Monday, October 15, 2018

Corsair H60 Review

On Friday (10/5/2018), I came home from a long day at work, and wanted to play some games. I started Battlefield 1, and I notice that the game was stuttering. I take a look at the temperature, and notice that the CPU (i7 6700k) was running at 90C.

I have a Corsair H50 AIO. I went through all kinds of troubleshooting. Applied new thermal paste, made sure the cooler was seated properly, and it made no difference. The CPU would idle at around 60C, and reach 90C+ during gaming.

After hours of troubleshooting, I concluded that the cooler wasn’t working.

I didn’t want the entire weekend to go to waste by buying another cooler online, and waiting for it to be shipped here. I did something I never thought I would do - go to BestBuy.

I went online, and found that the Corsair H60 was available at my local store. Ordered it right away, and went to the store to pick it up. I watched an installation video first, and I realized that this cooler was much better than the H50 in terms of installation. This is because the backplate has standoff screws, and doesn’t rely solely on adhesive to keep it in place like the H50 does.

Mounting the cooler is also a very simple task because the mounting bracket easily locks the heatsink in place. Overall, very happy with the H60 so far. The temperatures are fantastic.

Running Prime95, I am getting around 50C with 100% CPU load.

Total price paid - $76.11 (exactly the same as I would have paid on Amazon)

Verdict - Recommended.

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