Corsair Scales Up: H90 and H110 Releasedby Ian Cutress on January 17, 2013 8:35 PM EST
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I’m a big fan of these closed loop all-in-one liquid coolers. For a little extra on the cost of an air cooler we can get a quieter cooling solution and something that can offer a great way to remove heat from the CPU without going for a full blown self-build water loop. AnandTech covered the first Corsair closed-loop liquid cooling range back in June 2011, and Dustin recently covered six of them including four from Corsair and two from NZXT in December 2012, with the larger 280mm model taking the top spot. With that in mind, Corsair has announced a pair of larger CLCs, in the form of the 140mm H90 and the 280mm H110.
The Corsair H90 is a single width 140x140mm model that comes with a single 140mm fan, making it the bigger version of the H55. The H110 by contrast is a double length 140x280mm loop and a pair of fans, pushing the size of the H100 but using the Asetek based mounting system of the H55. The switch to 140mm should allow for quieter operation from the bigger fans, and Corsair states the bundled fans are designed for the high static pressure that these loops need.
It is worth noting that both models use the Asetek mounting system used on the H80/H100 rather than the CoolIT mechanism of the H80i/H100i. Similarly, there is no mention of Corsair Link integration like the H80i/H100i, which may mean that the -i variants could be coming later this year if Corsair want to release them (and they can get the OEM of the H80i/H100i, CoolIT, to make them).
We should be getting both in to review within due course, but eager buyers can find the H90 and H110 available at the Corsair Store online for $100 and $130 respectively. Both coolers will support all modern motherboard sockets - 2011/1366/1156/1155 for Intel and FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2 for AMD.
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Ryan Smith - Friday, January 18, 2013 - link280mm, holy smokes! Suddenly I feel so inadequate having just an H100 on the GPU testbed...
blanarahul - Friday, January 18, 2013 - linkI think the Swiftech H220 will outperform the Corsair H110.
firegryphon - Saturday, January 19, 2013 - linkI think you're right blana. I'm looking forward to the H220, particularly if the pump is anywhere near as good as Gabe is saying.
Skidmarks - Friday, January 18, 2013 - linkThe H80 & H100 used CoolIt's mounting system as they were manufactured by CoolIt & not Asetek. The H90 & H110 looks like they're made by Asetek. Seems like NZXT have Corsair running scared.
karmapop - Sunday, January 20, 2013 - linkWell, seeing as these two coolers are *identical* to the Kraken coolers, I'd say both companies just stuck their name on the same Asetek units.
maximumGPU - Friday, January 18, 2013 - linkthese don't look like Corsair's SP range of fans..in fact they look more like their AF series which are not optimised for high static pressure. anyone know if these are bespoke for the H90/H110?
karmapop - Sunday, January 20, 2013 - linkThe H90 and H110 are completely identical to the NZXT Kraken X40 and X60. Same fans, same pump, same rad... looks like both companies just put their name on one of Asetek's designs and called it a day.
Foeketijn - Friday, January 18, 2013 - linkMaking these things bigger will help. In my opinion a bandage for a gun shot wound. Those radiators should be all copper to be a match for those premium air coolers. I'm very curious how the copper and heatpipe rad from Zalman will perform. It's a shame that even when the 120mm Zalman will be an absolute gem, only the very few will know. And the big (inefficient) aluminium radiators will sell easier. (Here we have a small one for $80 and for only $20 more you have a huge one). Corsair, Antec &co aren't taking anoraks seriously.
iamezza - Monday, January 21, 2013 - linkCopper is very good at conducting heat.
Aluminium is very good at dissipating heat.
This is why virtually all modern coolers use copper heatpipes and aluminium fins, since going all copper offers very little benefit for a huge increase in cost & weight.
dishayu - Friday, January 18, 2013 - linkThe big coolers, like the H110 here should come with the list of cases that they will fit in. It's hard to find cases that will fit this cooler without issues/modifications.