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2020/08/03 11:12:08 (permalink)
https://www.techpowerup.com/270596/corsair-intros-hydro-x-series-icue-custom-water-cooling-kits
 
Corsair today introduced the Hydro X series iCUE custom water cooling kits. These include the Hydro X Series iCUE XH305i, and the Hydro X Series iCUE XH303i. Both kits are nearly identical, differing with the included radiator fans and reservoirs. The XH305i kit includes an XC7 RGB CPU water block that supports AM4, LGA115x, and LGA1200 CPU socket types; an XR5 360 radiator, an XD5 pump+reservoir combo device, XL5 clear coolant, 3 m XT Hardline 10 mm and 14 mm tubing, eight Hardline 14 mm fittings, a pair of 90° rotary adapters, a 250 ml filling bottle, a Hardline tubing bending toolkit, a trio of QL 120 RGB fans, iCUE Commander PRO, and RGB Fan LED Hub. The XH303i is mostly similar to the XH305i, except that it includes a trio of SP 120 RGB PRO fans, and XD3 pump+radiator combo device. Corsair is pricing the Hydro X Series iCUE XH305i at 579.90€, while the XH303i is going for 499.90€. Corsair is also selling the Hardline Bending Toolkit for 49.90€.
 
I think the prices are fair and reasonable based on the parts included. 
 
 


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    Re: Corsair Intros Hydro X Series iCUE Custom Water Cooling Kits 2020/08/03 11:15:36 (permalink)
    interested to see reviews from sites  & users  alike....
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    Re: Corsair Intros Hydro X Series iCUE Custom Water Cooling Kits 2020/08/03 14:36:02 (permalink)
    This could be an interesting way for someone to move up from an AiO solution to their first custom loop.  Agree prices are very reasonable vs. buying individual components (assuming the kit has good performance and reliability).  I wonder how many people will go this simple route vs. diving in and selecting individual components.  For me, the component selection process was a significant part of the experience (fun!) of going with a custom loop.  I made a couple mistakes along the way, but you learn and move on.


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    Re: Corsair Intros Hydro X Series iCUE Custom Water Cooling Kits 2020/08/05 04:49:44 (permalink)
    Really nice kit.  

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    Re: Corsair Intros Hydro X Series iCUE Custom Water Cooling Kits 2020/08/08 00:41:59 (permalink)
    It doesn't look like a bad kit, $700 for the top kit seems a bit high. Maybe I'm a tight wad, possibly... 
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    Re: Corsair Intros Hydro X Series iCUE Custom Water Cooling Kits 2020/08/08 07:30:24 (permalink)
     
    Most of that Hydro X series gear has been out since ~May 2019 or earlier, the only thing new here as that they are packaging a bunch of components together in one kit rather than selling them separately as they have been doing for well over a year, and the hard tubing and associated accessories have of course been around for years. If you want reviews on the Corsair components of that kit, there are plenty out there already. It appears to be pretty decent gear. I guess if you don't want to shop around, the 'everything' kit certainly makes it a little easier to set up a decent cooling loop.
     
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    Re: Corsair Intros Hydro X Series iCUE Custom Water Cooling Kits 2020/08/08 18:00:01 (permalink)
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    It doesn't look like a bad kit, $700 for the top kit seems a bit high. Maybe I'm a tight wad, possibly... 


    That’s a bit rich I agree.

    I’m biased - but strongly suggest getting kit from established top-tier provider: BitsPower or similar.

    Yes, more expensive and it’s a bit extra work getting right number of pipes, fittings, fitting types, sizes, etc - but all part of the adventure.

    I strongly doubt any kit is going to provide you with same top-tier machining and craftsmanship that a brass bitspower fitting would.

    I used to mine. Now I compute.
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    Re: Corsair Intros Hydro X Series iCUE Custom Water Cooling Kits 2020/08/09 01:30:45 (permalink)
    You folks forget, part of the engineering team are 2 former EK guys that joined Corsair to start this brand iirc.  The rads are rumored to be Black Ice which are pretty premium rads if you ask me.  I also have their CPU block which actually works great and has nice bling to it.  Overall it's a nice kit.  

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    Re: Corsair Intros Hydro X Series iCUE Custom Water Cooling Kits 2020/08/09 09:22:01 (permalink)
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    You folks forget, part of the engineering team are 2 former EK guys that joined Corsair to start this brand iirc.  The rads are rumored to be Black Ice which are pretty premium rads if you ask me.  I also have their CPU block which actually works great and has nice bling to it.  Overall it's a nice kit.  

    Also if you have a Corsair RGB case and Corsair RGB memory, this cooling kit will integrate nicely with their iCUE software, while still being decent quality.
     
     

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    Re: Corsair Intros Hydro X Series iCUE Custom Water Cooling Kits 2020/08/09 18:33:07 (permalink)
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    You folks forget, part of the engineering team are 2 former EK guys that joined Corsair to start this brand iirc.  The rads are rumored to be Black Ice which are pretty premium rads if you ask me.  I also have their CPU block which actually works great and has nice bling to it.  Overall it's a nice kit.  

    Also if you have a Corsair RGB case and Corsair RGB memory, this cooling kit will integrate nicely with their iCUE software, while still being decent quality.
     



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    Yup!  I have the RAM, CPU block, Keyboard, Mouse, Mouse Pad, 3 top LL120s and a rear LL140 for exhaust. 
     
    The iCue software for me has been pretty solid.  Have almost all the profiles installed.  Only thing I need to figure out is where the heck did my PSU go in the software.  Not sure if it's either a loose connection or not connected since I have two chained USB hubs fully used back to a single MB header or the only 2.0 header for that matter.  
     
    It unfortunately doesn't sync with the rest of the system (Aquaero) but have a great idea thanks to Bob!  There's a 3rd party app that will sync almost everything and their mums.  Unfortuantely this doesn't include Aqua computer which is exactly what I need to make it all sync.

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    Re: Corsair Intros Hydro X Series iCUE Custom Water Cooling Kits 2020/08/09 19:37:36 (permalink)
    +1 for iCUE. I have it working for a mix of Corsair parts, EK parts, and an Asus MoBo.


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    Re: Corsair Intros Hydro X Series iCUE Custom Water Cooling Kits 2020/08/10 01:56:37 (permalink)
    iCUE is wonderful! Using it for Aura, Corsair RAM, ML120s, a commander pro, a RGB Strip and a Nightsword + MM800 Mousepad. Good Software.
    The ugly side of this kit is those QL120 fans which have terrible rad performance.

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