Corsair Hydro H60 CPU Water Cooler Review

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The Temperature Testing Results

Corsair H60 CPU Cooler

With the system running at stock settings the H60 comes in at 62.5*C, 4.75 degrees behind the Antec Kuhler H2O 620, 5.75 degrees behind the H70, and 17 degrees better than the stock Intel HSF.

Corsair H60 CPU Cooler

With the system bumped up to 3.5GHz the H60 is still in the back of the pack coming in at 68.75*C; it is still 4.75 degrees behind the Antec Kuhler H2O 620 and 6.25 degrees behind the H70.

Corsair H60 CPU Cooler

With the system cranked up to 4.0GHz the Corsair H60 really starts to strain to cool the system. Coming in at 80*C it is 5.25 degrees behind the Antec Kuhler H2O 620, and 7.5 degrees behind the H70. Knowing that Corsair in the past had the fan setup at intake, I switched it from exhaust as the manual showed and switched it to the intake configuration. The temps dropped slightly to 77.75*C. This is in line with what Corsair stated on the back of the packing of 78.9*C with an Intel i7-930 @ 4.0GHz. It still wasn’t enough to overtake the Antec Kuhler H2O 620. That, and if I switched the Antec to be intake, I would think its performance would increase as well.

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