Introduction and Technical Specifications

Today, we put the Corsair Hydro Series H100i, H80i, and H60 through their paces on the test bench.


Hydro Series™ H100i Extreme Performance CPU Cooler
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Hydro Series™ H80i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
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Hydro Series™ H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
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The Corsair Hydro Series™ CPU water coolers come in a variety of sizes and configurations to fit the needs of all classes of computer enthusiasts. We decided to look at their latest revisions of these coolers, embodied in the H60, H80i, and H100i cooling units. We put these units up against the Swiftech Apogee HD custom cooling system on our test bench to see just how well these coolers performed. Starting at a base price of $79.99 for the Corsair H60 cooler, you really can't go wrong with the any of these standalone units.

Corsair Link™ fan connection
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Corsair Link™ connection
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For their latest series of stand alone water coolers, Corsair worked with CoolIT Systems, Inc. to design the H60, H80i, and H100i systems to meet the expectations of their user base. All coolers are built with aluminum-based radiators and copper cold plates with rubber-based low permeability 3/8 inch tubing for connecting the radiator to the pump/cold-plate assembly. The H80i and H100i models also include an integrated LED in the top of the CPU cooler assembly as well as Corsair Link™ connection ports. The Corsair Link™ system allows for user monitoring and configuration of the cooler's operation.

Technical Specifications (taken from the Corsair website)

Cold Plate Material

Copper Micro Fin

Radiator Material


Fan Dimensions

120mm x 120mm x 25mm

Maximum Fan Speed

2700 RPM

Maximum Fan Airflow

77 CFM


Large-diameter, low permeability, low evaporation rubber

Socket Support

AMD AM2, AMD AM3, AMD FM1, Intel LGA 1155, Intel LGA 1156, Intel LGA 1366, Intel LGA 2011


Five years


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