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Corsair H150i PRO RGB CPU Cooler Review (Page 7)

Chad Sebring | Mar 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm CST - 2 mins, 32 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 79%Manufacturer: Corsair

Chad's CPU Cooler Test System Specifications

To see our testing methodology and to find out what goes into making our charts, please refer to our CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology article (October 2016) for more information.

Thermal Results

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Quiet mode leaves the H150i PRO at 58.25-degrees, which isn't all that bad until you consider the cost to get it. Balanced mode is nearly two degrees cooler at 56.5, and using performance mode we see another degree and a half of performance increase with the 55-degree result. Keep in mind, the H80i in balanced mode does better.

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Using quiet mode is almost depressing as we see 76.75-degrees in that test. Moving to balanced mode only moves us slightly up the chart at 75.5-degrees. Performance mode takes us into the low seventies at 71.75-degrees, but it again beat by two smaller AIOs and a few air coolers which are much more affordable.

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Doing what we can to max out the pump speed and by setting the fans to 100% in fixed percentage mode, we were only able to gain half a degree in efficiency. This does prove that the PWM curve for Performance mode is about as good as it gets, but look at the list of coolers ahead of the H150i RGB to put all the perspective you need on it.

Noise Level Results

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When we saw the 23 dB rating of quiet mode, the fans topped out at 485 RPM. In the balanced testing, we saw 25 dB on the meter, and at this time the fans were turning at 647 RPM. Even in performance mode, the fans are near inaudible at 28 dB. The fan speeds were 1070 RPM at this time.

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Adding heat from the CPU overclock, noise for the three modes has increased. Quiet mode is 24 dB with the fans at 542 RPM. Balanced mode is 27 dB with the fans at 865, and in performance mode, we hear the fans at 32 dB while turning at 1230 RPM.

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Putting the fan on a fixed percentage to max them out showed us that all of the fans were turning at 1600 RPM. However, the jump in fan speed is only good for a huge increase in noise to 49 dB, to reduce temperatures half a degree.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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