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Corsair Debuts Updated Hydro Series H60 and New Hydro Series H55 Liquid CPU Coolers

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Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced an updated version of the award-winning Hydro Series H60 liquid CPU cooler, and the new Hydro Series H55 liquid CPU cooler.

The Hydro Series H55 is an update to the hugely respected Hydro Series H50, and is based on the latest, 4th generation cold-plate design. The updated version of the Hydro Series H60 takes advantage of the latest cold plate, manifold and fan technology to further increase performance and reduce noise levels.

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looks cool and the h60 seems to have the new ap fan but why on the h55 the fan is reverse?
 
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oooooooh. thats puuuurdy.....

but why on the h55 the fan is reverse?
prolly cause the photographer dont know his a$$ from his elbow and just wanted the logo out. like on the h60 photo
 

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I do like the square design and would love to see how it has improved over their previous gen.
 

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looks cool and the h60 seems to have the new ap fan but why on the h55 the fan is reverse?
SP120 (static pressure) to be exact

looks like H55 fan pulls through the rad.. but not sure why (?!)..
from Corsair site:
Low-profile black aluminum heat exchanger
The low-profile design reduces the airflow requirement, which helps make H55 quieter.
hmmm..
 

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looks cool and the h60 seems to have the new ap fan but why on the h55 the fan is reverse?
In single fan arrangements without a shroud, it doesn't make a huge difference. Some people prefer push, some pull.
 
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sure nothing new about the performances.


In single fan arrangements without a shroud, it doesn't make a huge difference. Some people prefer push, some pull.
Push is the better, push pull is a bit better but F....ing noisy
 

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sure nothing new about the performances.




Push is the better, push pull is a bit better but F....ing noisy
On systems this small, it makes minimal difference. Not enough to really change anything. Fan characteristics are more important on these systems.

Now, add a shroud, and pull is better in a lot of instances. Depends on the airflow characteristics of the rad. My high fin count, restrictive airflow, old-school GTX360 prefers push, my MCR320 prefers pull.
 

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On systems this small, it makes minimal difference. Not enough to really change anything. Fan characteristics are more important on these systems.

Now, add a shroud, and pull is better in a lot of instances. Depends on the airflow characteristics of the rad. My high fin count, restrictive airflow, old-school GTX360 prefers push, my MCR320 prefers pull.
Adding push/pull improves both as much if not more than a shroud and is roughly the same thickness.
 

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Adding push/pull improves both as much if not more than a shroud and is roughly the same thickness.
Granted, but also requires you to purchase more fans.
 

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Granted, but also requires you to purchase more fans.
Not if they were smart like thermaltake and include an extra fan plus mounting screws :)
 

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Granted, but also requires you to purchase more fans.
I has lotsa fans. :laugh: Now two shrouds and two high speed fans so much better performance.
 

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I like how they built two just for the images. There is no way that the tubes can go 360 degrees on the block/pump to be able to get the unit to sit like that....lol
 

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looks cool and the h60 seems to have the new ap fan but why on the h55 the fan is reverse?
All the corsair liquid coolers I've installed all recommend that the fan be arranged to pull cool air in through the radiator, no exhaust hot air out.

I like how they built two just for the images. There is no way that the tubes can go 360 degrees on the block/pump to be able to get the unit to sit like that....lol
Why not? The fitting at the pump rotate 360 degrees.
 

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Yes, but they can both be rotated outward to twist the tubes around in the orientation that they are in the pictures.
 

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Always twisted the tubes funny, those look built specifically for images to me is all. Maybe they got lucky and the goofy bend left in the hose is behind the head unit.

The cooler in the first image even uses thicker tubing than the standard Hydro units, and that would make twisting it even harder IMO.
 

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I honestly don't know what you are getting on about the tubes are facing the same way as the ones on my H70.
 

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Look at the first image, the fittings are facing the CPU, not the sides or the top;)

Whenever I tried that for images, it either looked bad with the goofy looking twisted hose, or the kink would force the block to fall over. Hence why I mentioned that I thought it was built (possibly empty) just for imaging purposes.
 

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Look at the first image, the fittings are facing the CPU, not the sides or the top;)
Gotcha I dont like the square one. So doesn't pertain to me moving on now.:laugh:
 
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the only new are the tubes, ( Antec Docet )
 
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I have no complaints with the new H60 design though I worry about the price never reaching that $60 free shipping spot the old one did.
 

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Look at the first image, the fittings are facing the CPU, not the sides or the top;)

Whenever I tried that for images, it either looked bad with the goofy looking twisted hose, or the kink would force the block to fall over. Hence why I mentioned that I thought it was built (possibly empty) just for imaging purposes.
You just have to flip the rad through in between the tubes to remove the wind up.