Corsair Hydro H150i PRO RGB Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 19.01.18
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General + -
With the Hydro H150i PRO RGB, Corsair offers their first 360mm AiO cooler. We like the fact that Corsair has included some RGB LEDs on the waterblock, in this way you can customize your cooler and create a proper color scheme. In other words this cooler is suitable for almost any build. Cooling performance in combination with the three 120mm PWM fans included in delivery is very good. Furthermore it offers great performance even when it comes to noise level.   - Cooling capacity
- Noise levels
- Quality
Installation   + -
The installation is simple an pretty straightforward. With two included mounting kits, where one is for Intel and another for AMD sockets, it should be quite easy even for less technical users to mount the cooler properly in a heartbeat. The only - very minor - drawback that we could find is that it is unfortunately not compatible with LGA 775 socket. The thermal paste is pre-applied and although we would like to see it included in the box, this makes the installation even easier for an average user.   - Easy and practical
- Compatible Intel and AMD
Performance   + -
The Corsair Hydro H150i PRO RGB features excellent cooling performance in every scenario, including 7V and 12V as well as the PWM mode. We tested the Hydro H150i PRO RGB with our fan controller which we use for all reviews. With the fans sets to 7V, the Hydro H150i PRO RGB managed first place and at 12V it scores second regarding load temperatures. Using the PWM mode the H150i PRO RGB again reaches first place. On average this is the most powerfull all-in-one watercooler we've had for testing so far.   - Cooling performances  
Noise Levels   + -
The pump on the Corsair Hydro H150i PRO RGB is not inaudible but in order to hear it you have to move close to it with you ear. If you have the watercooler in a closed case you definitely won't hear it. While using two fans at 7V, the Hydro H150i PRO RGB is subjectively very silent hitting 32.2 dBA. At 12V, we measured 38 dBA, which is actually still silent. When testing the cooler in PWM mode, noise levels do not go past 33.1 dBA, which is very silent again.  

Recommendation / Price   + -
Checking we find the Hydro H150i PRO RGB listed for 169 Euro, which is acutally quite expensive. However the Hydro H150i PRO RGB is amongst one of the most powerful AiOs we tested in in our lab. The build quality is on a good level as well as the bundle. Overall this is a good all-in-one watercooler that offers great cooling performance.   - Gaming PC
- High-End
- Price
We gave the Hydro H150i PRO RGB from Corsair 4 out of 5 stars.

Page 1 - Presentation / Specifications
Page 2 - Photo Gallery
Page 3 - Installation & Test Setup
Page 4 - Absolute Performance
Page 5 - PWM Performance
Page 6 - Conclusion

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