there, you simply download Corsair link and you have full control of fan profiles anywhere from balanced, quite, performance and of course custom curve. You even have control of pump led color tongue.gif .....all temps were monitored under intel burn test and game loads. battlefied 4 to final fantasy realm reborn.


Pros: It work, fans spin, liquid flows

Cons: VERY LOUD, doesn't connect to software, getting high temps even when not OC'd, 4 missing washers

Well i bought this because i planned on overclocking my 760K. I did a video unboxing and installation of this, and i had to cut almost half of the install process because of how difficult it was to install. I ended up wasting an hour until i realized that the pump wasn't going to fit. I had to actually install one of the fans on the outside of the case....

Once i got everything connected, i realized that my computer was taking a really long time to post. I moved USB connections and that fixed the problem.

But what it didn't fix was the fact that Corsair link does not recognize the damn thing mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif

I end up getting 90C on full load, and honestly it bothers me, i expect more from such a good company like corsair, and im hoping im the only one with this problem.


Pros: Cools well, quiet pump, corsair link temperature monitoring

Cons: The included fans are too loud

I bought this cooler to replace the stock amd cooler boxed with my FX 6100
The cooling performance is awesome, probably one of (if not the) best 120mm closed loop coolers out there.
It deffinatley keeps my OCd FX cpu well cooled. thumb.gif
It has a clean look and is compleatly black (grey fans ofc) wich makes it fit in nicley in most rigs.
Corsair link is a good tool for controlling fan speed and monitoring coolant tep etc.

And now for the cons:

The fans are REALLY loud, i can compare them with the stock amd HSF.
If i turn the fan speed so far down that they almost don't wanna start, they are still equaly loud to the amd cooler.mad.gif
So an advice, if you plan on getting this cooler, please get 2 seperate pressure optimized fans and put them on there!

This cooler is really good! I would give it 5 stars if the fans were better, but unfortunatley they arn't.


Pros: Silent pump, thick radiator, supports Corsair Link, requires just a minimal dust maintainance, cools well and looks sexy

Cons: Included fans are hair dryer-loud

I use this to cool my AMD FX-8120. I bought this, because the pump of my custom loop broke down and I needed a quick replacement. I thought I would order a new pump and get my custom loop back on, but guess what - I haven't still ordered it just because of how awesome this cooler is - It requires almost no maintainance, doesn't use up a ton of space in my case, unlike my custom loop, and performs incredibly well for a 120x120 cooler. There is just a single con and they're fans - they are ridiculously loud, so I'd recommend to replace them. Currently I'm running on some Cooler Master Silent Series fans and I'm satisfied with the result.
I recommend this cooler, no regrets thumb.gif


Pros: It cools my CPU really nice

Cons: None

I had this cooler before and it cooled a i7 3770K really fine at 4.6GHz. The temps were pretty low.


Pros: Awesome look, great tubing, silent pump, not that hard to install, load temp are great

Cons: Idle temp could be better, missing washers in the box, default fan are not that good, limited fan controller

I recently bought a H80i from Corsair webstore and here's my tought about it (I'm coming from a Hyper 212 EVO AP-15s in push/pull).

MB: Crosshair V Formula-z
CPU: Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4.1Ghz - 1.42V (load), CnQ on
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred

The unit was fairly easy to install, the most pain was to get the washer on the radiator. Speaking of the washers for the screws, well, there were 4 missing in the package. mad.gif
Not a big deal for me since I use the silicon ones bitfenix include with their fans, but it was quite annoying to find mounting piece missing.

So, I started to install it with the default fan and, let be honest, it was a vacuum and grinding feast. I downloaded the lastest firmware and it fixed most of the grinding, but they were still loud even at lowest RPM possible with corsair link. I finally decided to switch to AP-15s and it fixed all of my issues with fan noise, altough I had to plug them in my motherboard; Corsair link only having "loud", "louder", "loudest" option (40% to 100% fan speed).

Temp test (CPU temp):
Going to the temp, I must admit, I was disapointed with the idle temp, going 5C higher than my 212 EVO! I decided to start a Intel Burn Test and, after 10 normal pass, the temp capped at 48C, wich is 10C cooler than my EVO, so thats a win in my book thumb.gif

EDIT: I re-did a couple round of IntelBurn Test this morning with my AP-15s at 100% and my temps never went above 44C, near 15C cooler than my Hyper 212
The high idle temp are probably caused by me running the AP-15s at 600rpm at idle tongue.gif

So, I finally did test with 3 different fan configuration (Phenom II X6 1090T @ 1.4V), ambient is 25C
I do 10 pass of IntelBurn Test V2 @ Standard - Fan IDLE = 40%; LOAD = ~80% (depend on the temp)
1. Tube at the top, fan pushing air out: IDLE 35C - LOAD 49C
2. Tube at the bottom, fan pushing air in: IDLE 34C - LOAD 47C
3. Tube at the bottom, fan pushing air out IDLE 32C - LOAD 44C

EDIT 3 - 1.5V
With such great temperatures, I asked myself why not going to 1.5V, something I could never go to with my Hyper 212 EVO. I set Every fan of my case (including the cpu ones) to 100% and launched 10 "Very High" pass of IntelBurn Test V2

Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4.2Ghz - 1.488V (1.5V at load); LLC: Medium; C&Q on
Here's my screen after the 10 pass, check max temperatures Impressive - HWInfo64 (Click to show)

It's a great cooler, 54C maximum (ITE chip temp 1). Imagine this thing with the default fan @ 2750rpm (AP-15s are 1800rpm max), if you don't mind the volume level, the cooler might even be better thumb.gif

I decided to change my TIM to MX-4 (pea method) and found no change in temperature compared to the default TIM, so great job Corsair with great quality TIM.

The RGB lights are awesome, but they dont quite look like LEDs, more like if it was an "image" printed on the surface of the unit, wich looks really good. The Corsair link software for LED control is awesome, altough pulsating the LED has just a choppy and buggy "feel", decided to change the color from liquid temperature (WHITE (25C) - ORANGE (40C) - RED (50C)) and it works biggrin.gif

A crappy phone photo of the H80i installed in an Antec Eleven Hundred:

The Corsair H80i is a great cooler that looks even better in person. I will play with it around and update my review if I find something else.

Here's my first review and sorry if the english isn't that great
CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler

Protect your hardware and increase your CPU’s overclocking potential. Dual fans and a double-thick radiator deliver outstanding cooling efficiency. Monitor temperature and control lighting and fan speed on your screen. No additional hardware is necessary. The 120mm fans use wide, low-pitch blades for better static pressure to noise ratio, offering improved efficiency at lower noise levels.

BindingPersonal Computers
FeatureDouble thick 120mm radiator for increased cooling and compatibility Integrated Corsair Link? functionality allows you to adjust fan speed profiles and lighting, and monitor coolant temp via the free Corsair Link Dashboard software download. Two SP120L High Performance fans optimize static pressure at a reduced noise level for amazing performance Large-diameter, low permeability tubing ensures long life and improves flexibility for an easier installation A new improved micro-channel cold-plate design more efficiently transfers heat Includes mounting hardware compatible with all modern CPU socket designs Quick and easy magnetic installation brackets make it easier than ever to upgrade to water-cooling
TitleCorsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H80i
WarrantyFive years
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementCW-9060008-WW 79.75111111111113
Item Height9.02 inches
Item Length10.79 inches
Item Width6.1 inches
Package Height6 inches
Package Length10.9 inches
Package Weight3.85 pounds
Package Width9 inches
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
UPCList - UPCListElement843591025102
Item Weight2.65 pounds
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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