- Brand Name: Corsair
- Model Number: CWCH50-1
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 All in One High-performance CPU Cooler CWCH50-1
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- Integrated pump and reservoir is sealed for zero maintenance and improved protection against leaks. Supports LGA775, LGA1366, LGA1156, AM2/AM3 with brackets for all of them.
- Pre-filled, closed-loop system is easy to install
- Copper CPU cooling plate for maximum cooling performance
- High-efficiency, low-noise 120mm fan for drawing cool air across the radiator
- Two Year Warranty
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So after using the Corsair H50 for a month now, here are my thoughts:
Pros: Very easy to install, light compared to heatsinks, easy to work with in the case since it is smaller than a heastsink, radiator is small enough to work with as well, and great temps(see below for specs & temps)
Cons: Liquid in the case has always scared me, but Corsair gives you a two year warranty and I have read on their forums that the pump in these things will last for many years past the warranty. Possible leaks, but again, Corsair says this thing will not leak and after looking at how the thing is put together, I believe them. At least it won't leak in the lifetime you have it in the system.
Other thoughts: The directions tell you to pull air in from the case by mounting the fan/radiator to the inside back of the exhaust port. I actually did it different. I had it in a push/pull configuration. I push air from the inside, through the radiator and then pull the air through with a second fan on the outside of the back exhaust port.Read more ›
The Corsair H50 was installed into a nMediapc HTPC-8000 wooden case cooling an AMD Phenom II X4 955 overclocked (3.7ghz) processor.
The instructions in my box were not the best and could very much be improved upon for someone with little system building experience. I've been building my own for some time now so it was no big deal to have to remove the motherboard to get the back plate on and figure out how the mounting bracket works. Thermal grease supplied didn't seem like it was quite enough so I put a very thin coat on the CPU itself to ensure having even coverage.
For my own purposes, I replaced the stock thermal paste with Arctic Silver (I rarely trust manufacturer paste), but by the looks of the stock paste, it may have performed just as well and doesn't look like it is globbed on.
The only difficulty I had was that the tubes are quite rigid and due to the design being closed loop, are fixed length. Due to this, the orientation of the fan in my case almost put alot of pressure on the tubes, but nothing to cause a kink or difficulty.
Overall very impressed with its cooling capabilities, it really does outperform even the best air cooler i've used in the past, and the best part is it is very quiet vs the air coolers, and does not take up 2/3 of my case!
How much difference did the H50 make at stock clock speeds? (Room Temperature 70F or 21C)
With my stock cooler on an i7 920, I received a peak temperature of 87C after 1.5hrs in Prime 95 and 75C under a heavy gaming load.
With the H50 I received a peak temperature of 64C after 1.5hrs in Prime 95 and 61C after 1.5hrs of heavy gaming load (BFBC2)
These are the occasional high peaks. My normal H50 temperatures in game are low to mid 50's and in prime 95 usually hovers right at 60.
Idle temps low to mid 30's
However to achieve these temperatures I did not have the H50 in the recommended configuration. I originally set the provided fan as an intake per Corsair's recommendation, and received a peak of 71C in prime 95 and 68 under a heavy gaming load. My memory temps also spiked from all the extra hot air in the case. The problem was in my situation, the exhaust from my 2 video cards and PSU were welling up behind my case and getting sucked into the H50's intake.Read more ›
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