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Introducing the CORSAIR iCUE H170i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler


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Hey everyone,

Today, we're releasing the largest AIO cooler we've ever made! For those who demand top-tier performance and aesthetics, look no further than the H170i ELITE CAPELLIX! Here’s a few quick highlights:

  • Equipped with our largest All-In-One radiator - the 420mm radiator provides maximum surface area for superior cooling.
  • Three 140mm CORSAIR ML RGB Magnetic Levitation PWM fans with eight LEDs each, delivering immaculate airflow and cooling performance at silent noise levels.
  • iCUE COMMANDER CORE that provides users with the authority to control RGB lighting and cooling performance for up to six RGB PWM fans.

Click here for more information. We’ve put together a quick FAQ below.

Q: What cases fit the H170i ELITE CAPELLIX?

A: Also releasing today, our 7000 Series cases are able to perfectly accommodate the H170i ELITE CAPELLIX! Our 1000D Super-Tower and Carbide Series 678C are also compatible.

Q: What other RGB fans can I connect to the COMMANDER CORE?

A: Our SP RGB ELITE fans would be recommended, since they have an identical number of LEDs per fan to the ML RGB fans on our ELITE CAPELLIX AIOs. Having fans with a nonidentical number of LEDs will not allow lighting effects to properly synchronize when connected to the same controller. If you use our other RGB fans (LL, QL, etc.), you will require a separate lighting controller (Lighting Node CORE, or Lighting Node PRO/COMMANDER PRO paired with RGB fan hub) for them. Non-RGB PWM fans may be connected to the COMMANDER CORE's PWM ports, allowing performance control via iCUE. For more information on fan configuration with the COMMANDER CORE, please refer to our good friend Zotty's post!

Q: What's the difference between the ELITE CAPELLIX' ML RGB fans and the ML RGB PRO fans?

A: The ELITE CAPELLIX' ML RGB fans are equipped with twice the amount of LEDs than our ML RGB PRO fans, allowing for more lighting customization and smoother lighting animations/transitions.

Q: Are the ELITE CAPELLIX' ML RGB fans available separately?

A: We do not currently offer the ELITE CAPELLIX' ML RGB fans as a separate retail unit.

Who's excited to build with one of these? Feel free to shoot any questions below!

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Will there be a white version of the H170i?

 

Hi DougCube,

 

That's a fair question - I cannot talk about future releases, but we are always listening to the feedback from the community.

 

Similar feedback motivated us to bring the white H100i and H150i ELITE CAPELLIX to market.

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Since Corsair is open to feedback, it would be nice to have magnets inside all the controller modules to make it really easy to mount and reposition. (One of your competitors does this.)

 

I think I'll wait for there to be a white H170i before buying the white 7000X. And if it never comes out, I'll have to go for 5000X or 4000X instead to get matching colors.

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Since Corsair is open to feedback, it would be nice to have magnets inside all the controller modules to make it really easy to mount and reposition. (One of your competitors does this.)

 

I think I'll wait for there to be a white H170i before buying the white 7000X. And if it never comes out, I'll have to go for 5000X or 4000X instead to get matching colors.

 

Thank you for the input, DougCube! Magnets do sound like a convenient addition.

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@DougCube, awesome idea and I will be experimenting with magnet strips instead of other kinds of tapes etc, thanks for that one!

 

@Corsair, I second DougCube on wanting a white version of the H170i; thanks for letting us provide feedback and have a good one!

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On 8/28/2021 at 3:37 PM, Brian S said:

I also hope for a white version to match the new 7000 series white cases options.  I also believe you own products to better integrate with your cases like light strips and command pro / core.

In terms of a Commander PRO/CORE equipped case, our iCUE 4000X/5000X/7000X RGB cases provide the necessary lighting controllers for their equipped RGB fans. The 7000X RGB specifically comes with a Commander CORE XT.

Thank you for your input, Brian S. Are you saying you'd like to see a case with lights built into it?

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Not integrated lights but it would be nice to see your product better fit into your own cases like specific mounting brackets and light strips that snapped in but couldn’t be seen directly just diffused light.  How about a commander pro xl that works with 12 or more RGB fans and at least make the fans single wire or connect together optional to resolve cable mess.

Thanks for your response

 

 

 

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Does this new Elite Capellix AIO cooler have the same noisy pump that can't be slowed down (according to Corsair) as the other Elite Capellix coolers, as described in the 9 page long thread of complaints about extremely annoying, rage inducing high frequency whine, that Corsair has denied, and then ignored? I really wanted to use a Capellix in my Ryzen build but decided to go with something else due to the very long thread full of complaints about extremely annoying pump whine.

If this problem, reported by many customers, has been rectified, or this Capellix has a different pump, then kudos to Corsair. If this product has the same pump with the same firmware minimum speed limitation, and the same noise problem, then Shame On You Corsair. So which is it? Same pump and firmware as the previous Capellix coolers or a new and improved version?

https://forum.corsair.com/forums/topic/164839-request-icue-elite-capellix-lower-rpm-lt-2000-rpm-for-quiet-profile-via-firmware/page/9/

 

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I been wondering what is the deal with releasing it in white. I think Corsair is just stalling at this time. All I know is have no intention of buying it in black, and if they have no plans to bring out a white version then I'm just going to wait until the ASUS RYUGIN II  comes out & paint it in white.

This is also holding me back from buying a super tower 1000D...

Also, they should included LL 140 fans as well, the ones that come with are nice but the LL's are much better as for RGB, sucks you have to spend another 100 bucks on fans after already laying out almost $300. Or make the ML's like the LL, either way its very little difference in performance & noise between the two fans.

Lastly, why can't you guys give us an AIO mouse pad the MM700 RGB Extended Mouse Pad is NICE, but no wireless charging, that's another thing ASUS has done they just don't come in a big size. For the love of god, stop with the "apples & oranges" nonsense, push the envelop already, your public demands it.

 

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On 9/6/2021 at 3:02 PM, SpeedyV said:

Does this new Elite Capellix AIO cooler have the same noisy pump that can't be slowed down (according to Corsair) as the other Elite Capellix coolers, as described in the 9 page long thread of complaints about extremely annoying, rage inducing high frequency whine, that Corsair has denied, and then ignored? I really wanted to use a Capellix in my Ryzen build but decided to go with something else due to the very long thread full of complaints about extremely annoying pump whine.

If this problem, reported by many customers, has been rectified, or this Capellix has a different pump, then kudos to Corsair. If this product has the same pump with the same firmware minimum speed limitation, and the same noise problem, then Shame On You Corsair. So which is it? Same pump and firmware as the previous Capellix coolers or a new and improved version?

https://forum.corsair.com/forums/topic/164839-request-icue-elite-capellix-lower-rpm-lt-2000-rpm-for-quiet-profile-via-firmware/page/9/

 

Noisy pumps that emit any high frequency whine is not regular. Please open a ticket with our support if you are experiencing this.

On 9/25/2021 at 5:58 PM, Datruthuhate said:

I been wondering what is the deal with releasing it in white. I think Corsair is just stalling at this time. All I know is have no intention of buying it in black, and if they have no plans to bring out a white version then I'm just going to wait until the ASUS RYUGIN II  comes out & paint it in white.

This is also holding me back from buying a super tower 1000D...

Also, they should included LL 140 fans as well, the ones that come with are nice but the LL's are much better as for RGB, sucks you have to spend another 100 bucks on fans after already laying out almost $300. Or make the ML's like the LL, either way its very little difference in performance & noise between the two fans.

Lastly, why can't you guys give us an AIO mouse pad the MM700 RGB Extended Mouse Pad is NICE, but no wireless charging, that's another thing ASUS has done they just don't come in a big size. For the love of god, stop with the "apples & oranges" nonsense, push the envelop already, your public demands it.

 

While LL RGB fans may be used as radiator fans, the ELITE CAPELLIX' ML RGB fans are a sweet balance of RGB lighting aesthetics and performance.

Never heard of an "AIO mouse pad", but we'll take a look since the public demands it.

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Your response about the Capellix pump whine is a total cop out. The complaint thread about Capellix pump noise is now 11 pages long! How can you continue to pretend that pump noise is not an issue with the Capellix pumps when there are 11 pages of complaints about it?

Looks like someone figured out how to lower the pump speed by hacking a config file. Reports from those who tried this all say that it seems to work, and the pump noise problem is gone (no thanks to Corsair). So the statements made by Corsair that A-The pump speed cannot be lowered, B - at lower speeds the pump could not overcome loop resistance, and C (my favorite) - that the pump would make MORE noise at lower speeds, all seem to be 100% FALSE.

Finally,  Corsair marketing pics of the new AIO pumps with LCD screen show the pump running at 600RPM. Is this speed supported in the new Corsair iCue Elite LCD AIO pumps or are these marketing pictures misleading? It has to be one or the other so which is it? What is the minimum pump speed supported for these new coolers?

Please don't respond with another BS statement that "Noisy pumps that emit any high frequency whine is not regular. Please open a ticket with our support if you are experiencing this." Maybe this time you could actually acknowledge the 11 pages of complaints, comment on the config file hack that a desperate customer found, and explain the ridiculous statements made by Corsair that the pump speed cannot be lowered, cannot overcome loop resistance at lower speeds, and would make MORE noise at lower speeds.

So what's it going to be this time? Another stock BS response, or actually acknowledging 11 pages of customer complaints, commenting on an end user's hack to get around the high minimum pump speed limitation imposed by Corsair, and apologizing for the obviously false excuses previously posted by Corsair?

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Wow. Crickets.

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