Hello people, I was thinking about getting the corsair H60 and I am a little worried about buying it because I heard that it can leak and damage everything.Also I would like to know if it is pre-filled with liquid. I don't know if it is common or not, so does anyone know how to avoid it or if I should even worry about it. I don't plan to do any overclocking at all with my CPU. I also have another question, I accidently used a paper towel to clean my cpu and I noticed One or two pieces of lint, should I just blow it off with an air duster, or will that blow it under my cpu? Any help would be greatly appreciated!! :sweat
Ok cool, But holy crap thats scary. Is there a better water cooler that wont explode. I couldn't find any incident of leaking on the Antec h20 620. Is that better? Also I have the 212 evo, but the backplate pushes the back of my case and bends it. The backplates for liquid cooling look a lot thinner. Or would the 2nd Gen H60 be better?
That can happen to any style of water cooler. Thats a very slight risk to me IMO.
And the 212 being quieter than an H60 is a lie. If anything the H60 would be quieter or the same. I can barely tell mine is running with a push-pull setup.
OP, I wouldn't be afraid of using the H60 in your computer. The second Gen H60s are nice due to corsair replacing the fans with a quieter and more powerful high static pressure model for the Rads.
If you want to spend your money better to solve this problem, a new case is what you want to go with.
A H60 costs $70, so here is a good case thats cheaper than that.
Zalman Z9+. $60 ($10 rebate) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This way you also aren't throwing out the investment you have already put in the 212 EVO and you come out with the problem solved and a better case.
Does anyone have a review that has both the H60 and the 212 evo in it? I always thought the H60 was a bit better based on this http://www.overclock.net/t/1001181/i5-2500k-4-9ghz-cm-h... the evo is only a bit better than the 212 evo. The frostytech database puts the h60 about 5c hotter than the 212+ which i found weird while the 212 evo was only 1-2c cooler than the 212+. I went for the h60 because it was on sale for the same as the 212 evo.
EDIT: sorta jacked the thread but if you already have the 212evo you should just stick with it.
The Overclockers review I linked has the H60 in it as well. The 212 EVO beat the H60 in the idle tests, coming in 1C lower in the un-overclocked bench and equal in the overclocked. The H60 beats the 212 EVO under load across the board by 1C.
Not worth the price IMO.
Ouch, wish i had found that review earlier.
Meh for same price guess i didn't make that bad of a choice though hopefully
Gotta read through the thread before i post next time
I think alot is also dependant on the case you are using since different reveiws have different relative results between heatsinks.