Summary: If you're new to liquid coolers, take the above notes into consideration.
Pros: Highly effective cooling unit, and low maintenance.
Cons: The instructions aren't 100% clear with this thing. I had to do some research to find out what the correct second-last Step was before actually mounting the unit. It goes straight from telling you to assemble the bracket, to skipping the step where you're supposed to snap in the plastic ring unde...
Summary: If you are new to liquid cooling, then this is a great choice. It has everything for you need. If you are trying to replace some other cpu cooler like CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO then you won't notice the much different and you are just wasting money.
Pros: Easy to install. Sweet price for a liquid cooler. Nice looking. Compatible for both Intel and AMD, everything you need is included in the box. Working nicely, 31 Celsius at idle and can go up to about 45C in high gaming. Mean your case will be cooler. Big different if you are upgrade from Intel d...
Cons: The fan included can be noisy for some people like me. I like my PC to run very quiet, but some people won't even notice it. You can buy better fan and replace with this one and problem solved. Not recommend for overclocking, this can't handle extreme overclocking so don't even bother.
CORSAIR Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
Laura R., Newegg
26 November 2014
Summary: If you're even thinking about overclocking your CPU and you want a good cooler for the time being, then I'd suggest shooting for a better cooler. I didn't want to overclock my CPU at first sight, but now overclocking is something that I want more of.
Pros: Great cooler for keeping your CPU at a nice temp for an average build computer. I've been using this cooler for a year now and it hasn't given me any trouble what so ever. I remember that it was super easy to install and had zero hassle getting it up and running with my system. Quiet... I've neve...
Cons: I took 1 egg away from this cooler due to I can't over super omega crazy over clock with this cooler. My i7-3770k OC'd to 4.5 GHz running at 1.475v gets as hot as 90c-93c max. I'm uncomfortable with these temps, so its time for me to upgrade my cooler to a better cooler.
Summary: I run with am AM3 8 core processor and under normal operation would have a CPU temp of around 40-45 degrees. I recently ran some imaging software which hit the processor hard and caused the system to reach 70 degrees at which stage it shut down.
Summary: The water sounds like all hades breaks lose when you first start it. Sort of scary as it's right above the fan of my power supply. It calms down after a few minutes though.
Pros: I'm using it as a GPU cooler, and it is phenomenal. My 280x is running at 29C idle, and playing Shadow of Mordor, it didn't go above 50C. I was skeptical when others were showing off those kinds of numbers. Easy installation paired with a NZXT Kraken G10. However....
Cons: The fan was absolute horse poop. Did I install a jet engine or what? I thought it would be a tiny step up from the stock cooler master fan that came with the 5 year old case, but it was LOUD. I even tested it while not touching any part of the system, just to make sure it wasn't making some whist...
Summary: I didn't have the space in my case for a full water cooling kit and decided to go closed-loop. I felt this was a great decision. I did not test the fan that was included because I used my own, however it is nice that one was included.
Pros: -Easy alternative to full watercooling kits -No need to refill or drain -Solid factory seals -Quiet -Fan included
CORSAIR Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Water / Liquid CPU Cooler
Shahriar G., Newegg
5 June 2014
Summary: Overall, this is a good product, despite its documentation and installation short-comings. If you're patient and don't mind removing the stock CPU mounting bracket and back-plate, then this cooler should be on your list of liquid coolers to consider for purchase.
Pros: This liquid CPU cooler works very well. It keeps my AMD FX-8350 (Vishera Core) 8-core CPU at around 33 to 35 degrees Celsius while idle, much cooler than the stock AMD CPU fan & heatsink cooler. I'm very pleased with it's performance so far.
Cons: I deducted 1 Egg due to the fact that the user's guide is a bit vague for some of the more critical installation steps. The diagrams, although helpful, are not always very clear and can even be slightly misleading as to the order in which some of the parts in the kit should be assembled. As a res...
A little disappointed...should have read the fine print
Mukesh P., Newegg
29 May 2014
Summary: My rig: Core i7-4790 at default clock MSI Z97M Gaming, BIOS v. 1.0 G.Skill 16 GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 at 11-13-13-31, 1.5V Corsair H55 AIO water cooler SanDisk Extreme II 480GB SSD Seagate SSHD 1TB, 7200 RPM as mass storage LG 24X DVD/RW Steel Series Rival optical mouse Thermaltake TtEsports Poseidon...
Pros: First, let me preface by saying that I like Corsair products and this one is operating for me as per design. I believe it to be a good value for the money. 1. Price, especially when on a rebate 2. Easy to install 3. Pre-applied TIM (probably Shin-Etsu or 3M) 4. Cools far better than the stock Int...
Cons: Well, there are two cons. 1. The first one is minor, and has to do with the poor documentation. The manual should go into more detail with how and where to hook up the heat pump and fan power leads in common various scenarios. The manual also fails to mention you want the heat pump head to operat...