Corsair H100i RGB Platinum
I know what some of you are thinking. Isn't this just an H100i RGB
with RGB fans? That's what we thought when this product came through our door.
We expected the same coolers and fancier lights, but we were wrong, very wrong. The H1XXi RGB Platinum series is more than just a repackaging of the H1XXi Pro series; there is a lot more to it than that. Both units are fundamentally different, changing the question from "Is RGB worth the small increase in price?" to "Is the extra RGB and Corsair's performance increasing design tweaks worth the extra cost?".
The H1XXi RGB Platinum series brings the Corsair Hydro series into the era of addressable RGB illumination, adding two ML PRO RGB Magnetic Levitation (I prefer saying MagLev) fans, a thermally optimised coldplate design, a low-nose pump and a host of new options through Corsair's latest version of their iCUE software.
Another notable change to the cooler is the addition of a tool-free mounting bracket, which can be adjusted to support every major CPU-type, even AMD's large TR4 Threadripper processors. Fans of ultra-low-noise systems will also appreciate Corsair's new "Zero Fan" profile, which will allow the AIO's fans to be turned off until the unit's coolant reaches 45-degrees. When your system is idling, the fans on an H1XXi RGB Platinum can be set to turn off, which can help lower your system's noise levels.
H100i RGB Platinum 240mm CPU Cooler:
The Corsair H100i has been with us for quite some time, kickstarting the AIO revolution be delivering water-cooling-grade performance with a price tag that is considerably lower than a custom CPU-only loop.
Since the series' inception, a lot has changed on Corsair's venerable AIO liquid cooler. The pump has gotten a lot quieter, the fans have been replaced with static-pressure optimised models with LED illumination and silence-optimized bearing technology, and the unit has been backed up by a software stack that delivers users a lot of options for fine-grained control, both aesthetically and in terms of unit noise levels and cooling performance.
In the UK, we have been told that the H100i RGB Platinum will , which is a mere £5 increase over the H100i PRO RGB on Corsair's website. for the addition of two addressable RGB fans isn't exactly a bad deal, especially after considering Corsair's other design changes.