Reviews and Problems with Corsair Hydro Series H70
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Corsair Hydro H70 Liquid CPU Cooler
OverClock Intelligence Agency
8 March 2011
Summary: Based on our evaluation and testing here today, Corsair has done a great job on improving virtually every aspect of the original H50 that we took a look at over a year ago.
Starting with the radiator, the unit has the same 120mm fan dimensions but is a bit thicker than the original. Corsair takes it one step further by including dual 120mm cooling fans for a push-pull configuration which certainly improves heat dissipation.
Summary: The Corsair H70 watercooler did what we expected from it: it overperformed all the air coolers we tested to date.
However, cooling performance is not the only feature one looks when thinking about spending money buying a liquid cooling system. Good watercoolers must offer both performance and silence, and the H70 was not even close to be silent; actually it reached the same noise level as top-performance air coolers.
Conclusion: Please remember that these test results reflect our experience with each cooler on a specific motherboard, with a specific processor, BIOS revision, BCLK and voltage settings, and test programs. The results of this test cannot be directly compared to other tests since many factors will have changed. Installing the Corsair H70 is relatively easy if you read the directions first and take your time.
Pros: Good performance/noise balance with fans on low speed, Included "Y" and resistor cables for fans, Easy entry into water cooling, No maintenance required
Cons: Outperformed by less expensive air coolers, Installation can be a bit tricky, pump mounting brackets seem flimsy, Standard installation dumps hot hair back inside your case, Cannot expand the system with chipset or GPU coolers, Specifications for pump, fans seem to be secrets
Corsair Hydro H70 CPU Cooler Tested On Intel S775,S1156,S1366 and AMD
19 November 2010
Summary: We test Corsair’s latest all-in-one watercooling unit on 3 Intel platforms and one AMD system to find out how it stacks up to its predecessors as well as a Thermalright high end heatsink. How does it cope with different heat loads? We overclocked four systems to 4Ghz+ to find out.
Conclusion: Overall then the H70 is a nice successor to the already good Hydro H50. The larger fin area coupled with two fans makes it one of the most powerful all in one-coolers on the markets today. The installation isn't the easiest we've experienced and definitely trickier than the one of the H50. Still it's not impossible and does a good job at keeping the cooler in place. Really there are no massive minus sides about the H70.
Conclusion: If the price differential doesn’t bother you, I heartily recommend the Corsair Hydro series H70 cooling solution for your high end cooling needs. Basically, if you need better performance than this system you will need to go with a true custom watercooling loop costing several times this system’s cost. Again, I would like to thank Corsair for sending this unit to us to test.
Excerpt: Corsair has made huge strides as a company this year and the expansion of their product lineup has really shaken up the power supply, CPU cooling, SSD, system memory, PC enclosure, and audio industries. After the buzz and success generated from the H50 last year, Corsair took note of consumer feedback (and hardware reviewers) for a push-pull fan configuration and made it one of the key features on their new H70 CPU cooler.
[Review] Corsair H70 – Water Cooling for the Masses?
14 October 2010
Conclusion: I started off asking whether or not Corsair was successful in filling the gap in the market between the top end air coolers and the monster custom water cooling solutions. That question is a bit difficult for me to answer definitively with the limited testing I’ve done. But as we continue to build out our database of coolers over the next few years, it will become obvious as to whether or not Corsair has succeeded.
Summary: Let's start off with the basics, packaging. We appreciate the fact that Corsair takes care of the package protection and convenience inside the typical box. Also, the outside look remains similar to Corsair PSU’s package which is attractive as well. Corsair is a high-profile manufacturer and provides you every single component available; not only for the latest but for the legacy sockets as well.
Corsair H70 High-Performance Hydro CPU Cooler Review
9 September 2010
Summary: The H70 from Corsair performs superbly in our testing today. It shows a huge improvement over the stock cooler and a marked improvement over the H50 thanks to the thicker radiator and second fan. What really impressed me the most was the size of the unit and how compact it was. While it is by no means small it easily fits inside a standard ATX case and can provide you with some serious cooling potential.