Corsair Hydro H80i CPU Cooler Review
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The Corsair H80 is a high-performance all-in-one water cooler, yet it has a design that is more compact than the H100, allowing it to fit into cases that cannot accommodate a 240mm radiator. The reason this is possible is because instead of using a long radiator the H80 utilizes a double thick 120mm radiator that increases the surface area of the finstack while still allowing it to fit into a 120mm fan port. The H80 also comes with two high performance fans that efficiently dissipate the heat stored in the fins of the radiator, while remaining relatively quiet.
The H80i is the latest version of Corsair’s double wide all-in-one cooler, and for the most part both coolers are extremely similar. Both utilize the CoolIT design, have a double wide radiator and have dual 120mm fans, but the H80i has some key improvements to the fans, and the block design. Additionally, the H80i is setup to work with Corsair Link, which is hardware and software solution that can monitor the coolant temperature and adjust cooling performance directly from your desktop.
The Corsair H80i has an MSRP of $109, but it can be found for as low as $84.99. As with all products the price varies from one retailer to another, so it’s wise to shop around to find the best deal.