Monday, August 2nd 2010

Corsair Readies Hydro H70 CPU Water Cooler

Corsair is developing a new pre-assembled CPU water cooling kit after facing some market success with the Hydro H50. The new kit, called Hydro H70, features a more optimized coolant flow design, an improved CPU base made of copper, and a denser radiator. It makes use of two 120 mm fans on either sides of the radiator, pushing at 1,600 rpm, and pulling at 2,000 rpm. The design increases the cooler's TDP capacity, closer to elaborate water cooling loops, potentially increasing the processor's overclocking headroom. The Hydro H70 is compatible with all current CPU socket types, including LGA1366, LGA1156, AM3/AM2(+), and LGA775. UK-based online store Scan.co.uk has these up for pre-order at £65.70 (£77.20 incl. VAT). It is indicated that Corsair will officially release these next week.

Source: Hexus.net
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59 Comments on Corsair Readies Hydro H70 CPU Water Cooler

#2
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Rad looks fatter. Like twice of the previous' slim one. This would definitely increase its thermal capacity.



Check out its FPI, would definitely take advantage of high pressure fans. I wouldnt slap a 'silent' fan in those to get the most out of it.
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#3
Bundy
buggalugs said:
How are big air coolers not nice for your motherboard? I havent noticed any issues.

My TRUE is on its 3rd system, i've had it for a couple of years and i havent noticed any performance degradation at all so far.
On many mobo's, the NB and voltage regulators need a constant flow of air over it to stay cool enough. This air comes from the CPU cooler. A big air cooler like the TRUE doesn't need as much air flowing through it and doesn't direct the air towards the NB. As it is likely that use of an aftermarket cooler also comes with overclocking, the end result is a mobo that fries in its own juices.

I agree about the heatpipes, I also have a TRUE years old and it still works the same.
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
tkpenalty said:
H-50/H-70 has its uses. Coolers that do better than these water coolers tend to not be very nice for your motherboard and also keep in mind that heatpipes suffer from degradation. Afaik the degradation is actually pretty severe. Not a problem if you update like every 2 months or something...
Fuunny thing about heatpipes they are in oems like dell and hp now if they suffered heavily from degredation this would lead to failures in oem machines which is uncommon. Also I would email amd and tell them bad news seeing how they have been pumping out heatpipe coolers for opterons since s940 and 939 7+ yrs ago. Trust me if anyone will kill a cooler its the server market and amd would never risk that. Hell they won't risk an overclockable server board because they believe it will damage the image of their quality.

From personal experience I have a amd heatpipe cooler on a s939 I built 3 years ago and its still chugging along@2.5ghz. As well as the largest heatpipe cooler I have seen in a bit the coolermaster v10 has never let me down and gave better temps than the h50 in push/pull could. In fact I could keep up with much larger homebuilt loops in clocks and temps on my x6 with a $10 mod.
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#5
SNiiPE_DoGG
yeah, heatpipes don't degrade thats some grade A rumormill
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#6
erocker
buggalugs said:
How are big air coolers not nice for your motherboard? I havent noticed any issues.

My TRUE is on its 3rd system, i've had it for a couple of years and i havent noticed any performance degradation at all so far.
Some can bend/warp the PCB. If you use a backplate or if the cooler's mounting design is sufficient there should be no problem.
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cadaveca
My name is Dave
cdawall said:
Trust me if anyone will kill a cooler its the server market and amd would never risk that. Hell they won't risk an overclockable server board because they believe it will damage the image of their quality.
Well, AMD's stock cooler in my house:

955BE, stock volts, stock speed, 66c. AMD Thermal Spec, 62c. 18c ambient.

965BE, stock volts, stock speed, 65c. AMD Thermal Spec, 62c. 20c ambient.


While the coolers may not die, they are completely inadequate. NO big deal, there's lots of options out there.

But, with socket placement, and cooler clearance, the H50 stood out, as it occupies very little space around the socket.

The H70 might provide that extra bit of capacity that might let me clock my cpu 24/7, year-round. I'm confident enough that it will, that I've ordered one.

I should be able to post results soon.
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
cadaveca said:
Well, AMD's stock cooler in my house:

955BE, stock volts, stock speed, 66c. AMD Thermal Spec, 62c. 18c ambient.

965BE, stock volts, stock speed, 65c. AMD Thermal Spec, 62c. 20c ambient.


While the coolers may not die, they are completely inadequate. NO big deal, there's lots of options out there.

But, with socket placement, and cooler clearance, the H50 stood out, as it occupies very little space around the socket.

The H70 might provide that extra bit of capacity that might let me clock my cpu 24/7, year-round. I'm confident enough that it will, that I've ordered one.

I should be able to post results soon.
965 125w c2 on the stock amd hsf gets 55c with higher ambiants and a cheasy 10yr old case so either something is incorrect in your setup or the temp monitor is wrong.
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#9
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Nah, just my environment. Everything is hotter than what anyone else has, generally, by 15c, and because of that, stock cooling has never been an option for me. Even Intel Core/i7 chips come close to throttle, and this has been an issue I have been dealing with for many years now.

To the point, it was so bad back in 9800pro/sktA 2500+ non-mobiles, overheating and crash in 3D is the norm. Then we got a shuttle, and that I.C.E. cooler did a real good job, making gaming OK(one of the first heatpipecoolers I remember). Then got a second box...ugh...forget running both.

The current rig I've got now is the closest I've been to without water is a long time, not counting a TRUE that needed a 98CFM fan on it to stay cool enough overclocked.


There's a reason Dell, HP, and Even Apple tend to watercool thier high-end rigs...situations like mine.

Seriously...4 people is enough to overheat a room in summer in less than 30 minutes. In the dead of winter, minus 30 temps, having people over and I gotta open a window. All 6 of my family members cannot stay in the same room and be comfortable.


Keep that in mind. Temps range from -35c to +35c here(sometimes more). the cold temps means my house has far more insulation, and houses are built to retain heat, not give them off.

I live in a far different climate, so like everything else, nothing is comparable.
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