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Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:57 am

Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review

The recently released Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU water cooling kit is now the flagship water cooler from Corsair. The H70 looks like an H50 on steroids and it looks like the H70 is going to be a much better performer than the H50. Join us as we put the H70 through the paces on our Intel Core i7 LGA1366 test system and see just how much Corsair has improved its water cooler.

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Article Title: Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review
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Pricing At Time of Print: $102.96 shipped
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review

Postby FeRaL » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:45 pm

Is it just me or did Corsair kind of shoot themselves in the foot by creating the A70 that performs better than their H70?
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:20 pm

Remember that cases play a factor in cooler performance. The Ultra case that Shane is using for testing is certainly playing a roll when it comes to performance as it's not getting as much airflow as high-end cases would be.
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review

Postby bubba » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:32 pm

yup. The case was a big part in this. I'm still playing with the H70.

I still feel the H70 is better then the A70, especially at the higher OC. It shows how well it does work, there is a 4 degree gap running at 3.8Ghz. In a case with better flow I would only think it would get better.
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review

Postby Sttm » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:05 pm

Form Factor plays a part too. I like how the water coolers do not cramp the Ram Slots like the large air coolers do. I also never felt right about the weight of the air coolers and putting that on top of a mobo.
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:58 pm

Sttm wrote:I also never felt right about the weight of the air coolers and putting that on top of a mobo.


This is also one of the reasons that many system builders use kits like this as they have less damage shipping systems around the country and world with all the weight hanging off the case and not the motherboard.
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:46 pm

I like that the review is done with a limited case, its a better representative of how it will work in cramped and low-flow cases. I've got one monster case that air-cooling works just fine in, but my others (including an UltraCube for my HTPC) I want big performance with a small footprint.
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review

Postby Major_A » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:35 pm

Sttm wrote:I also never felt right about the weight of the air coolers and putting that on top of a mobo.

What, you mean like this behemoth?
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review

Postby Sttm » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:54 am

Yep! I dont know if I need my cooler big and heavy enough to bludgeon people to death with.
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review

Postby rrplay » Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:41 am

I had recommended and installed the H70 in a friend's pc because of this review & also 'ditto
Sttm wrote:I also never felt right about the weight of the air coolers and putting that on top of a mobo.


especially since he transported his pc to me in his pickup truck 'a couple of nasty potholes,RR tracks' & he's possibly a new mobo candidate.
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