Reviews and Problems with Corsair Cooling Hydro H40
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H40 stands to excel, but just makes the bar
16 August 2013
Summary: I was looking for a cheap and effective way into liquid cooling, and I had heard of many a great things about Corsair. Their liquid cooling line-up was easy to grasp, and I decided this would be a good first buy. Installation was much more difficult than I expected; the manual that came was merely a cheat sheet of information on how to assemble it, and I ended up getting this thing screwed onto my Mobo in half the pieces.
Summary: Pump makes a lot of noise. It's just a loud grinding noise. Corsair support I just got an answering machine after being on the line for 15 minutes. The cpu block was unusually difficult to install. Instructions were lousy.
Pros: probably functional if it works properly. It does keep the cpu cooler than the stock cooler.
Summary: This has kept my system very cool for a few months now and still going strong. I have used it for gaming, video encoding, virtualization, while word processing downloading etc..... All at once and kept cpu cool. I did bog my system down abit , however not the H40s fault.
Summary: i got it comboed with a psu, the price very quite nice. The radiator fan is supposed to be 100% powered all time, so it may produce a bit of noise, since its exposed at the back. the instruction booklet is very unclear. It took me 3 hours to figure out how to put it on my asus p8z77-V.
Pros: its hydro, looks cool
Cons: noise possibly, difficult to install, bad instructions, doesn't seem to have difference from fans
Summary: So I ordered this unit along with every other pieces to build myself a new system. The unit worked fine at the beginning. But then, 2-3 days later it started to make a very loud grinding sound while operating. After my extensive research on the web I found I was very far from being the only owner with that issue.
Summary: If its on sale for $40, its a pretty decent alternative to some air coolers. Its definitely quieter than my old A50 and provides slightly better temps, but in the end, buying a H40 is more of a splurge for giggles than it is for performance benefits. Backplate and mounting system was somewhat confusing and cheap. It lacked cooling for push pull. I would probably only recommend it for the 'cool' factor or small form factor systems.
Pros: -Somewhat quieter than air coolers, -Somewhat better performance than air coolers (particularly on high load temps), -Good tubing
Summary: Pump is noisy. Retuned it the next day. Retailer confirmed the noise by connecting pump power to a running mobo, and accepted it for refund without further questions. Pros: Cools CPU slightly better than stock Intel cooler, 2 degree celcius better. Cons: Noisy pump. This is a ONE star rating. I could not give ONE star rating because I don't have an Order ID. I have an Invoice #, but not Order ID. I had to choose THREE stars to submit the review.
Summary: Does its job very well without being over kill. Got it on sale with my processor, so it was well worth the price. To the person who said it is too loud mine is one of the quietest in my machine, far quieter than my graphics card when its at 40% fan speed. Also the grinding in the pump sounds like a faulty product, mine makes 0 noise. The installation instructions are over simplified and if you don't have experience it may be confusing.
Pros: Far more effective than standard fan + heat sink, even for non overclockers.