Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × Today we are going to take a look at the latest iteration of the Corsair H60 liquid CPU cooler. This is a slightly revised version of the existing H60, tweaked to improve cooling performance. The upgrades include an improved CPU block, uprated hoses and a new fan based on the latest Air Flow SP120 design.
Summary: Corsair have updated the waterblock design and given the Hydro H60 a new compact profile which hides functional changes to the integrated pump and improves mounting bracket installation significantly. All of this is transparent to the end user though.
Summary: The new 2012 edition Hydro Series H60 from Corsair offers a lot of things to like. There is the redesigned exterior of the head unit, there is the redesign on the cold plate and the amount of flow they have in these new units. There is even the better SP120L fan that not only handles business, but is a much more attractive solution than Corsair's previous offerings.
Conclusion: The competition within the all in one water cooling market has reached a fever pitch and Corsair chose a perfect time to update two of their most popular products. Finding ways to improve upon some of the highest regarded all in one water coolers is a tall order but the new H60 and H55 represent a great step forward for this niche.
Summary: The Corsair H60 is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to enter the liquid cooling world, as it is easy to install and fits virtually any case. It equals the performance of the high-end air coolers, with a similar price tag.
As a simple and affordable liquid cooling system, the Corsair H60 receives the Hardware Secrets Silver Award.
Conclusion: Finding the right balance between cooling performance and noise is definitely a challenge. While traditional air-coolers continue to grow in size and weight to deal with this problem, Corsair fights it from a different angle with liquid. All of the Hydro Series coolers tested today are perfectly adequate at keeping our overclocked Sandy Bridge system cool.
Corsair H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review
6 June 2011
Conclusion: There is no getting around the fact that we walked away extremely impressed with the Corsair H60. Everything from the installation process, to the stock fan to the oh so critical cooling performance has been improved over past Corsair and CoolIT units. There are no ifs, no buts and no waffling about it: this is the best designed Corsair all in one CPU cooling solution we have come across.
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: New design; Corsair Link port; improves on H50.
Cons: More expensive than competition; no use for Corsair Link yet.
Conclusion: Our benchmarks have confirmed what you might have already expected; Hydro H60 performance sits slap-bang in the middle of the £50 Hydro H50 and £75 Hydro H70. Temperatures are kept well within comfortable limits, and the £60 self-contained unit is a strong challenger to high-end air coolers.