Thanks for your reply, but I'm a bit confused. The H80i only connects with internal usb 2.0 connectors. I've tried suggestions such as swapping out connections while in Windows to reinitialize driver installation. This has not worked. I do have my mouse and keyboard plugged into usb 2.0 ports from the motherboard already.
Apologies kleinkinstein, I misinterpreted your post. Looking over it again I see what you're saying. I just couldn't fathom that Corsair would release drivers that a usb 3.0 device would be its Kryptonite...
I removed every usb device that wasn't mission critical, leaving me my mouse and keyboard in usb 2.0 ports. I also have a media reader that uses my motherboard's internal usb 3.0 header, I disconnected that as well. I uninstalled Corsair Link, rebooted the machine, and then reinstalled Link. Readings come up as normal and there are no notifications of missing drivers. We shall see what happens once my usb 3.0 devices are plugged back in... should be fun.
Thank you all again for your assistance. After this experience with their customer support this may be the last Corsair product I purchase though.