Corsair is not a company to let a good design sit idle, and to showcase that is renovating its flagship Hydro liquid CPU coolers. The Corsair Hydro H100i and H80i are a "ground-up re-design" of the original models "to deliver improved cooling, quieter operation, simpler installation, and Corsair Link digital control." Each cooler uses new, more efficient copper cold plates, improved manifolds, optimized fan designs, and bigger tubing for better cooling over past versions. The H100i features a 240mm radiator while the H80i has a double-thick 120mm radiator and two fans in a push-pull setup. Both Hydro coolers use new SP120L High Performance fans based on Corsair's SP120 fans optimized for static pressure. The SP120L fans have wide body, low-pitch blades for better static pressure at lower noise levels, and a motor specially tuned for higher torque.
If you want more precise control of your new Hydro cooler, Corsair has built in compatibility with its Corsair Link system (no extra gear needed). Fan speeds, noise levels, pump head LED lighting, and custom fan profiles are all able to be controlled from Corsair Link Dashboard's software, so you can have the system running just how you desire. An extra connector on the pump heads allow for even more monitoring and control of other Corsair Link-compatible devices, if you wish.
The Corsair Hydro H100i and H80i will work on all modern Intel (115x/1366/2011) and AMD (AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2) sockets, and the composite rubber tubing ensures more flexibility compared to older versions. The H100i will fit on cases with 240mm mounts designed for radiators, while the H80i works with any 120mm mount. Corsair has priced the H100i at an affordable $119.99, with the H80i at $99.99. Both models come with a five-year warranty and are set to arrive later this month.