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The H40, pictured above, is Corsair's new entry-level model and is designed to offer H50-like performance at a lower $59 price point (roughly £47 including VAT).

Corsair reckons the figure represents "a price that's affordable for mainstream computer users", and claims the H40 to be "an excellent choice for adding liquid CPU cooling to basic desktop PCs."

Basic might be the key word, however, as the cooler's aluminium cold plate, single 120mm fan and slim radiator suggest that cooling potential will be noticeably lower than the sub-£60 Hydro H60.


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Moving up a notch or two, the Hydro H70 CORE is a revised variant of the now-discontinued H70 and ships without any bundled fans.

"It is aimed at experienced PC performance enthusiasts who already have 120mm fans, or who otherwise wish to supply their own fans," says Corsair.

Not a bad idea, but bundled fans aren't the only loss. Unlike the original H70, which featured a thick 50mm radiator, the H70 CORE makes do with a trim 38mm solution, and price could be an issue, too. Corsair's listing the Hydro H70 CORE at $89 (£70 including VAT), which puts it mighty close to the superior Hydro H80.

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That pricing is terrible. £47 for the H40, and it is about the same (or worse?) than a H50.. and an Antec H20 620 can be had for about the same price which is better than even the H60? Oh dear.. Corsair..

The H70 CORE on the other hand is just a fan-less H70 with a H50/60 rad and is priced very incorrectly.. Are Corsair doing this to make their other products seem like better value, or have they just gone mad? tongue.gif

I'm commenting on UK pricing by the way, not sure on the US pricing.
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Yeah... not liking those pricings. I'd say the H40 should be maybe $39.99 or even $44.99, but not $60. The H70 CORE should be around $54.99, maybe $60.
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Here is a suggestion, name the product it's price point, which should be equivalent to its performance.
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Here is a suggestion, name the product it's price point, which should be equivalent to its performance.

So Corsair H59 and H89? What about UK names? biggrin.gif H47? But wait.. I want the H59 but its only in the US. >;(
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Here is a suggestion, name the product it's price point, which should be equivalent to its performance.

It's sad how simple that idea is and how easily it would help out corsair. I don't see why the are releasing this many units like this. These products are already a niche and too expensive as it is. This is coming from the dude who owns 2 h50s and has installed at least 8 of them.
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Originally Posted by Razi3l;15201013 
So Corsair H59 and H89? What about UK names? biggrin.gif H47? But wait.. I want the H59 but its only in the US. >;(
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I see what you did there, but I said price point, not exact price thumb.gif
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I'm assuming these are made by Asetek? While the H60, H80, H100 are made by CoolIT?
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Very nice.
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I sorta wish they still produced the H50. I loved finding them at the <$50 price point.
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