Thursday, October 24th 2013

Corsair Announces Hydro Series H75 Liquid CPU Cooler

Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components for the PC hardware market, today announced the Hydro Series H75 dual-fan 120 mm liquid CPU cooler. The easy-to-install H75 provides PC users with quieter and more effective cooling than stock CPU coolers, all in a 120 mm footprint that is widely compatible with most PC cases on the market. The Hydro Series H75 will be available in November at a suggested retail price of $84.99 (USD).

The Hydro Series H75 is comprised of a low-profile CPU cooling block connected to a 120 mm radiator and fan assembly via kink-resistant rubber tubing. The H75's new cooling block is designed with a micro-fin copper cold plate and a high-quality, ceramic bearing pump that provides reliable, low-noise heat transfer away from the CPU. The slim 25 mm thick radiator is surrounded by dual SP120L PWM 120 mm fans resulting in design that is quieter and thinner than other dual fan coolers, and more effective at dispersing heat than single fan designs. The H75's fans work with PWM motherboard fan headers, allowing users to control the fan speed and noise levels from their motherboard's built-in software or BIOS.

"The H75 is a great choice for PC enthusiasts who want the streamlined features of our H60 120 mm cooler but desire the additional cooling performance of a dual fan design," said Xavier Lauwaert, Director of Product Marketing at Corsair. The Hydro Series H75 features a simple, tool-free mounting system and wide Intel and AMD socket compatibility. Like all Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers, the H75 is completely self-contained and does not require filling or maintenance.

Features and Specifications
  • 120 mm aluminum radiator
  • 120 mm x 152 mm x 25 mm
  • Two SP120L PWM 120 mm high static pressure fans
  • 120 mm x 25 mm
    2000 RPM (+/- 10%)
    54 CFM
    31.4 dBA
  • PWM fan control for customizable cooling
  • Support for AMD and Intel CPUs
  • AM2, AM3, FM1, FM2, LGA 1156, 1155, 1150, 1366, 2011
  • Advanced copper cold plate and manifold design
  • Tool-free bracket for simple installation on most Intel and AMD motherboards
  • Sealed all-in-one design, pre-filled and maintenance free
  • 5-year limited warranty
Pricing, Availability, and Warranty
Priced at $84.99 MSRP in the United States, the Hydro Series H75 liquid CPU coolers will be available in November from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. The cooler is backed with an industry leading five-year limited warranty and Corsair's excellent customer service and technical support.
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20 Comments on Corsair Announces Hydro Series H75 Liquid CPU Cooler

#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Heh, Asetek...


H75 = Antec 920
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#3
Jorge
The hype over these CLCs are so laughable. Many consumers have no clue that the CLCs cost more, are often louder and that they are thermally inefficient compared to a highend tower cooler. And of course HSFs never leak water and destroy your PC hardware like CLCs can and do.

There is plenty of scientific testing to show that CLCs are not a good choice for most PC enthusiasts. Despite this reality many people will buy CLCs and then deal with the consequences of their decision.
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#4
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: Jorge
The hype over these CLCs are so laughable. Many consumers have no clue that the CLCs cost more, are often louder and that they are thermally inefficient compared to a highend tower cooler. And of course HSFs never leak water and destroy your PC hardware like CLCs can and do.

There is plenty of scientific testing to show that CLCs are not a good choice for most PC enthusiasts. Despite this reality many people will buy CLCs and then deal with the consequences of their decision.
Where do you come up with this shit?
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#5
xvi
by: Jorge
The hype over these CLCs are so laughable. Many consumers have no clue that the CLCs cost more, are often louder and that they are thermally inefficient compared to a highend tower cooler. And of course HSFs never leak water and destroy your PC hardware like CLCs can and do.

There is plenty of scientific testing to show that CLCs are not a good choice for most PC enthusiasts. Despite this reality many people will buy CLCs and then deal with the consequences of their decision.
Many people blow tons of money on an iPhone to play Candy Crush Saga and check Facebook. For everyone I've talked to, it's often a status symbol. CLCs do seem to make sense on heavily overclocked AMD FX processors since they seem to be more efficient at higher thermal loads. Otherwise, I agree. A good heatpipe tower is better than most CLCs.

Edit: I should clarify. A heatpipe tower typically has better price/performance. You do trade things for it though, namely noise and aesthetics.
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#6
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Jorge
The hype over these CLCs are so laughable. Many consumers have no clue that the CLCs cost more, are often louder and that they are thermally inefficient compared to a highend tower cooler. And of course HSFs never leak water and destroy your PC hardware like CLCs can and do.

There is plenty of scientific testing to show that CLCs are not a good choice for most PC enthusiasts. Despite this reality many people will buy CLCs and then deal with the consequences of their decision.
Link to this scientific testing?

IMO the prices have gotten a little bit better. a Noctua NH-D14 is really one of the ONLY coolers that comes close to toeing the line against many top end CLC coolers. But then you have to take into account airflow and ambient temperatures which can skew the end result.

One of the greatest things about a CLC is the choice to mount it ANYWHERE in your case as you see fit, unlike the usual run of the mill heatsink cooler. Placing the Radiator in the front of my case right in front of an intake means that my setup is optimised for the best cooling possible and not effected by ambient temps if it was placed as an exhaust at the back of my case.

Obviously you are some what right. Running a CLC is a risk you take but build quality is generally quite good. Ive only read about a few incidents where a CLC started leaking. Fortunately those stories are few and far between. The risk is always there but I dont think its as fatally dangerous as you make it out to be.


Ive used an Antec 920 and a Corsair H80i and im quite happy with the noise/performance ratio. It really doesnt make a lot of noise but then again I dont use the stock PWM fans that came with my CLC
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#7
arterius2
by: Jorge
The hype over these CLCs are so laughable. Many consumers have no clue that the CLCs cost more, are often louder and that they are thermally inefficient compared to a highend tower cooler. And of course HSFs never leak water and destroy your PC hardware like CLCs can and do.

There is plenty of scientific testing to show that CLCs are not a good choice for most PC enthusiasts. Despite this reality many people will buy CLCs and then deal with the consequences of their decision.
I see that that they let Jorge out of the cage and pillaging the forums again
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#8
xvi
Good CLCs are good, but people want inexpensive CLCs. To make them inexpensive, manufacturers had to make them small and mediocre.

Price, temperatures, noise. You're only allowed to pick two.
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#9
arterius2
my reasons for using CLC and never looked back?

1.gets rid of clutter around the CPU area and RAM clearance issues, much more elegant and clean internals so I wont get bloody knuckles every time I work on my rig.
2. actually very good thermals comparable to some of the best air towers, with a more steady rise in temperature /less spikes vs air. (liquid acts as a better buffer for heat than metal)
3. less of a dust magnet than air towers, which is a pain to clean once the dust gets in there(you have to de-mount the whole tower). I can clean the radiator effectively without removing the water block from the CPU.
4. it doesn't leak fluid, that's why its called a Closed-Loop
5. Bragging rights.

nuff said.
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#10
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: arterius2
I see that that they let Jorge out of the cage and pillaging the forums again
It was so blissful I barely noticed he had gone. But then somebody had to ruin a good time.
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#11
Hood
by: Jorge
The hype over these CLCs are so laughable. Many consumers have no clue that the CLCs cost more, are often louder and that they are thermally inefficient compared to a highend tower cooler. And of course HSFs never leak water and destroy your PC hardware like CLCs can and do.

There is plenty of scientific testing to show that CLCs are not a good choice for most PC enthusiasts. Despite this reality many people will buy CLCs and then deal with the consequences of their decision.
Statements without links to backup data are not going to enhance your reputation as a PC tech adviser - there are plenty of emotion/ignorance fueled opinions expressed on tech forums, and a sad lack of real, concrete figures. For instance, you could mention 2 or 3 of these high-end air coolers that are cheaper and out-perform more expensive CLCs like Corsair's H100i, H80i, H110, or H75, and provide a link to the article or review which supports your opinion. Likewise, some anecdotal or statistical evidence of leakage probabilities for CLCs would give your opinion some weight. Personally, I've never heard ANYONE complain about leakage on their closed loop water cooler, and I subscribe to over a dozen PC tech forums and have for years.
Also, where can I find all that "plenty of scientific testing to show that CLCs are not a good choice for most PC enthusiasts"? Somehow I missed all those as well.
So let us in on your secret, Jorge - where do you get all this inside information that the rest of us can't seem to find?
EDIT - Wait a minute, Jorge, you don't work for Phanteks or some other CLC-less maker of over-priced air coolers, do you? Because that would explain a lot...
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#12
buildzoid
Looks ideal for the red mod because there the height of the blocks made crossfire difficult to set up.
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#13
bim27142
by: Jorge
The hype over these CLCs are so laughable. Many consumers have no clue that the CLCs cost more, are often louder and that they are thermally inefficient compared to a highend tower cooler. And of course HSFs never leak water and destroy your PC hardware like CLCs can and do.
Louder, yes but not all the time (if you operate at full fan speed only and to some specific cases only)... inefficient? I don't think so... Do not compare entry level CLC's to high end tower coolers, they are not meant to compete with it. But if you insist on comparing non "apple to apple" fruits here, then let's compare the weight and the clutter on your motherboard between CLC's and a high end tower cooler... how's that? :rolleyes:
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#14
LAN_deRf_HA
So besides the extra fan why is this above the H60? Any Haswell optimizations?
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#15
adulaamin
by: Jorge
The hype over these CLCs are so laughable. Many consumers have no clue that the CLCs cost more, are often louder and that they are thermally inefficient compared to a highend tower cooler. And of course HSFs never leak water and destroy your PC hardware like CLCs can and do.

There is plenty of scientific testing to show that CLCs are not a good choice for most PC enthusiasts. Despite this reality many people will buy CLCs and then deal with the consequences of their decision.
Unlike most high end air cooling towers, I can use my Kingston HyperX Beast 2400mhz RAM on my mobo AND with better temps. PM me once you can find a tower cooler that would allow me to use RAM with tall heatsinks and cool my processor like my current Antec H2O does and I'll gladly sell my CLC and buy the cooler you recommend. :)
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#16
tigger
I'm the only one
I just like CLC coolers, I have done the full loop a couple of times before(check my rigs in sig) and I neither have the time or money to do it now. The CLC looks neater than a air cooler imho, and is no noisier.
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#17
Zaklee
I've been building PC's for over 20 years and once I tried a CLC I never looked back.

I currently have 3 PC's running H60's and an H50 in my wifes rig, have built numerous PC's for friends and family using these coolers and have yet to have a single problem.

These coolers add a nice clean appearance to just about any rig, are efficient, cost effective and IMO are quieter than your standard HSF.

I'm thinking Jorge has never tried one of these awesome devices...:ohwell:
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#18
Hood
By Jorge, you've done it again! In your continuing role as stimulator/Devil's Advocate/troll, you are the cause of endless hours of debate that would otherwise never have started, so keep up the good work.
When this one dies out you can insist that 4 gigs of RAM is enough for any gaming system, that should spark another lively debate...or maybe say that anyone who overclocks is gonna burn out their CPU, that should get something going. If you can't inform us, at least you can keep us entertained...
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#19
EpicShweetness
by: Jorge
The hype over these CLCs are so laughable. Many consumers have no clue that the CLCs cost more, are often louder and that they are thermally inefficient compared to a highend tower cooler. And of course HSFs never leak water and destroy your PC hardware like CLCs can and do.
by: bim27142
Louder, yes but not all the time (if you operate at full fan speed only and to some specific cases only)... inefficient? I don't think so... Do not compare entry level CLC's to high end tower coolers, they are not meant to compete with it. But if you insist on comparing non "apple to apple" fruits here, then let's compare the weight and the clutter on your motherboard between CLC's and a high end tower cooler... how's that? :rolleyes:
I was gonna say they do save quite a bit of space compared to air cooler's. Eventually air coolers get so big they start to bump in to other components. I have an air cooler, but it doesn't take up much space, nor cool as well as a CLC. So there is always gonna be a trade off.
Why did I go with an air cooler, there just a chunk of metal with a fan, almost nothing can go wrong with them, all you have to do is blow them out with compressed air every 4 months, and change the paste once a year. Low maintenance low failure. :rockout:
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#20
edhahaha
being a long term user for both closed loop water cooling unit and multiple air cooler ,I can br honest and say that with my 2700k at 4.5 ghz I cool the thing pretty well with zalman cnps or something singletower cooler with aftermarket fans . The noise level is simply better than CLCs, I was using the thermaltake water 2.0 pro with the think radiator, and I tested with two cougar pwm fans at full blast with my single tower with one cougar pwm fan at low setting. in everyday operation and medium load gaming the temperature are very similar, I don't have the water 2.0 unit any more but I love the single tower ,at least first one less electronic which is the pump that makes noise. I m sure the tower will be more quite since clc makes noise from fan and pump. whereas the tower only noise from fan. Lastly at least I don't have to worry when my pump will die, clc with a dead pump means dead since water wont circulate, but with tower proper front intake and even the tower fan is off by passive tower cooling I get decent 40 something degrees only and need not to worry when the pump dies or leak.
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