Keep your computer running smoothly with help from this Corsair Hydro Series liquid cooler, which works with select Intel® and AMD processors and features a 240mm radiator and dual 120mm fans to dissipate heat.
Tale of caution
Posted by: cyngusa from: on
The cooler itself looks awesome, is easy to set up, and performs great under normal circumstances I'd give this four stars. Now to explain why I didn't..
After a few weeks of being in service, one of the hoses on the CPU end decided to pop out.. spraying the internals of my computer. I often leave my system on for extended periods as I run gaming servers for my son and his friends. I came home to find the system on, hose popped out, and a weird maple syrup smell in the room.
I contacted Corsair and am waiting for a reply to see what the next recommended action is. I don't have a second cooler to see if my board/CPU is still functional. I'm not touching anything until Corsair fills me in on their procedures. My hope is Corsair handles this properly. Their product failed and potentially may have damaged my two week old I7-6700K CPU and possibly other expensive components.
My key questions: What is in the coolant water and how/can it be properly cleaned from a system in this situation? Does Corsair cover the entire system in the even of failure, or do they just replace the failed cooler and expect the customer to foot the bill for any damage caused by failure of their device?
I suspect I may just be having a run of bad luck. Most users don't have this issue I suspect. Whether I'd consider this a decent product or whether I'd recommend it to a friend is going to entirely be determined by Corsair customer service. I hear they treat their customers well, so I am optimistic.
27 out of 36 found this review helpful.
Good performance for the cost.
Posted by: Stoney from: on
Great liquid cooler. Saw stable ~38 degree Celsius tempatures for an OC'd cpu @ a modest 4Ghz on full load. Cool little on-board monitoring set up within the pump itself. Plugs directly into a USB header on the mobo. You'll have to download it from coolermaster's site however.
Pros: price (picked it up in store for less than newegg would charge even with a coupon)
Performance is great
Excellent software that monitors everything.
LED can change into any color. Any. You go through the color wheel and choose or turn it off completely.
Thermal paste is preapplied.
Good set up for a plug in and done system.
Good set of 120mm fans.
Cons: Very stiff hoses. Bending takes some force.
Doesn't come with the software driver cd. You have to manually search the software.
Plastic hose fasteners. The connection from hose to radiator seems like a weaker grade plastic. (It has held up so far but it is a concern)
Radiator finish mars easily.
11 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Great for CPU Cooling
Posted by: Th4nkMeLater from: on
I love this cooler. The reason why 4 stars.. The fans that come with it are horrible and loud. Be prepared to buy different fans.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
My first ever liquid cooler
Posted by: RonH from: on
I have always been skeptical about water cooling and decided to get this cooler for my new build which uses an i7 4790K CPU. Setup and installation was a lot easier than I expected and it makes my layout look very clean.
It very silent and it keeps my CPU around 28 degrees Celsius.
I did come across some issues with it- the pipes are very thick and hard to position in the small case I was using- Corsair Carbide Air 240. I ended up positioning the thing in a way that made the logo upside down on my motherboard- if it was the other way the curved pipes would stick out not allowing me to close my case window. This does not bother me as much since my case window faces up.
The link software was also questionable since it would not change my LED light at first. I had to re-download a newer version from their site and the lighting works fine now.
Overall this is a solid cooler.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Great Self Contained Cooler
Posted by: Slyck from: Houston, TX on
I had used the old H100i on my i7 2600k and it did an admirable job, I recently upgraded to an i7 4790k and the older version was only keeping it around 40 celcius while overclocked to 4.6 non turbo boost. I saw this and decided to give it a shot and i'm getting temps in the high 20s and low 30s at idle now. I am much happier with the performance of the new cooler. Definitely a worth while upgrade over an air cooler for your PC.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
your solution to overheating
Posted by: mahax666 from: on
just bought this today i was having a major problem i run a amd 9590 8 core 5,0 cpu in my machine and performance sucked due to my cpu being hot and right now my cpu is cooler than my mother board at 25 c and my motherboard was topping out at 60c and now is 47c ..the choice is clear get this
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: davidcr from: on
I got a Intel i7-4790K, that before with the manufacturer fan and a 100% of load I was getting 76°C, now the maximum I'm get with this boy is 58°C at room temperature. Also it has a nice look on my build...
I recommended 100%...
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Ryanwww92 from: on
keeps my stock clocked 4790k i7 running under 40c under load
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Natalie from: on
This cooler can keep my Core i7-5930K below 80C at full load even when over locked to 4.7GHz. What's more the noise level at full load is not super loud. It is noticeable like a hum but not like a whiny little fan. When not at full load the cooler is nearly silent.
My idle temperature is 19C.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Great cooler, very quite
Posted by: Ducatiracer100 from: on
I bought this to replace my old H100, this one is much quiter and keeps my CPU cooler