Corsair H110i GT Overview
Removing all the components from the the cardboard shell we find a nice collection of parts making up your typical AIO installation kit. We have the cooler itself wrapped completely in plastic, two 140mm fans, a USB 2.0 connector cable, a bag of hardware, and a bracket in a foam bag. In addition to the hard goods, we also find a full step by step printed manual, a warranty card, and a product line up booklet.
Taking a close look at the cooler we find a redesigned slightly more compact pump housing attached to two very thick ~14” pieces of tubing. These are sleeved in very nice black paracord like fabric sleeve which gives them a very finished appearance and will add strongly to any rigs aesthetics. At the other end of the tubing is Corsairs largest radiator offering at 280mm. It is a slim 27mm and features a pretty dense fin per inch count. This type of radiator will typically benefit most from some high speed fans. On the sides of the radiator Corsair has installed a grey strip with their logo in white on one end. This feature really does a nice job of breaking up the monotony of typical AIO radiators.
Back to the pump, we find a unit that is likely as compressed in size as we are ever going to see on these coolers. Standing barely over an inch tall, you will find no restriction with mounting this pump. With corners that are cut off the pump is an octagon, but it is in fact mostly square. The top of the pump has another gray piece similar to the one found on the radiator with the Corsair logo, this one is LED backlit. There are several features attached to the pump on different sides. We find the fill port and mini USB connector together on one.
Turn the unit once more and you find the SATA power connector, motherboard header, and the fan connectors. On the last side is the inlet and outlet for the tubing connectors. These connectors are able to swivel allowing you to more easily arrange the tubing for your installation. The bottom of the pump is covered in a single piece copper cold plate secured with eight screws and pre-installed with thermal paste. The finish is actually not very smooth.
Interestingly Corsair has capped the fan connectors with protective plastic sheaths. This will undoubtedly keep the pins from becoming damaged as well as keep them from damaging any other component.
For fans the H110i GT is equipped with a pair of SP140L 140mm high pressure fans. These 140 x 25mm fans claim to have a serious punch, pushing 3.99mm of static pressure while also being able to move 113 CFMs of air. These specs are at the cost of 43dBa of sound which we expect will be quite noisy at their top end of 2100rpm. The fans included in the kit have black frames with grey blades and match the rest of the unit nicely.
The rest of the kit is installation hardware. You will find all the parts needed for installation in Intel 1366 and newer as well as AMD FM1 and up motherboards.