The move to water cooling for many is a big step to take with research, the work, and the cost all seeming overwhelming. Many water cooling enthusiast will tell you a custom water cooling solution is the only way to go, but I beg to differ. Corsair is at the forefront of turning all-in-one liquid cooling solutions into less of a dirty word for this crowd by expanding their award-winning Hydro series with the new H55 and updated H60.

The Corsair Hydro H60 gets the standard overhaul treatment this year. It has a new cold-plate design, new manifold design, and larger diameter composite rubber tubing. The H60 comes with a new Corsair Air Series Sp120 fan too. All of these features are designed to improve coolant flow rate and performance.

The new tubing material also pulls double duty by making installation easier as well. The improved Hydro H60 introduces a magnetic mount bracket to simplify selection of the right socket format. The $79.99 MSRP should make the H60 a very attractive water cooling solution to anyone shopping for aftermarket cooling of any kind.

The new Corsair Hydro H55 is targeted more toward those looking to save a few dollars without giving up quality. The H55 has the same 4th generation cold-plate design as the updated H60; however, the H55 does not have the new Air Series fan or updated manifold. The H55 also uses a tool-free mounting bracket and low-permeability rubber tubing. The entire system is focused on be a simple upgrade for all users at an MSRP of $69.99.

When you have a design that everyone else struggles to compete with, why start over? Corsair was clearly doing something right with the award-winning Hydro H50 and H60 series. These new additions should continue with an already great series of products.

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Corsair Announces Updated Hydro Series H60 and New Hydro Series H55 Liquid CPU Coolers

– New Hydro Series CPU coolers take advantage of the latest technology to provide higher cooling performance and lower noise levels –

October 25, 2012 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced an updated version of the award-winning Hydro Series™ H60 liquid CPU cooler, and the new Hydro Series H55 liquid CPU cooler.

The Hydro Series H55 is an update to the hugely respected Hydro Series H50, and is based on the latest, 4th generation cold-plate design. The updated version of the Hydro Series H60 takes advantage of the latest cold plate, manifold and fan technology to further increase performance and reduce noise levels.

“The Hydro Series H50 and H60 have a hard-won reputation for delivering effective, reliable, and quiet CPU cooling,” said Thi La, Senior VP & GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. “These new and improved versions demonstrate Corsair’s commitment to providing our customers with the latest and best integrated liquid cooling technology.”

In addition to the new cold plate and manifold design, the Hydro Series H60 also utilizes larger diameter tubing, which increases the coolant flow rate and performance. The new composite rubber tubing makes installation easier, but retains the low-evaporation rates of the older, more rigid tubing, guaranteeing a long lifetime. The Hydro Series H60 also introduces a new magnetic mounting bracket, which makes it simple to select the correct motherboard socket format.

H60 Includes Fan Based on Award Winning Air Series SP120

A high-quality fan designed specifically to move air through the fins of a liquid cooling radiator is an essential part of any liquid cooling system. The new H60 includes a 120 mm fan based on the award-winning Air Series SP120. This utilizes a motor that has been specially tuned for high torque, ensuring outstanding static pressure, and consistently high performance at low noise levels.

The Hydro Series H55 is designed to provide a simple and effective upgrade from a basic CPU air cooler. The 4th generation cold plate design, and high static-pressure, low noise 120 mm fan provides great performance, while the tool-free mounting bracket and low-permeability rubber tubing makes installation simple.

Both the Hydro Series H55 and Hydro Series H60 CPU coolers are compatible with most cases that feature a rear 120 mm fan mount. Both support motherboards based on the Intel LGA115x/1366/2011, and AMD AM2/AM3/FM1 sockets, and are backed by a five year limited warranty.

Pricing and Availability

The Corsair Hydro Series H60 is available immediately from Corsair’s worldwide network of resellers and distributors, at a price of $79.99 in the United States.

The Corsair Hydro Series H55 is available immediately from Corsair’s worldwide network of resellers and distributors, at a price of $69.99 in the United States.

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