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Hydro Series™ H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
The Hydro Series™ H60’s second-generation design offers powerful, efficient CPU cooling. The redesigned fan and low-profile radiator help H60 excel at rapidly drawing heat away from your CPU when you’re pushing it hard.
Make the Move to Liquid
Upgrade from your stock CPU fan or bulky air cooler to the efficiency and simplicity of liquid CPU cooling. Enjoy better cooling performance and lower noise, and protect your investment in your CPU.
Advanced fan design
The 120mm fan incorporates custom-engineered blades for better static pressure to noise ratio, offering improved performance at lower noise levels.
Self-contained cooling system
Serious liquid cooling for high-performance CPUs no longer means dealing with complex plumbing. Hydro Series H60 comes pre-filled, and never needs refilling or priming.
Tool-free magnetic multiplatform mounting bracket kit
The modular design makes installation simpler, and it's compatible with Intel and AMD processors.
Large-diameter, low permeability tooling
Minimal coolant evaporation helps ensure long life, and the flexible design gives you better leak protection and makes installation easier in tight spaces.
Copper cold plate with pre-applied thermal compound
Copper has better thermal conductivity for more efficient heat transfer to the manifold. Pre-applied thermal compound lets you save a potentially messy installation step.
- Intel 115x, Intel 2011/2066
- AMD AM3/AM2
- Radiator Dimensions: 120mm x 152mm x 27mm
- Fan Dimensions: 120mm x 25mm
- Fan Speed: 2000 RPM
- Fan Airflow: 54 CFM
- Noise Level: 30.85 dBA
- Fan Static Pressure: 2.36 mm-H2O
Hydro H60 Spare Parts List
Hydro Series H60/H80/H100 AMD Bracket Kit
Hydro Series Fan Cable Extension Kit, 2x 12" 4 pin extender cables, H60 H80 H100
Socket 2011 Hydro Series CPU Cooler Mounting Guide
The new Intel® Socket 2011, used on the new X79 motherboards and the new 2nd generation Intel Core Sandy Bridge-E CPUs, has changed significantly from Socket 1366. As you can see below there are no longer the traditional holes through the PCB. There is now a metal bracket that has been tapped to accept M4 screws. Because of this the Corsair
Hydro Series H70, H80 and H100 CPU coolers all come with separate screws to mount on Socket 2011 boards.
Hydro Series H80 and H100
Included with the H80 and H100 are four standoffs that have a shorter wider end. These are for socket 2011, the shorter end screws into the metal mounting plate on the motherboard.
Install all four of the standoffs as shown below.
After installing and tightening down all four standoffs, the CPU cooler is ready to be installed.
Next the thumb nuts are installed. Tighten these in an X pattern to ensure the pressure is even, resulting in a good mount on the CPU.
Hydro Series H70 Core
The H70 Core uses the same bracket for socket 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011. Again socket 2011 uses larger M4 screws and does not need the backplate. Make sure all of the holes on the retention ring are towards the outside (as seen below). Then install the M4 screws through these holes.
The retention ring should then be put on the H70 Core. The H70 Core cooling unit and retention ring can then be installed on the motherboard. The M4 screws will screw right into the mounting holes on the motherboard. Again tighten these in an X pattern to ensure the pressure is even resulting in a good mount on the CPU.
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Posted on March 28, 2013
H60 wins Gold award at Overclock3D.net!
“What we are saying though is that if you have got £60 to spend on cooling, you're up for a bit of overclocking fun, you fancy a bit of a dip into water cooling and you like your case to look open clean and sexy, then you owe it to yourself to have a bit of a gander at the Corsair H60.”Full Review!
Posted on May 12, 2012
Hydro Series H60 wins 'Dam Good' award from Hardware Canucks!
The H60 “2.0” was everything we were hoping for from a refreshed Corsair product and then some. Everything from its noise levels to overall performance has been improved by leaps and bounds. Granted, the intergenerational performance jump isn’t extreme, but for $80 we’d be hard pressed to ignore it. "Much of the H60’s newfound strength comes from the custom Corsair SP120 running at its heart. Due to a high static pressure envelope this fan is able to push large amounts of air through the radiator without making an ungodly amount of noise. Coupled with larger tubing, an updated pump and a slightly revised radiator design, the SP120 brings Corsair’s H60 to the next level."Full Review!
By Hardware Secrets
Posted on July 12, 2012
H60 receives Recommended Award from Guru3D!
“The kit is very easy to install, 10 minutes tops really, and after connecting the two wires for powering up the fan and pump you are good to go. So there you have it you guys. I definitely like what the updated H60 has to offer, and that is very decent cooling performance and downright great looks for any PC. Definitely recommended.”Full Review!
Posted on November 30, 2012
Hydro Series H60 wins Silver award from Hardware Secrets.com
“The Corsair H60 is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to enter the liquid cooling world, as it is easy to install and fits virtually any case.”Full Review!