Corsair Hydro H75 Liquid CPU Cooler

Corsair's assorted closed-loop systems are well known to the enthusiast community and its latest creation features a low profile radiator with dual 120mm fans. Priced at just $85, the Hydro H75 is designed to outclass air cooling options in a compact package that's suitable for smaller cases and it couldn't have been any easier to fit in the HAF-XB.

The radiator measures just 25mm thick and 120mm in diameter, and it is connected to the water-block using black tubing that we've found to be highly flexible and kink-free as advertised.

The water-block features what Corsair calls a copper micro-fin coldplate that draws heat from the CPU into the circulating liquid. Unlike Silverstone's design, the H75's block is wrapped mainly in plastic, though honestly we don't see a problem with this as it won't corrode.

Cooling the radiator are a pair of high static pressure 120mm PWM (SP120L) fans that operate at up to 2000 RPM, move 54 CFM of air and generate 31.4dBA of noise. They are arranged in a push-pull configuration on opposite sides of the radiator.

The Hydro H75's installation is as easy as it gets – even more so than nearly any air cooler we've worked with. The tool-free bracket supports all major Intel and AMD sockets and simply slides over the water-block, while the radiator hangs comfortably on a single 120mm fan slot.