Corsair H75 Review
Published by Christian Ney on 10.12.13 (30413 reads)
Corsair, famous for its quality memory, PSU and recently, PC cases and gaming peripherals, have been also making quite a push in the All-in-One water cooling market and some of its Hydro series coolers have been quite impressive. Today, we are looking at the latest Corsair Hydro H75 series AIO water cooler which stands out with its impressive manufacturing quality as well as new Asetek design. We will certainly try to find out if it has what it takes to compete in the quite crowded AIO water cooling market.
Corsair's Hydro Series H75 provides effective and efficient liquid CPU cooling in a compact size and thanks to the 120mm radiator which has a thickness of only 25mm and paired with standard diameter, kink-resistant tubing makes it compatible even with smaller cases and tighter spaces. It packs dual SP120L 120mm fans with support for PWM motherboard fan headers, which allows automatic control of fan speeds based on CPU temperature. It also feature a tool-free mounting system with support for most, if not all, recent Intel and AMD socket CPUs.
The Corsair Hydro Series H75 features a copper microfin coldplate and high-quality ceramic bearing pump which should provide reliable, low-noise heat transfer away from your CPU, according to Corsair. Like all Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers, Hydro Series H75 is completely self-contained and never needs filling or maintenance.
The Hydro Series H75 is actually Corsair's eight Hydro cooler and based on a new Asetek design. The Hydro H75 is a Corsair product but designed and manufactured by Asetek.
As you can see from the picture as well as we could see from our first look, the manufacturing quality of the Hydro H75 is quite impressive and Corsair decided to go for high quality materials, making the Hydro H75 much better than the Hydro H90, which we previously had a chance to see. It packs a standard 120x25mm radiator made from aluminium, features a copper coldplate with high-quality ceramic bearing pump which should be silent. Although the radiator design is quite standard, since there is not much to do there, Corsair decided to use the new, and quite good looking, design for the pump/base part. The fans also come with a new design that works quite well with the rest of the Hydro H75 AIO cooler. Corsair decided to pair the Hydro H75 with two 120x25mm SP120L fans, which are definitely high-quality looking fans with grey wings.
The packaging is quite standard for an all-in-one water cooling setup as you get the AIO unit, two fans, manual and the mounting kit. Corsair bundles the Hydro H75 with two toolless mounting kits, one for AMD and one for Intel-based systems. Corsair also threw in a Y-split fan cable and although the thermal paste is not supplied, it has been pre-applied to the base, making the installation quite a breeze even for an average computer user.
Corsair has a five year warranty backing the Hydro H75 AIO water cooler and while three years were quite standard earlier, we lately see more and more products with five year warranty.