Page 1:The Search For A Better Sink
Page 2:Corsair Hydro Series H90
Page 3:Installing Corsair's H90
Page 4:Enermax ELC120
Page 5:Installing Enermax's ELC120
Page 6:NZXT Kraken X40
Page 7:Installing NZXT's Kraken X40
Page 8:NZXT Control Software
Page 9:Thermaltake Water2.0 Extreme
Page 10:Installing Thermaltake's Water2.0 Extreme
Page 11:Thermaltake Control Software
Page 12:Test Hardware Configuration
Page 13:Cooling, Fan Speed, And Noise
Page 14:Evaluating Performance Results
Page 15:Closed-Loop Cooling: Value Versus Versatility
Installing Corsair's H90
The H90’s mounting bracket must be attached from the bottom. Just slide it past the corresponding tabs on the pump body. Then, rotate the bracket so that its hooks align with the tabs on the pump body. A large, plastic, locking ring prevents the pieces from rotating any further, keeping everything in place.
Corsair suggests that the H90’s radiator be mounted with its fan on the back panel, acting as an intake. With two intake fans already located in front and no dust filtration in back, our case is designed to have an exhaust fan on the back panel. Therefore, we tested the H90 in both intake and exhaust orientations.
Installing the H90 as directed required us to remove our case’s stock fan. We re-mounted it on the top panel, to act as an exhaust.
The H90’s lower reservoir tank overlaps the top slot of most compatible cases, which in turn requires our graphics card to be mounted in the second slot. Luckily for Corsair, we recently switched from the Asus P9X79 WS to the P9X79, which leaves our case’s top slot empty.
Four LGA 2011–specific spring-loaded screws secure the H90’s cooling head. The unit’s fan and pump each plug into separate motherboard headers.
- The Search For A Better Sink
- Corsair Hydro Series H90
- Installing Corsair's H90
- Enermax ELC120
- Installing Enermax's ELC120
- NZXT Kraken X40
- Installing NZXT's Kraken X40
- NZXT Control Software
- Thermaltake Water2.0 Extreme
- Installing Thermaltake's Water2.0 Extreme
- Thermaltake Control Software
- Test Hardware Configuration
- Cooling, Fan Speed, And Noise
- Evaluating Performance Results
- Closed-Loop Cooling: Value Versus Versatility