( 4.2 Average / 27 Ratings )
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Keeps the CPU very cool on idle and under load. and Corsairs software that manages this is very easy to learn/use.
The stock fan comes in 3 settings: Performance (2100rpm), Balance (1800rpm), and Quiet (900 rpm). They are quite noisy when not set at Quiet, and some may even experience the weird clicking sound.
Other than the noise, the cooler serves its purpose.
The cooler has been great so far. I love the corsair link software and the RGB lighting. It's definitely a little pricey though.
Cools with the best of them and looks great to boot. Just wish that the pump was a bit quieter and the stock fans are a bit loud.
I get very good idle temps at 24C, and decent load temps at 65C. I would have liked to see lower, but I suspect the reason is because of the crappy stock Corsair fans.
this is a great and quiet cooler that cools the cpu to less then 30 degrees during idle, and less then 50 degrees under load
Keeps my i7 at under 30c idle and rarely goes up to 60c while gaming. Original fans are super loud when at higher speeds
Decent cooler. I upgraded the fans to Corsair's ML series
I like the Corsair brand but they always stick the cheapest and loudest fans with their AIO's. With a custom fan curve though you can make this AIO pretty quiet. Mine came with a twist in one of the tubes that made it really hard to handle and manipulate in my case.
Looks beautiful, and one of the very few AIO coolers to support AM4 (Ryzen) motherboards with the included brackets. I didn't realize this was an issue until I started reading the motherboard compatibilty on the boxes of the coolers and manufacturers' websites. It was then that I realized that other coolers do not come with the AM4 brackets...you have to buy or order them separately. Some offer them for free after you buy the cooler. But that's such an inconvenience....you have to buy the cooler, and then go to a website, and then order the AM4 brackets, and uhhh...the pain.
Anyways here are the PROS:
1) Decent temps with moderate overclocking, not fantastic. (Check my temps on the left side that I posted)
2) Easy to install, hoses look nice too
3) RGB...ya its cool I admit.
4) Corsair Link is cool and easy
5) IT COMES WITH THE AM4 BRACKETS! WOO HOO!
And here are the CONS:
1) If you're like me and you dont give a crap about noise, and you want your fans on max speed, you will either have to
a) Plug in the power cables for the fans directly into the PSU.
b) Plug in the power cables for the fans into the PWM CPU Fan slot on the motherboard
& and control it with Corsair Link and doing all that jazz.
2) At stock speeds, the temps are not good. I cant get below 40 celsius personally. So I just live in the 50 celsius range and overclock