High performing, easy install, super cool.
I already own an h110i which is the 280mm corsair aio (does not include the rgb, mag-lev fans). I bought this as a gift for my father who is building a new pc as well and we went through the install together. The kit is super nice and well packaged. Everything is highly finished and professional looking. I was surprised initially when i could not find the rgb hub and controller, but it turns out that it is integrated in the pump head. This makes the pump larger. I actually prefer the smaller pump of the 110i, but not enough for it to really make any difference. The install was easy in our corsair 275r case and asus strix-e z390. The fan package adds a lot of value since the rgb mag fans are quite pricey on their own. Once this was installed the vue software was easy to use to control all the lights, fans and pump. It does an excellent cooling job for the 9600k we purchased. We have not overclocked yet, but i will give it a try and report back on temps. If you have not seen these fans they are amazingly cool. My dad is 82 and was totally not interested in rgb fans but was immediately surprised by how awesome they look and the added experience they give in building and using an enthusiast pc. Overall this is a great package if you want to pay extra for high end magnetic rgb fans. If not, you could probably get better performance from the 110i or 115i or the evga 280mm unit without the rgb stuff at a much lower price point (i paid around $89 for my h110i).Pros:- amazingly cool looking radiator and fans- coordinated rgb between fans and pump- excellent performance- easy to installcons- pricey- pump is larger and louder than older versions (h110i)conclusion: another amazing corsair product. You are paying a premium for aesthetics and mag-lev fans. Buy this kit if those things are your priority. Otherwise you can get similar or better performing kits with standard fans for much less.