Reviews and Problems with Corsair Hydro Series H70
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Impressive cooling, fan required
11 November 2013
Summary: The description on Amazon led me to believe that this is a fanless cooler, thus not requiring a fan. Wrong. The unit DOES require a fan, but does not come with one. I was looking for something silent. If I had known a fan was required I would not have purchased it.
Summary: I've been building my own custom computers for over 15 yrs. I've always used a 100% air cooled system up until now. With recent high end cpu clock speeds in the 4ghz range air coolers have gotten ridiculously large and hard to work around.
Summary: Took me a bit to figure out how to mount it... But when i did, it fit firmly and obviously seated against the processor. My cpu temps are constant. Hoses barely reach to my box's exhaust port.
Summary: Ok, I'll admit I made a mistake! I bought this without any fans and ended up using my case fans to push air through it. Surprisingly, the temp of my cpu drop 50 degrees. It rarely goes about 119. Mother board is now staying around 109.
Summary: The mounting instructions are somewhat lacking. Even after watching youtube it was difficult. They aren't clear on how the back plate mounts. On my sabertooth z77 I had to twist the plate to line up with the mounting holes.
Summary: I bought the H70 (with no fans, I used my own) off of Newegg with a $20 rebate, and it was a very good purchase in my opinion, although I didn't really see a good improvement until After I added a second fan.
Summary: Grabbed this in addition to a bracket from triptcc's website and was able to mod my GTX 580 in one afternoon. My temps were previously hitting 99+ degrees C under 100% load and this dropped the temps down to 60C max, with idles in the 30s. Much much improved.
Summary: I will just go ahead and say that this isn't the best cooling in the world, but it does it's job. It isn't much better than an average stock cooler. When installing this I had quiet a few difficulties because the instructions were horrible.