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Liquid Cooler

  So what is the advantage of a liquid cooler and how does it work.
The image below is shows the Corsair H60. The coldplate is fitted to the cpu (this one comes with AMD and Intel fittings).The radiator is fitted at an appropriate place in the case. I had to modify the case to get mine to fit but I had an old case which I had got attached to. Cutting a hole in the case was no bother. Behind the radiator fits a fan which will cool the sealed liquid as it travels back to the CPU coldplate.

Liquid coolers rely on fans to cool the liquid. Liquid can dissipate heat much better than air.

Integrated kits are becoming very popular but they may as good as a high-end home-built system, but they're easy to install and are maintenance free.

Here are my fitting pictures. As you can

see it did not fit in my old case so I cut a area of my case to fit it.
 The AM3+ socket and the HD60 are easy to fit. Once you change the H60 to the AMD fittings, it is the Don't forget to connect the FAN to the 4 pin CPU FAN socket and the pump to any other free fan 3 pin socket.n two screws.... do not over-tighten.

 Here you can see the H60, fitted upright as it would not fit sideways on my top mounted PSU.
Corsair H60

Warranty Five years

Cold Plate MaterialCopper
Fan Specification120mm (x1)
Socket SupportAMD AM2, AMD AM3, Intel LGA 1155, Intel LGA 1156, Intel LGA 1366, Intel LGA 2011, Intel LGA 775
Radiator MaterialAluminum
TubingLow-permeability for near-zero evaporation

  The H60 fitted to my SABERTOOTH 990FX



Radiator Dimensions

120mm x 152mm x 27mm

Fan Dimensions

120mm x 25mm

Fan Speed

Up to 1700 RPM

Fan Airflow

74.4 CFM

Fan dBA

30.2 dBA

Fan Static Pressure


Package Contents

  • Corsair Cooling H60 CPU Cooler
  • 120mm fan
  • Multi-platform mounting kit (Intel ® LGA 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, and 775, AMD® AM2/AM3)
  • Thermal compound (pre-applied)
  • Quick Start Guide

This is after running Prime95 for about 5 minutes.


I have had the motherboard for a while and so far the system has been very stable.

95 and 3DMark at the same time and it was below 40C, no issues whatsoever.






The Corsair Hydro Series H60 is a fantastic choice for cooling. With a new micro-channel cold plate and a split-flow designed manifold, the H60 brings remarkable new technologies to an affordable price point. If that weren’t enough, the H60 also features an all-new fan, custom designed to offer enhanced static pressure, which means better cooling.


You don’t have to sacrifice performance to build a quiet system. Most high-performance coolers use crude, outdated designs that rely on two techniques: put a huge hunk of metal in your case or crank the fan to obnoxiously loud noise levels. The Hydro Series coolers feature innovative, cutting-edge designs that utilize the superior thermal conductivity of liquid over air to provide fantastic cooling at much lower noise levels. In fact, the H60 is similar in noise levels to a 120mm case fan you probably already have.

Easy to Install

Almost any case with a rear 120mm fan mount location can house the Hydro Series H60 CPU cooler. And don’t worry about compatibility with your CPU, we’ve got you covered. AMD® sockets AM2 and AM3 are covered, and without having to install a custom backplate, making the H60 a great choice for any modern AMD CPU up to the new Phenom six-core processors. And when it comes to Intel®, don’t worry about it. Whether you’ve got Socket LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, or LGA1366, we’ve got compatibility inside the box. That’s right, even the brand new Core i5 and Core i7 2x00 series processors are supported, right out of the box.

The Corsair Advantage

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