Why this review? Well having spend quite some time to look for an AIO Closed Water Cooler for my secondary PC, I saw it fit to publish my thougts on the Corsair Hydro H45 AIO.
The Corsair Hydro H45 comes in a small cardboard box which measures 14,5 cm x 27,5 cm x 21,5 cm and the unit within is well protected during transport.
The unit itself is shipped in a plastic bag, and the
Configuration for test
- MSI H110M PRO-VH
- Intel Pentium G4560 Kaby Lake
- 8 Gb Corsair RAM @ approx 2200 MHz
- 120 GB KINGSTON SA400S37120G
- NZXT S340
- Intake: 2 x 120 mm NZXT mm
- Exhaust Rear: 1 x 120 mm Be Quiet Be Silent 2
- Exhaust Top: 1 x 140 mm Be Quiet Be Silent 2
The test was run with the stock Intel cooler.
The above states “Final Configuration” and this due to the fact that I had quite some headache trying to get the Pump & Radiator installed. The initial thought was to install it in the read.
Also I removed the pre-applied thermal paste and used Arctic Silver 5 instead as it has more durability to it.
For testing i ran Prime 95 on both the stock configuration as well as with the Corsair Hydro H45 installed. Both configurations stood 30 minutes for idle measurement as well as 30 minutes under full load. I believe it was not nessesary to run it for more as the CPU is not overclocked.
Corsair Hydro H45 Vs Intel Stock
As it can be seen from the above the Corsair Hydro H45 did a better job a both keeping idle tempratures down as well as under load. This is not a big surprice, as one would anticipate that the AIO would perform better than the stock cooler. What came as a suprice though is the noice level of the pump/fan which exceedes the Intel Stock cooler. It will perhaps be an idea to change the fan in the future. Also worth metioning that the fan was switched due to the mounting in the fron in order to suck air through instead pushing it. I am however quite satisfied with how it turned out 🙂