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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 317 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cooled my i7 8700 CPU very well

    Posted
    optimummind
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    Buying the Corsair Hydro H60 AIO watercooler kit for my HP Omen gaming desktop was a fantastic choice~! The stock Intel fan just wasn't powerful enough to keep the CPU temperature low during long gaming sessions playing Resident Evil 2 Remake, Metro Exodus, and Far Cry 5 New Dawn. With the OEM CPU heatsink and fan, my Core i7 8700 reached temperatures as high as 97 C~! And at that temperature level, the stock fan was spinning so fast, it was very loud and distracting that I had to wear headphones. After installing the Hydro H60 and playing the same games at the same room temperature, my CPU temperature dropped down to 74 C max (when playing Far Cry 5 New Dawn). On certain games, such as Resident Evil 2 Remake, the CPU never became hotter than 66 C. Depending on the game, my max CPU temperature varied. When playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider, for instance, my max CPU temperature was 70 C. My idle temperatures experienced great benefits as well. It went from 48 C on the stock HSF down to 29 C on the Hydro H60. Besides HUGE temperature improvements, I also experienced great acoustic improvements. Although the Hydro H60 radiator fan isn't super quiet at max speed, it was still much quieter than the stock HSF. I made the Hydro H60 even quieter by replacing the stock 120mm Corsair fan with the 120mm Noctua NF-P12 fan. As a result, my system became even quieter and the cooling performance improved by about 2 C. Not a huge difference but still appreciated. All in all, this is a great product with excellent cooling performance and easy installation. _____ *Pros: -Way better than stock Intel heatsink and fan (HSF). 97 C --> 74 C (when playing Far Cry 5 New Dawn). -Way better idle temperatures - 48 C to 29 C. -Easy to install. -Stock 120mm radiator fan is almost as good as a more expensive Noctua NF-P12 fan. -Very quiet operation (when not at full load). -Good size for small & compact PC cases where a HUGE aircooler just won't fit. -Good value. -Easy to replace stock 120mm fan with a different one. -Great warranty period (5- years). _____ *Neutral: -The stock Corsair fan is a bit loud at full speed. _____ *Cons: -None

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good with limitations

    Posted
    Cody
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    The Corsair H60, a 120mm all-in-one cooler, is a good product so long as you realize what it is. A 120mm cooler will not tend to run your CPU any cooler than a mid-range aftermarket aircooler. It is only a couple degrees cooler than the included cooler, in some cases (Looking at you, Wraith Spire, for being a good included cooling solution). What a 120mm cooler will do is allow you to get the same cooling performance of a large aftermarket cooling tower in a much smaller package. While many cases, including small form factor mATX and mITX cases, support thin 240mm radiators, most people do not desire (or need) a $120+ cooling solution in those form factors. The H60 provides a middle ground between more expensive solutions, and cheaper but MUCH larger solutions, and it fulfills this role admirably. The pump is small, and the hoses do not interfere with RAM. The included brackets cover the gamut of modern (and two-ish generations back) mainstream processor sockets, so you are highly likely to be able to use it out of the box no matter if you are team blue or team red. The included AM3/+ bracket even works on AM4 sockets, thanks to AMD's choice to use the same hook-mount specifications as AM3. How much of a pain that particular mounting system is, that's something else. The pre-applied thermal paste is quality, and saves some effort. Really, even if you purchase more expensive pastes to replace it with, you MIGHT shave a single degree off your temperatures. The hoses on this particular model are a matte rubber. Nothing fancy, but robust and flexible. The radiator itself is a thin radiator, which provides a large amount of clearance even when coupled with a standard fan, without needing to purchase a more expensive (and yet lower-performing) thin-line fan. The thinner radiator does not significantly impact its performance, as the actual overall size is much, much more important than thickness (120 vs 240 vs 280 etc) Overall, I would recommend this cooler to someone who really only needs a $40ish aftermarket air solution, but either wants a clean look, or has no way to fit that absolutely HUGE heatsink.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Test The Pump Before Installing!

    Posted
    MikeHunt22
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    I purchased this cooler 2/XX/2019 and spent about 2 hours installing it. The standoffs, backplate were an easy install but the radiator **CAN ONLY BE MOUNTED AS AN INTAKE**, want to install this as an exhuast? You'll have to have the exhaust fan touching case, with radiator behind it, as there are no nuts to secure radiator fan if you want to mount as exhaust, and I'm not about to superglue it together. I had this thing fully set up and when my PC booted I was hitting 50-60c IDLE. Wowza! Opened Minecraft and it got to 80c within seconds. "That ain't it chief." I thought to myself... so then I felt the pump and the tubes, no noise, no vibration. Tried another fan header. Nada. Spent my day putting this thing in and troubleshooting it... I'm sure, were this working, the temps would be impressive. But I want reliability. I don't trust watercooling enough, especially after recieving a defective one. Best Buy accepted a return, and I went on am-azon and ordered a Dark Rock 4. I'll stick with air cooling for now... but until that gets here, I'm out of a PC. >>> Also! Best Buy is still selling 2017 models of this cooler AS OF FEB. 2019. Perhaps the newer models are more reliable.. but you'll need to order them from Am-azon. If you go to BB store to buy one, check the packaging for a copyright year. Bottom line is... test pump before spending 3 hours installing it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Corsair Art

      Very sorry to hear about your issue. Pumps do sometimes arrive dead but it's not the usual at all. In the future, please do give us another chance and if you ever have an issues with our products please feel free to reach out: support.corsair.com CorsairGaming

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy install and working fine

    Posted
    MikeE
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    I installed this in a new computer that I built. The computer has an AMD Ryzen 7 1700X processor mounted to an ASRock X370 Taichi motherboard. I pre-planned the installation, but that changed once I put the motherboard into the case (Fractal Design Arc Midi 2). The case is fairly deep, and my plan to mount the radiator and fan to the front of the case had to be scuttled because the coolant tubes wouldn't reach the CPU. I ended up mounting the radiator and fan to the top of the case, which has cooling vents. The installation was very simple, and attaching it to the AM4 bracket required no modifications or extra parts. Everything needed is in the box. There is a video on Corsair's that helps explain the installation process. The instruction booklet is very well written with good illustrations. Make sure that you read it. I think the total installation time was about 15 minutes, and probably 10 minutes was deciding how to mount the radiator and fan and then forgetting that the fan needed to be ABOVE the radiator and not below it. My error. Operationally, this runs very quietly. My CPU temps seem to hover in the 30-35ºC range. The coolant tubes are very stiff. They aren't that much different from automotive coolant tubes. The H60 appears to be well made and nicely finished. I'm very pleased with this unit. I have no problem recommending it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Only buy this if you have to

    Posted
    MikeP
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    The only reason I've bought two of these h60 coolers is because this is the cheapest CPU cooler you can buy in Spokane Wa on a moments notice..... you know the old way where you had to go into a retail store to buy one. These are great if you have tall RAM modules and the heatsink won't work because it won't clear. These beat the pants off the Intel and AMD Wraith stock coolers, which I refuse to use. These H60 cooler are also a little more effective than the Generic CM Hyper 212 and the Cryorig H7 I have one in a system with a z68 board and an i7-3770k, and the other is in a system with a Ryzen 7 2700x and an x470 board. The reason I say: "Only buy this if you have to" is because there are heatsinks like the Scythe Mugen 5, Fuma, Thermalright Macho, and a few others that cool better and they cheaper. While running Prime95 Blend with the 3770k, the Scythe Fuma would keep the 3770k at 59c, old H70 Push/Pull topped out at 60c, while this H60 Push/Pull hit 64c. It's better than a lot of other coolers but the price is too high for what you're getting. Only get this if you have tall RAM or you need a cooler right away and you can't wait two days for an online order to arrive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Corsair Art

      Sorry to hear these didn't meet all your expectations. If you do have problems with the functionality of them or any other of our products feel free to reach out to us at support.corsair.com CorsairGaming

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Cooler, Awful Fan.

    Posted
    ChillyOne
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    I bought it as a replacement for another brand cooler that was a total dud, and the manufacturer expected me to send it in and leave my computer nonfunctional for a week or more while they send me a new one. Learn from this Corsair: Offer Cross-ship. The cooler has worked splendidly since I installed it, although I'm a fan of Arctic Silver 5 compound so I scraped off the stuff that came on the heatsink, cleaned and re-tinned it. The cooler is efficient and keeps my 6700K at 64C or less under full load, gaming at about 50C. It does NOT have any fancy lights or whatnot, so if you're looking for bling, it ain't here. I'm a grizzled old gamer and frankly don't care if my machine has lights, I just want it to work well. The one down side to this unit is that the fan noise is awful. It sounds like a huge hive of angry hornets when at high RPM. So much so it gave me a tension headache and I ended up replacing the fan with a Noctua NPF-12-1700 fan, which has about one-third the noise, and better CFM.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cool but not 2018 Cool

    Posted
    chomputer
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    Buyer beware! The version I bought October 4 2018 is most definitely NOT the current version. No LED pump. It’s as if you’re buying new old stock. I read reviews on other sites before purchasing this and had to buy a 120mm solution, as that is all my case will support without modification. It is quiet but only because I have an insulated Antec case without windows. Be cautioned that it only includes bare minimum screws for a single fan setup. The screws I used for a second push pull configuration had smaller threads than required. Now I have to spend more time and money finding compatible screws. Initially I was going to write a 3 Star review but am bumping this to a 2 Star experience. The instructions are simple, and if you’re installing one of these hopefully you have some technical ability with logical skills. It does the job cooling a 2011 AMD 8350 and before you judge my review for not having a Ryzen or modern i7, I bought this purely for the task of properly cooling a viable processor for entry level VR gaming using a GTX1060 GPU. I’m complacent but not impressed for the $70 spend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cooler for enthusiasts

    Posted
    Hawkypro
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    This water cooler works great as a stock water cooler and for some mild overclock. With this cooler I'm sitting at idle 65 degrees and max temp at 83 degrees when playing Fallout for a full hour. See posted pic of temps. I'm running an AMD fx6300 cpu. It was very easy to install, but be mindful that corsairs instructions want the fan to pull air into the radiator, this in turn will blow hot air exhaust air into the computer case, a big no no. I reversed the fan to pull air from inside the case through the radiator and exhaust the air out of the case. I'm pulling cool air from the front of my computer case with 3 120 sized fans. Temps are great. Hope this helps. Also, I purchased this on sale for 49.99 can't beat it and it looks great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Installation is super easy, better than H50

    Posted
    Patch
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    On Friday (10/5/2018), I noticed that my i7 6700k was hitting temperatures of 90C when gaming. I have a Corsair H50, and after hours of troubleshooting, I concluded that the cooler isn’t working anymore. I wanted to play games on the weekend, so instead of ordering online, I checked the local BestBuy, and turns out they have a H60 in stock. I watched the installation video for this cooler, and its easier compared to the H50. The H50 has a plastic backplate which relies on adhesive to stay in place. The H60 has a metal backplate that has standoff screws that will keep it in place. I think this is a much better product. Mounting the heatsink is also better compared to the H50, because the mounting bracket easily secures the heatsink in place, and there is no need to twist and turn to lock it in place, like with the H50. Running Prime95, I am getting around 50C with 100% CPU load. Very happy with the purchase. I am also impressed with BestBuy’s service. I ordered the product online, and went to the store to pick it up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good cooling for Mini ITX with a few hiccups

    Posted
    pbjisgood
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    This CPU cooler works well, but the install was a date with Google Search. The backplate didn't seem to fit at first and it required substantial pressure on the screw holes to realize they snap down to fit. There was no explanation for the pump or the fan pins. Long story short the pump has to be plugged into a header that runs at full speed to reach 4200rpm. This can be done via plugging directly into your PSU, or plugging it into the CPU (or SYS) headers and set to full speed in the bios. I plugged mine into SYS at full speed and used the fan on the CPU header. A small naggle is that Corsair should understand the market for this thing and use slightly smaller hoses. Mine hits one of my exhaust fans which is unplugged at the moment. Idle temps are 30c and gaming temps on Ultra with uncapped FPS hit 55c to 60c in games like Doom or Overwatch. Great for small form factor PCs and non-overclocked CPUs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stalwart AIO unit

    Posted
    jestro88
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    I have three home-built computers in my house, mine, my sons and my older I7-3700K unit that I retired as a media center, and all of them use variants of the Corsair branded AIOs. The media box had a larger 120mm unit that I brought over to my new build, and I opted to buy this smaller single fan radiator unit to power the media box. Probably more than it ever needs (as it does nothing but sit under my desk), but considering that it will remain on in perpetuity (or until I get a power shortage or just randomly decide to reset it), I feel a lot more comfortable knowing the media box sits in any house temperature at a steady 29 degrees celsius on the CPU. Worth a few bucks more than a air cooled unit, and I know with Corsair, I can take it to the bank for another 5 years plus. I've owned two other Corsair AIO units that each have 3-4 years on them and are still chugging along, can't beat em.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Worked, but ultimately disappointing

    Posted
    Empi
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    I had high hopes for this - it gets good reviews, and it's very popular. Unfortunately, it just didn't live up to my expectations. I guess it's a good cooler for beginners, but I knew I was in for a disappointment when I opened it up and saw the pre-applied thermal paste. I scraped that off to reveal a poorly polished copper base. Fine, whatever. I cleaned it up and applied my own paste. Installation was easy. But the dealbreaker was when I turned it on. The fan idles at about 1000rpm, which is easily loud enough to be heard over every other fan in my system, and the loudest noise in a quiet room. I might have been able to deal with the fan noise, except it wasn't even a smooth sound; it had a sort of thrumming noise when you listened closely. Ultimately, it was completely inappropriate for a quiet desktop system. On top of that, it didn't provide cooling that was any better than a solid air cooler. I ended up switching this out for a Noctua air cooler, which idles at 600 rpm, and cools just as well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect cooler for a AMD 2700

    Posted
    OmieOne
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    This is the perfect little cooler for my AMD 2700 I built for my son. The mounting was simple and it came with the paste pre-applied to make things easier. I do recommend a second person when setting installing it as it makes it easier to mount, at least in the MB I was using as second person can hold the cooler in place while I latched it down. I did change the fans out, as I find the standard Corsair fan included a bit loud. Otherwise the pump doesn't seem to make an audible noise for me and the cooling on it is great is even under load and a mild overclock the system performs as expected and doesn't break a sweat, keeps the chips temps in the 60 degree range. If you want something simple and will fit in most cases,since its a 120, usually the exhust will be able to house, this radiator will work wonders.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Coolest unit I've had

    Posted
    rgrios
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    I was using a CoolerMaster EVO 212 for an AMD FX-8350 and it keeps it running cool while gaming and I built a new system for video rendering and gaming and thought the EVO 212 would do just as good. Instead overclocked my new Ryzen 1600 to 3.85 with the EVO and got temps around 82 C (hot and the cpu's were throttling). So I put the Corsair H60 to try it out and now at full load rendering or gaming for hours I'm staying at 53 C (almost a 30 C difference). I could probably go for 4 Ghz on the Ryzen but not sure if my memory could handle it. I'm getting rid of the EVO for the FX-8350 and purchasing the Corsair H60 for it. It's small and gets the job done. No need for the 240 or 360 coolers as I'm not overclocking the cpus that far out. Here's my load out AMD Ryzen 1600 (3.2 ghz stock, boosted to 3.85) 16 GB ADATA 3000 (boosted to 3033) ASROCK AB350 fatal1ty motherboard EVGA 600 PSU 2 - XFX 470 GPU's 2 - 3TB Toshiba P300 HDD (Mirror) CoolerMaster 5 lite case

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Looks the part for a nice build

    Posted
    Jason

    Standoff's broke with just finger tightening. I took the whole thing off because I thought that the standoff's were made of plastic or balsa wood. I messaged Corsair customer support and created a ticket, after 2 day's I got a response to purchase a new mounting kit for $16.00 + shipping. I messaged back to see if there was a different option because all I needed was one standoff screw and two day's later another response saying the same, pay $16.00 + shipping. All for just one screw and 4-5 day's of wasted time. This was my first ever build, I liked the good reviews of corsair products and actually purchased quite a few things from them for this first build. Needless to say I'll be sending everything back that I can and going with another company. And just to be clear this is just from a customer service standpoint, the products (hopefully most of them) are of good quality but the support behind those products leaves much to be desired.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Performance, Average Quality.

    Posted
    DanielNS84
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    These are fantastic for cooling, work for virtually any CPU, and have great software and functionality...however, the build quality is less than stellar, I've installed 3 of these and had trouble with the thumb screws on 2 of them. The most recent one had the top of a screw come off using hand tightening and the one before that stripped out using hand tightening. In both cases I had to replace the parts with spares I happened to have but these do NOT come with any spare screws or parts. Buyer beware if you don't have access to tools or parts. Having said that, the thing is great, much easier than a "real" water cooling setup and nearly as effective. Also, very cheap and quiet. Love the color effects and how they can be set to indicate the CPU temperature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good no fill liquid CPU cooler!

    Posted
    Tony
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    I purchased this for a LGA 1366 i7 920, it should be noted that this series does not come with a backplate and the Corsair provided one will not work. You will have to purchase a backplate separately if you use the aforementioned model CPU. Works great though, no issues I docked it one star because on occasion there is a strange chemical smell and also no AMD tr4 support. I use it for gaming and intense scientific computational work and it keeps everything cool. BIOS reading at stock speed for i7 920 at 44C, under load in Windows not really much higher than that! And all of that with the Corsair provided thermal compound! Not bad Corsair! Love the 5 year warranty and the fan is QUIET!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great but it's the 2017 model

    Posted
    Simba
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    This is my first CPU water cooler and I'll admit that it was easy to setup and really works! My only issue with the installation was the missing AMD mounting brackets. I bought a Ryzen 2700X gaming PC from CyberPower at Best Buy. Once I got the CPU heatsink/fan off to install the pump, there was nothing to attach the bracket to. I ordered the AM4 bracket from Amazon and now the H60 works like a champ. CPU temps are down from 79C to about 50C. That's when I am gaming with my RTX 2070 pushing Division 2 or Rainbow 6 Siege at 1440p at 144Mhz. Be aware though that this is still the older 2017 model that I bought in 2/2019. The pump does not light.up. Still a great buy at $40!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup , cool and quiet .

    Posted
    Chris
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    Ordered one being kind of against closed loop systems. In the past had bad experience with leakage and poor preformance from CLC products . But this one was a nice small form factor , very quiet and exceed my expectations. I have it cooling a fx 8350 black edition (which is very hot running in general) over clocked to 5ghz stable And it stays at 38-40c . Before even at stock speed and stock fan it was well over 65-70 which obviously caused stability and blue screen/shut down errors. Made huge improvement and gave plenty of room to push the core to higher clock speeds. No leaking at all, clear Instructions and Install.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy

    Posted
    Kaotic
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    Doesn’t even work with LGA 1151 socket, for intel users, don’t get. Alright for Amd users for it should work fine. I managed to get it on my board, with me as an intel user. I took the skrews and used that as a temporary backplate. Warning, warning, my computer said, for it was thermal throttling. I imeadietly hop online, and order the h80i v2, a great, 2 fan watercooler. After that, I did what Linus sabastion would do. I tinkered with it. Turns out, I Over tightened one of the skews. So I fixed it, and I got better temperatures. I still wouldn’t do what I did, just pay a little bit more for the h80i v2. Do note that you may have a clearance issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Corsair Art

      Sorry to hear that but this cooler is definitely compatible with the socket LGA 1151. If you have any further issues, please contact us at support.corsair.com and we can assist. CorsairGaming