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Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 29, 2011 4:40 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Corsair

The Corsair Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler




Starting off with the H100's head unit, we see it has the Chromed Corsair name and logo above three white sections of a circle surrounding a fan speed button. Like the h80, the H100 also comes with the little man icon.




To power this unit you need to plug in the 4-pin Molex connection and this allows the pump and fans a 12V supply with a ground. The 3-pin fan connector is to monitor RPM on the fans connected the head unit.




This side of the head unit has the ninety degree plastic fittings we are used to now, and if you move them out of the way a bit, it will allow access to the screws for the mounting brackets.




Rotating around the head of the H100, this side not only is where the power wiring emanates from the cooler, this is also where up to four fans can be plugged in and controlled by the button on the front.




Moving around the block again, we run into the side that has both of the other screws required to remove the mounting hardware, and a small connector that is to be used with the Corsair Link software and controller system.




As with all Hydro Coolers, the bases are protected with the thin clear plastic cover to keep the TIM in place and keep anything from damaging the copper cold plate in transit.




I'm pleased to see that the H100 comes with TIM sans the dirt particles and bits of string I have seen in the past stuck to this. For testing this will be removed, so let me do just that.




Removing the TIM, I set the USB drive against it to show you that the surface isn't finely polished, but it is flat over the contact area.

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