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Corsair Hydro Series H90 Review

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Packaging & Contents

Corsair's Hydro Series H90 CPU cooler comes in a large box that is roughly 25 cm in length, 15 cm in width, and 22 cm in height. The box has all the relevant information one would expect, listing support for AMD and Intel on the front alongside an image of Corsair's logo and cooler itself. The side of the box lists some of the features of the Corsair Hydro Series H90. The features include a 140 mm fan, an easy mounting system, and low evaporation rubber tubing, to name a few. The back of the box lists the cooler's performance in comparison to the stock Intel cooler, with both of them on the i7 3770K; it also lists socket compatibility for a wide range of Intel and AMD products.

One of the sides lists the dimensions of the Corsair Hydro Series H90, while the opposite side notes that it was designed with 140 mm rear or top-mounted fans in mind.


Upon opening the box, I found the instructions neatly on top. The pump and tubing were of course in a plastic bag, with the radiator and fan in separate cardboard sleeves.

After removing the Corsair Hydro Series H90 from its plastic wrappings and cardboard tray, I found the mounting hardware tucked away safely inside of plastic bags. After emptying the contents, it is easy to see that everything needed to mount the cooler has been included. However, only four fan screws have been provided, which means that you will need to get another set of screws if you wish to mount another fan, or use the Hydro Series H90 to remove air from within the case; short screws for mounting to the case and long screws to install another radiator. The screws users will have to look for are 6/32 UNC, with 1.25 inches or 3.175 cm for mounting a second fan.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 4x Fan screws
  • 4x Washers
  • 4x Thumb screws for LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, AM2, AM3, and AM3+.
  • 4x Thumb screws for LGA2011
  • 4x Metal backplate nuts
  • 2x Rubber cushions for backplate
  • 1x Bracket for Intel
  • 1x Backplate for Intel
  • 1x Bracket for AMD
  • 1x Backplate for AMD
  • 1x 140 mm fan
  • 1x Universal mounting ring
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