This is the second part I bought in September. I had to up my spending a bit to qualify for a coupon and I wanted to try to add on a small item to my shopping cart. At first I was looking at Blu-ray player/DVD Burner drives, but I would have spent almost the same amount of money as a CPU cooler. The Corsair water cooler I wanted had a rebate, so I went with that instead.
I was thinking about getting the Corsair Hydro Series H55 at first, because it’s marketed as a “quiet” cooler. However, after looking at some comparison tests, the H60 wasn’t very much louder in terms of decibels. For the price to value ratio, I would be getting much more performance for my money, so I went with the Corsair Hydro Series High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H60, which works with both Intel and AMD chips.
Corsair Hydro Series H60
The H60 is a self contained cooling system. It was the primary feature in a water-cooling system I was looking for because I just wanted something simple to use. Corsair also pre-applies the thermal compound on the conduction plate that lies on the CPU, so you don’t have to mess around with that either. There’s really nothing else to it. Instead of having a fan and a bulky radiator to cool off the CPU, you have a fan and a more streamlined water radiator to cool it off. My hope is to keep the PC running cool and clear of clutter inside.
|Corsair Obsidian 550D
|Asus Sabertooth Z87
|Corsair Hydro Series H60