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Corsair Hydro H90
8.9 out of 10

Corsair Hydro H90

Great Deal: $117.99

Reviews and Problems with Corsair Hydro H90

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Overall 8
8.0

cool!

heath h., Newegg
23 February 2015
  • Summary: overall great cooler.
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good cooler

Timothy R., Newegg
30 December 2014
  • 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 ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Perhaps if you were gonna use it for the CPU it would be fine but in my case it was a no go

Greyes, Amazon
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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Jerry Lawson, Amazon
1 October 2014
  • Summary: Solved my over heating issues instantly...very quiet too!
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Overall 8
8.0

Spec on box are a lie, but cools like H80i.

Gamer, Amazon
14 August 2014
  • Summary: This cooler is on par with the H80i in temps. Pro: Price, size. Cons: Only 1,500 RPM on pump vs 2,300 RPM for H80i. I have to RMA my H80i and this H90 is a temp cooler while I wait. On the box it says 55c at 100% load on a 3770k at 4.6 GHz. Which is a total lie.
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Overall 8
8.0

cpu much cooler

Jeff G., Newegg
2 August 2014
  • Pros: Dropped CPU temp while gaming from 75c to 45c. Low Noise
  • Cons: Screws to mount fan/radiator are too short to use the rubber mounts on the rear fan of the Obsidian 550D case. Had to take out the mounts and use washers on the hole. So only 4 stars
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Overall 8
8.0

Performance is great. The pump is dead quiet but the fan ...

Petr Valcik, Amazon
24 July 2014
  • Summary: Performance is great. The pump is dead quiet but the fan that comes with it is junk. On the 3rd day is started rattling. At first only when it would be on 60% power or less. So I upped the lower threshold and it helped...for 2 days.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Product - Poor Instructions

Anonymous, Newegg
16 June 2014
  • Summary: Make sure this fan+radiator will fit your case. I have a Zalman Z9+ and was dismayed to learn there was no way to install this cooler at the top of case or the rear panel. Fortunately, I was able to mount fan+radiator on the side - with the radiator touching a small aspect of my GPU.
  • Pros: Good Cooling Quiet Fan
  • Cons: Instructions are poor Parts labeling could be much more clear It's easier to just watch an install video than trying to make sense of the instructions Back plate attaching mechanism (the screws+plastic holders) feels and looks cheap. I wouldn't want to have to install this more than once as the p...
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Overall 8
8.0

Despite the Amazon description, this doesn't fit LGA 1150

Moe Joe "Bill Littman", Amazon
3 June 2014
  • Summary: This may be an amazing CPU cooler, but not for my current machine. I wanted to put it on an LGA 1150 socket per Amazon's description, however it doesn't fit. The H80 is the model that does. I ordered one and am expecting it to be terrific.
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Overall 8
8.0

Have a plan.

justin c., Newegg
2 June 2014
  • Summary: A 120MM water cooling system is the best bet for a mid-size case. MB is a TA990FXE Ver. 5.x. Case is a CM 690 II. Only place I could mount was the top slot of the side panel. Couldn't mount as exhaust on top. The North Bridge and the ram are in the way. I think I might have did overkill.
  • Pros: I bought a FX-8350. The chip idles at 15C. The highest temp I have reached with my videogames is 39C. I upgraded from an 1100T. Temps were 30C idle and 56C full load on air. I use Toverclocker. The auto setting lowers the radiator fan rpm to 700. It's so quiet. I could hear ninjas. I should craft...
  • Cons: Used the intel screws by mistake. The manual describes the screw as "AMD/INTEL." Took a hour to figure out how to pull those devils out. You need the longer screws for AM3+. I had to take all fans except the rear exhaust out to mount this. It really needs some room. Definitely on the market for a...
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