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Pros: As is normal with Corsair water coolers, installation is quick and easy. Just take off the old cooler, install the mounting bracket (will most likely need to remove the motherboard from your case unless your case has a cutout), remove the cover protecting the thermal paste and screw the cooler down and connect the power cords.
I've been using an H110i in my system to cool my overclocked 6700K CPU for over a year now. Replacing it temporarily with the H60, I only saw a 5-13 degree increase for almost half the price. While the H110i dropped the temps significantly from the stock cooler, The H60 is surprisingly rather good for the price.
Quiet. You won't hear this thing unless you have your case open and sitting right next to you.
While not RGB, the white LEDs on the cooler look great, as does the rest of the cooler.
Cons: Honestly, nothing. If I had to pick something though, I'd just suggest for Corsair to make the white LED's RGB in the next version and link it with iCUE.
Overall Review: The H60 is easy to recommend! If you don't need the absolute best cooling, you can cut your cost compared to their highest models and still get top notch cooling.
Pros: TL;DR - Performance, price, installation, reliability, pump noise.
PERFORMANCE: Performs just like the more expensive versions of the H100 series coolers - in other words, it's excellent. It's the best cooling performance you can get without going custom loop. I've been using the H100 for years and never had any problems.
PRICE: Save a decent amount of money to ditch the RGB and Corsair link add-ons. If you don't want those features (and I personally never use them), you don't have to pay for them anymore.
INSTALLATION: Dead simple. Even the Verge could figure it out. Table, tweezers, and swiss army knife not included.
RELIABILITY: I've been using Corsair H100 series products for 7 years now. I have an original H100 and H110 still going strong, as well as an H110i and now this H100x. I've never had any problems. These are well made products.
PUMP NOISE: I don't hear it. Which is great!
Cons: Only one: Default fan noise is too loud. The default setup with the fans is set to get you the best temps possible but it comes at the expense of way too much noise. Put the fans on a reduced speed outside of max OC benchmarking; the cooler will still perform well and will be much quieter.
Overall Review: If you want the performance of the H100 but don't want to pay for the add-ons of the more expensive models, this is an ideal cooler. Very highly recommended! Just make sure you have a fan controller or low noise adapter or are prepared to deal with relatively noisy fans.
Pros: Installed this Corsair CPU cooler on a 7th Gen Intel i5 and it ran flawlessly.
The installation was fairly easy. There's nothing weird that you MUST install or things of that nature. It's pretty straightforward even if you've never installed a radiator to your CPU before.
It does come with brackets for both AMD and Intel CPU's and will fit CPU's that are much older too. The super flexible rubber tubing made installation a lot easier because I had to put them through some weird angle holes in my case. Luckily it bent perfectly without squeezing them so tight there was no airflow coming through them. Thanks for including those, Corsair. After that, mounting the 120mm fan to the top was a breeze.
The unit itself is pretty solid. The materials, rubber, metal, etc., didn't bend or warp meaning quality materials that were used to make this CPU cooler.
On top, it slightly illuminates a white glow from the built-in LED. I found them to be useful because now the middle of my PC tower has some light so I can see through the plexiglass a little better. I'm glad they didn't overpower the LED - at night time the light is subtle and doesn't shine too bright. I did wish there was a controller, either hardware or software, to control it so I can turn it on or off when I wanted to.
It's even quieter than my stock fan CPU heatsink/cooler. As opposed to the stock CPU heatsink where I can hear it wind up when I start my computer and when it's really quiet around my desk. With the Corsair H60, I couldn't hear a thing coming from my computer. This is great!
Lastly, it comes with enough pre-applied thermal paste on the bracket where it comes in contact with the CPU.
Cons: No true CONS...just wish they would let you turn on/off the LED lights, that's all.
Overall Review: This CPU cooler is great but not meant for heavy overclocking. If you don't overclock your CPU, like me, this cooler does a great job cooling your CPU without any issues at all and it's super quiet at the same time.
One thing to keep in mind, do check your motherboards as there's not a lot of extras included in the box. Fortunately, I didn't run into issues, but I'm sure someone will need a longer screw or zip ties for their installation.
My overall assessment of the Corsair Hydro H60 is a positive one. The installation on the Intel i7 went without a hiccup. The included thermal paste was appreciated. It cooled and kept my CPU's temperature low while handling tasks such as when I played Tom Clancy's Siege and other games, while I was working with Premiere, Photoshop and other programs, watching videos and/or surfing the web. The white LED's are not too bright even at night time and adds a nice glowy feeling to it. At this price point, I think it's one of the best bang for your buck CPU coolers out there. I recommend this Corsair Hydro H60.
Pros: Starting with the aesthetics:
This AIO cooler looks clean, looks good, and represents Corsair with style. Braided tubing looks very nice compared to the usual rubber-esque tubing we’ve seen in prior models and competitors designs. I appreciate this in the event it goes unnoticed by most. All fittings are on point and all metal construction around the radiator, including the radiator, the fins, down to the copper header/coldplate all appear to be well machined. The quality is what I expect from a brand that prides itself on its reputation to the gaming community.
The pump section/housing has a nice angular design that compliments (especially the neutral color schemes) the current popular aesthetic (think founders edition GTX cards for example) It looks good, with a nicely illuminated Corsair logo. A note about the logo, if you don’t like it being on you can load up Link, Corsairs proprietary software and change its illumination, on or off, and its color.
The H80i V2 comes with twin SP120 fans, however these are uniquely different from the other SP120’s they sell separately. At least according to the breakdown of specifications I take right from Corsairs website. The two included SP120 fans appear to differ slightly by a few decibels (35 vs 37.8) and cubic feet per/minute (CFM) 62.74 vs 70.69. While other 120mm fans would suffice (specifications matter, not just any 120mm fans) the included models appear to be the slightly more efficient.
If you are looking to cut back on some fan noise, while it’s under load, consider possibly not going push-pull configuration. Just because there is a second fan for this setup, it’s (in my opinion) not necessary and causes an obstructing bulky setup, on an already generously sized rad. The push-pull setup will maybe get you a few more degrees, but at the cost of noise, and the previously mentioned obstruction it will cause.
The previously mentioned LINK offers a lot of basic control with an intuitive layout and monitoring/control options. I'd like to something implemented similar to NZXT's CAM software.
This is a great looking, well functioning, AIO cooler option. From looks, to performance it’s a winner with mild setbacks.
Cons: Accommodating the size of this 120mm rad can be problematic. It would be a unique desire to need it for me, having experience with both the H55 and other 120s such as the Kraken x41, I like my smaller rad choices to be just that, smaller. Understanding the concept of a greater depth for cooling aside, it’s more of a personal strike, and I don’t feel it should reflect against the product.
Overall Review: I have had no issue with sound from the pump. I find it to be exceptionally quiet. People having noise issues may be unique cases, the input seems to vary wildly across the board from quiet to loud. Always refer to the guide for proper installation, mounting all fans properly to prevent vibrations and/or whines, make sure if you push-pull, that the fans are facing the correct direction etc.
i5 6600 - 21 idle and I have not witnessed it above 46 during other tasks, gaming, or rendering video (which is largely GPU dependent anyways). Nice and cool, and as I would expect.
For at $100 price range, Its a nice rad, with the fans being the hero of the unit to keep it plenty cool. If you swap to something aftermarket for cooling, always be sure and check specifications on the fans. I have messed with different fans in the past (using a 290x as a control) and not all 'radiator certified' fans end up passing the test.
Pros: + Easy install.
+ Great performance.
+ Quiet. Can't hear it over the ambient noise of the system and room.
+ Excellent AIO cooler all around.
I tried this cooler out on my Ryzen 5 1600X @ 3.8GHz for the past 2 weeks, and as expected it had no problems keeping it cool, with my max temps hitting the low to mid 50's C under heavy load. General gaming barely hits the 50's C.
I have also been running an old Corsair H105 Extreme on an FX-8350 build since early February 2015, and that cooler is still going strong. Keeping the old FX-8350 cool under gaming loads, in the high 40's to mid 50's C, depending on the game. No way to know if this H100x will last as long, but it does lend some credit to Corsair's design quality. We will see.
Cons: None at the time of this review.
Overall Review: I would highly recommend this cooler for anyone looking at an affordable AIO with great performance, from a proven company. I will post a new review if anything changes.
Update (12/23/2019): 9 months and this cooler has not given us any problems at all. The only change made to the system was an upgrade to the Ryzen 5 2600X. Still going strong!
Pros: Corsair Hydro Series are really some of the best AIO’s on the market. I have been using Corsair Hydro Series for many years now, almost as soon as they first hit the market, every revision just seems to get better looking and better revisions of the Corsair fans. I really love the new SP Series PWM 120mm fans, they move a lot of air and are very quiet, and the radiator has a nice modern style to it; also it has the form and function.
Cons: I really cannot think of anything bad to say about the Corsair Hydro, H60 the price is great and looks beautiful.
Overall Review: The system I put the Corsair Hydro H60 in is my i7-4770k @ 4.2MHZ @ 1.232 and idles @ 36 degrees C. and under load goes up around 71 degrees c. I think that’s really good for a single 120mm radiator. The new (CW-9060036-WW) just looks beautiful, the white LED is subtle and looks fantastic, and will blend in with any color your build may be. Corsair’s Hydro Series has an excellent 5 year warranty. I almost always find myself buying Corsair products, especially their power supply’s, I won’t buy anything else. The RMA process is so painless, I had to fill an RMA many years ago and it was so easy, and received the new product within 5 business days. Corsair is one of my favorite company’s. I know I am covered if I ever have any problems.
Pros: A very nice watercooling system, relatively easy to install depending on your form factor and case. I fit this pretty easily in my NZXT Noctis and kept my Core i7 4790k running very cool. Comparing it to the Corsair H100i I had on that CPU I found this stumpier, but thicker, radiator to be very competitive with it. Bear in mind, my H100i had 4 fans in push/pull while this H80i v2 is using only two fans in push pull.
Another plus for this is that while it is much thicker than the H100i, it is shorter (naturally) so, if your case can't fit a 240mm Radiator but you want comparable cooling, this thick radiator does the trick.
I've always been a fan of Corsairs software for their "i" series of coolers and it's just as effective here. It's great seeing the information of your system with a simple program. It has become a lot more stable as of late.
I like that the tubes come from the top of the block, as opposed to the side like some other water coolers. It can help with clearance issues on some motherboards with regards to RAM.
I found this to be a pretty quiet water cooling set up. I set the fans on high and it never got annoyingly loud for me.
Cons: It's big and thick, might be hard to fit in some cases.
The stiff tubing may make it difficult to install, but once it's set it runs beautifully.
Overall Review: A fantastic water-cooling system from a very reliable brand. One of the easiest installs and this system has been running reliably in my machine for about a month now. Highly recommended.
Pros: Where do I start? The build quality is superb; the hoses are thick and solid giving the feeling that a leak is not likely. The pump is silent, looks good, and gets the job done. The radiator is a monster, and even though it is held in place by tiny screws it does not flex or bend.
Installation was easy enough with well written documentation.
The system I am testing with runs a low end Celeron G1820 and was in need of a new cooling solution. The environment it runs in requires silence and the stock fan was starting to wear out. Originally the CPU and motherboard were housed in a MicroITX case; I had planned out a way to rig up the case to accept the behemoth cooler, sadly the hefty hoses would not bend enough to clear the PSU. So in order to properly test the cooler I moved everything into a Cooler Master Storm Trooper. It made me laugh to see the MicroITX motherboard be dwarfed behind the radiator.
I installed the cooler using a single fan in a pull configuration. This was to decrease the possible amount of noise the system produces, and to make it easier to clean the radiator down the road. The only benefit I would get from installing the fans in a push pull config would be more pressure to push through the very thick radiator. Considering I am running a dual core Celeron I figured the radiator by itself may be enough to keep things cool so one fan would suffice.
My idle temps were in line with room temperature and would drop down to ~25c. Under load I could not get it to jump above ~43c, with an average of ~35c while multitasking. Running three instances of burnP6, listening to Pandora, and writing this review the CPU maintained it's cool and there was no noise coming from the cooler in between songs.
The LED lighting is subtle and acceptable.
Cons: All my cons revolve around the solid construction. The hoses are extremely thick and unyielding, just as they should be for the volume of fluid it moves. All in all, I am very pleased.
The only real con is that it does not look like they support Debian (Ubuntu / Linux Mint) or RHEL OS for their controller software. But considering I have no desire to change the colors I'm OK with it.
Overall Review: Corsair has done a great job with this cooler, very pleased to be running it.