CORSAIR iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by stefan @ 2020-11-25

The iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX AIO from CORSAIR does offer similar cooling performance versus the previously tested H115i RGB PRO XT model but improvements in terms of the pump lighting effects, a replaceable pump cover in order to fit your setup color scheme bur also the RGB variety of the ML fans (ML140 RGB series). If you do have other RGB fans inside the system from CORSAIR, the installation task is much simplified thanks to the included iCUE Commander CORE, which minimizes the number of cables used, has a port dedicated for the CAPELLIX AIO pump and we will only need a spare USB 2.0 header on the motherboard in order to have full control via iCUE software.

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Conclusive Thoughts

The iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX AIO from CORSAIR does offer similar cooling performance versus the previously tested H115i RGB PRO XT model but improvements in terms of the pump lighting effects, a replaceable pump cover in order to fit your setup color scheme bur also the RGB variety of the ML fans (ML140 RGB series). If you do have other RGB fans inside the system from CORSAIR, the installation task is much simplified thanks to the included iCUE Commander CORE, which minimizes the number of cables used, has a port dedicated for the CAPELLIX AIO pump and we will only need a spare USB 2.0 header on the motherboard in order to have full control via iCUE software.

 

While the Quiet and Balanced iCUE presets are still oriented towards silent operation, the Extreme one can ramp up the fans to about 1710 RPM, in order to provide even more efficient heat evacuation via the 280mm radiator. Full control over the fan speeds is offered in software as well (radiator and case fans) thanks to the CORE controller, allowing a single page for configuration in iCUE for all versus the previous generation.

 

The CAPELLIX LEDs can deliver quite a bit of show and are more power efficient versus traditional ones; thanks to the powerful iCUE software, we can create a ton of effects, sync with our favorite compatible peripherals but also upload different profiles available from the community.

 

The iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX AIO is currently available online for about 168 Euros, a price increase understandable due to the inclusion of the Commander CORE in the package.

CORSAIR iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX AIO Liquid CPU Cooler is Recommended for:

 

 

We would like to thank again to CORSAIR for making this review possible!

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