The H75 is a decent replacement for your overall heatpipe cooler. It will run cooler, probably be more silent but does look like Rihanna in a bikini. The H75 overall offers reasonably good cooling at fairly low noise levels, as long as you do not fiddle around too much with high CPU voltages. For that you will need a little more radiator surface area. But a Core I7 3770/4770 will run absolutely fine, and combined with a 1.2 Volts tweak as maximum, you'll be good to go. So if you own a Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge or Haswell processor then the H75 will do a decent job cooling it. However passing 1.30 Volts will make you realize why the industry have invented 240 and 280mm radiators.
Whatever you fire off at the processor, Ivy bridge remains hard to cool once overclocked with added voltage. I do say overclocked with added voltage specifically here though as at normal voltages and default settings, it is such a sweet processor. At 1.30+ Volts CPU voltage tweaks however we do recommend you the 240/280mm product as things otherwise get too borderline, a H105 would be sufficient for example.
Aesthetics & design
The overall looks remain just terrific as far as I am concerned. All black design, fairly easy to install with the mounting system and prefilled it's one of the most easy and comfortable kits on the market to use and install. Reality remains though, this will continue to be a high-end cooling product and not enthusiast one. It simply is a good alternative toward heatpipe coolers with the added benefits of being fairly quiet whilst offering very nice looks. We like the simplicity, only one wire goes from the water-block to the motherboard, and then the fan just needs a FAN header on your mobo as well. Installation is simply a breeze, easy and fast. No skills are required other than the need for ten minutes to install the kit.
The price of the H75 is competitive, spot on the more high-end heatpipe coolers. Corsair can manage to keep the price at this level by leaving out any LINK related options, but for the 80 USD bucks you can find them already, here in the Netherlands the kit as test costs roughly 70 EUR (incl VAT).
The H75 is a concept design not to offer incredibly performance, but it was design to offer good enough performance combined with silence and great aesthetics. That is the power of the H75 really. You can easily overclock the latest generations Core i7 processors as long as you do not pass 1.2 Volts on the CPU. Combined with the looks and ease of installation these kits are golden in my book. The Corsair H75 manages well with the tested Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge processor we fired off at it, once you need 1.30 Volts we do recommend you to look into a bigger Hydro version with a little more radiator surface area. other then that remark it is a lovely little kit that offers great looks, remains to be silent and okay cooling performance for even the hottest processors. Definitely recommended.
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