Corsair Hydro Series H70

  • Corsair Hydro Series H70
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Based on 13 scores, 42 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    10
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Good performance/noise balance with fans on low speed.
  • Included "Y" and resistor cables for fans.
  • Easy entry into water cooling.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • No manual options for configuring fans or system itself.

Expert reviews and ratings

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on

Based on our evaluation and testing here today, Corsair has done a great job on improving virtually every aspect of the original H50 that we took a look at over a year ago. Starting with the radiator, the unit has the same 120mm fan dimensions but...

By Benchmark Reviews on 85

Please remember that these test results reflect our experience with each cooler on a specific motherboard, with a specific processor, BIOS revision, BCLK and voltage settings, and test programs. The results of this test cannot be directly compared to...

By X-bit Labs on

Corsair H70 failed to destroy the stereotype that compact liquid-cooling systems are not as efficient as super air-coolers. Again a cooling system like that proved to be less efficient than the best CPU air-cooler. To be fair we have to admit that...

By Hardware Secrets on

The Corsair H70 watercooler did what we expected from it: it overperformed all the air coolers we tested to date.However, cooling performance is not the only feature one looks when thinking about spending money buying a liquid cooling system. Good...

By APC Magazine on 90

Intel's i5 CPU is a fantastic chip for overclocking, regularly hitting speeds in the 4GHz region after just a few minutes of tweaking. This increased frequency comes at the cost of higher temperatures, necessitating an upgrade of the standard Intel...

By TweakNews on

Like the H50, Corsair's H70 is a turnkey system that requires no assembly or maintenance, it is relatively easy to install, has very good cooling performance and is priced only slightly more than higher-end air coolers. The design is thoughtful and...

By MadShrimps on

Looking at the results on the different test platforms, it's clear that the new hydro 70 gives quite a a good showing. The bigger radiator and extra fan have really helped to improve the aging Hydro 50's performance. The new mounting (compared...

By Metku.net on

Overall then the H70 is a nice successor to the already good Hydro H50. The larger fin area coupled with two fans makes it one of the most powerful all in one-coolers on the markets today. The installation isn't the easiest we've experienced and...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Liquid cooling still has the image of being expensive and complicated. Corsair, in cooperation with the cooling specialists at Asetek, now offers the H70 that aims to simplify the step up from air cooling. Can it beat less expensive premium heatsinks?...

By PCPer on

Our experience with the H70 had many high points, but there were a few minor issues that might turn off some enthusiasts. The first minor issue I noticed was the additional noise from the fans. We tried the fans with and without the voltage...

By FutureLooks on 90

The Corsair Hydro Series H70 High Performance CPU Cooler is a top performing all-in-one liquid cooling system. Improved features like the extra thick 120mm radiator with dual fans plus a new low-profile heat exchanger increase performance over the...

By TechReaction.net on

I started off asking whether or not Corsair was successful in filling the gap in the market between the top end air coolers and the monster custom water cooling solutions. That question is a bit difficult for me to answer definitively with the...

By Guru of 3D on

Final Words & Conclusion Let's start off with the basics, packaging. We appreciate the fact that Corsair takes care of the package protection and convenience inside the typical box. Also, the outside look remains similar to Corsair PSU’s...

By Pureoverclock on

So is the Hydro H70 another winner from Corsair? Well, it depends on your perspective. From thermal performance, features, and quality viewpoints, the H70 is indeed a clear winner. From a value viewpoint, it’s a modest improvement though. In terms...

By ComputerPowerUser on

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By HardOCP on

The Corsair Hydro Series™ H70 and to a slightly lesser degree the H50 provide good performance for their price. Water cooling your PC has never been easier or more cost effective. With air coolers approaching $90 the H70 and H50 start to make real...

By Techgage on 95

Recently, most of the cooling products I have taken a look at have all preformed quite well, and that just leaves me with only one way to describe the H70: phenomenal! Corsair has done its homework and delivered a great product with a good value of...

By Overclockers Club on

The good news is that the Corsair H70 is a hell of an improvement over the H50. This is not just a re-skin with a larger radiator. The whole assembly has been rethought in partnership with Asetek to deliver cooling performance on par with and better...

By Kitguru.net on 80

The Corsair H70 is a superior cooler to the Coolit Vantage and is £20 less in the UK at time of press. Our friends at Yoyotech are supplying it right now for £86 inc vat and it makes a great foundation for an overclocked system...

By Legit Reviews on

Corsair Hydro Series has come a long way and the Hydro Series H70 CWCH70 is the new king of the kit water coolers; and at $103 it’s a little more than high-end air, but nowhere near as bad as a full-on custom water cooling loop....