Corsair Hydro Series H55 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅28-01-13

We’ve taken a look at high-end liquid coolers and today we have been taking a look at the lower-end. Having been impressed by the Hydro Series before are we in for more of the same?

H55 competes with rival air coolers which are deemed premium. With comparable results to that of Noctua NH-D14 and Alpenfohn K2, H55 offers a great alternative to air cooling. Due to the density and size of the radiator and specification of the cooling fan there are certain restraints when the CPU is overclocked but with things at stock, cooling performance is very good indeed.

The real bonus of having such a liquid cooler is the ease of installation. In just a few steps the product can be installed securely and with limited effort. Not only that but because the pump is low-profile there is great clearance for memory (For those with tall heatsinks this can often be a concern).

H55 is priced around £50, making it affordable to go down the ALC route without having to burn a hole in your pocket. At this price-point H55 offers a great alternative to air cooling.

Corsair continue to impress even at the lower-end within the Hydro Series. H55 is affordable, good quality and offers a convenient alternative to bulky air cooling.

+ Good performance
+ Easy to install
+ No memory clearance issues
+ 5 years warranty

- Can be noisy under overclocked conditions

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