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Is the Corsair H60 liquid cooler any good?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am new to the field of liquid cooling so I thought I would just pick up an all in one for ease.

 

Yesterday I ordered the H60 by corsair because it states that it is usable on 1151 series boards, I assume the the mounting points for the 1151 and 1151 (300 series) are the same.

I also bought an i5-9600k to overclock.

 

So did I mess up buying a semi cheap AIO or will I be alright for awhile?

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Problem with small AIO is their performance, they dont beat big heatsinks that are often cheaper. Meanwhile. they are not as durable because plastic is not as durable as aluminum.


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a do-all laptop double. Dried factory CPU paste, long memory timings, cooler cools the inductors but not the mosfets and an inch of unused internal space on both left and right

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV system agent undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+100/+500, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: +4GB DDR4-2666 19-19-19-43 2T Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 787 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Problem with small AIO is their performance, they dont beat big heatsinks that are often cheaper. Meanwhile. they are not as durable because plastic is not as durable as aluminum.

The stock speed on the i5-9600k is 3.7GHz and the turbo is 4.6GHz. In the case that I do install it and try to push at least to the turbo speed, assuming thermals are okay on the way there, should I just check on it every now and again to make sure everything is running smoothly?

 

I should also note this is a mini-ITX build, hence the smaller cooler.

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It will be better than like, a box stock cooler, but maybe consider the H80i v2?


Desktop: i7 7700K @ 4.7Ghz, 16GB DDR4, Cooler Master H80i v2, 500GB M.2 SSD, Corsair 230T case, Sapphire RX 590 8GB

Laptop: Eluktronics Mech 15 G2, i7 8750H, 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 480GB Nvme SSD, 144hz panel  

Laptop: Eluktronics W650kk1, i5-7400, 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050Ti, 250GB WD SSD, 120Hz Asus Display  

Laptop: Alienware 18 (2014). I7 4930MX @ 4.1GHz, 16GB RAM, 500GB 840Evo, 1TB HDD, GTX 980m 8GB  **Broken**

Laptop: Razer Blade Stealth 2017, i7 7500u, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Laptop: Razer Blade 14 mid 2016. I7 6700hq, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 970m 6GB.

Laptop: Origin Eon11s. i7 3820QM, GT 650M 2GB, 120GB SSD, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 11.6in 768p display  **Dismantled**

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Theguywhobea said:

It will be better than like, a box stock cooler, but maybe consider the H80i v2?

Unfortunately the H60 is already on the way shipping wise, I just wanted to see how much I goofed with buying it before it arrived. 

 

If you don't mind my asking though, what really differentiates the 2 coolers besides the one having 1x 120mm fan and the other 2x 120mm fans?

 

edit: the k series/overclockable chips from Intel actually don't come with stock coolers because even Intel knows they are awful XD

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5 minutes ago, KhakiHat said:

Unfortunately the H60 is already on the way shipping wise, I just wanted to see how much I goofed with buying it before it arrived. 

 

If you don't mind my asking though, what really differentiates the 2 coolers besides the one having 1x 120mm fan and the other 2x 120mm fans?

 

edit: the k series/overclockable chips from Intel actually don't come with stock coolers because even Intel knows they are awful XD

The H80i is probably twice as thick


Desktop: i7 7700K @ 4.7Ghz, 16GB DDR4, Cooler Master H80i v2, 500GB M.2 SSD, Corsair 230T case, Sapphire RX 590 8GB

Laptop: Eluktronics Mech 15 G2, i7 8750H, 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 480GB Nvme SSD, 144hz panel  

Laptop: Eluktronics W650kk1, i5-7400, 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050Ti, 250GB WD SSD, 120Hz Asus Display  

Laptop: Alienware 18 (2014). I7 4930MX @ 4.1GHz, 16GB RAM, 500GB 840Evo, 1TB HDD, GTX 980m 8GB  **Broken**

Laptop: Razer Blade Stealth 2017, i7 7500u, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Laptop: Razer Blade 14 mid 2016. I7 6700hq, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 970m 6GB.

Laptop: Origin Eon11s. i7 3820QM, GT 650M 2GB, 120GB SSD, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 11.6in 768p display  **Dismantled**

 

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13 minutes ago, KhakiHat said:

The stock speed on the i5-9600k is 3.7GHz and the turbo is 4.6GHz. In the case that I do install it and try to push at least to the turbo speed, assuming thermals are okay on the way there, should I just check on it every now and again to make sure everything is running smoothly?

I mean, I'm using a laptop without overclocking support, yet I have HWinfo, a monitoring program, running in the background at all times...

 

14 minutes ago, KhakiHat said:

I should also note this is a mini-ITX build, hence the smaller cooler.

how small? what case is this?


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a do-all laptop double. Dried factory CPU paste, long memory timings, cooler cools the inductors but not the mosfets and an inch of unused internal space on both left and right

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV system agent undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+100/+500, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: +4GB DDR4-2666 19-19-19-43 2T Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 787 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Theguywhobea said:

The H80i is probably twice as thick

Ohhhh, I see. But then the issue of clearance becomes an issue again because I am using the Cougar QBX case which is pretty small and poorly optimized for anything really.

I'll just have to go look at the case documentation to make sure there would be enough clearance prior to buying it, sadly.

 

Thanks for all of your help :)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

I mean, I'm using a laptop without overclocking support, yet I have HWinfo, a monitoring program, running in the background at all times...

 

how small? what case is this?

I'm not worried software wise with thermals but I have a Cougar QBX case.

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