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Corsair Hydro H70

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Posted September 16, 2010 by Jake in Cooling

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Four years ago Corsair launched an external all-in-one water cooling kit called the Nautilus 500. It worked very well for its size and price, but it wasn’t as user friendly as the subsequent Hydro Series H50 self-contained kit which Corsair released three years later. With a good price and easy-to-use design, the H50 quickly became a very popular self-contained water cooler for the mainstream market. Now a year later, the Hydro Series H70 has been born, a high performance CPU self-contained water cooler, the “big brother” to the H50 cooler, with a new and improved water cooling kit that takes aim at a more enthusiast crowd.

We often hear the phrase “The bigger, the better”, but is it? Indeed, it is when it comes to PC cooling. We have seen more massive heatsinks and radiators released into the market, and as we know, typically that larger surface area means better ability to dissipate heat than the smaller ones. In truth, the H70 cooler is not exactly a brand new kit, but rather an evolution of its H50 predecessor. The H70 receives a bigger radiator, a redesigned lower profile pump/block unit, and sports two high flow fans in push/pull configuration instead of one. Each of these design improvements should result in better thermal performance overall.

We’ve seen some competing self-contained water cooling kits lately, so we’re eager to put the H70 through the same race track to find out if this new product from Corsair can stack up against the competition. Let’s find out.

Corsair has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed modules since 1994. Our focus has always been on supporting the special demands of extreme gamers. While maintaining this core focus, in recent years, we’ve also brought our expertise, technology leadership and legendary quality and reliability to memory and other technology products for the mainstream consumer. Corsair has expanded beyond memory modules to offer performance liquid cooling units and blocks under our Corsair Nautilus brand and power supplies under our HX Series brand.

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