Introducing the latest from CORSAIR: the iCUE H150i ELITE LCD XT All-in-One Water Cooling System and the RM1000x SHIFT Side-Out Comprehensive Power Supply!

CORSAIR 2023 Q1 new product.

This year, CORSAIR has unveiled numerous new products, enabling the assembly of a complete gaming console with just a motherboard, processor, and graphics card. Following the debut of the RM1000x SHIFT side-outlet full-mode power supply at CES, the company has also introduced the standalone AF RGB ELITE PWM fan. Additionally, they’ve released new water cooling and chassis versions featuring this fan – specifically, the iCUE ELITE LCD XT series integrated liquid cooling radiator and the iCUE 5000D RGB AIRFLOW case.

Notably, CORSAIR has recently partnered with Nanoleaf, allowing iCUE software to connect with Nanoleaf products. Moreover, CORSAIR has launched the iCUE LC100 mini triangular light panel, providing gamers with even more customizable lighting options both inside and outside their cases.


The recently introduced iCUE 5000D RGB AIRFLOW case by CORSAIR features the new AF RGB ELITE PWM fan, in addition to the luminous fan found in the AIRFLOW versions of the CORSAIR series cases. As a high-performance fan under the CORSAIR brand, the AIRFLOW edition case offers enhanced performance in terms of airflow and lighting right out of the box.

The iCUE 5000D RGB AIRFLOW case is now available in white, including the front panel frame, giving it a clean and modern appearance.
The iCUE 5000D RGB AIRFLOW case comes with three pre-installed AF120 RGB ELITE PWM fans in the front, which provide impressive lighting effects and visually appealing aesthetics when combined with the mesh panel.
The case features triangular ventilation openings on the front, top, and sides, ensuring optimal airflow and cooling performance throughout the chassis.
The front I/O panel is equipped with two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one Type-C port supporting up to USB 3.2 Gen2, and a combined headphone and microphone jack for versatile connectivity options.

The 5000 series, in its main compartment, is a slightly larger mid-tower case designed to accommodate ATX-size motherboards. It features ample headroom at the top for easy installation of water-cooling radiators. The front side comes with a pre-installed cable management baffle that, when removed, can be converted into a fan mounting position, offering users a variety of assembly options. Additionally, the expansion slot configuration is 7+2. However, due to the vertical slot’s proximity to the glass side panel, only graphics cards with a thickness of up to 2.5 slots can be installed on the left and right sides.

List of the main subdivision space of the iCUE 5000D RGB AIRFLOW chassis.
Schematic diagram of motherboard installation, there is a raised design on the top of the motherboard.
On the side of the motherboard, there is a removable cable management baffle and compartment cover. Once the baffle is taken off, the side fan mounting bracket becomes visible, providing additional options for cooling and customization.
Schematic diagram of vertical graphics card installation.


This time, the AF RGB ELITE PWM fan is the main highlight, with the 120mm version being used. In terms of specifications, it boasts a maximum speed of 2100 RPM, a maximum wind pressure of 2.68mm-H2O, and a maximum airflow of 65.57 CFM. Compared to the ML RGB ELITE series fans, the AF RGB ELITE benefits from CORSAIR’s AirGuide technology, delivering excellent airflow performance while maintaining minimal wind pressure loss. As a result, it outperforms the ML RGB ELITE series when used as a case intake and exhaust fan.

Pack of 3 AF RGB ELITE PWM fans.
A list of fans and accessories, a set of 6-way lighting effect junction box is attached to the three-pack.
The AF RGB ELITE PWM fan features a sleek design, with 11-blade light guide fan blades visible at the front and the AirGuide frame design at the rear. This combination ensures optimal airflow performance and visually appealing lighting effects.

The iCUE 5000D RGB AIRFLOW case comes with a versatile cooling configuration, featuring three pre-installed AF120 RGB ELITE PWM fans in the front. There is room for three additional 120mm fans on the top and side, and one 120mm fan on the rear. Notably, two 120mm fan mounting positions have been added to the compartment cover, allowing for greater flexibility in airflow within the case.

For those looking to install 140mm fans, there is space for two 140mm fans in both the front and top positions. In terms of water-cooling support, the case accommodates a maximum radiator size of 360mm in the front, side, and top positions, as well as 280mm radiator installation in the front and top.

The iCUE 5000D RGB AIRFLOW case comes with three pre-installed AF120 RGB ELITE PWM fans in the front, and it also features a magnetic filter for easy maintenance and dust protection.
The upper fan installation position is installed with a 360-size integrated water-cooled radiator this time.
Schematic diagram of installing three 120mm fans on the side.
Two 120mm fans can be installed on the compartment cover.
120mm rear fan installation position.

iCUE H150i ELITE LCD XT All-in-One Water Cooling Radiator

The recently introduced iCUE H150i ELITE LCD XT all-in-one liquid cooling radiator shares the same new design as the previously unboxed iCUE ELITE CAPELLIX XT series, now featuring the updated AF RGB ELITE PWM fan. While the iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX XT initially debuted with an RGB water block module, the iCUE H150i ELITE LCD XT now comes with an LCD screen module for added customization and visual appeal.

iCUE H150i ELITE LCD XT all-in-one liquid cooling radiator.
The appearance of iCUE H150i ELITE LCD XT all-in-one water cooling radiator.

Included in the accessories is a set of iCUE COMMANDER CORE hubs. As the LED display module requires a 9-Pin USB plug for motherboard connection, a 9-Pin 1 to 2 cable is provided in the accessory package. This ensures efficient use of the motherboard’s USB 9-Pin socket, preventing any potential waste during installation.

The new liquid cooling radiator’s appearance remains largely unchanged, aside from the fan replacement. The white model employed this time features an all-white color scheme throughout. The water block comes pre-applied with CORSAIR XTM70 thermal paste, supporting installation on both mainstream and HEDT Intel and AMD platforms. The cooling tube is a 450mm long, low-permeability rubber tube with braided mesh. The system includes a single-pass, 27mm-thick 360mm slim liquid cooling radiator.

The LCD panel on the water block offers an information display function, allowing users to monitor system statistics and performance data. Additionally, custom images or animations can be configured through the accompanying software, providing a personalized touch to the cooling system’s appearance.
There is a pre-image XTM70 thermal paste on the water-cooled cast copper bottom.
Single wave water cooling radiator.

For the thermal performance test of the iCUE H150i ELITE LCD XT, an Intel Core i9-13900K CPU and ROG Strix Z690-E motherboard were used in AI overclocking mode. During the test, the fans and pumps were set to run at full speed.

Under the stress of AIDA64 FPU and Cinebench R23 multi-core tests for 10 minutes, the P-core clock maintained 5.5GHz and the E-core clock maintained 4.3GHz in AIDA64 FPU. In Cinebench R23, the P-core clock reached 5.6GHz, while the E-core clock remained at 4.3GHz. The measured power consumption was 290W. The AIDA64 FPU test registered a temperature of 95 degrees Celsius, while the Cinebench R23 test recorded 98 degrees Celsius. Overall, the thermal performance was quite satisfactory.

Intel Core i9-13900K Thermal Test.

RMx SHIFT power supply

CORSAIR recently introduced a significant product, the new RMx SHIFT series power supply. With a fully modular design, it employs an innovative side-out cable concept. In today’s cases, space is often divided among power supplies, hard drives, and even fans, which may require sharing the lower compartment space. The side-out cables offer a more convenient installation experience in this regard. Furthermore, the RMx SHIFT series power supplies have received 80 Plus Gold and ATX 3.0 certifications, ensuring compatibility with RTX 40 series graphics cards without any issues.

RMx SHIFT power supply.
The package features an ATX 3.0 certification label in the upper right corner. However, it is important to note that the 12VHPWR provides only 450W, rather than the full 600W capacity. This should be considered when evaluating the power supply for your specific system requirements.
RMx SHIFT power supply with side-out cable design.

The most prominent feature of the RMx SHIFT series power supply is its innovative side outlet design, which replaces the traditional modular interface at the end with a side orientation. Additionally, this power supply utilizes the CORSAIR Type 5 Gen 1 micro-fit connector on the PSU end, making the connector smaller than common ones and improving wiring convenience.

The distribution of the jacks considers ease of use, with two sets of CPU jacks on the right side for supplying power to the motherboard’s dual 8-Pin connectors. The motherboard’s 24-Pin power supply and PCIe power supply cable jacks are also located on the right side.

Modular cables are provided as flat cables, which include the 24-Pin and 2 (4+4)-Pin cables for powering the motherboard. For the PCIe power supply, there are 3 (6+2)-Pin cables, 2 dual (6+2)-Pin cables, and 1 450W 12VHPWR 16-Pin cable. Additionally, the package contains 4 SATA power supply cables and 2 large 4-Pin power supply cables.

Fully modular design, the power end connector adopts CORSAIR Type 5 Gen 1 micro-fit connector.
Mainboard power supply to 24-Pin and 2 (4+4)-Pin.
PCIe power supply to 3 (6+2)-Pin and 2 dual (6+2)-Pin.
12VHPWR gives 16-Pin to double 8-Pin wire.
4 SATA power cables and 2 large 4-Pin power cables.

The RMx SHIFT series power supply employs a large 140mm fan for heat dissipation, ensuring effective cooling for the internal components. The design incorporates a ZERO RPM mode, which eliminates the need for an independent switch on the power supply unit. Once installed, there is no need to verify whether this feature is enabled, as it operates automatically when necessary.

7 blades 140mm fan.
A sticker is present on the side of the power supply, specifically indicating that the fan will stop automatically when the load is low. This is the ZERO RPM mode mentioned previously, which ensures quiet operation during low load situations.

Due to the side outlet design of the RMx SHIFT series power supply, the manufacturer’s recommendation is for the power supply compartment to have a depth of at least 210mm to ensure a proper fit. However, this value may not be readily apparent, and some cases have a greater compartment depth, yet the installation position for the power supply is closer to the back panel. As such, it is recommended that users measure the distance between the power supply installation position and the back panel to ensure there is at least 4cm of clearance for proper installation of this power supply.

The iCUE 5000D RGB AIRFLOW case provides three wall-mounted 2.5-inch SSD installation locations and a set of 3.5-inch hard drive racks below in the rear space, in addition to the side fan mounting brackets. This is a common configuration for mid-tower cases.
As the RMx SHIFT series power supply is approximately 18cm in length, the hard disk rack under the iCUE 5000D RGB AIRFLOW case should be adjusted to the left during installation. However, compared to other modular power supplies, it is less likely to encounter interference with the hard drive bays.
After installation of the RMx SHIFT series power supply in the case, approximately 4 cm of space is available for wiring. While this space is sufficient for proper installation, it should be noted that if the available space is less than 4 cm, it is not recommended to install the RMx SHIFT series power supply.

iCUE LC100 mini triangle light board, iCue software linked with Nanoleaf

Aside from the light-emitting fan already present in the case, those who wish to add additional lighting effects may consider the iCUE LC100 mini triangular light board from CORSAIR. This accessory consists of a set of 9 small triangular light boards that are connected through conductive magnetic shafts, allowing users to customize additional lighting effects within the case through DIY arrangements.

iCUE LC100 Mini Triangular Light Board.
In addition to the triangular light board, there is also a set of Lighting Node PRO in the package for connecting the main board and the triangular light board.
Schematic diagram of the lighting effect of iCUE LC100 mini triangular light board. There are 3 lamp beads on each side inside, which can be used as a flowing lighting effect.

The triangular light board of the iCUE LC100 has a design that consists of 5 magnetic contacts on two sides of the three sides, with the middle being connected by a rotating shaft. This design makes it easy to install and also completes the series connection of the light board on the circuit. Additionally, the triangular light board has a magnetic attraction at the bottom, as well as pre-applied adhesive, which makes it easy to install regardless of whether the magnet can be attached to the desired location.

There are metal contacts on both sides of the triangular light board, and the light boards are connected through metal shafts.
Two of the metal shafts are thicker, which can make the two light panels 90 degrees.
There is adhesive on the bottom of the triangular light board, which can be pasted directly on the desired position.

CORSAIR’s iCUE software has recently been linked with Nanoleaf smart lighting products. Since Nanoleaf smart lighting uses 2.4GHz Wi-Fi for wireless connection, players only need to connect through the Internet. However, after pairing in iCUE software, only lighting effects can be controlled. To adjust the position and arrangement of lights, users will still need to make adjustments through Nanoleaf’s mobile app.

Schematic diagram of Nanoleaf smart lighting and CORSAIR main unit lighting effect synchronization.
After the Nanoleaf smart lights are paired with the iCUE software, you will see that the Nanoleaf smart lights will also be displayed in the software.

VENGEANCE RGB DDR5 memory and MP600 NH M.2 SSD

VENGEANCE RGB DDR5 memory was installed, which comes in both black and white styles. The installation featured a 16GBx2 5600MHz CL36 specification. However, the iCUE software does not currently support the INTEL XMP 3.0 configuration file function, so users will need to wait for an update to use this feature.

The style I got started this time is a white metal heat sink.
Schematic diagram of VENGEANCE RGB DDR5 memory lighting effect.
Using the Intel platform, the AIDA 64 cache and memory test revealed a read speed of 87,654 MB/s, a write speed of 78,822 MB/s, and a latency of 66.9 ns.

The storage component of the system features an MP600 PRO NH M.2 SSD, which utilizes a PCIe Gen4 x4 interface, providing sequential read and write speeds of up to 7000 MB/s and 6100 MB/s, respectively. Although the version used in this system lacks heat dissipation, an M.2 heatsink version is available for use with motherboards that already have a heatsink, eliminating the need to remove the original heatsink. The MP600 Pro is available in a version with a heatsink, a low-height heatsink version known as MP600 Pro LPX, and a DIY water cooling version called the MP600 PRO Hydro X Edition, allowing users to select the most appropriate style based on their specific requirements.

MP600 PRO NH is the version of MP600 PRO without heat sink.
Adopt Phison PS5018-E18 controller, DDR4 cache memory of SK Hynix H5AN8G6NDJ.
According to the CrystalDiskMark test, the sequential read speed of the system’s clean system disk, which has just been filled with the system, was measured at 7174.10 MB/s, while the sequential write speed was 6148.38 MB/s.
From top to bottom are MP600 Pro, MP600 Pro LPX, MP600 Pro Hydro X Edition.

CORSAIR 2023 New Product Summary in the First Half of 2023

CORSAIR 2023 Q1 new product.

In the first half of this year, CORSIAR launched new products focused on the AF RGB ELITE series fans. These new fans feature the AirGuide frame design, which provides improved overall performance whether used for case intake or exhaust. The AF RGB ELITE fans outperform the previous ML RGB ELITE series fans, yet they have a similar appearance design, making them easy to mix and match without looking awkward.

Additionally, the new RMx SHIFT series power supply features a side outlet cable design that offers a more convenient installation experience. During actual installation, it is recommended to supply the soft wire directly to the braided net, which can be compared to the casing. Note that the 12VHPWR cable supports up to 450W, which is currently sufficient for all RTX 40 series graphics cards, allowing users to use it with confidence.

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Title: Introducing the latest from CORSAIR: the iCUE H150i ELITE LCD XT All-in-One Water Cooling System and the RM1000x SHIFT Side-Out Comprehensive Power Supply!