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As processors become more power efficient, it seems that the cooling demands have escalated when it comes time to overclock the CPU and system. Corsair has been on the forefront of providing cooling solutions for the enthusiast with their Hydro series solutions such as the new Corsair H60 High performance Liquid cooling solution that started the wave of self-contained water cooling solutions from a variety of manufacturers. Over this time Corsair have worked with Asetek and Coolit to deliver not only the first Hydro series self contained liquid cooling solutions, but to improve the designs when and where possible. Here at Overclockersclub we have looked at a good selection of the Corsair Hydro series product stack, including the Corsair Hydro Series H60, H80, and the Corsair Hydro Series H100, which has just seen an upgrade to the H100i. With each generational change the systems have offered improvements to the cooling performance delivered. Examples would be the switch from Asetek to Coolit after the H50 and H70 were delivered that brought along a new pump head/cooling plate design, with the ability to monitor the pump assembly with Corsair's own Link technology.
It's time to turn a new page in the Techgage book with the breaking in of our latest CPU cooler and hard drive testing system. This has been a long time coming and I'm excited to be able to offer readers some comparison numbers before any money is shelled out on gear to keep temperatures down or push storage capacity up, so pick your poison. We have you covered. I can't think of a better way to kick things off than with a look at Corsair's all-in-one liquid cooler, the H60. Corsair had partnered initially with Asetek, an OEM that is well known for supplying custom cooling systems to some of the largest system builders. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show back in January, it announced an additional partnership with Canada-based CoolIT Systems, with the H60 being the first product released under this new agreement. This cooler boasts some significant changes from previous products in the Hydro series, so let's jump right in. Nestled in between the previously released and Asetek-built H50 and H70, the H60 supports all modern sockets starting at AMD's AM2 and Intel's LGA775 onward. The block and integrated pump that mounts over the CPU now features a low profile square combination rather than the typical round design, which means the mounting system is also different, but that will be covered shortly.
Water cooling has always been a personal interest and hobby of mine, as it can be very powerful in the sense of customization, product variety, and overall performance. However, many people are skeptical or afraid of the idea of water cooling simply because of the possible failure and the catastrophic damage that could ensue, and the simple financial needs to implement a high-end, custom-designed water cooling loop. Piecing together a system with high quality parts can cost well over $200, though the performance that can be expected can be quite worth it. Luckily for the skeptics and/or wallet conscious, there are many options available that are self-contained water cooling units from well-known manufacturers, and typically for right at or under $100. This raises eyebrows by many, as we all know that you get what you pay for. The amount of heat pouring out of a CPU may not easily or effectively be cooling by a 1x120mm radiator, which is also where my skepticism stands. However, hopefully I can be proven wrong after testing Corsair's recently released H60 water cooling system. The H60 is compatible with just about any processor core that's still worth anything, from all the way back to Intel 775 through 1155, 1156, and 1366 — so that includes even the new Core i5 and Sandy Bridge.
Earthquakes. Volcanoes. The dead rising from the grave. Human sacrifice. CoolIT and Corsair working together. You get the point. If you had asked us last year whether the two would ever bury the hatchet, we’d have laughed. And we’d have been wrong. At CES this year, Corsair announced a partnership with CoolIT, and the Corsair H60 is the first fruit to come out of that collaboration. Whether Corsair’s embrace of CoolIT drove Asetek into the loving arms of Antec, or the other way around, is a matter for speculation. The business end of the Hydro H60 doesn’t look much like Corsair’s H50 or H70, but it doesn’t look like CoolIT’s Eco or Vantage A.L.C. coolers either. The pump and heat-exchanger unit is square, not round, and it’s only around an inch thick, unlike CoolIt’s previous efforts. It also lacks an LCD screen, though it does include a 2-pin connector that will allow the H60 to be controlled by Corsair’s upcoming Link system-control software (built from the bones of CoolIT’s Maestro). Both the fan and pump unit of the H60 plug into the motherboard—the fan into the CPU_FAN header and the pump into any other header. We swear previous coolers had it the other way around.
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