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Corsair Hydro H90
9.0 out of 10

Corsair Hydro H90

Great Deal: $117.99

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Overall 10
10

Amazing

Daniel B., Newegg
2 May 2015
  • Summary: This thing is big! I have a Rosewill thor 2 case and it just fits nicely. Make sure you have a large case. Also keep in mind it is recommended you use the fan as an intake for the radiator. That means switching another fan to an exhaust.
  • Pros: COLD as ICE. I went from average temps while running some games around 75c to topping out at 41c. I used to idle at 35c now i idle at 22c. That is amazing. Installation instructions are easy enough to follow.
  • Cons: The silver paste comes pre-applied. The problem is a loose plastic cover protects it. When i opened the box it was already off and a small section of the thermal paste had been rubbed off already. I fixed it but they should make a cover that snaps on to it to protect it until you are ready to ins...
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Overall 10
10

Works as advertized

Justin W., Newegg
23 April 2015
  • Summary: Very pleased with this purchase.
  • Pros: Great product so far, this is my first water cooler and I'm running my i5-4970k @ 4.8GHz and so far haven't exceeded 40 Degrees C. Just be sure you have good airflow through the radiator. Installation was very easy despite some of the reviews left here.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Yuri H., Newegg
17 April 2015
  • Summary: just read instructions carefully b4 installing it, or just youtube on how to do it properly
  • Pros: nice, and fit in my case perfectly, and keeps cpu nice and cool,
  • Cons: none
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked great till the screws stripped out

joe t., Newegg
17 April 2015
  • Summary: Worked great other than the obvious problems mine hung out of every case by only one screw and I had new modern mega cases.
  • Pros: Worked great for a year then on replacing the motherboard I had to remove it I was careful but the small thin screw stripped out very easily
  • Cons: It never fir my case and the radiator is too large for any case I have had and they are all very large cases I can only get one screw to connect it to the case and one of the 4 screws that hold it to the motherboard has stripped making it not contact the CPU fully making it worthless to me now
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor directions leeds to unneeded frustration

Edward S., Newegg
8 April 2015
  • Summary: This replaced my Corsair H60 that had died once then I was able to remove it bang it around and it started working again, then recently it just died all together. RMA would be a nightmare because not having a cooler and waiting while your desktop is down is not an option.
  • Pros: I ran prime95 for 7 hours 100% CPU over 8 cores and got cool temps of 36 Celsius. The fan runs nice and quite and the small form factor is pleasing to my case since I like to keep it clean. Everything you need in a box to get a higher clock and stay cool. CPU is over clocked from 3.5 ghz to 4.2 g...
  • Cons: The directions are a nightmare and very vague and it takes a few tries to get it right. To me this is huge. If you cant design good directions how can I trust your products?
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Overall 6
6.0

Knocking again

Michael F., Newegg
2 April 2015
  • Pros: The Corsair hydro series H90 with its increased surface area is obviously superior to tradition CPU cooling methods and better than similar hydro series coolers with 120 mm fans (the larger surface area allows better heat dissipation). Products of this nature are a must for overclocking and a mus...
  • Cons: The Corsair hydro series H90 is capable of cooling your rig however the only persistent factor that prevents me from indorsing Corsair as to a must buy is that for some reason the units begin to produce what can be best described as a knocking sound resonating from the pump unit when under load. ...
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Overall 10
10

Great Cooler

clifton m., Newegg
31 March 2015
  • Summary: Would be nice if it came in colors other than flat black.Would also be nice if it came with a second set of screws tapped for the holes in the fan, so that you could install a second 140mm fan in a push/pull setup.
  • Pros: Easiest Cooler I've ever installed. literally took it out of the box and in ten minutes it was installed and working. I will say that i put it on 2011-3 intel board which meant i was not required to install the included backplate as there is already one on boards made for this chipset. It looks g...
  • Cons: Have not seen any yet.
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Overall 2
2.0

Plastic backplate poorly designed

Gerald H., Newegg
29 March 2015
  • Summary: The aluminum backplate that comes with the sabretooth motherboard would be ideal for this install. Why Corsair chose to swap this for a cheap plastic replacement is beyond me. As an aside, it looks like this unit has been discontinued; it is no longer listed on the Corsair website.
  • Pros: 2 degrees cooler than the H60
  • Cons: Subject Plastic backplate poor design The plastic backplate used with an AMD motherboard does not hold the metal posts securely. When the pump unit is installed and the thumb screws are tightened, the backplate posts start to rotate. Because of this, the pump unit cannot be properly tightened ont...
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Overall 10
10

Great Cooler for i7

Josh L., Newegg
27 March 2015
  • Summary: I replaced the stock fan with a XIGMATEK FCB and I'm running the fan at 30% speed while the processor idles. It makes my system very quiet. I used arctic silver 5 with the cleaning kit. I removed the other fans in my case except the front intake.
  • Pros: One of the easier coolers to install. My temps went from 32C idle to 25C idle, and from 70C to 55C with prime95. I'd say that is a success.
  • Cons: I don't like the factory thermal compound. The instructions where a little ambiguous.
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Overall 10
10

Great cooler for i7 3rd gen

Josh L., Newegg
27 March 2015
  • Summary: I replaced the stock fan with a XIGMATEK FCB and I'm running the fan at 30% speed while the processor idles. It makes my system very quiet. I used arctic silver 5 with the cleaning kit. I removed the other fans in my case except the front intake.
  • Pros: One of the easier coolers to install. My temps went from 32C idle to 25C idle, and from 70C to 55C with prime95. I'd say that is a success.
  • Cons: I don't like the factory thermal compound. The instructions where a little ambiguous.
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