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Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:44 am

Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Today we are looking at newest addition to the Corsair Hydro Series, the H80. The H80 water cooler includes a double-thick 120mm radiator and should be compatible with virtually any standard ATX PC case. Join us as we check out the updates Corsair has made as we put the new Hydro Series H80 through the paces on our Intel Core i7-930 powered test system.

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Today we looked at the latest addition to the Corsair Hydro Series, the Hydro Series H80. The Corsair H80 performed solidly in all of our tests. It also did it quieter than the Hydro Series coolers of the past


Article Title: Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1661/1/
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:52 am

S-w-e-e-e-e-e-t! This makes me want to go back to water cooling, even though I don't need it, lol. I love the integrated controllers and variable mode, and this cooler really shines on the extreme setting! I think this retails less than my old TTake Aquarius system did 8-10 years ago, this really makes extreme watercooling affordable yet simple to use. i assume that although it comes with straight fittings you can install angled ones after market (just may have to paint them black). Not a deal breaker though either way.

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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Postby gwolfman » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:40 am

Thanks for the review, though it would have been nice to see a top-performing heatsink on the charts for comparison.
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Postby bubba » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:02 am

With the CPU croaking, starting all over kinda sucks..
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Postby gwolfman » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:05 am

bubba wrote:With the CPU croaking, starting all over kinda sucks..

Yeah no worries, but for future reference. ;)
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Postby bubba » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:49 pm

There was tons of testing to get that much in there. Working on the next review already (an air cooler), I still need to find and dig out the stock Intel sink.. its in the pile some where :lol:
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Postby FZ1 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:39 pm

I had been eyeing the H100 cooler...it looks like Newgg had it today but sold out.
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Re: Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Postby CoachAub » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:44 am

A friend of mine bought this cooler. I helped him install it. The heavy radiator unit with 2 fans on it is big and cumbersome. In his Corsair full-tower case (forget model) it's mounting was overtop the memory. This in my opinion was not ideal as air flow to the memory chips was then limited. He has 24gb of Corsair Vengeance (the mem heatsinks almost touch the radiator) Also, the instructions have you aim the fans into the case, pulling air in from the back, this was ok since his case has 120mm top exhaust fans. I however insisted we try reversing the fans to pull air out of the case (out the back) as the front fans, psu & gpu fans were all trying to do. I believe in getting all the air moving the same direction. It actually lowered the cooling effectiveness on the cpu---so I guess they were right. It did not effect the board and other temps. regardless of the direction. (go figure?)
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