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CORSAIR - Hydro Series 280mm Liquid Cooling System with RGB Lighting - Black/Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews

96%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keeps the CPU Kewl

    Posted
    MrMagoo
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    Nice and quiet, even with dual fans, and my core temps remain low even in graphic intensive games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This thing is too cool

    Posted
    Curtai
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    I got it because the rest of the fans in my case were 140mm... worked excellent, I ended up exchanging it for the 120mm version

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the fans

    Posted
    Gary
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    I love the fact I can go there and they a lot of what I see online I their store

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good built

    Posted
    pete
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    quiet fan, keep cpu optimal cool level, just a month old working so far; wait and see...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent cooler

    Posted
    Alex
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    Very high quality, easy to install, quiet fans, the lights on the pump itself look awesome super satisfied with this cooler.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cooling power

    Posted
    DLCoates1
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    Hooked up to iCUE for lighting, with the high powered fans that it includes, side mounted in push pull, keeps my Ryzen 5 2600 cool and below 30 at idle, and under 80 while gaming. And that's with it overclocked at 4.1ghz

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    Posted
    lexographer
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    These fans work well, as expected. The water cooling helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works amazing!

    Posted
    Ty174
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    My CPU temps have never been cooler, even comparing to other products since this has 2 140MM fans rather than 2 120mm fans. I do with they offered these with RGB fans however instead of selling them separately for $40 each.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the cooler to get

    Posted
    Jeff
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    If your case supports it, get this one. It's got an interesting setup using a USB header for RGB. I like that it uses sata power for fans and you can control everything through corsair icue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well so far

    Posted
    WarriorJD
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    Only gave it 4 stars due to the first one being defective. Got this for a new build a month ago, but the first one I got leaked in its packaging. Traded it in for the same model and it installed easily. Fans run well and fairly quiet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good cooling capacity for i7-8086K/8700K

    Posted
    rsp81
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is used to cool a delidded 8086K while overclocked at 5GHz. Was able to keep CPU below 82C running AVX on all cores with Prime95. Otherwise, average temperatures are around the mid 60's while running normal apps and games. Relatively quiet with the included fans at full speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice and Cool

    Posted
    JTCJC
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    Works great! My old one started failing so I picked up this one and even when my old was new my CPU ran hotter. With this one my CPU temp is only about 1-2C above ambient. I OC'd my CPU to 4.7 and the temp was still below 50c. The CPU (6700k) wasn't stable but the temp was great. Remember there are settings in the iCue software to change the fan profile. I think the default is quiet for the fans and balanced for the pump. I could could only hear a slight change in the fans and no change in the pump even though the software showed a reduction in temp and increase in speed. I am very satisfied with this product. FYI the old Corsair was still within the 5 yr warranty and Corsair stood behind it and is sending a replacement. Great company!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best CPU Liquid Cooling System

    Posted
    StephenW
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    Does a very good job at cooling down my i7 8700k. I am getting frame rate boosts because of the lower temperatures and boost clock. Setup is not too difficult as long as you follow the instructions. Really nice fans and lighting! Also very quiet and good software to control everything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great AIO, Very Good CPU Cooling

    Posted
    Ruskrim
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    I purchased this to get rid of my stock heat sink and fan I had on my Ryzen 5 2600. Before installing the new cooler I was running temps around 50 degrees C. After installation I run temps at around 30 degrees C at idle and around 45 under load. When overclocking my CPU to 4 GHZ I was able to break 50 degrees C under load and still remained in the high 30's at idle. Great cooler and the RGB is very easy to customize with Corsair iCue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a staple aio cooler

    Posted
    volcurial
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    if youre not doing custom cooling and/or tweaking every fan curve, look at this series or the evga clc series. choose whichever is less and dont look back. and knockout the rgb if you want to save without losing performance save some fan differences which are nice on the platinum edition iirc. the corsair ml series fans are good match for rads. using this on a 9900k with ml 140 fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy and works

    Posted
    Christian
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    This is my 3rd AIO and it works great. I wish I would of got a larger one but oh well. I replaced the corsair fans with Noctuas but the unit functions great. Easy setup and can be mounted nicely. Cooling a i7700k at 5gz.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice all inclusive liquid cooling package

    Posted
    s3tech
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    This CPU cooling package has everything you need to convert from an air cooled setup for your CPU (both Intel and AMD). It's extremely quiet since it uses magnetic levitation cooling fans on the radiator for reduce friction and noise. It also has a newer version of the original Corsair pump for quieter operation. My only complaint is that the hoses are somewhat short and since this is a sealed closed loop cooling system they cannot be changed. Check your requirements if you have a custom or very large case. Note this is not designed for cooling anything other than your processor (not for video card, memory etc.. . @@@@@@@

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seems pretty good!

    Posted
    Absence4paradox
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    Was having problems with my stock cooler on my ryzen 5, and decided to pick this one up. Fits perfectly in my midsized tower. Measure to make sure it fits. Bad reviews based on not measuring don't give this justice. Dropped about 20 degrees while idle, while gaming it dropped 20-30 degrees depending on the game. Average temp idle is 37 in case, ambient. Gaming never goes above 53, average gaming is 47 and it's overclocked to 4ghz. @@@@@@@@ Might be different for your situation, it's also on the paste it came with). It's not loud IMO. I have 7 fans, and it's rarely loud. Rgb I could care less about but icue software works fine for adjusting color and performance. I'm sure there are cheaper products, but I was in a pinch and was local. I'd say worth a buy. Install was annoying but was easy and straightforward. Hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend