Corsair Hydro Series H75 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅02-12-13
Installation Process

In order to demonstrate the installation process for H75 we are installing the cooler on the Intel LGA2011 socket.

The first step to installing H75 is to apply four stand-off screws to the four corners of the socket plate.

Four stand-off screws are applied to LGA2011 motherboard

Next we need to remove the chassis rear exhaust cooling fan and place one of the 120mm cooling fans into position whilst aligning the radiator and screw in four of the oversized screws between both items. This can be tricky to do at first – the best thing to do is attach one screw first and only screw in to the point when it bites, then you can screw in the other screws and still move both items if the mounting holes do not line up properly etc. The last part of this step is to attach the second 120mm cooling fan onto the other side of the radiator – again using extra-long screws. It’s important to get the cooling fans facing the correct way so that you have push-pull configuration. Corsair inscribe airflow directional arrows onto the fans to help with this.

Radiator and fans installed where the rear exhaust cooling fan sits

The final step in the installation process is to place the CPU block over the CPU, lining up the bracket over the stand-off screws and then attaching and tightening four screws. When attaching these screws, do so in a diagonal routine so that even pressure is applied.

Attaching CPU block to the CPU

Overall, we’re very happy with how quick and easy the installation process is with H75.

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