Corsair Hydro H60 CPU Water Cooler ReviewThu, Apr 07, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Looking closer at the Corsair H60
With the H60 unpacked we can start to get a good look at it. The Pump/Cold plate is connected to the radiator by the 12” long corrugated tubing. The pump has a single wire running from it for powering the pump. So you will need two open fan headers on your motherboard, one for the pump and one for the fan.
The new style pump/cold plate is square and very low profile. On the top of the pump housing is the Corsair Ship Sail logo.
The tubing connects to the pump/cold plate with 90* swivel fittings to add flexibility for installation. The mounting tabs are attached to the pump body by the Phillips head screws. Two screws for each bracket, four in all. Simply remove the screws and you can change the mounts over to AMD; the Intel mounts come pre-installed.
The H60 comes with pre-applied thermal paste.
Under the paste is a nice flat surface.
The radiator is able to handle two 120mm fans for a push pull arrangement. The overall dimensions of the radiator are 120mm x 152mm x 27mm.
The radiator for the H60 has a fin count of 21-22 fins per inch as all the previous radiators in the Hydro Series have had. The higher the fins per inch the higher CFM fan you want to have. The fan for the H60 is rated at 74.4 CFM.
The H60 is also sporting a redesigned fan. The fan has some heft to it; I don’t have a scale but the fan does feel heavier than any of the 120mm fans I have lying around on the test bench. The fan was redesigned to have a higher static pressure while being quieter. The higher static pressure helps to push the air though the radiator fins more efficiently.