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Old 05-09-2019, 09:52 AM
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They are manufactured with different partners and the hardware is not identical, however end cooling results are largely the same. If don’t have a preference (or a grudge) against one or the other, it doesn’t matter.

There are some other differences to be aware of. The Platinum series cooler’s have an internal lighting controller that will provide controllable rgb effects for its two fans and the pump cover. This might be of interest if you don’t have other Corsair RGB fans/strips and allows a beginning step into the arena. If you already a LNP or Commander Pro and some RGB fans, this is going to have less value and you would likely run the lighting through that controller and not the cooler. You do pay for the extra hardware and RGB fans on the Platinum.

Quiet - The Pro series cooler’s have an extra low pump speed (1100) the Platinum does not. This is a little too slow for prolonged load, but if you spend a lot of time on the desktop in low load situations and you know you are sensitive to any noise in the case, this may have value. The Pro has three speeds at 1100/2160/2850 and the Platinum three speeds between 2000-3000. On a 9700K, you will likely leave it at 2000 for load situations and be done. It is not necessary to alter pump speed within that range.

The H115i Pro is going to be less expensive without the internal lighting controller and it does not come with RGB fans. There is an issue with USB connectivity for some Platinum users that is being resolved, but may bear consideration. Lots of threads in this section.
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