(Review) Corsair H150i Elite LCD: After Corsair Elite Capelix, which I called a cute monster in Leak. We now have the H150i Elite LCD, which brings all the power of the “monster” into one package that is a bit more sophisticated and appealing for any nerd! In the end, we’ll talk about a design that can really take your setup to a whole new level with a very high level of customization.
But let’s start with the analysis … First of all, it has to be said that Corsair is undeniably one of the most famous brands in the PC world, bringing quality products to market in almost every area that the traditional enthusiast likes to sniff into. At the end of the day we have complete PCs, mice, keyboards, cases, RAM, SSDs and of course … coolers! Today, however, we’re going to be looking at one of the brand’s newest AiO coolers, the Corsair H150i Elite LCD, a cooler that tries to combine a very different design with performance.
- number of revolutions: 2000 rpm
- socket: Intel 1700, 1200, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2066, AMD AM4, AM3, AM2, sTRX4, sTR4
- Dimensions of the cold surface: 56 x 56 mm
- Dimensions from cooler: 120 x 27 x 397 mm
- screen: 2.1 “(480 × 480)
(Analysis) Corsair H150i Elite LCD:
In short, Corsair seems to have gotten out of the box with this cooler by bringing a slightly out-of-the-box design, but one that is no less appealing.
By the way, if you are a fan of RGB lighting and screens everywhere, you will most likely be with this boy on 7 Thursdays, who is focused on keeping your processor cool.
Apart from that, like the other all-in-one coolers of the brand, from this series we have an AiO with an aluminum radiator and a pump that gives us a single loop supported by 3 120mm fans will.
But let’s first take a look at what Corsair itself highlights in its new range of products:
- High performance RGB pump: Powerful and quiet.
- iCUE Commander contain: Corsair contains an intelligent RGB fan control, in which you can not only switch on the RGB, but also the fan itself. (Everything controllable via iCue.)
- Magnetic RGB fans: 2 or 3 120/140 mm Corsair ML RGB PWM fans for the best cooling performance with 8 RGBs per fan.
- Cooling at a high level: 400 ~ 2400 rpm
- Zero RPM mode: When the temperature is low, the software will stop the fans to promote the silence.
- icu: It is possible to control everything through the iCUE software, including fan speed, lighting synchronization, etc.
- Split-flow cooling plate (copper): A design that promotes the best possible performance
- Low-noise centrifugal pump: A pump that can deliver an output of 0.82 l / min while still making noise below 20 dBA.
- Easy installation on Intel and AMD.
So while everything looks the same or almost the same, this is supposedly a new Cool AiO with cute LEDs and a Play-A-Playing screen, but the truth is we have a couple of new things here and of course the classic build Quality Corsair.
So we can include the mode Zero DBA or Zero RPM basically stopping the fans to avoid unnecessary noise. This is as long as the processor temperature allows (less than 40 ° C).
As for the H150i fans, as we mentioned earlier, we have three 120mm ML (Magnet Levitation) fans that can reach 2400 RPM. Which means a maximum of 37 dBA in terms of sound. However, as far as “airflow” goes, these two fans offer 75 CFM (Airflow -> CFM: Cubic Feet Per Minute, is basically how much air a fan can move.)
Something that Corsair guarantees, and very good at it, is a 5 year guarantee. In other words, the brand has blind faith in the quality of the product it sells! To be honest, seeing a long warranty on AiO coolers is a real rarity. So it’s good to see that trust in a product that when it fails, it really fails! (It’s a component that fails without warning!)
Installation, compatibility and performance
This cooler is compatible with both AMD and Intel platforms, you just need to replace the included snap head. Then all you have to do is prepare the backplate and follow the steps in the manual. It’s a simple process, especially when you have a number of drawings courtesy of Corsair before you.
However, you have to be careful with all of the cables that you need to attach and connect this boy!
Note -> The H150i comes with thermal paste pre-applied, which is usually an excellent quality paste. However, if you don’t trust this type of pre-application, I recommend using Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut (here).
- Motherboard: Gigabyte AORUS X570 Elite
- CENTRAL PROCESSOR: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
- R.A.M.: 32GB Corsair Dominator 3200MHz
What stands out here, of course, is the LCD screen, but the CPU cooling block is no joke. At the end of the day, here we have a package that can put 0.87L of water per minute on the processor, with a noise that can’t exceed 20dBA.
But let’s start with the results:
- Temperatures: IDLE -> 35 ° C // Average load) -> 53 ° C // Loading (100%) -> 76 ° C
To get an idea of what these noise values mean:
- Lifting an airplane -> 120 dBa
- Construction site -> 110 dBa
- Truck -> 90 dBa
- Interior of a car -> 70 dBa
- Normal conversation -> 60 dBa
- Office -> 50 dBa
- Living room -> 40 dBa
- Bedroom at night -> 30 dBa
- Broadcast studio -> 20 dBa
- Leaves in the wind -> 10 dBa
Well, the Corsair H150i doesn’t disappoint in terms of performance, because it manages to “hold” the very popular Ryzen 3900X without any noise problems.
RGB and Personalization (iCUE)
As I said when analyzing the iCUE 220T RGB box, this control program from Corsair is undoubtedly one of the best on the market and doesn’t ask for “pussy” -like accounts or Facebook logins.
In addition, the control panel has a very minimal feel that focuses on your ultimate goal … you can control the lighting of the product you want to buy.
This way we can monitor the RPM and temperature as well as control the level of performance we really want and even what image is shown on said person’s LCD screen, which in this case could be Gohan who is in SSJ2, a cat file, transforms nails or simple temperature information.
The Corsair H150i Elite LCD is a cooler that just won’t let you down, while also taking the look of your device to a whole new level. Apart from the “optics”, however, it is a product that impresses positively with its uncompromising performance, but also does not drive anyone crazy with the fans supplied by the manufacturer.
Corsair has done an excellent job of bringing this type of cooling to users who are less experienced in the computing world but who still want a nice, fast, and quiet design.
In short, in terms of design, construction and ultimately performance … The Corsair H150i Elite lived up to our expectations. Get the Recommended Seal!