Corsair Hydro H90 and H110 (with i7-3930K) Review

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To test the performance of the Corsair H90, we built a powerful X79 based system on an open test bench to push the cooler to it’s limits.  As we were testing on an open test bench, we directed a Be Quiet! Shadow Wings 120 mm fan at the VRM circuitry to better simulate the airflow generated in a case.  The fans on the H90 and H110 were connected to a 12V header, meaning they were running at their full speed of 1,500 rpm.

Coolers Tested

  • Corsair H110
  • Corsair H90
  • Phanteks PH-TC14PE
  • Noctua NH-D14
Test System
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K
  • Motherboard: Asus P9X79
  • Memory: 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) Mushkin Blackline 1600 MHz
  • Thermal Paste: Arctic Cooling MX-2
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • Graphics Card (noise tests): HIS Radeon HD 5550 Silence
  • Power Supply: Seasonic Platinum P1000W
Software
  • Prime 95 (64-bit)
  • CPUID Hardware Monitor

Overclocking

We manually overclocked the i7-3930K to 4.7 GHz by increasing the multiplier to 47x, leaving the baseclock set at 100 MHz.  We set Load Line Calibration to ‘High’, and increased the CPU Current Capability to 120% with a minor voltage increase.  Speed stepping was disabled for both stock and overclocked tests.

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  • Tttt

    excellent. getting the H110 next month for my new rig

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  • Davis

    THey are expensive, shame they hadn’t bundled better fans, their fans were always great, like Lian Li.

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  • http://www.darkstar-gaming.com ScoTTisH-GingeR

    I’m currently looking at picking up a H110 for my next build but im tied between Akasa Apache or Viper 140mm’s anyone got any suggestions?

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  • Leo Heby

    How do you/they solve the Galvanic Cell problem that occurs with all copper – Aluminum cooling solutions? Are they still on the “special coolant” wagon?

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  • Mark Warbington

    Why do you say that the H110 has 20mm fan spacing? All of the images appear to show the two 140mm fans touching with zero spacing, which is compatible with just about any case that supports dual 140′s.

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