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Pros: Unpacking this AIO and the the unit its self looking pretty sleek with thick braided cables and clean and compact looking block compared to other AIO's on the market which mainly feature plain rubber tubing or ugly plastic ribbed tubbing and huge blocks.
It was fair easy to install, simply put the backplate in, put the screws in and put the blocks on the put the bolts on and you are pretty much done. I would suggest installing the rad first before the block.
Blocks comes with pre-applied thermal paste.
Only requires one 3 pin fan header to power everything.
Includes the USB cable for corsair link which lets you manage fan and pump speed and block led color. You can just let the block/pump itself manage the speed of the fans as the block / water heats up.
Using a 5820k overclocked to 4.5ghz I got 32C idle and load temps were around 73C with stock pump/fan settings which is pretty good considering that chip outputs a ton of heat.
5 year warranty which is great and tells customers that corsair will stand behind their product even after years of being discontinued.
Cons: The braided cables are pretty stiff and a bit hard to manipulate into position.
A bit hard for cable management with three wires coming out of the unit.
Fans can get pretty loud.
Could have came with more long rad screws for push pull option.
Other Thoughts: This model is simply a rebranded h100i GTX. There really is no reason to upgrade if you already have one. Those looking to get an aio just get which ever is cheaper.
Corsair link is a bit of a mixed bag, sometimes its good and actually works, other times it just crashes or plain won't work correctly.
Overall this is a great AIO, its look great in a windowed case coupled with the performance and warranty, you really can't go wrong with this unit.
Pros: Includes 3 SP120 fans, the controller hub capable of hooking up to 6 fans, the control remote, and a header cable which allows you to hook up the the controller functions to switches on your case like the reset switch could be used to change fan colors, also includes all screws for the fans.
Fans can be lit up to red, green, yellow, orange, white, purple, and blue.
I was able to run the controller cable through a small gap in the side panel so I can keep external control of the fans.
Breathing mode look the best in my opinion. Green, white, and blue seems to be the most vibrant out of all the colors.
All the cables are long enough to reach around in even the biggest of full tower cases.
Except for one fan (see cons) they all seem pretty quiet even near full rpm.
Cons: One of the fans seem to have a high pitch hum compared to the other two fans.
More modes and colors would have been nice.
Two wires per fan, plus a lot of wire clutter from the hub and controller.
Other Thoughts: A bit pricey per fan compared to what you get but it does add a nice bit of extra flare compared to the various lit ring fans from other companies. Wish you could set each fan to different colors.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The build quality is great on this keyboard, it has a top steel body while the bottom is plastic, it also feels pretty heavy like the old school mechanical keyboards.
CherryMX red switches take very little effort to get a registered key press which is great for gaming.
RGB LED which is great for seasonal/holiday color themes. Each individual key can be changed a group of keys can be set on a certain pattern.
Built in windows key lock button which is great because I sometimes hit it when playing games.
LED brightness button with 3 brightness levels and off.
4 programmable bios with a toggle switch to easily switch between them.
Built in USB port for connecting something like a mouse or a USB headset.
Includes a key cap puller, different WASD and arrow keys that are great and have the same texture as the space bar.
Also includes a removable rubber wrist rest.
Has a braided USB cable.
Cons: The CUE software is pretty terrible and is very anti user friendly. Was having alot of problems just trying to setup led effects.
Space bar is angled inwards for some strange reason, I ended up reversing it and its much more comfortable now.
Has an audible hissing sound when led's are turn to max brightness and set to certain colors.
Other Thoughts: I came from a Corsair K30 Raptor to this keyboard which was a membrane keyboard but had tactile like feedback. It took a little to get used to the cherry mx red switches. I never used the programmable keys so not a problem on losing that feature.
The included pattern keys I tried using them but the weird angles and lack of grip caused me to switch back to the stock keys.
I did not use the included wrist rest, I have a giant gel wrist rest from an office store and feels more better in my opinion.
I'm glad they got rid of the highly disliked Corsair Gaming logo and now use their regular slightly updated sail boat logo.
You can also get cherry mx o-rings to reduce the travel distance and reduce the noise which this keyboard is pretty loud.
Overall pretty happy with it so far in the past 3 weeks, its mostly software issues causing this board to truly shine.