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Corsair H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review


Twelve months ago there were two major players in the factory sealed liquid cooler market, Corsair with their H50 and H70 models and CoolIT with their ECO and Vantage products. All four products were impressive in their own right and these two manufacturers were competing against each other for the same consumers, each looking for reviews and user experience to show their cooler in the best light.

Things change quickly in the technology world though and today we take a look at a product which a year ago we wouldn't have thought possible, a cooler which is co-produced by CoolIT and Corsair... the H60.
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Nice results for an out-of-the box cooler. Better balanced overall than either H50 or H70. It performs almost on part with H70 but is significantly quieter.
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thanks for the link OP
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i hate how they always compare coolers with different fans.

they should ALWAYS perform 2 baseline tests and test all coolers with the same config of fans. 1 low rpm fan and 1 high rpm fan to get a better feel for performance.
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Originally Posted by dejanh;12590160 
Nice results for an out-of-the box cooler. Better balanced overall than either H50 or H70. It performs almost on part with H70 but is significantly quieter.

I'd also blame the H50 and H70's poor performance on their slightly concave base not offering as good a seal compared to the new square design.

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Originally Posted by ArcticZero;11966766 
So I lapped my H50 last night. Here's some pics of the process:

From the moment I checked the base with a metal ruler and began lapping, it was pretty obvious the base was pretty concave. If I would stick the CPU to the base manually, the suction was pretty good. However once mounted on the mobo, it's like they barely stuck to each other at all.

This is after a few rotations at 800 grit. The X hasn't faded at all in the center.
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I also switched to using the LGA775 mounting holes as an experiment to see whether it would give me better pressure than the LGA1366 holes.

And now for temps!

Before: 52-56c idle, 80-85c load
Now: 44-50c idle, 74-77c load

If those seem high to you, it's because my ambients never go below 30c where I live. But that's good enough for me considering where I was before. wink.gif
post #6 of 24
Nice review, thanks for the link.
I'll be looking into buying this one soon. thumbsupsmiley.png
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Originally Posted by homestyle;12597489 
i hate how they always compare coolers with different fans.

they should ALWAYS perform 2 baseline tests and test all coolers with the same config of fans. 1 low rpm fan and 1 high rpm fan to get a better feel for performance.

I don't disagree, but it's nice to see it's performace with a stock fan vs ap-15.
post #8 of 24
So I should buy this instead of the h70 or h50? I'm on 775

Don't shoot me, I haven't researched much yet, just decided today and JUST got in tongue.gif
post #9 of 24
Here is the link to it's [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Cooling-High-performance-Liquid-CWCH60/dp/B004MYFOE2"]Amazon page[/ame] to order if anyone is wondering, $79.99 shipping in 2-4 weeks.
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+Rep, thanks for the review. Building my 2600k rig, it'll be finished in May.

How much is the price of the H60? If it's a considerable amount cheaper, then I think I'll pick it up instead of the H70. To me, I'm on budget. So for 2C less than an H70 depending on price, I think I'll go with the H60.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Cooling-High-performance-Liquid-CWCH60/dp/B004MYFOE2/"]Amazon.com: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series All in One High-performance Liquid CPU Cooler CWCH60: Electronics[/ame]

Edit - Wow, $79.99 with shipping compared to $94.99 for 2C less on load? I think I'm going with the H60.
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