By Dustin Sklavos
Hydro Series H90 is a 140mm all-in-one liquid CPU cooler that provides better cooling with lower noise than other high-end liquid coolers. Liquid cooling simply works better than air cooling, and the self-contained design of the H90 makes it easy for you to protect your valuable CPU.
For efficient cooling, bigger is better – it’s simple physics. If your PC’s case supports 140mm fans, Hydro Series H90 will give you better performance. The larger diameter fan has better airflow with lower noise than most 120mm fans, and the 140mm radiator has more surface area for faster cooling.
The low-evaporation, easy-bend tubing is guaranteed leak-free.
The cold plate uses copper for outstanding heat transfer, and the manifold is engineered for efficient flow.
The multi-platform mounting bracket easily adapts for Intel and AMD processors.
Hydro Series H90/H110 140MM Single Replacement Fans
Hydro Series H40/H50/H55/H70/H90/H110 AMD Mounting Bracket Kit
Hydro Series H40/H50/H55/H70/H90/H110 Intel Mounting Bracket Kit
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.
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.
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.
“All in all, the Corsair Hydro Series H90 is a fantastic cooler that looks good and performs great. It even does so with the lowest noise output of all coolers tested to date. If a user needs good cooling while overclocking and does not wish to be bothered by noise, the Corsair Hydro Series H90 is a fantastic choice.”Full Review!
“The overall performance we think is really fine, and combined with the low noise levels the H90 easily gets our approval.”Full Review!