Reviews and Problems with Corsair Hydro Series H70
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Banana Man, Amazon
27 October 2012
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. On average I would give this a 3/5 star rating and that's being generous. I wouldn't recommend this item, but I would recommend any other Corsair product.
Summary: Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100) The cooling on the is bar none its fairly easy to install (which depends more on your case) the only problem I have with it is that, after installing it and powering it up for the first time it has this knocking or clicking sound from the pump.
Summary: I bought one of these at a BestBuy. After installing it and having to take it off once the cable for power has lost one of it pins, and the front part of the plastic casing has come off of the housing. I have to be honest if it didn't do a good job at cooling CPU I would have returned it a week ago. Truth is I would expect to see better cooling of a unit if I had to add five more fans to do so. I practically have a mini car radiator in my case.
Summary: While this keeps my 3770 Ivy Bridge at a cool 60ish, it sounds like a jet engine. I had to replace the fans with APA121's, which are not cheap. The stock fans that it comes with do push far more air then the new ones I bought, but they also made more noise than all of my other fans combined.
Summary: I was excited when I first received this item. I wanted to try "water cooling" out but did not want to make a custom loop. When I got it, the fans were super loud no matter what fan setting I set, and there was a horrible grinding noise. Browsing the internet I found that the grinding noise was horribly common. Great. I did a RMA through Corsair that cost me 15 in shipping. The replacement unit does not have the grinding noise.
Does what it's supposed to, but one annoying problem
Otto Varenburg, Amazon
8 April 2012
Summary: This cooler works just as described. I have an i7-2700K CPU that I've over clocked to 4.2 GhZ. Without any applications running the idle temperatures are lower than 30C. When playing something like World of Warcraft, temperatures get no warmer than 40C and using Handbrake for video compression, no greater than 50C. What bothers me about this thing is the chattering sound that becomes really annoying. You can make it go away by tapping on the pump, but it comes back.
Summary: I bought this to go into a new computer build that I was hoping would overclock to infinity and beyond, however the first water cooler that I recieved leaked like a broken tap and I didnt realise it until my graphics card was covered in water. Those weary of water cooling shouldn't be, even though this had tried to water my system to make it grow, nothing blew up or even broke.
Summary: I have a Thermaltake full size tower that I installed this cooler in so it wasn't hard to fit it inside at all. I can see how it would be a tight fit for those who don't have a full size tower, so keep that in mind. The cooler works very well, I have an i5 2500K that isn't overclocked and the idle temp is around 30 C and the highest it's gotten is about 39 C but I only game for about 2 hours max. Other times are spent surfing the net.
Summary: If this fits in your case it works very well. Can be difficult to install. The instructions are pictures not words (so you might struggle installing it). Very rigid short tubing limits installation. Lowers CPU Temp pretty good. Nothing above 75C after installation durning stress tests (prime95) on my overclocked Xeon x5650 running at 4Ghz.