Review: Corsair H100i Elite Capellix LCS

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Corsair has released a new series of liquid coolers, this round the Corsair H100i Elite Capellix edition is put on our test-bench where we can check out the behavior of the smallest dual-fan 240mm ...

    Review: Corsair H100i Elite Capellix LCS
     
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    Your review said that you weren't able to set the H100i's fans to a fixed speed in iCUE. I use iCUE with an H150i Pro cooler and while I can't directly set a static RPM value, it's quite easy to create a profile at a static percentage value, see what that equates to in RPM and adjust accordingly. Did they restrict you from doing that for the new line of coolers somehow? Because creating custom fan profiles has been a feature of iCUE from the beginning, it would be really weird if they decided to stop supporting that.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Interesting, I might have missed that. Will check it out and update accordingly. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
     
  4. James Frazer

    James Frazer Member Guru

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    Yeah, it's a bit more fiddly and you should be able to toggle between % and RPM... I also think that in this day and age Corsair (or a third party) should create an app for iCUE control. How cool would it be to select LED profiles without actually having to be at the computer? I'm thinking for PC cases that are more of a display piece or a custome build system.
     

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    Under the cooler in icue click the + on the performance tab and you`ll see fixed % and fixed rpm in the custom options, the down side to icue unlike the early versions of the link software you only have quiet, balanced and extreme profiles for the pump.....no custom rpm, I have Tinnitus and unfortunately the quiet mode produces a pitch which for me is louder than the balanced setting.
     
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    Im pretty sure an android app already exists for that....I just dont remember where i saw it.
     
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    There are a variety of apps called iCue but certainly nothing from Corsair and nothing listed as being compatible on the Play Store.
     
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    Disappointed again. I just want one that can beat my old H110i GT. Still nothing that can beat it yet. I don't know why all the newer ones perform worse, but's it doesn't make me happy.
     
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    I still could care less about RGB, my case sits under my desk and I almost never use a case with a side window. But the integrated Commander Core module does make the wiring a LOT cleaner, and offers enough fan connections for most basic case layouts(between the front, top and rear you're likely not using more than 6 fans unless you've got a pretty fancy setup). Last I checked, a Commander Pro runs around 70 USD. Factoring that into the cost of these new coolers, and their price becomes a LOT more attractive to someone like me who doesn't want a crazy elaborate cooling/rgb setup.
     
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    I have always been suspect when the word ELITE is being used by companies. But CAPELLIX what a nice new word thrown into the AIO market basket! Looks like Corsair's AIO dominance continues with all of its LED splendor ("the circus is in town") and still trying to making the big $$$ and profits. For sure the "cool Capellix'' price of $190 is not for the average blue collar Joe like me working midnights riding the forklift. But now Intel with especially the "heat on by AMD" will be pushing out their 12th Generation (10nm-Fin) Alder Lake program probably just before the 2021 Holidays? The Big Deal: The socket dimensions for the newly minted Alder Lake mandated LGA-1700 is about 7.5mm taller than Intel's current LGA 1200 socket and this forcing that all such future mobo architectures will be dramatically changing along with their graduation to DDR5 and much more. Meaning that the H150i Capellix (along with all of their other competing AIO siblings) will essentially be obsolete by the end of next year since the current chipset AIO water blocks will not fit the new CPU molds. This of course will first only be applying to system upgraders, but nevertheless and with AIO's supposed to be lasting 5-years or so, it will most certainly make people think twice before investing in a new or upgraded (costly) AIO in the months to come. I am curious in how the industry or sellers will handle this matter? Or will it be just for the enthusiast or those having money to burn to simply starting over and or further supporting the seemingly neverending AIO LED upgrade craze? Unless of course we are ready now to create a used AIO market like the already existing and booming 'used 2080 series' GPU's now being proffered. Would you buy a used Capellix? Thoughts?
     

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