Corsair H170i Elite Capellix Review: Bigger, Bolder and Colder

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Corsair H170i Elite Capellix Review: Bigger, Bolder and Colder

The Corsair H170i Elite Capellix confirms that a 420 (3x140mm) radiator can offer better cooling over traditional 360 models. But like most things near the top end of PC hardware, it doesn’t deliver a huge edge over other smaller alternatives, including Corsair’s own H150i Elite Capellix.

Corsair’s history in the all-in-one liquid cooling niche goes back more than a decade and spans dozens of models, more than a few of which have graced our list of best AIO coolers. But the new H170i Elite Capellix is the company’s largest ever AIO, featuring a massive 420 radiator (3x140mm). Of course, it also sports a Corsair pump controlled by the company’s iCue system management and monitoring suite, along with a standalone Commander Core lighting and fan controller, plus a trio of ML140 RGB fans. As you might imagine by its size along the H170i Elite Capellix comes equipped to cool just about any desktop processor on the market today. 

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What about AMD Threadripper, you might ask?  Well sure, that also includes AMD’s high-end desktop (HEDT) chips for either TR4 Gen 1 and 2 or sTRX4 Gen 3.  We thought you might ask about that, so we have included comparisons for both our HEDT Intel i9 and AMD TR4 desktop testing systems as well.

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