Liquid CPU coolers are all the fashion as of late, as they give the impression of being neat and supply the type of wonderful cooling efficiency you’d usually solely get out of an outsized air cooler. Corsair make among the finest AiOs within the enterprise, and at present their (attracts breath) iCue H100i Pro XT RGB 240mm CPU cooler (phew) is going cheap. It debuted at £115 and usually prices £90, however at present you’ll be able to choose it up for the relative cut price worth of £72.
240mm AiOs are a sensible choice as they slot in most mid-size circumstances, and are additionally a standard goal for even compact Mini ITX circumstances just like the Cooler Master NR200P. The cooling efficiency is equal to a high-end air cooler, just like the Noctua NH-D15 or Scythe Fuma 2, however the bigger heatsink permits the cardboard to absorb non permanent hundreds a bit higher than an air cooler can – put merely, there’s extra right here that should get sizzling earlier than the followers on the heatsink must spin as much as maintain temperatures in verify. That might make the AiO quieter at a given temperature, or cooler at a given noise degree, though this does rely loads on your case structure and different elements.
What is with out query is that the H100i Pro XT is an excellent cooler – I used an analogous mannequin for a few years on the Digital Foundry take a look at rig, as an illustration – and the AiO has gotten fairly constructive critiques because it launched again in early 2020. £72 is an incredible worth, provided that the cooler has retailed for over £100 for many of its life, and naturally it will sychronise properly with different Corsair gear you might have, like circumstances, followers, RAM and peripherals.
By the way in which, when you’re out there for a case, the wonderful Corsair 4000D Airflow is additionally being discounted proper now, this time on Ebuyer. The black mannequin prices simply £47 (down from £80) whereas the white mannequin prices a bit extra at £50. Either method, you are getting a top-notch case with an emphasis on thermals and usefulness.
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