As you can see from the picture the design of the H5 SF cooler is significantly different from the norm, instead it is built specifically for SFF cases and you would be hard pressed to install it in a full sized case. Even some mini-ITX motherboards such as the ASUS MAXIMUS VII Impact are not compatible with the cooler, although some inventive use of standoffs and screws might allow a daring user to install it. MadShrimps have not had time to fully test the cooler but it is interesting enough that you should take a peek at what it looks like when installed in a system.
"Last year Corsair introduced the Bulldog small form factor PC at Computex 2015. The CPU and GPU were cooled by their own in-house branded Hydro all in one closed circuit cooling units. The GPU cooling units were also separately available back then. Early this week our H5 SF CPU cooling unit arrived, exclusively aimed to be used with mITX sized motherboards inside a small form factor enclosure. Today we bring you only a preview as we encountered some minor installation woes with our test bed and the latest Hydro release."
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