Installing Corsair H60 Liquid Cooler

Hey guys,

I recently experienced a bearing failure in my stock heatsink fan. I purchased the Corsair H60 and installed it last night. I noticed right away that the bracket does not allow the pump to fit snugly on the board itself. There's a small gap. My board is a 1156 LGA. The screws look like it almost needs to be grinded down to allow it to sit flat then screw down.

I booted up the PC and the temps dropped to the mid 30s (awesome). Then about 3-5 minutes of normal idle they shot back up to 80-90c.

Any ideas on a work around or fix?


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I see the radiator and the part that sits on the CPU

And the tubing. I don't see the gap. Any chance of a good picture of that?

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The unit is pretty cramped

The unit is pretty cramped. I'm working on getting a new case. Below are two other photos I took last night of the unit and tubing. The first picture shows the gaping between the bracket and unit touching the board. You can see its not snug against the board. The tubes connected to the pump swivel back and forth allowing any position.

I appreciate the help!

Post was last edited on March 15, 2018 9:09 AM PDT

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Board? Maybe you mean the CPU?

If there is air or gap from the CPU top to the heatsink, that's a problem.

There appears to be a missing nut (the ones with thumb grips and the philips on top) as well. If you feel this needs to be modified, why not do that? Or why not a bolt instead of the part that you think is incorrect?

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Air gap

Yes, I mean the CPU. It feels like the screws that attach the pump to the CPU are too short, which is preventing me from sitting the pump snug on the CPU. I have the 4th bolt installed, but it's missing in these pics because I was taking it off to reposition. I read that if these units don't sit correctly the pc will turn off to prevent dmg. I experienced that about 4 times until I found the right spot.

I can modify the bracket in hopes of it sitting tighter. I wasn't sure if I was missing anything else more obvious than the seating.

Thanks again .

Post was last edited on March 15, 2018 9:51 AM PDT

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