Very Pleased with this unit

A Review On: Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH80)

Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH80)

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Price paid: $97.87
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Pros: Cool temp, easy to install, saves on room and makes the case look neat on the inside

Cons: fans get loud under heavy load(but tolerable and welcome) and the push pull config takes up a lot of room

I bought this unit as it came highly recommended, I had no idea how much of a treat I was in for. For the most part the box was a tad bit confusing on how to open at first, but once I got it open, that fresh smell of electronics that we all love hit my senses and made me smile, its a little beefy but not overly heavy the smooth , but to my dismay there where a couple of bent fins in the rad, but I thought the fans are gonna cover the area so who gives a rats behind. I sat mulling over this unit for a couple of days scared to install it but at 3 am I decided to throw on my big girl pants and not be scared of installing it, cause the instructions in the manual are something left to be desired for AMD,it took a little longer than what most people would expect but it went on without a hitch. The pump hoses are flexible, more than so than you'd expect for the stiff feel of them, quite unexpected , only issue I had installing it is the screw to the mounts on the pump its self, under one of the hoses ,not easily accessible if you wanna change the brackets on the pump its self, stupid position if you ask me. The push button on the pump its self for fan control is a bit odd but really there's really no need have to constantly open your case and adjust the fan speed just set it for mid performance and your set .

Once it was on and tightened , I let it run normally for 24 hours .. seemed to be golden so what i did last night was shut it down for a few min , adjusted the screws and ran prime 95 for 45 min 100% load didn't exceed 36C, and sits about 24-26c idle, which makes me extremely happy indeed especially for the price of 97.87 Canadian

Rig Specs

Phenom II 955 @ 3.4 GHZ
Asus m5a07
1333 GHz Kingston low pro ram
Corsair H80 Liquid cooler
Coolermaster Extreme 700watt
XFX ATI 6870 Dual Fan
Gskill 120 gb SSD
Seagate Barracuda 250 gig
Seagate Barracuda 500 gig
Western Digital 1tb
Thermaltake Armor V8003b Case

1 Comment:

Are you gonna overclock that processor or what!