Corsair Hydro H55 & H60 CPU Liquid Coolers Review

Perhaps the only thing that is the same between the H55 and the H60 is the radiator. The radiator of the H60 is identical to the one we examined before, the classic single 120mm fan "Black Ice" design radiator that the H55 is using as well.

 Corsair Hydro H55 & H60 CPU Liquid Coolers Review

The concept remains the same as before; the CPU waterblock is an all-in-one assembly of a cooling water block and a pump. Corsair ditched the circular waterblock of the H55 however for a slightly larger square block with magnetic fitting for the mounting retention bracket and a piano-black reflective top. The liquid tubes are attached onto the base by using metallic 90° fittings. The cable leaving the base of the cooler is identical with the power cables of fans and can be inserted into the CPU fan header, allowing the motherboard to both control the speed of the liquid pump and monitor its speed.

 Corsair Hydro H55 & H60 CPU Liquid Coolers Review

Once again, the waterblock is made out of copper. The copper base of the waterblock is secured to the plastic body of the base assembly with just eight screws, a vast improvement over the 20 screws used on the H55. At the middle of the copper plate we found thermal compound pre-applied.