Corsair Hydro Series H90 and H110 140mm-Based Liquid Cooler Review
25 February 2013
Excerpt: Corsair has upped their presence in the cooling field with the new 140mm fan-based additions to the Hydro Series™ CPU water cooler lineup . Corsair was kind enough to provide us with samples of their H90 and H110 series cooling units, both using 140mm fans. We put these coolers up against their H80i 120mm fan-based unit as well as our custom-built Swiftech Apogee HD cooling system to see how well these new Corsair units performed.
Summary: The Corsair H90 is a simple liquid cooling system for CPUs, with great cooling performance, reasonable noise level, and no “fanciness.”
, it has a little lower performance but is quieter, as expected for a system using a 140 mm fan.
, however, it has higher performance.
If you are looking for a simple, plain sealed liquid cooling system for your CPU, with no extra features such as USB interface or color-changing LEDs, and your case has an opening for a 140 mm fan, the...
Summary: The Corsair Hydro Series H90 is certainly a stand-out product. While it may be overshadowed by more value-oriented products at more typical loads, overclocking is where its value becomes apparent. With just a light overclock under Prime95, a gap of 15°C forms between the Corsair Hydro Series H90 and its next competitor.
Pros: Fantastic cooling performance, Quiet, Clearance for tall memory modules, Solid construction
Cons: Lacks Corsair Link support, Complex install compared to other Hydro Series models, Lacks screws for dual fan option