To test all heatsinks/fans in this comparison, Hi Tech Legion will maintain an ambient room temperature of 23C. Temperatures will be climate controlled in all instances, so there will be no variance in benchmarks. Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound will be used for all comparison units. All heatsinks/fans will be benchmarked in the exact case as its comparisons, unless otherwise specified. HTL does not benchmark heatsinks/fans on a work bench - this is an attempt to show real world statistics. Temperatures will be calculated using AIDA64 and will all be measured in Celsius. All load temperatures will be at 100%, achieved by using OCCT, which will be run for 60 minutes before temperatures are measured.
In this review, the $79.99 MSRP Corsair H60 (2013 Edition) CPU Cooler will be tested against the following comparison units. The units were tested in succession in the same build, and only results from these tests were used.
- Corsair H55 - $69.99
- Phanteks TC-14CS - $69.95
- Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 (with NM-I3 mounting bracket) - $89.99
- OCCT x 60 minutes for load temperatures
- AIDA64 for System monitoring
Room Temperature: 23C