Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Can the H60 out perform the competition?

Unboxing

The box includes everything you will need for installing the H60 on a variety of AMD and Intel sockets. The cold plate also includes pre-applied thermal paste that will be used for the main review.

Alright with everything out of the box let’s get on to the installation process!

 

 

Installation

For mounting, I am using an Intel Socket 1151 but the mounting is pretty much the same on most supported sockets.

The first step is putting the base platen through the motherboard holes and screwing in the included screws on the front side in order to prevent the base plate from falling off.

With the base plate screwed in you can see the mounting points for the cold plate and pump over the CPU.

For mounting the fan and radiator I decided to mount the fan in front of my case and the radiator on the inside. This won’t cause any thermal issues but you can mount both the fan and radiator inside the case if you choose.

Now for the final step. Mounting the pump is super easy, you put the pump over the screws sticking through the motherboard that was installed earlier then you tighten down the pump in a star pattern using the 4 top screws shown here and then you’re done! You don’t even need to worry about installing thermal paste the first time since the H60 has a pre-installed thermal paste.

Overall I’m really happy with how easy it was to install this cooler. In total it only took around 15 minutes to install this including the time it took to plug things in and cable manage.

This was definitely the easiest cooler I’ve ever installed and anyone should be able to get this cooler up and running in just a few minutes.

Overall I rate the installation 5/5 since it’s super easy and quick.

Now, let’s move onto the main review!
 
 

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