Corsair have provided the industry with many great coolers in recent years, their H80 and H100 all-in-one water coolers have proven to be some of the most popular choices for system builders, capable of cooling overclocked CPU’s for a fairly competitive price tag, plus they’re rather well designed, and look great in almost any build. From that we’ve got big expectations of their latest range of coolers and their Hydro Series H75 looks like a promising solution for those looking for a 120mm radiator. With a slim rad, but two 120mm fans, we can get some sweet push/pull action going that should help shift some serious heat from our test system.
Priced at around £70 the H75 isn’t exactly cheap, but the AIO (all-in-one) water cooling market is fiercely competitive and so long as the performance is there, it’ll be worth every penny. For around the same money you can pick up the H2O 950 from Antec and the Zalman Reserator 3 Max, both of which are 120mm radiators and of a similar specification, albeit both come with a hard mounted fan, and a second fan would have to be added at extra cost, so the H75 is already sounding like great value for money given that both of its fans are fully removable and both are included in the box.
With support for all major AMD and Intel sockets, as well as a redesigned pump, aluminium radiator, a pair of 2000 RPM, high static pressure PWM fans, and a wonderful five-year warranty mean the H75 is really well equipped right out of the box. I can’t wait any longer, so let’s get right to it and see what Corsairs latest hardware has to offer.
Features and Specifications
- 120mm aluminum radiator
- 120mm x 152mm x 25mm
- Two SP120L PWM 120mm high static pressure fans
- 120mm x 25mm
- 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
The H75 comes nicely packaged in a fairly compact box, on the front you’ll find a nice picture of the cooler and details of its support for Intel and AMD sockets.
Around the sides of the box you’ll find the full specifications (see above) as well as some further information on the components and their performance, but of course we’ll be taking a closer look our selves in a moment.
The box is nicely laid out, with some protective covering for the pump, and all the fittings and components packaged into separate sections of the box.
Included in the box is an easy to follow installation guide, molex to dual 4-pin fan cable adaptor, two 120mm x 25mm fans, high quality screws, washers and other mounting components, a metal retention bracket and finally a plastic backplate with metal screw pegs pre-installed in sliding brackets to allow for easy installation to various motherboard socket types.
Of course you’ll also find the pump and radiator in the box, which comes with thermal paste pre-applied and a protective cover to prevent the copper plate getting scratched up in transit.