Corsair is a name we tend to associate with fancy lights and premium computer parts and accessories, with prices often to match. That’s why it should come as no surprise that Corsair just launched the Elite series lineup of liquid coolers featuring LCD screens for your custom cat GIFs.
Of course there’s more to the Corsair Elite series than just aesthetics. The lineup ranges from 240mm radiators with 120mm double fans to massive 420mm radiators with triple 140mm fans. Talk about some chonkers (yes, another cat reference). The coolers come equipped with Corsair’s ML RGB ELITE Series fans, featuring magnetic levitation bearings for low-noise performance and long life.
The fans are designed for high static pressure to help remove heat from the radiator efficiently and feature PWM controls so you can set custom fan curves plus a zero RPM mode for when CPU load and temperatures are low. Additionally, there’s an included Commander Pro hub, which is one of Corsair’s controllers for RGB lighting via iCUE.
Corsair didn’t note which type of pump the Elite LCD coolers use, but the five year product warranty suggests you have nothing to worry about there. For compatibility, the new series will be ready to go for Intel 12th gen desktop processors, commonly known as Alder Lake. While Corsair doesn’t directly reference Intel’s imminent lineup, these are LGA 1700 compatible, so there you go.
CPU monitoring made easy
The LCD display allows you to monitor things like CPU temperatures, fan speeds, and pump speeds. However, those who are less worried about system specs can elect to feature custom visuals on the LCD screen. Corsair has a few presets, but custom GIFs sound purrrfect. The screen itself is an IPS panel featuring 24-bit color and a refresh rate of 30 fps.
At the starting price of $260 USD for these coolers, you’re likely better off grabbing a triple fan version for just a little more money if your case can fit it. Corsair also noted you can buy an LCD upgrade kit for your Cappellix cooler if you just want some better visuals.
If you find the screen excessive in looks and price, there’s always the standard H-series coolers that still feature neat RGB if you want something specifically from Corsair. We managed to snag an H100i earlier this year for just $90 USD during a flash sale, so just keep an eye out if you’re on a budget.
To learn more about the Corsair Elite LCD coolers, head over to the company’s website.