At CES 2015, Corsair announced that in the first quarter of 2015, they were updating their AIO liquid coolers with a higher efficiency radiator, and a new design. The Corsair Hydro H80i GT is Corsair’s smalled AIO liquid cooler and can be found online under part number CW-9060017-WW for $99.99 with free shipping. It features two 120mm fans, a 49mm thick radiator, Corsair Link compatibility, fabric mesh covered tubes, lower cost and a five year warranty from Corsair. If a larger AIO liquid cooler is preferred, Corsair also updated their 240mm system with the H100i GTX, it costs a little more at $119.99 with free shipping. Today, we will be focusing on the Corsair Hydro Series H80i GT, recently Legit Reviews took a look at the H100i GTX.
If you are familiar with AIO liquid coolers, the overall design of the H80i GT should be familiar . It follows the general principle of an AIO cooler, with a radiator, that connects to a pump and cooling block with rubber tubes; nothing unusual about the overall design. What Corsair did was make the radiator thicker than most coming in at 49mm where the original H80i used a 38mm radiator. The H80i GT supports dual 120mm fans for a push/pull configuration, Corsair provides two SP120L PWM fans with the H80i GT. These are high static pressure fans, and are designed for AIO liquid coolers.
The baseplate uses an integrated pump, and using Corsair Link you can adjust the speed of the pump depending on your specific needs; by default it spins around 3000RPM. Being a totally sealed AIO system, it is virtually maintenance free, which makes installation a breeze compared to a custom liquid cooling solution. Corsair has changed the design of the pump cover, and how the tubes connect to the baseplate, we’ll take a closer look at these changes after we get to know a little more about the H80i GT. In addition, Corsair has covered the tubes with a braided fabric mesh which makes it look better.
Corsair H80i GT Features and Specifications:
|Corsair Hydro H80i GT Specifications|
|Fan||Model: SP120L PWM (2 included)
Dimension: 120 x 120 x 25mm
Noise Level: 37.7dBA
Max Air Flow: 70.69CFM
Connector: 4 Pin
|Radiator||Dimension: 154 x 123 x 49mm
Large-diameter, low permeability
|Compatibility||Intel: LGA 2011 / 2011-3 / 1366 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156
AMD: FM2 / FM1 / AM3 / AM2
Let’s take a quick look at unboxing the Corsair Hydro H80i GT and the test system before we install the AIO liquid cooler.