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    Corsair iCue H170i Elite Capellix

    Meet Corsair's largest all-in-one radiator.
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    Re: Corsair iCue H170i Elite Capellix

    I'd be very interested to see how the alphacool eisbaer extreme 280 fits in to your charts. The reviews I've seen show it to be far superior to these kinds of AIOs which all appear to come out of the same factory. Difference is the alphacool is effective a prebuilt custom loop, with standard fittings for expansion, replaceable pump and a copper radiator. It would be very interesting to see how an expensive 280 lines up against these monster aluminium coolers you're testing.

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    Re: Corsair iCue H170i Elite Capellix

    Can you flip the CPU block cover so its the right way up if you have this mounted in the top of a case?
    If not, that and the visible screws really ruin the aesthetic, which on a £200 unit, really, someone wasn't paying attention when they designed this thing...

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    Re: Corsair iCue H170i Elite Capellix

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    and a copper radiator.
    At £200 you would probably expect Corsair to have used a copper radiator, would be very interesting to see how they compare to the aluminium ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Can you flip the CPU block cover so its the right way up if you have this mounted in the top of a case?
    The CPU block cover is the right way up in the pictures, with this mounted in the top of the case?

    I'm also not sure what this is meant to be cooling exactly (CPU obviously), as a decent 280 in a well ventilated case doesn't seem to be overly troubled? For example my 9900KF which probably draws more power than the 5950X runs cooler under load with my Corsair Hydro H115i RGB Platinum than any of the benchmarks show here? I'd be very interested to see if changing the thermal paste makes that much of a difference (I cleaned the pre-applied gunk off to switch for Artic Silver compound)
    Last edited by Iota; 30-06-2021 at 08:30 AM.

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    Re: Corsair iCue H170i Elite Capellix

    Sorry, I meant with it 'not' mounted in the top of the case, I've seen many a windowed build with the logo on the block being the wrong way around.

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    Re: Corsair iCue H170i Elite Capellix

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Sorry, I meant with it 'not' mounted in the top of the case, I've seen many a windowed build with the logo on the block being the wrong way around.
    I'm guessing with the pump cap being screw mounted it can be rotated 90/180 degrees if needs be, at least that's what the pump cap diagram on the Corsair website makes it look like you can do.

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    Re: Corsair iCue H170i Elite Capellix

    I would pay good money for serious cooling, not so interestedin the RGB and brand support, as mentioned above I would really like to see the big ones mengling with the little ones, and please just because of other materials, it would be nice to see the difference, if seriously in a pre-built loop or the likes that one beat the cheaper aluminium ones, then ill gladly pay 2x the price if not more, if quite a remarkable all time temperature at max load.

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    Re: Corsair iCue H170i Elite Capellix

    I assume it does, but just to be sure - does the software allow you to monitor the temperature of the coolant in the loop?

    I've been looking for 420 AIO but didn't go for the Arctic as you can't monitor the coolant temp. I want to be able to control the fan/pump speed based upon that and not the CPU temperature so that they ramp up/down much less frequently.

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    Re: Corsair iCue H170i Elite Capellix

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    I'm guessing with the pump cap being screw mounted it can be rotated 90/180 degrees if needs be, at least that's what the pump cap diagram on the Corsair website makes it look like you can do.
    I'll amend that, not so sure seeing some of the pictures on the website, it has a connector underneath the pump cap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Taniniver View Post
    I assume it does, but just to be sure - does the software allow you to monitor the temperature of the coolant in the loop?
    Honestly don't know, the iCue software reports the temperature of my H115i, not sure if it's the coolant or something else though. You can set the fan profiles to the temperature of the cooler though, not just the gpu or cpu temps.
    Last edited by Iota; 04-07-2021 at 07:47 AM.

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    Re: Corsair iCue H170i Elite Capellix

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    Honestly don't know, the iCue software reports the temperature of my H115i, not sure if it's the coolant or something else though. You can set the fan profiles to the temperature of the cooler though, not just the gpu or cpu temps.
    It will be the coolant temperature I think - what kind of temperatures does it report?

    I already own the H150i which does provide the coolant temperature, that why I'd assume this new H170i does too - but I'd like to be certain before spending this much on a cooler!

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