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Corsair Hydro Series H70
6.7 out of 10

Corsair Hydro Series H70

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Overall 6
6.0

Good Cooler

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Corsair, your moving backwards

Wei T., Newegg
31 March 2012
  • Summary: Corsair makes good coolers, its just this one is a step backwards. I bought an H50 for a friend and it installed fantastic, came with the right screws, directions didn't suck and it was easy. The H70 is the opposite of that experience.
  • Pros: Corsair is awesome, they make great products. This cooler keeps your cpu nice and cold with added benefit of it being quiet.
  • Cons: For this particular model it seems like a group of twelve year old's designed it. First, this cooler came with the wrong screws and the wrong amount of them. The screws didn't even make it through the radiator. I had to go to Lowe's and buy my own screws and mickey mouse the hell out of it. The d...
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Overall 6
6.0

I hope this thing works....

Jan C., Newegg
20 March 2012
  • Summary: The H60 is well-designed and fairly easy to install. It's likely that I will have another custom build in the next couple of weeks. It will have an H60 system installed - NOT an H70.
  • Pros: I'm installing the H70 in a build for a customer. I haven't finished the install - so I don't have any specifics. However, I have installed two H60 systems in past months - one in my own computer. If the H70 works as good as the H60 my customer will be pleased.
  • Cons: The H70 is a ridiculous pain in the hind area to install. The H60 is a much better design. I had to use a considerable amount of force to get the back bracket to match up to the motherboard. After following the instructions - vague as they were - I had to completely remove the retaining ring in o...
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Overall 6
6.0

effective but somewhat low quality...

Francoise L., Newegg
9 February 2012
  • Summary: All-in-all a very good product if you are very carefull with the low quality backplate.
  • Pros: Effective. Keeps 2600K really cool. With decent fans the performances are very good!
  • Cons: Rattles a bit, and not constantly.. making it even more anoying. Back plate is very cheap plastic don't screw too tight or fittings will spin through the cheap plastic and... frankly that sucked.
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Overall 6
6.0

Better than stock, and many other air coolers, but if you are going to go water...there is better out there

Xander F., Newegg
13 January 2012
  • Summary: As a result - the 'average' score. Does it keep a moderately overclocked CPU cool? No question. Does it run quiet? Yes, it does. Is this better than stock? Yes, by a LOT, when paired with the right fans. Is it even better than many third-party HSFs? Yes.
  • Pros: The product works great out of the box. It's easy to set up, everything is provided and already connected. It makes entry-level watercooling painless and quick. As far as performance - I paired mine with 120mm Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F fans in the recommended push/pull configuration for the best balan...
  • Cons: That said...it cools only SLIGHTLY better than the previous third party HSF I was using. It's "good", just not "great". And if you are deciding to go watercooling - even with a smooth integrated system like this - you kinda want "great".
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad but the instructions need work.

Anthony G., Newegg
12 December 2011
  • Summary: Not recommended for a novice builder.
  • Pros: Works. Quiet, almost unsure if its working or not.
  • Cons: Be ready to invent the wheel. Better instructions could help considering the price of MOBOs and CPUs these days.
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Overall 6
6.0

Recommend, but not the best

kanchana s., Newegg
15 July 2011
  • Summary: For installation look at some Youtube videos before you tackle this because the manual is so bad. Linus has a good vid on there.
  • Pros: Cool looking on the CPU. Customer support (through email) was very responsive for questions. Average CPU temps idle was around 35~38 C. Havent overclocked the machine yet so will post again when I have the readings then. CPU cooler is very low profile so you have enough room for the high profile ...
  • Cons: Installation was some what tricky. Even with a corsair case the fan mountings were not flush. Nothing on the box says that it supports 1156 socket. Manual is written horribly. Fan noise is a little distinct. Not the most quiet cooler in the market right now. For a lesser Price Noctua cooler would...
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Overall 6
6.0

Ehhhhh....

enrique b., Newegg
7 July 2011
  • Summary: Just stay air cooled.
  • Pros: Nice idea.
  • Cons: Not much of a cooling difference from my large air-cooled heatsink and fan. ASUS large piston looking thing. Had to buy a seperate 5.25 fan, and flip it to reverse my air flow to intake from benind. Yes, from behind!
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Overall 6
6.0

h70 pump connector

Dennis B., Newegg
24 May 2011
  • Summary: Hi all, I just built a system with these two products, but unfortunately noticed that the motherboard had a 4-pin male cpu fan header and Corsair H70 came with a 3-pin female plug for its pump.
  • Pros: good
  • Cons: we'll see
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Overall 6
6.0

Works with EXCEPTIONS

Warren k., Newegg
29 April 2011
  • Summary: THIS IS DIRECTED AT CORSAIR: I have read reviews that claim 1156 H/S/F will sit correctly in the 1155 socket template. I have found this is NOT true for some BACKPLATES that come with several coolers and this was the worst.
  • Pros: It does what you expect of it except; (see other thoughts) I ended up useing it on a hobby rig as it would NOT fit on the MotherBoard I bought it for. Again see other thoughts. I was suprisd that the temps it gave me were as low as they were, I have not tested the 9650 past 3.8 but @ 3.8 I'm stil...
  • Cons: As people have said the conections for the fans are short; i lucked out; but many won't; So this ened up being more of a toy than a product.(the back plate is very cheaply made, and does not sit straight on 1155. I see the 775, 1156, 1366 holes for the pins. on a 775 board it sits staright, also ...
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