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.
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.