Corsair H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review
Right before CES 2011 rolled around we heard through the grapevine that two of the cooling industry biggest names –Corsair and CoolIT- would be partnering up. The partnership was structured in such a way that CoolIT would cease offering their liquid cooling products through the retail channel and instead provide them to Corsair who would brand them as their own. While there isn’t any real “winner” in this deal, both companies are able to now focus on what they do best; Corsair concentrates upon marketing, distribution and design fine tuning while CoolIT continues to work upon the engineering side of things.
The first product available from this new synergy between two old rivals is the Corsair H60. This is a moderately priced, single fan, all in one liquid cooler which includes all the hallmarks we have come to know and love from each company. By the naming scheme alone it should be quite obvious that the H60 will fall somewhere in between the dual thickness Corsair H70 and the venerable H50 in terms of overall performance.
Over the past few years we have seen a real boom in the CPU water cooling market niche. What was once the sole domain of enthusiasts and high end boutique builds has now become much more consumer friendly. This increased awareness of the typical computer user is due in part to companies like CoolIT and Corsair who have pushed the design envelope and created extremely user friendly, reasonably priced “all in one” sealed water cooling devices. You no longer need to be overly adept at “plumbing”, worry about leaks and bleeding nor spend a veritable fortune for a high end prebuilt custom water cooled PC.
On paper, the combination of Corsair’s enviable customer service reputation, with those wizards of water cooling over at CoolIT really does make for one exciting product. But how does it stack up against past products from both companies?
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