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Windows 7: Corsair H50 Liquid CPU Cooler

21 Jun 2010   #11
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

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I would go for it. It's a cheap alternative to those massive water cooling systems, and it really does improve temps. Before, my CPU oc'd to 3.0 was idling at 50c, now it's idling between 28-32c.
My only fear is removing the heat sink thermal pad.
I'm thinking the thermal pad should at least mostly come off when you remove the heat sink (on the heat sink, not the CPU). Whatever is left on the CPU, you should just be able to scrape off with a card, as you would with thermal paste. This is just from what I've read on the net...I don't have any experience with AMD processors.


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21 Jun 2010   #12
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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32 idle, 48c full load with prime on my Phenom II 1090T. Way better solution then those monster air coolers.
Way better? If by that you mean, "almost as good", then yeah, sure. If you're suggesting the size of air coolers is a problem, then I'd suggest measuring the radiator. It too is "large", relatively speaking.

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21 Jun 2010   #13
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

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32 idle, 48c full load with prime on my Phenom II 1090T. Way better solution then those monster air coolers.
Way better? If by that you mean, "almost as good", then yeah, sure. If you're suggesting the size of air coolers is a problem, then I'd suggest measuring the radiator. It too is "large", relatively speaking.


It cools just as good as any air cooler without the bulk and weight.
Radiator is only the size of a 120mm fan. Not very big.
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21 Jun 2010   #14
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you even bother clicking the link? The H50 is up to 10C warmer than some of the better air coolers. That's not, "just as good".

I know the radiator is the size of a 120mm fan, but then again, so are most air coolers. Air coolers are thicker, and I readily cede the point. However, my input here is solely based on performance... and as far as pure performance goes, the H50 isn't as good as the top air coolers, thus my comment that it offers zero benefits of water cooling, and for obvious reasons, all of the risks.
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21 Jun 2010   #15
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

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Did you even bother clicking the link? The H50 is up to 10C warmer than some of the better air coolers. That's not, "just as good".

I know the radiator is the size of a 120mm fan, but then again, so are most air coolers. Air coolers are thicker, and I readily cede the point. However, my input here is solely based on performance... and as far as pure performance goes, the H50 isn't as good as the top air coolers, thus my comment that it offers zero benefits of water cooling, and for obvious reasons, all of the risks.
I think a big factor here is price. A lot of people these days can't afford to go out and spend $150-200 on a high end air cooler. The H50 runs for around $80, and decreases temps quite a bit. Maybe not as much as the high end air coolers, but enough to where I can OC now without my temps jumping up towards 80c.

In the end, it comes down to how much money you have to spend and personal preference.
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21 Jun 2010   #16
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Did you even bother clicking the link? The H50 is up to 10C warmer than some of the better air coolers. That's not, "just as good".

I know the radiator is the size of a 120mm fan, but then again, so are most air coolers. Air coolers are thicker, and I readily cede the point. However, my input here is solely based on performance... and as far as pure performance goes, the H50 isn't as good as the top air coolers, thus my comment that it offers zero benefits of water cooling, and for obvious reasons, all of the risks.
I did click the link. Seen it before too.
I use dual fans and according to that review, using dual fans put the 3.5 oc'd cpu at 63.88. That beats that stupid looking V10.
Risk...LOL
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21 Jun 2010   #17
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

One of the guys on this thread is using the H50, and is pretty chuffed with it.
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21 Jun 2010   #18
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dixon Butz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Did you even bother clicking the link? The H50 is up to 10C warmer than some of the better air coolers. That's not, "just as good".

I know the radiator is the size of a 120mm fan, but then again, so are most air coolers. Air coolers are thicker, and I readily cede the point. However, my input here is solely based on performance... and as far as pure performance goes, the H50 isn't as good as the top air coolers, thus my comment that it offers zero benefits of water cooling, and for obvious reasons, all of the risks.
I did click the link. Seen it before too.
I use dual fans and according to that review, using dual fans put the 3.5 oc'd cpu at 63.88. That beats that stupid looking V10.
Risk...LOL


Yes, the H50 cools better than some. However, one cannot avoid the reality that it doesn't cool as well as others. Let's not let our own personal bias for products we happen to own blind us to the reality of the results; results which speak for themselves. Clearly, the H50 isn't as good as some air coolers.

It's a good price, and it does do a fairly good job, but let's not fool ourselves into thinking it's something other than what it is: an inexpensive decent cooler. Not great, but not bad either.

As for the risk, which you summarily dismiss, go tell your story about the lack of risk to these guys. I'm sure they'll enjoy it:

H50 leak - The Corsair Support Forums

H50 leaked - The Corsair Support Forums

H50 leak - The Corsair Support Forums

H50 leaked and filled my pci-e slots 378MB of pics - The Corsair Support Forums

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
I think a big factor here is price. A lot of people these days can't afford to go out and spend $150-200 on a high end air cooler. The H50 runs for around $80, and decreases temps quite a bit. Maybe not as much as the high end air coolers, but enough to where I can OC now without my temps jumping up towards 80c.

In the end, it comes down to how much money you have to spend and personal preference.
I can see the appeal of the H50, but I'm not sure price is a factor? If the H50 is $80.00, then that's the same, or higher price than some of the top performers: http://www.crazypc.com/products/intel_socket_1156.html
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21 Jun 2010   #19
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

The H50 is a good cooler period. I could care less about reviews or leaks. My next system will be full water.
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21 Jun 2010   #20
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dixon Butz View Post
I could care less about reviews or leaks.
Clearly.
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