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a b K Overclocking
December 3, 2009 3:33:54 PM

Due to incredible demand, we have made a short video detailing how to install the Corsair H50 water cooling system. :bounce: 

http://www.corsair.com/cinema/movie.aspx?id=1233870

Cheers.
December 3, 2009 4:14:54 PM

XMS, could you tell me what the 'Norm' CPU temp @ load and @ idle for an H50 set-up on Intel I7 920 1366 Socket @ Stock Voltages?
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a b K Overclocking
December 3, 2009 5:34:22 PM

Wow, never realized just how small that radiator was until you see it in a video!
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a b K Overclocking
December 3, 2009 6:12:36 PM

Quote:
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=747

IMO not worth the 80.00$ when you can get a good Air cooler at a fraction of the cost that performs the same or better. But for peeps that love to spend and could care less it should be a great buy =)

Actually, if you look at the comparison reviews, the coolers that meet or beat the H50 cost more than a "fraction" of the cost. Several cost the same or more after buying fans. And, they far exceed the Intel spec for cooler weight and place undue stress on the MOBO, block RAM slots, etc etc. And, it's not $80.00 most places if you shop around.

It's not for everyone but it is extremely cost effective and does its job well.
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December 3, 2009 6:51:46 PM

Intel I7 920 Over clocked at 4.1GHZ Idle - 30's Max 52(3) W/ Corsair H50
Asus P6T Deluxe P6T2 Version 2
80GB Intel X-25 Solid State Drive for the Operating System
Qty. (2) 500 GB Samsung Spinpoint Drives in RAID 0 for Gaming and Programs
4 GB of Corsair Dominators DDR3 @1600MHZ
King Win Mach 1 1000Watt ATX Power Supply
Thermaltake Xaser Case, Fully MODDED OUT, s
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a b K Overclocking
December 3, 2009 7:57:47 PM

XMSYellowbeard said:
Actually, if you look at the comparison reviews, the coolers that meet or beat the H50 cost more than a "fraction" of the cost. Several cost the same or more after buying fans. And, they far exceed the Intel spec for cooler weight and place undue stress on the MOBO, block RAM slots, etc etc. And, it's not $80.00 most places if you shop around.

It's not for everyone but it is extremely cost effective and does its job well.


What I meant is that there are a few coolers out there that cost between 34.99/69.99$ and they clearly outperform the H50 at idle and load. The H50 is not a bad cooler, it's just a fact that if you are going to watercool you should do it right, and by right I mean you will have to spend over 300.00$.

Another example, I have a cheap 29.99$ cooler and my temps never exceed 38c even at 4Ghz, so if I invested 80.00$ on an H50 what will that do that the Freezer 64 won't? I guess it's a matter of taste, if you like the H50 and have the cash the I say go ahead without hesitation. I just don't see the point for such a cooler, that's all ;) 


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a b K Overclocking
December 3, 2009 8:25:57 PM

I've never seen a Freezer 64 outperform the H50. I'd need to see some head to head testing for proof of that. As far as other coolers "clearly outperforming" the H50, it's a very close contest with any top end cooler you can name. Check the reviews.
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a b K Overclocking
December 3, 2009 8:32:52 PM

I didn't say that the 64 would outperform an H50, what I meant is that there would be no point in me investing in such a cooler if I get excellent temps with my 64.

There are also many coolers that are on par (+1/+2/-1/-2c) with the H50 and cost much less as well.

A CCF (39.99$) is one of the coolers that can outperform an H50 :

http://www.guru3d.com/article/corsair-h50-cpu-cooler-re...

scroll down to see the "Competitive chart"
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a b K Overclocking
December 3, 2009 8:45:29 PM

Yeah, that's 1 review with some odd methodology. And with the CCF then you are back to the enormous heatsink blocking memory slots, less mounting flexibility, and exceeding the motherboard weight ratings etc.

Like I said, it's not for everyone.
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a b K Overclocking
December 3, 2009 9:00:12 PM

I guess the main feature of the H50 is the low noise output vs. fan coolers. I have seen the H50 in action and it is quite silent.
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a c 86 K Overclocking
December 3, 2009 9:14:08 PM

Yellowbeard is a Corsair employee. We have been through this on more than a few forums. He cannot say his cools worse than a cheaper top quality cooler. His does cool better than MOST coolers, but it's $80. I have seen it on sale for $59 a while back.
Most are adding extra fans to the H50, at extra cost.

It has water. It cannot compare to real watercooling, which pumps alone start at $60 for a cheap one.

So lets let this die. Nice to see a vid to help people, good idea Yellow. I'm sure your product is selling well, I hope.

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a b K Overclocking
December 3, 2009 11:02:47 PM

To be honest, it's selling FAR better than I would have guessed a self contained unit like this would. The demand has been a pleasant surprise to me. I have always personally done DIY water in the past so I ignored products like this until we started making one.

But, of course the purpose of the post is to help people that either already have an H50 or are considering one and might have installation questions.

One thing I like so far is the flexibility. I have one in my HTPC and most of the air coolers that equal or surpass the H50 would never fit into my HTPC case.
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a b K Overclocking
December 4, 2009 1:32:18 AM

I know who he is, and I know the product as well. I build pc's as a side job, and if a customer want's the H50 he will get the H50. I was just pointing out certain facts, that's all. The H50 is not a cheap coolit knockoff, it actually works and is not prone to leaks like the other sub 100.00$ water coolers. I guess I came on too strong when I said it was not worth the 80$, that is understandable. My point is that you can get the same performance for less, but then again if you have the cash and you want an inexpensive water cooling solution then you know what to get.
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a b K Overclocking
December 4, 2009 1:38:13 AM

It's cool by me OvrClkr. I kept coming back at you too. But, when the H50 first came out, I had a big target on my chest for some strange reason. People that either hate kits like this or that are DIY water nazis just assaulted us without knowing anything about the product. And, the unit actually performs quite a bit better than most people expected.
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a b K Overclocking
December 4, 2009 1:46:45 AM

Yea, I have seen a few of those threads =) .... I also saw a thread not too long ago of a dude that purchased a domino and it leaked bad, basically it killed 2 GTX 285's and Corsair 1000HX. And we were just trying to give him advice telling him to stay away from such coolers. So I know how you feel =)
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a b K Overclocking
December 6, 2009 3:31:01 PM

If you made one with a larger radiator that could be mounted externally for like 100-120 us dollars I would probably buy it on my next payday.

Best buy had these on sale for 50 bucks last month but I missed the sale. I came very close to getting one. After watching the video though I am kind of glad I didn't get it. Not sure it would fit in my small case.

Paul
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a b K Overclocking
December 6, 2009 5:49:00 PM

I think its a great cooler. Putting the pump/circulator in the copper base block, two sealed lines to a miniature radiator. I think its a work of art, lol. I wish I invented it. Look like a aquarium type device.
Heres another video from the corsair web site, showing the h50 vs a tower air cooler.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQxw9Sx1-Uk&feature=play...
At 4.00 ghz the air blue screened the h50 at 76-78 ran all night.
I enjoy the factual temps displayed here. Many can't get better than this at those speeds but of course the more the tale of how cool their cpu runs is told, the temps get lower and lower.
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a b K Overclocking
December 6, 2009 7:29:34 PM

I have tested quite a few of these. I am actually extremely impressed on how well it performs for a sub $100 water cooler. After all, it can hold and i7 heatload quite nicely.

I would still rather buy a nice aircooler though.

And on a side note:
Ive tested a 240mm rad version of the h50 and its really not what you would expect. It cools maybe 5c better than the original. Im sure theyre working on pairing the 240 rad with a better pump so that it can actaully utilize the extra rad space.

Where you see the most performance increase is with different fans. I have put on a 111cfm fan and it increases performance signifigantly (im not going to give you a number because it definetly wasnt a closed test).

Even mounting 2 fans on a 120mm h50 rad increased the performance approx 3 degrees. Prolly from the extra pressure.
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a b K Overclocking
December 6, 2009 11:37:52 PM

Meh. I'll stick to my GTZ thank you.

@overshocked: Try some Delta 200CFMs on that ;) 
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a c 324 K Overclocking
December 9, 2009 2:17:41 PM

^Where is the link to the swamp boat fan when you need it...?
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December 9, 2009 3:30:58 PM

well, in a side H50 does NOT comes with the AM3 adapter.... so for me it´s not an option....
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a b K Overclocking
December 9, 2009 3:37:36 PM

morcillaking said:
well, in a side H50 does NOT comes with the AM3 adapter.... so for me it´s not an option....


Quote:
Compatibility: Intel Socket LGA775, LGA1366, LGA 1156 AMD AM2/AM3(Brackets for AMD socket AM2 and AM3 motherboards are available for a nominal shipping and handling charge by contacting Corsair Technical Support.)


Not sure why they would not include the bracket with the cooler. But if you pay S&H they will send it to you....
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December 10, 2009 3:03:07 PM

well, that´s the problem i live in Venezuela, they say i have to wait 2 months to get... lol..... it´s not an option.......
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a b K Overclocking
December 10, 2009 3:33:12 PM

rubix_1011 said:
^Where is the link to the swamp boat fan when you need it...?



:lol: 
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a b K Overclocking
December 10, 2009 3:45:06 PM

^^ there you go!!

A couple of extra gas tanks on-board and your set !!
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December 10, 2009 3:48:23 PM

lol, you guys got way to much time on your hands
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a b K Overclocking
December 10, 2009 8:52:13 PM

^Yes, that is true.... time to go compile me code....
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a b K Overclocking
December 13, 2009 4:04:44 PM

2 months to ship something? Did we revert back to the 1930's? This is 2009 I thought you could get just about anything anywhere over night if you wanted it badly enough. Are they gonna ship this thing by ground using horses and by sea on the mayflower?

Paul
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a c 86 K Overclocking
December 13, 2009 11:31:41 PM

Customs. Inspectors. Stuck in a crate in a warehouse for processing. Lots of reasons things take forever for international shipping. Overnight to there? LOL! Even a one week from door to door would add at least $100. For a product in the USA thats $70 and under $10 to ship anywhere in the US
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December 19, 2009 2:58:20 AM

Does the H50 contain screw holes on both sides for a push-pull setup?
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a b K Overclocking
December 30, 2009 10:10:24 PM

I am now a happy customer of the H50. Put it in this afternoon. Its on sale at Best Buy for 60 bucks. Its working super good. Playing around with turbo on and power saving features. 180 bclck runs between 4300mhz and 3700 24x-21x. 1.42v - scales down to 1.05. Highest I've seen it go is 58c. Have the rad sandwiched between 120mm fans blowing out the back of the Antec300. Put a antec wand fan over the memory angled toward the VR.

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December 31, 2009 8:07:53 PM

Nice temps notty... especially considering you got your vcore so high!!! Atleast HT off but still real nice..
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a b K Overclocking
December 31, 2009 9:30:02 PM

I was experimenting with turbo on, letting it turbo up to 4300mhz. You need all of that vcore and more partly because of the constant changing states and GOING TO 4300, LOL.
Stability is/was not becuase of heat now ever. But you need a lot more vcore every step starting around 3.9. The article THG did , o/c the I5 750 on air, is pretty much on the money. This was said there.

3.8 GHz was easy to reach. We only had to increase the nominal BIOS voltage from 1.25V to 1.32V voltage.


3.9 ghz took 1.384

4.0 GHz with a further voltage increase to 1.45V

Core i5-750 to 4.1 GHz using a 1.465V BIOS Vcore

A step up to 1.52V was required to reach 4.2 GHz reliably.

We reached 4.3 GHz on the Core i5-750 by applying 1.55V core voltage,

Those are quotes from that article.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-750-overclo...

My temps at 4.0ghz
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January 5, 2010 8:48:01 PM

Hi here are some temp from a h50-1 overclock to 3.8GHz

amd overdrive listed temp at 31.5c-32c idle on all 4 cores and 47.5c-48c on all core in its 1hour stability test/OCCT also read 31c-32c idle,47c-48c on full load

when Intelburn test was used full load temp was 48.5c-49c full load on both the above

My system

Case----------------------------------- Coolermaster cosmos 1000

PSU------------------------------------ Coolermaster Real Power M1000

CPU------------------------------------ AMD phenom llx4 Black Edition 3.2GHz overclock to 3.8GHz (Cpu multiplier x20 ,HT ref.clock 190,CPU vid 1.500)

Motherboard------------------------- Asus M4A79T Deluxe

Graphics Card-------------------------Nvidia Geforce ENGTX260 TOP SP216

Cooling(CPU)--------------------------Corsair H50-1 Hydro series

Ram------------------------------------- Corsair Dominator 4Gb DDR3

Harddrive------------------------------ Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
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January 6, 2010 12:41:32 PM

I love the corsair - unfortunately I'm stuck with it intaking from the back of my Antec1200... Basically I got the AcceleroXtreme cooler for my 4870x2 without considering that the GPU heat wouldn't be pushed out the back anymore - Now it's blown all around the inside of the case....
Got the h50 paired with 2 apaches, getting 30-35 idle with q6600 at 3.4 (1.34 vcore I think) and never above 58 after 2hrs small ffts on p95.

Only thing I find weird is that the cpu never cools back down to the original idle temps - instead it idles 37-43 .....??!! Have any of you guys experienced this? Yellowbeard?
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a b K Overclocking
January 6, 2010 12:56:08 PM

No idea if this will help . Take note of which header you have the pump/unit plugged in to and how your bios is set up. The same with the fan(s).
I have the pump on the cpu fan header and have control in bios disabled, this results in water pump running at full speed all the time -1500 rpm.
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January 6, 2010 1:11:01 PM

Have my pump plugged into the aux fan header and 2 apaches with a pwm fan splitter plugged into the cpu fan header.

The aux fan in bios says it is running at 1440rpm I think.....

Notty, do you experience the same hike in idle temps after a run of Prime95??

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January 6, 2010 1:33:11 PM

fruees said:
Have my pump plugged into the aux fan header and 2 apaches with a pwm fan splitter plugged into the cpu fan header.

The aux fan in bios says it is running at 1440rpm I think.....

Notty, do you experience the same hike in idle temps after a run of Prime95??

Fruees,

Think of it it like a car engine. When you first start it up in the morning and you got the thermocouples reading the ambient temp of the engine, you're obviously going to see a much colder temp then if you were to compare it too after you've been racing around all day long. It is quite normal to see this, if you want to try it out, leave your computer off for an hour and start it up and see temps then. Also, you can consider your temp inside of your room as it may be getting hotter...

Pluke-
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January 6, 2010 1:39:01 PM

Haha nice analogy Pluke

Yeah I realised that - when I start it up it's idling betweeen 17-23 (god I wish it stayed there!!) the idle temps of 30-35 are after it being left on for about 40mins to an hour.

I prime95 it for a couple of hours

It cools back down but only gets down to 37 - 43

See what Imean? It's like once I prime it, the idle temps goes up 8 degrees... really annoying... Would consider RMA if this isn't happening to anyone else.

Also my tjmax in coretemp is at 100 - I heard that it should be 95 for my q6600 G0?

Cheers lads
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March 4, 2010 11:15:23 PM

The H50 work well i have had top Air cooler and none of them stand a chance at the H50 run in a long hall i ran prime95 over 20 hrs and no crash nothing with air i was get close to 60+ range which soon the Processor will slow down and Crash BOSD and with the H50 no more than 50c Stress test.. and 35C idle Overclock 955 Phenom II at 3.8Ghz

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1043444
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August 13, 2011 4:03:38 PM

I bought an H50 recently but not for super cooling. I got it because the Corsair Vengeance memory (with tall heatshield things on it) I had bought wouldn't fit under the Artic cpu fan fin array. No such problems with the H50
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