Pros: I just received this product last night but i will update in the future when I install it. I wanted to say this item looks completely untouched as if it rolled off the assembly line and was handed to me. Absolutely amazing job. if this is refurbished, I cannot imagine how great "new" must be. thi...
Summary: I've been pretty happy with these corsair water coolers .. i have the smaller ones in a couple of other builds, they've done well. I was happy to try this larger H90 in the Node 304 case. I found plenty of room to mount with the supplied fan.
Pros: Cools well. My Xeon E3-1241 v3 idles at 26, 38 in memtest86+, and 49 running 8 threads of folding. This with the fan all but silent at 800rpm. The water pump is similarly very quiet, I can only tell it is running from a tiny vibration when I put a finger on the block.
Cons: The plastic backplate design is a bit poor. Instructions call for foam spacers between backplate and mobo, and the foam sits on top of a couple of surface mount components on the mobo. Can't be good for those components. There are little metal inserts to catch the mounting screws - those inserts ...
Summary: My i7 4790K was running idle at 35+ degrees Celsius with the H60 cooler. Since I have a Corsair Obsidian 350D case with capability for front mount 140mm fans, I decided to try the H90. Idle temp now below 30 degrees Celsius and much quieter.
Pros: Cooler works great on my Coolmaster 942 case. Took out a failing 140mm fan to install this in the back of my case. I am cooling a I7 5820k 3.8 ghz.
Cons: The instructions for the bracket are a little unclear. The first assembly was using the wrong bracket so I suggest matching the bracket up with your motherboard not relying on the instructions. I ended up having to carefully pry the plastic parts to pop the screws back out with out breaking any o...
Summary: If you don't feel like running coolant lines with a DIY cooling setup and just want something that can be up and running in less than 45 minutes, definitely consider this bad lil' momma.
Pros: Easy install (if I had planned properly), good heat dissipation, no fuss. Installed in Corsair Carbide 300R. 4 of 5 eggs because it is not the best solution out there, but pretty darned good for the money.
Cons: Does not easily fit into some cases, as the radiator and fan take up a good deal of space. Make sure your case has 140mm fan mounts, preferably on the back panel next to the I/O as this spot is usually worry free. I had a 120mm fan mount there, and had to mount on the top of the case where there ...
Perhaps if you were gonna use it for the CPU it would be fine but in my case it was a no go
29 November 2014
Summary: Paired with a NZXT Kraken G10 to tame the wild fire burning within my GPU. PROS: -Brought my GPU temperatures down from 90°C under load, to barely 50°C. -Very quiet -The fittings on the cooling block swivel to allow for bends and turns in installation CONS: -Tubing is short, could make installation...
Summary: I'm really happy with its performance and the bent frame is my only complaint. With the two leftover screws, I mounted the fan that came with my case to have a push/pull setup (dual 140mm in a mini-ITX case!!!). I may bend the frame back down the line. I don't think it'd be worth an RMA.
Pros: -Able to fit in a mini-ITX case (Fractal Design Node 304) -Great performance -Quiet
Cons: Screw holes didn't line up flush. If I put in all 4 mounting screws, my graphics card was being touched and actually pushed. I think this was something in quality control that was overlooked in the "Refurbishing" process. To compensate, I used only 2 of the mounting screws.