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Corsair Hydro H80 and H100

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Posted December 13, 2011 by Jake in Cooling
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Introduction

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. We’ve seen this with a few self-contained water cooling packages from Corsair and CoolIT over the past few years. And interestingly, these two companies have combined forces and now work together to produce water cooling units for the masses.

So here we are, looking at the 120mm H80 and 240mm H100, which are both self-contained water cooling units from this impressive pairing of companies. While you might think the larger radiator would produce better results, the smaller unit does have a couple of higher output fans in a push-pull configuration, so there might be more going on there that you’d think at first.

Let’s take a closer look at these two units from Corsair and see if there’s a smart all-in-one water cooling solution for mainstream users.

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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