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Getting a proper look at the H100i GTX and I must say, it definitely looks quite beastly, in a good way of course. The hoses that connect the pump to the radiator are rather wide, which should hopefully be promising when it comes to the cooling performance it has to offer. The hoses should also be of ample length so users will be able to install the cooler in a wide variety of cases, even with different configurations.
On first look, there is definitely no denying the H100i GTX looks the part and should be a great addition to any system it is used with.
The radiator itself is what we have come to know and love from corsair, it is made from aluminium and the fins seem to be nicely spaced apart and will allow for a good amount of airflow through them.
One of the things I liked, aesthetically speaking, is the fact that corsair paid that extra bit of attention to detail and designed the sides of the radiator to match the top of the pump. The grey area with the Corsair sailboat logo gives it a bit more of a premium look and will definitely help add to the overall look of any build.
The logo that is on top of the pump actually lights up, thanks to some well-placed LEDs. The colour of the LEDs can be controlled through the Corsair Link software, we will take a look at this in a bit.
The cold plate is made from copper, no real surprises there. One thing to note is that it will come with thermal paste pre-installed on it, which I removed to help keep our benchmark results consistent.
There are a few wires that are connected, or, can connect to the pump. Firstly, those that are already connected are the 3-pin power for the pump and a pair of 4-pin fan headers. Users looking to make use of the Corsair link software will need to plug one end of the included USB cable into the pump and the other, onto a motherboard USB header.
The H100i GTX comes equipped with two SP120L PWM fans that have a reputation all of their own. These fans offer great performance, but they are rather loud at the same time when being used at full RPM. The fans can, of course, be controlled via the Corsair Link software if you do find them a bit on the loud side.