Corsair H80i Water Cooling System Review

In every industry there is always at least one company that seems to always be on top. No matter what product they are releasing they always sell well and everyone seems to love them. Without a doubt one of these companies is Corsair. As an owner of one of the original Corsair AIO’s, the H70, I am very interested to see how far they’ve come over the years. Today we will be taking a look at one of their most recent AIO units, the H80i. At the mid-top end of Corsairs line and with so many AIO cooling units on the market, lets take this cooler for a test drive and find out where it falls when the heat is turned up.

Special thanks to Corsair for providing the H80i Water Cooling System for review!

High-Performance CPU Cooling – Protect your hardware and increase your CPU’s overclocking potential. Dual fans and a double-thick radiator deliver outstanding cooling efficiency.
Advanced Fan Design – The 120mm fans use custom-engineered blades for better static pressure to noise ratio, offering improved performance at lower noise levels.
Corsair Link Monitoring and Control – Monitor temperature and control lighting and fan speed on your screen. No additional hardware is necessary.
Self-contained Cooling System – Hydro Series H80i comes pre-filled, and never needs refilling or priming.
Built-In Corsair Link – No additional hardware is necessary – just connect the included Corsair Link cable to a USB header on your motherboard and download the free Corsair Link Dashboard software. You can monitor coolant temperature and adjust cooling performance directly from your desktop.
Tool-free multiplatform magnetic mounting bracket kit – The modular design makes installation simpler, and it’s compatible with Intel and AMD processors.
Large-diameter, low permeability tubing – Minimal coolant evaporation helps ensure long life, and the resilient material offers both high flexibility and excellent leak protection.

One thing that I’ve always found is that Corsair packages their products well. Not only are they a great advertisement with beautiful photo’s and well designed graphics, but they are convenient and protect their products well. In the case of the H80i, all of the above is true.

On the front of the box you will find a nice photo of the cooler on a black background splashed with red and white for contrast. There is also a brief listing of features here.

Corsair H80i Water Cooling System

Moving to the back of the box you will find a couple of graphs comparing the cooler to both the stock intel cooler and to the standard H80. To the right is a listing of contents and below is a compatibility guide. It is worth noting that while a lot of coolers are compatible with all socket types the H80i is limited.

– Intel LGA 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011
– AMD sockets FM1, FM2, AM2, and AM3

Corsair H80i Water Cooling System

On the top repeated in many languages are three of the features of the cooler.

Corsair H80i Water Cooling System

Lastly on the right side you will find the technical specifications.

Radiator dimensions: 120mm x 152mm x 38mm
Fan dimensions: 120mm x 120mm x 25mm
Fan speed: 2700 RPM
Fan airflow: 77 CFM
Fan dBA: 37.68 dBA
Fan static pressure: 4mm/H20

Corsair H80i Water Cooling System

The cooler comes in the same flip top type of box we are used to seeing from many of Corsairs products and many other AIO units. Inside you will find the cooler and all accessories contained in the standard molded egg carton style cardboard piece. Setting itself apart in the product protection category, you will find an additional piece of foam on the top as well as all parts wrapped in plastic or placed in a bag.

Corsair H80i Water Cooling System

For a full video unboxing and product overview be sure to check out our video below.