Corsair H75 Review
Up Close: Overview and contact plate
The H75 utilises a thin radiator which is compatible with 120mm fans. Being only 25mm thick, it is hoped by Corsair that the H75 will have improved compatibility with smaller cases where space is more of an issue. With the continued rise of M-ATX and SFF cases this seem to uss like sound business sense.
The Rad and the cold plate assemble are connected by two runs of matt black anti kink tubing. The tubing is of a medium diameter, and although thin by custom water standards offers an internal diameter that is well up to the job of the short runs and low resistance offered by this AIO set up.
The 300mm lengths of tubing terminate at either end by what appear to be the same sort of simple plastic barb we see on a great many AIOs. At the cold plate end these barbs will rotate approximately 45 degrees in either direction to add greater flexibility.
The pump/contact plate assembly has a good sized copper cold plate which comes complete with a central coating of TIM. In the interests of continuity we will of course be removing this for testing, but otherwise it's a nice thought to have the TIM pre applied. As already mentioned the Contact plate comes with the Intel bracket pre attached, as shown below, but it's the work of seconds to pop it off and attach the supplied AMD bracket.
The Contact plate is essentially a Corsair/Asetec unit, with an internal copper microfin cooling block structure for improved heat transfer. Unlike more flashy (and more expensive) Hydro series units, such as the H80i and the H100i the the H75 does not offer the "i" connectivity, and is instead hooked up by a simple 3 pin fan header.