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Corsair  Hydro Series H105
9.2 out of 10

Corsair Hydro Series H105

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Overall 10
10

Extremely powerful heat sink, very easy to install

Zach T., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: All around excellent product, would buy again.
  • Pros: -Easy to install -I love the pre-applied thermal paste -Extraordinary cooling capacity (my 5.0GHz OC i7-6700k runs at 20 idle, never breaks 65 even under heavy load)
  • Cons: -Default fans are a small, I would suggest purchasing after market ones if you have larger vents.
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Overall 6
6.0

Second chances..

John V., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: With the title given I have set up a return to replace this item and I look forward to giving Corsair a second chance with the H105.
  • Pros: This item shipped quickly. Well packed. Sturdy hardware. No signs of damage throughout shipping process.
  • Cons: With having a Gigabyte Z97x motherboard with the 8 pin ATX power cord located in the top left it seems as though the 38mm thick radiator will not be mountable within my NZXT Phantom 410 case. I initially wanted to set this up with a pull configuration, but it looks like I'll have to set it up wit...
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice looking unit, won't fit our case. Rebate is a nightmare to negotiate and voids a refund for the product.

Tina m., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: We can not recommend this Corsair H105 unless someone does extensive and detailed research to verify compatibility. Newegg should cease this sort of rebate requiring online forms, printing of multiple copies, removing UPC from carton (voiding any refund ), and a copy of payment.
  • Pros: This is a nice looking unit, and appears to be well constructed.
  • Cons: It will not fit in our Rosewill Challenger Mid Tower case without mods, and it is a large case ! r9 390 also required mods to the case. We will purchase a new case, with high hopes of compatibility.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
1 April 2016
Overall 10
10

Excellent performance and an easy installation

MICHAEL M., Newegg
28 March 2016
  • Summary: I recommend this product. I have now been using the product for a few months with NO concerns. Occasionally, I hear air/water moving through the unit. This happens once a week at most. In general, I don't want to attempt changing water inside of the unit.
  • Pros: Fit on my I7 3770K processor without any issue. Brought CPU temperature down almost 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Mounted the fan onto an Asus Maximus V Formula motherboard. Cooling fans are only slightly noisy within a Thermaltake Overseer RX. However, the fans are virtually inaudible when combine with...
  • Cons: A slightly thinner product would make mounting the cooler a little easier. The products I have, forced me to remove the cooling fins from my GSkill memory. However, this is a minor inconvenience. Because I have two of the same motherboards, processors, memory, etc. I tested one of these coolers t...
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Overall 2
2.0

Would not recommend.

Anonymous, Newegg
25 March 2016
  • Summary: I would recommend the h100i gtx or h110i for a bigger rad. There's a reason they made newer versions
  • Pros: Looks great, pwm fans
  • Cons: The block is mediocre. I'm getting peaks of 80+°C on my 6700k using ic diamond thermal compound. The pump, which is not pwm controlled, has a high pitched whine to it and is way too loud for the price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great, but loud

Nicholas G., Newegg
25 March 2016
  • Pros: Works great.
  • Cons: Fans are insanely loud. I read about the loud fans in a lot of reviews and figured people were just being picky. Not the case. If you get this, order some Vortex HDB fans and save yourself the time you will eventually take to swap them out. With the new fans it is a great cooling system.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent liquid cooling system

Kevin C., Newegg
19 March 2016
  • Pros: Keeps my CPU temperature 10 degrees (on average) cooler than the best air cooling solution Easy installation Well designed Most good cases support a 240mm radiator so this is perfect for many users
  • Cons: Instructions could be improved I'm confused on what the cooling pump should be set to in the BIOS as it plugs into one of the CPU fan connectors on the motherboard (as instructed in the manual). I have control in the MB on fan speeds and there is no indication in the manual on what this should be...
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Overall 10
10

Cool & quiet

Alexis S., Newegg
18 March 2016
  • Summary: Get it, you won't regret it. There are other models from Corsair, but they just don't have as good reviews on Newegg.
  • Pros: Easy to install Cheap, as I got it on sale Runs really quiet and keeps my i5-6600k oc to 4.2ghz at a cool 38 celcius on average. Under load I've not seen it rise above 48 celcius.
  • Cons: No cons as of this review.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does Not Fit My Case

Lawrence S., Newegg
5 March 2016
  • Summary: I didn't take an egg off simply because the unit wouldn't fit my case - I accept the blame for insufficient research on that point. But some of the hardware parts seem cheaply made, and I had a hard time seating the pump unit onto my motherboard because of that.
  • Pros: Pump unit seems well made, runs quiet. Nice glowy blue disk looks good on my motherboard.
  • Cons: I had a few problems with the installation, which looks like it should have been easier than it turned out to be. My case is an NZXT 210 - admittedly one of their cheaper models - but it does have the 240mm mounting space at the top. The radiator just barely won't fit. Lacks about 1/2" clearance....
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