Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Corsair Launches Cheaper Hydro Series XC5 CPU Water Block

Over the last few years, Corsair has been consistently pushing to expand its product line up for custom-loop solutions and water cooling components.Now, within months of launching a new CPU water block, Corsair is back with yet another Hydro X Series XC5 model.

But, strangely the hardware manufacturer hasn’t really marketed its latest CPU water block. Nonetheless,those planning to buy a Corsair Hydro X Series CPU Water Block will be elated at the new release. Hydro XC5 will serve as a cheaper substitute to the series’ earlier Hydro XC7 and Hydro XC9 blocks.

Corsair Hydro X Series CPU Water Block Prices and Availability

  • Corsair Hydro XC5 – $59.99
  • Corsair Hydro XC7 – $74.99
  • Corsair Hydro XC9 – $79.99

Corsair Hydro X Series CPU Water Blocks XC7 and XC9 are currently priced at $74.99 and $79.99 respectively. With the new Corsair Hydro XC5 block costing at just $59.99, buyers can now effectively save up to $15-$20 on the block purchase. Users can also buy it from Amazon or directly from the Corsair website here.

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Corsair Hydro XC5 Full Specifications

Moving on with the new Corsair Hydro XC5 CPU water block, it can essentially be called an even more budget-friendly Corsair XC7. The new XC5 block comes powered with the Intel LGA 115x/1200 paired with the AMD AM4 CPU sockets.

CPU Water Block 1

Corsair said in its XC5 product description, “The CORSAIR Hydro X Series XC5 RGB CPU Water Block combines premium construction, vivid RGB lighting, and extreme cooling performance to become the centerpiece of your custom cooling loop.”

As the site suggests, the leading computer component manufacturer is also experimenting with the design to offer you a black nylon top with a patterned cutout for RGB lighting. For the old fans, new RGB design will be replacing the earlier transparent top.

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The new Corsair CPU water block will feature 16 RGB LEDs in 8 lighting zones, making it two LEDs in each zone rather than the fully addressable LEDs. Moreover, the affordable Corsair Hydro Series XC5 model will also allow users, full customization for its eight water blocks sections via the iCUE software.

CPU Water Block

Additionally, XC5 CPU water block also replaces the nickel-plated copper cold plate with passivated copper. The copper cold plate along with a combination of over 60 high-efficiency micro-cooling fins efficiently draws heat away from the CPU. Thereby, it helps you to unleash your processor’s full potential and enable maximum clock speeds by lowering operating temperatures.

So, what do you think of the new Corsair Hydro X Series XC5 CPU water block? Do, let us know in the comments below.


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