Changes to our AIO cooler test system have recently been made, so we are starting fresh with our testing method and results. The following components are used in our new test rig.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Cooling: Corsair iCUE H115i PRO RGB XT
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair VI Hero
Graphics Card: PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 580
Memory: HyperX Savage DDR4-2666 16GB
Storage: Corsair Force MP500 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Case: Fractal Design Define R6 Tempered Glass
Power: SilverStone SST-ST55F-G
As our testbed is brand new, the list of coolers we will be comparing is currently quite small, but will be growing in the near future.
For performance testing we will first test idle temperatures. These are taken on the Windows 10 desktop an hour after the system has been turned on.
For load testing we will be running the AIDA64 system stability test with the CPU only checked. This puts a full load on our CPU. We run this test for 1 hour and record the highest temperature throughout the test.
Software & Lighting
As the name of the system implies, the iCUE H115i RGB PRO XT is fully compatible with Corsair’s iCUE application. Control of the H115i RGB PRO XT’s 16 RGB LEDs is available in the Lighting Effects menu, and all of the common effects are available here.
The Performance menu allows you to select from a few predefined pump and fan settings, and also gives you the ability to create your own. Do keep in mind that the temperature reading here is from the cooler itself, not your CPU, so we don’t recommend relying on that number for keeping things safe.
The Graphing menu offers the ability to view historical temperature data for multiple components and readings.
Notifications supports being alerted or performing certain actions depending on a variety of factors.
Check out a few of the lighting options below for an idea of what is possible within iCUE.