To date, the high volume of tube and tube populations of overactive AIO has not been such an advantage when it comes to high temperatures and sound. A larger paper environment should lead to better performance, but options in AIOs should have a set that supports this vision.
The The Corsair H115i RGB PRO XT It is presented as a preceding development, where the product type has worked in various important aspects that should allow it to maximize its effectiveness. The question is clear, can it be seen as a top option or will it just stay as an option for those who want less screaming?
Features and technical specifications
|The Corsair H115i RGB PRO XT|
|Type||AIO (All in one)|
|TDP size to spend||Not specified|
|Consistency|| Intel 1200, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2066
AMD AM4, AM3, AM2, sTRX4, sTR4
|The size of the radiator||322mm x 137mm x 27mm|
|Equipment for radiator||Aluminum|
|Severity of water restriction||56 x 56 x 42 mm|
|Equipment||ABS, Nilon and bronze|
|The speed of transfusions||1900 – 2600 RPM|
|Stiffness of pump||Not specified|
|The sound of the pump||Not specified|
|They do not like||2 x 140 mm|
|Conversion speed||400 – 2000 RPM|
|The flow of air||97 CFM|
|To carry||Magnetic resonance|
|RGB||Just a block|
This AIO comes with some great features. Based on the fact that Corsair offers a 5-year warranty, we can already imagine the quality of the product we are facing.
It is Aio that starts with the structure of being SLIM, because its diameter shall not exceed 55 mm in total with its fans. It will, of course, be larger than the standard 240 mm because it focuses on 140 mm fans, which is both straight.
These successors will be the well-known ML140 PWM, which includes a "carry-on system" based on magnetic levation, which should provide reasonable improvements in this category. They can rotate from 400 RPM to 2000 RPM and will introduce 97 CFM as airflow and 3 mmH2O tuli pressure.
The compatibility of this AIO with AMD and Intel is quite impressive, being able to support the following foundations:
- Intel 1200, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2066
- AMD AM4, AM3, AM2, sTRX4, sTR4
Last but not least by 2020, your pump will not be PWM, but simply bring a standard 3-pin connector to read RPM on board.
Unboxing and other instruments
Highlighting its standard colors for its products, Corsair did the same with the introduction of this H115i RGB Pro XT. Obviously yellow that highlights the brand at the center, its name and little information on the product itself.
Many of the information we have in the background, where for example the radius dimensions are specified and the key features mentioned above in AIO and in various languages.
The first thing we will find when opening your box is an unsolicited presentation. All are well cared for and protected from mold due to obvious bags, where we will also find a warranty guide and a printed product brochure, something today is lost.
Once out of the box we find in the corresponding pockets the corresponding anchors of all bases, as well 9 USB cable that will give us control over this Corsair H115i RGB PRO XT.
In addition, Corsair logically includes a wallet containing all hardware for all platforms. It's amazing how big this fund is, because the number of accessories for these needs is so wide.
For example, we will have 16 possible screws to push / pulland 16 washers for this use.
As for its fans, it is the used ML140 PWM, which is presented as the original model sold as a version without RGB, with 7 colors and 0.259 amps per person.
It is not too high to use when we consider that it is 140 mm and can reach 2000 RPM. Of course, Corsair includes PWM controls for easy access to the regulation in your AIO.
The first thing that caught our attention when we had a Corsair H115i RGB Pro XT on hand was its ratings. It is very compact, with very straight lines and very full, which is the first impression after a quick look and a first glance.
The second point that caught our attention was that we would, as usual, two PWM connectors for the control of said ML140 PWM, a SATA connector its delivery, and the pump and finally the 3 connector with a single RPM reading thread.
It should be included at this stage that, if one of the two fans is not connected, the one connected is 100% run until the integrated controller in the block receives a second one.
The 3 connector fan has something else, but we'll talk about it in more detail.
The block comes with plastic protection to avoid scratches, fine product details without hesitation. It is sure to include in this version its own collection 16 LEDs (Capellix maybe?) An ARGB that will please those lovers of the ICue program.
Continuing with the water block, we see that its octagonal shape enhances the construction and distribution of the entire installation and wiring system.
On the right we look at it from the front we will have exit and exit areas, while on the left we will have Micro-USB connector (Corsair no longer has USB-C in these cases) and is a full complement, which also acts as an AIO internal controller.
The cabinets are top-notch, improving ergonomics and easy installation of this Corsair H115i RGB Pro XT.
As we have seen in the previous photos, Corsair covers the cold plate with hard-to-protect plastic, mainly for two reasons: to avoid the frosting or scratching of the cold plate and to prevent the hot paste used in the welding.
The plate is as cold as the block dimensions 57mm x 57mm x 42mm, so we are dealing with very important measurements, something that is necessary because it also aims to spray Threadrippers.
As we will use our thermal paste for comparison comparisons (AS5) we have released pre-product use to later check the cooling rate of the cold plate.
What we see in the picture above is a very easy way to swap anchors between platforms. We will only pull the pieces over time and they will come out without much effort, after which the way to put new ones is a reasonable retaliation.
As for the quality of the block, it is not perfect in terms of its coolness, but is more than acceptable, it can also be described as good. It's better than the other models we've reviewed, which can give you some performance benefit.
The focus on its radiator, as we have said before, is quite straightforward, very clean, and not nearly equal to a copper tank. It draws attention to the rest of the rear copper tank, is very compact and which will allow less flow space to be reorganized.
It does, however, have 13 tubes, so we are facing the same asymmetric interior design with 7 members at the same time and 6 in the water-expansion shop at first, reducing the water speed and then speeding up again. in the final tubes due to their low number.
As always, Corsair fully complies with the standards shown in its specifications. And because as you can see, the radiators are exactly 322 mm x 137 mm x 27 mm.
The tubes are heat-sealed and sealed with installation methods that fix both the black tube and the inner rubber itself. In this case, Corsair also improved the contents of its tubes and ensured lower availability, something which also looks to have improved due to the calculation of its new installation a pump made by CoolIT.
Here we can see the size of the radio itself in terms of FPI (find each inch), where the figure goes up to Twins are 20 inch each. This number will place this aluminum radiator between the middle and upper limits depending on the limits.
The most restricted radiator has 30 FPI, while the most restricted radiator can provide 12 or 16 FPI, and, therefore, it focuses more on lower than high speeds, although it is a respected number that shows why Corsair needs to import ML140 at this AIO.
One of the most striking details of the radio is the fact that Corsair wanted to push both the horizontal and horizontal position of the radiator to the limit (which makes sense for that part of the cooler).
This means that there is less distance between the pins of fans and fines, which means that the air will be "sent" with greater force against the fans and their flow, which is another reason for installing high pressure fans such as this ML140.
This has another meaning, and that is, even though the ankle vertically does not go down above any tube but above the wings, the low height we have seen will mean that the adhesive holes in the chassis eventually release some bows.
This is not important beyond the aesthetics, but if we could only place two fans and not bend / pull on the 4 of them, it would have been easier to use the washers excessively to get a lift on the screws mentioned. That is, instead of using a single washer on one screw, use two to try to avoid digging the pins when the screw reaches the bottom.
Due to the zero height described above, Corsair has given this H115i RGB PRO XT a larger distance between the pins, since it ranges from a standard 15 mm to a wider diameter 20 mm.
This leaves a space that may seem uncomfortable, but is far from ideal, because, though the pressure of each static element is high, it is not excessive, so that the space between the fans allows the air back out to be determined again. and then again
From a performance point of view it's not the brightest, most obvious, but it's a smart way if you want to maximize performance and sound without going to extra pressure, in which case Corsair doesn't have the best fan on the market.
The inclination and length of the blades, as well as their small size, can be underestimated relative to the average car, allowing a 14 cm fan with 97 CFM to reach the aforementioned 3.0 mmH2O.
The assembly has always been really easy and you don't need any secrets without pressing the anchor nuts on the Intel boards. It would seem that we took them to their limit, but if we don't do it well we will see that they are not compatible with the corresponding holes, so it is important to consider this.
As can be seen in the image above, the size of the radiator in terms of its length is taken into account and will force many boxes supporting 360 mm radiators only to be able to install this 280 mm one, to discredit the third fan.
For everything else, the installation is complete with the corresponding blocks or anchors on each board, without further ado, it's all very easy.
Unfortunately, the latest software version of Corsair & # 39; s centralism, iCue, fully supports this H115i RGB Pro XT. Everything is made, downloaded and retrieved for the first time, something that may seem obvious, but unfortunately it doesn't happen with other products from other companies and their software.
Here as we can see it has already appeared in the main menu for CUE, where the unit also comes with the latest serial firmware.
Within the separate tabs of this AIO and already within the product, the first thing we will find may be the lighting effects. Its 16 LEDs can be programmed within all software-approved modes, which are in direct contrast to the 16.
It should be noted that each LED is individually adjustable or even in groups, but only the ones we select specifically will be illuminated, without any additional effect.
The second stage is the operation, which will allow us to select any of the 4 predefined profiles to improve or adjust the temperature and noise levels. We'll have a quiet profile, moderate profile, extreme profile and Zero RPM profile.
All but the Zero RPM profile can be configured for both pump and fans. This more aggressive sound profile will only be available to fans, since the pump should not be stopped at any time.
The drawing section will show us a personalized graph of fluid temperature, fan RPM or pump, which can range from one minute to a full day, something very useful for monitoring a system.
Finally, we have a notification section, where we will automatically be able to choose to turn off the equipment when the water temperature reaches 70 degrees. This figure is very high and recommends changing it and setting it to 50 degrees, because if it's not possible the microprocessor installs Throttling before CUE closes the system as a safe option.
Thermal and acoustic performance
We come to a very interesting section of comparison and as such, we will be able to work on this AIO which, on the other hand, points up, where will its limit be?
To understand the tests that give you our standard test team:
- Intel Core i7-8700K (no rotten, stock)
- ASUS Maximus X Formula (UEFI 2203)
- Corsair Revenge RGB 2 X 8 DDR4-3200 MHz Cas 16 (XMP ON)
- Corsair AX1200i Platinum
- Corsair MP510 960 GB
- ASUS STRIX Helios
- EK Vardar EVO RGB (x 4)
- Tacklif HM02
- Ckeyin DNM-51
- Aquaero 6 PRO
The test method is simple: at temperatures of 20 ºC with a mean of 34.4 dBA (both rigid and continuous controlled), the maximum stress test is performed with a 1 hour Rebenbench when the BMI load is high.
The test is repeated in the configuration of the stock and under overuls, where in both cases the GPU is not pressed to affect the CPU temperature. The air adjustment is similar to a standard PC, where at 30 degrees on the motherboard the additional fans turn at low speed (500 RPM) for real-time temperature measurements and user-friendly design.
The temperature illustrated in the graphs is a 6-point scale, to better illustrate the degree to which we can meet each type of refrigerator.
Although the inactive does not get the best temperature measurements by comparison, it is undeniable that performance is the second best of all systems tested so far with the approval of the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240.
At a temperature between 63.16 degrees celsius It's before the all-powerful Noctua NH-D15S and is better than the Corsair A500.
As far as sound is concerned, the idle is within the range, not outside or falling behind. But overall this goes up to 39,6 dBA, though not from the original positions, the fact is that every 3 dBA there is an increase in sound pressure that without excessive bloating allows the ears to clearly distinguish between systems.
The Freezer 7 X cannot be attacked for obvious reasons, so the local competitor is the ASUS Ryujin 240 and although it's not far off, the prices of this Corsair H115i RGB PRO XT place it at the center of the table, everything is very solid.
PWM vs. RPM makes it clear that the range is wide, in some ways it is not uncommon for an elite to perform like the ML140 PWM. The problem is that the «Balanced» configuration does not allow to lower the RPM of fans below 350 RPM and the Zero RPM configuration enables them to remove them directly.
This 120mm fan will be a bit of a drawback as it produces less flow enough to overcome the limit and more RPM will be required. On the other hand, in these ML140 PWMs that exceed 350 RPM and up to 450 RPM we can already see how the tuli pressure handles overcoming its radiator limitation with a very low noise increase.
As for dBAs, the disabilities from the straight line or the bottom 40% to the vertical are already over 50%. Every 10% we propose represents a doubling of sound pressure in the range of 3 dBA, something that is less obvious, but is obviously more sensitive to PWM flow.
From 50% where available it's very clear, and which is already at 100% higher than 55 dBA.
Excessive configuration is based on demanding full 24/73/375 stability for our i7-8700K. This knowing that without the delidium the temperature could go with other low-level refrigerators near dangerous temperatures, we decided to lower its power to 4,9 GHz with a stable volume of 1,248 volts in Adaptive mode.
No cache values or isolated voltages have been corrected.
Under the overbulaed and with the limited CPU performance within safe temperatures, this Corsair H115i RGB Pro XT does not manage to be at the top of the rankings, but not that it offers much against its rivals.
Leaving aside the Corsair A500 for another matter, there are no two titles between the Liquid Freezer II 240 and this AIO, what will it do with the loud noise?
This did not happen, due to the sharpness of its followers when they repented. The sound level meter, being far more sensitive than our ear, captures the various patterns that we may be representing.
In the case of the ML140 PWM we are faced with the sound that the user will not be too loud and feel less pressure compared to that shown by the standard sound meter. Just remember that the details of the Tundra TD02 have included the vibrate their fans have produced in the register.
These Corsairs are not moving, but their sound is not good because of the noise level as such, because it is very quiet in the human ear.
It's really hard to test this Corsair H115i RGB PRO XT. On the other hand, its performance and sound in stock setting are quite good, we can say goodbye, but under the extreme it doesn't take advantage of any profits it has and lose ground.
Probably the biggest RPM range for its rivals at 120mm and its high pressure on its fans will help them leave this behind when everything has to be provided. In addition, it adds another problem we have seen. As we noted, Corsair allows 4 ways to prepare its fans and 3 pumps (not counting customized by the obvious user).
In the "Balance" and "Extreme" modes, the bomb, though it sounds a certain way, does not bother us at all unless we are very quiet on the PC, where it will be the only thing that sounds the least.
This changes to "Relaxed" mode, where it introduces a with annoying and loud clicks. When they asked for this type, they confirmed that in the early stages they found the problem and were able to fix it before the units began in the world market.
So no user should have this same problem. On the other hand, and in combination with the pump, no standard software to read other than iCUE will get the RPM of the pump correctly, something really amazing.
We also asked Corsair and they confirmed that this CoolIT pump has four different pointers, so the RPM signals are doubled, that is, any readout software will double the RPM of what the pump actually changes.
To save this information we need to focus on price. Currently on sale 154.90 eurosThe high figure is undoubtedly the exact opposite of its superior H150i RGB PRO XT. So much so that for only 25 euros we will have a 360 mm radiator with its associated fan mount.
On the other hand, on the other hand, there is the H100i RGB Pro XT, which has better fans than it can get close to its performance, costing 23 euros less. As we can see, Corsair's characterization is attractive, but it puts the existing debate on the table. Choose 240mm, 280mm or 360mm and write in your pocket lightly.
Due to the advantages of the three sister models and the PWM-RPM range, there is really no difference in performance, but the height difference may also be the key to deciding on the H115i RGB Pro XT, as it has the advantage of both Brothers: Only two fans and a low RPM range with the ability to move lots of air and everything at a solid price.
If we look at the market at 280 mm, that is probably it high quality / performance / appeal / price presented together. It's not ideal for any of these four sides, but globally there is certainly no round AIO right now.