Обзор и тест corsair icue h115i elite capellix

Installation and Finished Product

When it comes to installing it to our AM4 based system, we must leave the factory backplate in place for the installation process.

We are also shown to leave the factory top brackets in place with the AM4 installation of the iCUE H150i Elite Capellix. Since the hardware uses the loops at the head unit’s top and bottom, they need to mount to the factory tabs to secure it to the CPU HIS.

After a bit of fiddling around to hold the loops over the tabs on the brackets, and securing the AMD mounting brackets to the head unit, we grabbed a pair of knurled nuts to lock it into place, screwing them down until we ran out of threads. Being an AIO, it clears everything around the socket, and we can see the fittings are well away from the RAM as well!

To give you a sense of this new head unit’s height, we did take a peek of it from over the top of the RAM. Where many will sit roughly at the halfway point where the separation line is seen, the Elite Capellix version needs more room for all of that lighting, so overall height is much taller than we are used to, but a non-issue in a standard installation.

As we removed the head unit’s black top cover, we also noticed that the top portion of the head unit was very loose. Our inquisitive mind made us jiggle it a bit, which allowed us to separate the two sections. What we see is that there is an 8-pin connector to control the thirty-three Capellix RGB LEDs, and we can also see that the long screws used to hold the top cover licks into the base of the head unit to create a solid and secure one-piece feel.

With everything installed the way we want it to be, we see that there is a lot of radiator across the top of our test bench, plenty of tubing to make a gentle bend to the CPU, and we love the clear cap on top of the Capellix RGB LED diffuser plate. We will see much more of the LEDs with this cover than the logo and thin ring of the default cover! We also like the new cabling, and that it comes from the top of the head unit, which cleans up the wiring considerably compared to older setups!

Just so that you have a generic idea of the capabilities of the RGB lighting the Capellix RGB LEDs offer, we snapped this image from the default settings, without software involved at this point. The lighting defaults to an RGB Rainbow, both in the fan hubs and at the top of the head unit. In obtaining this image, we noticed the fan startup is delayed a bit. As it attempts to complete the POST process, our LEDs turned red to signify an issue, which is based on the fact that there is no CPU fan connected as far as the motherboard sensing is concerned.

Test System Setup, Thermal Tests, and Noise Results

Chad’s CPU Cooler Test System Specifications

  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII HERO (AMD X570) — Buy from Amazon
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X — Buy from Amazon
  • Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 4000MHz 4X8GB
  • Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 6GB OC — Buy from Amazon
  • Storage: Galax HOF Pro M.2 1TB SSD
  • Case: Hydra Bench Standard
  • Power Supply: ASUS ROG Thor 850W — Buy from Amazon
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit — Buy from Amazon
  • Software: AMD Ryzen Master, AIDA64 Engineer 6.25.5400, and CPU-z 1.92.0 x64

To see our testing methodology and to find out what goes into making our charts, please refer to our 2020 CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology article for more information.

Thermal Results

With quiet mode enabled in iCUE, the H150i Elite Capellix falls into tenth place overall with a 60.9-degree average of the package and a peak temperature of 62-degrees. In balanced mode, the H150i Elite Capellix jumps to fourth place with a temperature of 58.7-degrees, tying the CNPS20X, and peaking-out at 60-degrees. The last option, extreme, while running the CPU at stock, delivered the first-place result with temperatures at 54.1-degrees, with a max temperature of 60-degrees here.

With our all-core overclock applied, quiet mode falls further down the list to 69.2-degrees, with a spike at 79-degrees. Enabling balanced mode takes the H150i Elite Capellix into fourth place again, with a 63.6-degree result, while the max temperature is 74-degrees now. Extreme mode tops the chart once again with a 60.7-degree result, tying the Galahad, with the peak temperature being 71-degrees this time.

To obtain our results for this chart, we manually set the fans to run at 100% power to get the most they can offer, and the pump is set to extreme now, wherein previous tests, we matched the pump mode to the fans. We find that Corsair leaves just 1.4-degrees in the tank, moving from extreme to manually setting the fans. In doing so, we saw a 59.3-degree result, with a maximum temperature of 68-degrees this time around.

Noise Level Results

As we ran the various tests for our stock clock thermal charts, we also recorded each software setting’s noise levels and fan speeds. The quiet mode has the fans spinning at 491 RPM with the noise level at 24 dB. Balanced mode spun the fans at 710 RPM at max, but the noise level stays low at 26 dB. However, with extreme mode enabled, the fans topped out at 1670 RPM, but the sound level jumps to 58 dB!

Running tests with the overclock applied, the fans in quiet mode did not increase in speed, resulting in 24 dB. The balanced mode showed the same thing when it came to fan speed, which kept the 26 dB sound level. The fans ran slower when testing with extreme settings, just 1600 RPM, which reduced the dB rating one tick to 57.

Manually applying all of the power possible to the fans for this test, we found them to top out at 2380 RPM, which falls into the 2400 RPM max that the specifications mentioned. At this time, we take on another level of noise production, where the meter showed us 70 dB of noise coming from the exhaust side of the radiator, at a foot away!


As far as packaging is concerned, the front of the box is full of high-end looks. While using black as the backdrop, the triangular-shaped pattern is a nice touch t5o dress things up. Along with the company name and logo at the top is a large image of the iCUE H150i Elite Capellix in all of its RGB illuminated goodness! We also can see that this is an extreme performance cooler, with iCUE support and many Capellix RGB LEDs included.

The yellow sides of the box have been toned down in brightness from previous samples we have looked at, and along with the name of the product and what it is, there is «SUPER CHILLED» in black text on this side of the box.

Both of the smaller panels of the packaging are identical. Sadly, no new information is available, as we again see the company name and logo, a much smaller image of the cooler, and its name and purpose.

The second longer side panel of the box keeps with the yellow backdrop, but this time is used to display the socket compatibility at the furthest left edge. While the bulk of the panel is blank, we find what is included in the box to the right, with company information, a notation of the warranty, and the product sticker with the model and serial numbers.

The back of the box goes back to black, this time with an image of the cooler, followed by smaller images, and a pair containing radiator measurements. Further to the right is a very condensed specifications list, while the bottom of the panel is used to highlight five features included in this cooler.

Upon opening the box, we found the cooler wrapping around the outside, as expected, but we also noticed there are many more goodies inside the box than we used to get! To keep the cooler in as good of shape as ours arrived in, there is a compartmentalized cardboard inner packaging. On top of that, each part is contained in a plastic bag of one form or another, to ensure nothing rubs against another part in transport to your door!


В целом CORSAIR iCUE H115i ELITE Capellix будет интересным вариантом для тех, кто обладает производительными процессорами и не прочь повысить им TDP оверклокингом, при этом ориентируясь на невысокий уровень шума СВО и низкие обороты в «крейсерском» режиме, а также тем, кому кроме перечисленного важна и хорошая яркая подсветка.


  • Отлично реализованная подсветка
  • 33 ярких ARGB-светодиода Capellix
  • Есть контроллер ARGB — iCUE Commander CORE
  • Достаточно длинные трубки (380 мм)
  • Большая площадь радиатора
  • Эффективное охлаждение с высоким потенциалом
  • Простая установка на сокет
  • Сменная панель крышки водоблока
  • Два производительных вентилятора 140 мм
  • «Нулевой» режим оборотов вентилятора
  • Дружественный софт
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