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CORSAIR Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Water / Liquid CPU Cooler 120mm
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs 8/10 Great Liquid CPU Cooler at it's Price Point 12/16/2015

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Water / Liquid CPU Cooler 120mm

Pros: Was very easy to install. Keeps my I5-2500k under 50c while overclocked to 4.7 ghz.

I see a lot of reviews saying that it is loud. I've had mine for 2+ years now and it's still working like it's brand new and I really don't hear the thing run at all.

Other reviews mention it doesn't fit their case and bad egg it. It not fitting your case is no real fault of corsairs. It mounts to a standard 120mm fan slot. If your case's side panel is really close to the 120mm slot you mount it to then the cooler will bulge out past the side of the case preventing you from putting the side panel back on.

I solved that by mounting mine to the top center 120mm fan port in my case.

Corsair can't possibly know the dimensions of every case on the market, so don't fault them for that.

Other reviews mention the cooler not fitting their CPU slot and they have socket 1150.

They see "Universal Socket Comaptibility" and think it means it fits every socket. That was true when this cooler came out. Socket 1150, 2011, 2011-v3, and 1151 came out after this cooler was made.

If you read the description on Universal Socket Compatibility it clearly says:

"The Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H55 CPU Cooler features broad compatibility with Intel Socket 1156, 1155 and LGA1366, as well as AMD Socket AM2, AM3 and FM1."

So yes, this cooler does not support 1150, or 1151, but it tells you that in the specs/descriptions.

Cons: No real cons, but do keep in mind that the h55 is the baby cooler of the series. If you overclock hard you will not be able to keep your pc on for more than 4 or 5 hours as the radiator on this cooler is not big enough to handle the heat for that long of a continuous period. You will have to power down to let it cool off.

If you want a longer endurance cooler step up to the higher models in this series.

MSI GeForce GTX 660 DirectX 11 N660-2GD5/OC 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Fast and can run games on max

Cons: -Bad Performance to Value Ratio compared to other cards.

Other Thoughts: This card for me just isn't worth the money when you can get a 760 that performs 50% better for another $40 bucks.


Is $249.99 and has the fastest OC of any 760 card on NewEgg and on passmark benchmarks the 760 beats this 660 by over 4000, imo rougly a 50%+ gain.

Rosewill RBR1000-MS - BRONZE Series - 1000-Watt Active PFC Power Supply - Continuous @ 104 Deg. F (40C), 80 PLUS Bronze, Semi-Modular Cable Design, ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V, SLI & CrossFire Ready
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I'm only using half the modular options for this pus and I have 8 Sata Devices in use. I have yet to have a single issue with this psu. It is powerfull, and has enough sources for everything in my full tower case and I still have half the cables in the bag.

Cons: None


Ryan M.'s Profile

Display Name: Ryan M.

Date Joined: 07/28/11

  • Reviews: 12
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  • First Review: 05/17/12
  • Last Review: 12/16/15
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