Yes, it's hugely better. [–]hapki_kb 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). The newer H115i Pro uses the Asetek Gen6 pump. The Pro is OK too in performance but uses a flimsy plastic assembly similar to the X62, so I don't recommend it. 2.2 - Low effort content such as obvious reposts, or photos of unrelated products not relevant to CORSAIR or PC Gaming. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. If so that could be a major selling point. We additionally log core utilization and frequencies to ensure all components are firing as expected. The H115i Platinum is within reasonable margin of error of the other H115 models and those slightly warmer than it; given the variables involved in testing, we are at limits of test resolution. The Fluid Gaming is a budget-class open loop and has much more water present, as it has a standalone reservoir and separate pump, and so doesn’t really count as a fair comparison. We need to disassemble the H115i Platinum still and will run a separate video for that content, but that’ll reveal CoolIT’s internal design. Feature Area and Sections; Peripherals. This includes referral links, including Amazon! The only issue I am having is with iCue sw, not with the H115i. https://fb.com/corsair Generation 4.5 runs a much higher pump RPM (and higher noise), and is therefore more performance-oriented at the loss of acoustic performance. Compatible with CORSAIR iCUE ... H100i H115i RGB Platinum Quick Start Guide. The Corsair H115i Pro is more limited in top-end performance than the H115i Platinum, but it’s entirely because of the fans used. CoolIT has long been a contender of Asetek’s, with the two having battled legally over Asetek’s patents on pump-in-block design, and has also been one of Corsair’s two liquid cooling partners. The mount is solid metal and very well built unlike the flimsy plastic of the X62. Overall, the cooler is fine. We strongly believe that our thermal testing methodology is among the best on this side of the tech-media industry. internal pump differences in Asetek generations here, testing methodology with thermal chambers, Corsair 4000D & 4000D Airflow Case Reviews: Thermals, Noise, & Build Quality, EK AIO 360 & 240 D-RGB Cooler Review: Thermals, Noise, Coldplate Levelness, Zalman CNPS20X CPU Cooler Review & Benchmark vs. Noctua NH-D15, Arctic Liquid Freezer II, Arctic Liquid Freezer II Cooler Review: New Best-Performer for CPU & VRM Thermals. The Corsair H115i Pro is more limited in top-end performance than the H115i Platinum, but it’s entirely because of the fans used. [–]The_LetsDoDamage[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). [–]Hatafi 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (2 children). Peripherals Asetek has previously received settlements in legal disputes against CoolIT, the other supplier of Corsair’s closed-loop liquid coolers, and has also won legal battles against Cooler Master for its Seidon series. If you don’t mind, has the loudness subsided in the past week? Apart from the H115i Pro. Slickdeals Forums Hot Deals Corsair Hydro Series™ H115i RGB PLATINUM 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler $111AR @Newegg or iCUE H115i PRO XT / $114 w/FS Don't have the Pro - and I'm sure its great too, but I can tell you this H115i Platinum is absolutely awesome. It was ugly. https://twitter.com/corsair Going back to my H115i PRO in iCue (that I can't seem to remove) it was running at around 1000rpm in Quiet Mode unless this information is incorrect. First world problems, Steve. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. [–]beowulfpt 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (3 children). EDIT 2: No apparently my speeds are normal, so I’d consider the Platinum to be a downgrade. The trouble with maximum speed benchmarks is that they aren’t really comparable, as some fans might run at 2x the speed of others and produce more noise in the process. You have LLs so maybe you can answer a question for me... Are those rgb fans on the platinum LLs or new ML ones? No you can use it if you have one, but it works fine without it. [–]CorsairNickCorsair Tech Marketing 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). Rendered by PID 21455 on r2-app-0d86eb88a47da79d4 at 2020-12-10 17:17:32.274824+00:00 running efceab8 country code: US. Because “balanced” is dependent upon liquid temperature, “silent” ends up with the same results. Don't have the Pro - and I'm sure its great too, but I can tell you this H115i Platinum is absolutely awesome. I just returned a Kraken X62 and really disliked it in several ways, including the flimsy plastic brackets/mount and the non-optional terrible software. /r/techsupport At 40dBA and with our controlled paste applied, the H115i Platinum ends up at 39.6 degrees over ambient, which has it functionally tied with the EK Fluid Gaming 240 and other Corsair H115i models. I see, thanks for sharing. https://youtube.com/corsair. The fans are dead silent but that means nothing if the pump is louder than everything else. If I’m honest after the amount of work I’ve been doing lately and this new build being somewhat of a pain from the start (never buy parts before Black Friday...) once it was confirmed by Corsair the noise I was getting was normal I pretty much gave up. The Platinum has metal mountings that should be better. Those buying for performance should ignore both, as they’re priced for their LEDs, and instead buy something more barebones (like the EVGA CLC 280). Have a press inquiry? People who are buying for easy LEDs should consider the NZXT Kraken X62 and Corsair H115i Platinum. Set to a noise-normalized 40dBA, performance climbed to 41 degrees over ambient, for an increase of about 6 degrees over stock. It’s not quieter and I’ve not changed my mind, I should’ve stuck with the Pro! CORSAIR’s H115i liquid coolers are the 280 mm option in each year’s lineup, last reviewed here way back in 2018 with the H115i RGB PLATINUM.This year the H115i … Issue Resolved [–]The_LetsDoDamage[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (6 children). For what it’s worth, Corsair also just had a recall of the white version of its H115i Platinum RGB SE, but this issue should have been isolated and now fully resolved. Today we are reviewing the H115i RGB PRO XT. Our test starts with a 180s idle period to gauge non-gaming performance. For these tests, we configured the thermocouple reader's logging interval to 1s, matching the logging interval of GPU-Z and AIDA64. The Pro is Asetek made and the Platinum is made by Coolit. Product Request [–]abbadonazrael 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (2 children). So I've owned both for a brief period of time, I replaced the PRO for the Platinum. The package of the H115i RGB Platinum is vibrant and has a lot of things going on on it. Corsair recently made updates to their legendary line of hydro series coolers. We use a bench that is more carefully crafted for noise performance, opting for a passively cooled PSU and 23% RPM 980 Ti blower fan for very low system noise. The pump tachometer and SATA power are all bundled into one wire, and the user is expected to pull them apart if requiring a different cable pathway for the tachometer. As a recap of each, the Gen4, Gen4.5, and Gen5 Asetek solutions are widely used in the industry. Will probably go back to something like the NH-D15 if the experiment fails. So your cooler is performing properly. A new week a new LCS test, we are reviewing an AIO cooler from Corsair: the H115i RGB PRO XT. CPU cooler testing is conducted using the bench defined below. ... One of the H115i RGB Platinum… Finally got my RTX 3080 to go in my all Corsair build. The H115i Platinum does prove better than the H100iV2, to no surprise, and better than the Be Quiet! As good as it looks I’m more eager to replace that than my GTX 970! I've heard some people say their Platinum is near silent so I wonder if they vary considerable from unit to unit. This seems high to me, when in Extreme it runs at 3000rpm. Corsair has illuminated the big H115i RGB Platinum … If you have a silent build, yes. That said, it cools really well. I’ve had 3 previous ones in the past that all failed - 1 leaked too. Corsair H115i RGB Platinum CPU Cooler The head unit has been dressed to fit the Platinum name, with the new brushed metal ring around the black center section with the Corsair … The two fan cables, power cable, tachometer, and two RGB LED cables, plus two cables per fan (four total) can quickly result in a mess internally. The pricing is favorable in this trade. VCore voltage is locked to 1.141v for the CPU. Today, we are reviewing an AIO cooler from Corsair: the H100i RGB PRO XT. This means no brigade incitements, personal attacks, or "mentioning" a user in order to annoy or harass them, etc. [–]The_LetsDoDamage[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (4 children). I think the fan curve is a lot more aggressive than it needs to be, even on the quiet setting. I have changed the fans for some noctua ones though because the standard fans on the non-Pro version are way too loud IMO. Have a closed case so RGB is useless to me tho. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 21455 on r2-app-0d86eb88a47da79d4 at 2020-12-10 17:17:32.274824+00:00 running efceab8 country code: US. Need help with a submission? and join one of thousands of communities. Was looking at the H100i Pro and Platinum, but I can't really seem to figure out the difference between the two other than the lights. The pump is a fair bit quieter, which is important in my build, and whilst the RGB is excellent I don't feel this is worth the extra cost. If you’re looking for RGB LEDs, well, the H115i Platinum does that well, and we’ll give Corsair credit for overhauling the illumination on the H115i Platinum. All other fans are LL120s which are set to run at 800rpm which causes them to be silent. Fan speeds are manually controlled unless otherwise defined. We next tested with a repaste using our standard Asetek compound, finding almost zero change between the two results – we’re within a +/-1 margin of error, at 39.6 degrees versus 41 degrees. GamersNexus.net is Owned, Operated, & Maintained by GamersNexus, LLC. On quiet mode, the pump should be around 1100RPM for Extreme you will see upwards of 2500-3000rpm. It’s not a big change from what Asetek does, but it’s a small one and one which is noticeable. Corsair did run its water lines away from the screws, so we’re good there, but we’d still like to see another 0.5mm of spacing between the screw hole and the radiator fins, or maybe just a simple pad to catch the screw. The more important thing here is that the stock CoolIT compound spread is actually sufficient to cover the X99 CPU. To accomplish this, Corsair pairs their 240mm radiator with high quality ML series fans, and a newly designed cold plate. We then produce charts using a Delta T(emperature) over Ambient value. CW-9060038-WW. All six CPU cores are totaled and averaged second-to-second. /r/PCGaming Laptops. The only issue I am having is with iCue sw, not with the H115i. Any comment that is overly negative, and provides nothing useful in terms of discussion or critique, is considered "bashing". Mine is definitely the loudest part of my build. None of these items are deal-breakers, but they are things that Corsair could improve upon for future iterations – and, given Corsair’s love of the “H115” name, we suspect there will be more. All rights reserved. For just the H115i Platinum, we changed pump speeds and fan speeds to benchmark performance. The non-Pro H115i I had developed some problem (tried reseating it but no dice) but I actually replaced it with another one because it's very good when it works. EVGA CLC 280mm Review vs. NZXT X62, Corsair H115i By Steve Burke Published February 01, 2017 at 9:00 am . Builds This review boils down to a few simple things:If you’re buying for thermal performance and don’t care at all about looks, just save the money and go for something like an EVGA CLC 280. Good to hear no problems, I had the X62 and didn't like it much either. Generation 5 pumps opened up design opportunities to NZXT to build its own custom RGB LED PCB, something that Asetek hadn’t previously allowed. [–]beowulfpt 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (7 children). Was that pump noise all that different and audible in a closed case? Software Update EDIT: I just received confirmation that the speeds you are seeing for that platinum cooler are correct. [–]HP_Craftwerk 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (2 children). I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. We wouldn’t let this affect purchasing decisions for the non-SE model, as the details of the leak don’t affect the black edition of the cooler. Setting the pump speed to “Balanced” and leaving fan speed to full, we saw an increase of 2 degrees Celsius in load temperatures. In the middle portion of it is a view of the device itself. Discord Available in a 240mm, 280mm or 360mm arrangement, the PRO XT finds itself between the PRO and the Platinum range of CORSAIR’s AIOs, with the hope to offer the consumer the best of both worlds. Product Release Mount a Pro XT or Platinum cooler; Mount a Hydro or Pro cooler; Mount a Pro XT or Platinum cooler. Asetek, it seems, has a patent on the pump-in-block design approach, and has had judges rule in its favor. More fairly compared, the H115i Platinum also competes closely with NZXT’s Kraken X62, which has performance within our error margins. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. Ok, thank you. 80+ Platinum; 80+ Gold; 80+ Bronze; Cabinet (Case) Home; Sort By Brand. It’s a new revision of a product that’s been available on the market for quite some time, the H100i Pro. H100i Pro vs H100i RGB Platinum I currently have a h100i v2 that its making some strange noises so I was looking to upgrade proactively. [–]athenaesword 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]Kyanche 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (1 child). https://instagram.com/corsair If I’m completely honest, I’ve decided I strongly dislike AIO coolers. H115i PRO RGB vs H115i Platinum (self.Corsair), submitted 2 years ago * by The_LetsDoDamage. Note that the Pro capped-out at 37dBA due to fan speed limitations, so it is slightly better here but more limited in maximum performance potential. iCue is just kind of a pain to get set up just right. Corsair is hot off its announcement of the new Platinum line of coolers in the H100i RGB (240 AIO) and H115i RGB (280 AIO) lines. Conducting thermal tests requires careful measurement of temperatures in the surrounding environment. Generation 6 pumps don’t improve performance – and are technically marginally worse than Gen5 – but instead focus on reducing the rate of permeation of liquid into the tubes and housing. /r/MechanicalKeyboards Thermal performance is roughly the same - hope this helps someone! It's a fairly silent build. The H115i Platinum uses CoolIT’s solution. Upgraded case for the setup, love this 500D, H100i RGB PRO XT no longer working after firmware update. The H115i, the original, is an older Asetek design. iCue is reporting the pump running at 2500rpm in Quiet Mode. For our test bench, balanced ran at about the same 2000-2400RPM range as silent. [–]Jesso2k 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). [–]athenaesword 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (2 children). Have a question about a post removal? For one, we noticed that the radiator bracket isn’t spaced far enough away from the radiator core itself, and the included screws (even with a washer or two) will pierce the fins behind the radiator bracket when fully screwed in. We use an AMPROBE multi-diode thermocouple reader to log ambient actively. Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO Cooler Review – What’s in the Box? This difference is the result of EVGA’s aggressive fans, which hit 58.1dBA to Corsair’s 49.1dBA on the Platinum at max speed. Buy CORSAIR Hydro Series, H115i RGB PLATINUM, 280mm, 2 x ML PRO 140mm RGB PWM Fans, RGB Lighting & Fan Control w/ Software, Liquid CPU Cooler. However with the amount of effort that goes into installing one of these in a 500D, I don't feel it's worth the effort of returning it. CORSAIR iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler Review CORSAIR' H100 was a landmark of the self-contained liquid CPU cooler revolution, and after nearly a ... 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