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Corsair Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review - Installation and Finished Product

Corsair Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review
It's time to look at the newest AIO from Corsair. This time we have optional color choices, and a whole lot of great performance.
| CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 5, 2014 7:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Corsair

Installation and Finished Product

 

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There are two ways the back plate will go around the socket bracket, and we can also see two locations for the nuts that go through the motherboard to fit various Intel sockets. They also no longer include the foam tape we used to get to help hold these plates in place when we flipped the board over.

 

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Also, just like with the H75, we find the nuts that run through the motherboard to be much too tall. Once the standoffs are in place and the cooler is mounted, you can run out of threads just by going finger tight; there is a real lack of mounting pressure with these designs.

 

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We now have the correct set of standoffs mounted to the back plate, but combined they and the back plate are lose and move around easily. All we need to do now is add some TIM and get that head unit and radiator mounted.

 

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At this point, we now have the H105 fully installed, and we, of course, swapped out the ring on the head unit for the bright red one to match our test system's memory and chassis, and it looks quite good.

 

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While a bit tough to tell with how bright the lights are for imaging, and aside from the slight hum of the head unit, with one glance into the chassis, the white LEDs behind the name and logo will show you it has power.

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