Yesterday I've received the Corsair H115i PRO and those are my impresions.
First o fall, mounting it on the top was so ugly, to many space lost, so I was going to mount it on the front.
Mounting it on the front has some problems, so to have it fans on the front pushing air to the cooler on the back, you have to take out the hdd caddy and the plate covering it to let the radiator go lower, and I needed the hdd caddy.
Finally I got it like this:
2 original 14cm fan pushing air botom-middle, radiator mounted on the middle-top, and 2 corsair ML fans on pull also on middle-top.
I didn't like iCUE software, so hard to discover the way to change from silent to balanced profile, now the tests.
CPU [email protected]
PBO settings maxed out
vcore offset -0.875 + LLC Level 6
DRAM [email protected]
Noctua NHU12P (old one, 8 years)
Gaming CSGO: 49-53º
Realbench 1h: 78-80º, peak 87º
Corsair H115i PRO SILENT(Config as I described before, 2 fans push, 2 fans pull)
Gaming CSGO: 50-52º
Realbench 1h: 69-73º, peak 84º
Corsair H115i PRO BALANCED(Config as I described before, 2 fans push, 2 fans pull)
Gaming CSGO: 47-50º
Realbench 1h: 64-67º, peak 75º
The main diference on performance about SILENT and BALANCED was the pump RPM's, going silent and PUMT on balanced throwed almost the same perf as all in balanced.
Also, I've found the kit so silent, no as silent as before, but no problem about it.
- I didnt like the cable management, had so many cables from the cpu-block.
- Front mount was not as I expected, not 100% agree with the result.
- I was expecting more performance, like not hitting 70º in realbench
So, I've found one Noctua NHU12A from Review at 70$, I'ver ordered it and I'll be making tests all the weekend and keep the one I like the most, I'll keep you informed guys!