Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Liquid Cooler Review
The alternative to the stock cooler that comes default with your processor has always been some form of air-cooling. This is only obvious, I mean what other logical choices where there? But now things have changed with the introduction of the all-in-one (AIO) water-cooling kits. These are fast becoming a norm and much of that has to be credited to Corsair, Yes, companies like Asetek and CoolIt started it and got it going but companies like Corsair made them as popular as they are.
Many uniformed individual question the mix of electronic components and water. But when done right you shouldn’t have any issues what so ever. And with an AIO kit you eliminate much of the issues comes with mounting an air-cooler. How often have you heard someone complain that they can’t use their ram with their cooler because of the height of the heat spreaders of the ram or bulk of the cooler? And we can’t forget about the weight of some of the coolers. These things can get heavy.
I, myself have been using an AIO kit since I saw how much cleaner a rig looks with one compared to typical heat sinks. Corsair has released several AIO units in the past few years which would include the H40, H50, H60, H70, H80 and H100. Each has served many well but there is a time when technology advantages and change come. The H55 is the new kid on the block and looking to take the place of the H50 as the quiet cooler. One that someone would purchase to replace the stocker that comes in the box with your CPU.
Corsair’s take on the H55
Your PC will run cooler and quieter when you replace your CPU’s standard heatsink with a Hydro Series H55.
Installation is straightforward: if you can get to the back of your PC’s motherboard, you can install an H55. All you’ll need is a screwdriver.
Great for Smaller Cases
The compact components and flexible tubing make Hydro Series H55 easy to install even if you’re cramped for space. It allows you to improve your CPU’s cooling efficiency even in most compact cases — as long as your case has a 120mm fan mount near the CPU, H55 will probably fit.