Corsair Unveils New iCUE RGB Pro XT Liquid CPU Coolers: 240, 280 & 360mmby Gavin Bonshor on January 27, 2020 2:00 PM EST
One of the most predominant brands in cooling and peripherals market, Corsair, has unveiled its latest range of AIO CPU coolers at CES. The iCUE RGB Pro XT range is available in three different sizes. Each version comes supplied with Corsair's ML Series PWM fans and has RGB LEDs on the pump which can be controlled by its iCUE RGB utility.
Consisting of three different models, the Corsair iCUE RGB Pro XT range of liquid coolers supports a wide variety of platforms including Intel's LGA115x desktop sockets with support for socket 2011/2066, as well as AMD's desktop AM4, AM3, AM2, and its HEDT TR4 socket. Each cooler has 16 addressable RGB LED's integrated into the pump which can be controlled using Corsair's iCUE RGB software.
The Corsair iCUE H100i RGB Pro XT comes with a 240 mm radiator and is supplied with two Corsair ML120 120 mm PWM cooling fans. Moving up the range, the slightly larger iCUE H115i RGB Pro XT has a 280 mm radiator has two Corsair ML140 PWM fans to keep it cool. The biggest model of the trio is the iCUE H150i RGB Pro XT cooler with its large 360 mm radiator, and three ML120 PWM 120 mm cooling fans. The Corsair PWM ML120 mm fans have a dynamic range of between 400 and 2400 rpm, while the ML140 fans spin between 400 and 2000 rpm.
The 240 mm version has an MSRP of $120, while the 280 mm costs slightly more at $140. The triple-fan 360 mm version has a current MSRP of $160, and all three models are available to purchase directly from Corsair, and at major retailers.
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Makaveli - Monday, January 27, 2020 - linkI own the original H150 which is super quiet. I believe fan are 400-1600rpm. This cooler is the quietest AIO i've used.
The newer version the fan range is 400-2400 so the db's should be higher on this model and something to be aware of. Even with the Excellent Corsair ML fans.
i'm not sure if Anandtech does AIO reviews but if you ever do I hope this is checked.
Sttm - Monday, January 27, 2020 - linkI think that mainly means it can get louder, but it would be doing so while providing superior cooling. So in practice I think it will only be louder in situations where the original was failing to maintain temperature and the new model can by hitting those higher rpm fan speeds.
firewrath9 - Monday, January 27, 2020 - linkWell, the old fan running at 1000rpm will make the same noise and same airflow as the new fan, while maintaining the same temps. however, if you need more cooling, they can go higher up to 2400 if need be, so the loudness should either be the same, or louder but cooler.
HideOut - Monday, January 27, 2020 - linkit seems they are releasing coolers that have no real/meaningful changes, other than even more RGB stuff. I have the orginal x100 I got last summer @ amazon's primeday. Cost me $39.99. What a steal. And I didnt even have to cut the RGB wire! I wish there was the bigger version for like $50 now :D
airdrifting - Monday, January 27, 2020 - linkIdiotic company, kept "refreshing" their lineups just to jack up the price while making the whole naming theme confusing. How are those any different from current H100i Pro, H150i Pro that are barely 12 months old?
Also for those who run Threadrippers, current and new Corsair lineups (H100i Pro etc) are NOT compatible with the bracket that came with Threadripper processors, the bracket is only compatible with Asetek OEM AIO liquid coolings such as Corsair H55/H100i GTX/V2/H105 etc. In order to use the new ones on TR4 socket, you need to purchase TR4 bracket separately from Corsair website which cost almost $20 after shipping, which is ridiculous. When they are charging $180 for a premium product like H150i Pro, you expect them can afford to put a 50 cent metal piece in there for compatibility, or simply expanding the current AMD bracket to make it TR4 compatible.
Dahak - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - linkEven if it would, I probably would not use this anyway as the block is smaller than the treadripper ihs and therefore may not fully cover the exact contact points of the chiplets as they are not all in the center and moved further out
airdrifting - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - linkFor most there is no other alternative. Those who buy Threadrippers use them as pseudo workstations with 128/256GB RAM, any large air coolers would have blocked off the RAM slots. Custom liquid cooling works but not everyone wants to deal with it.
Alistair - Monday, January 27, 2020 - linkWhat is the difference? Black instead of grey, and a second ring of RGB on the block right? Can buy for the same price as the one that includes RGB fans also (this one doesn't I guess we have to wait for those).
airdrifting - Monday, January 27, 2020 - linkAlso, what company charges $100 for three RGB LED fans? Greed at its best.
Makaveli - Monday, January 27, 2020 - linkAgreed prices for RGB fans are over the top.