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Corsair H50 Question

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July 12, 2010 5:01:50 PM

I am curious I am a basic overclocker...have my Q6600 @ 3.2ghz @ 1.35v and wanting to push it to 3.4ghz - 3.6ghz and I have this cooler really cheap + sold my Xigmatek S1283 for $25 so it will only cost me $20 to buy this H50 cooler.

I have a few questions that I have seen during the review hunt/benchmarks.

1. How much better is this vs the original Xigmatek S1283 with Retention Bracket.
2. A simple "push" set up (Set for Exhaust) via back vent with the STOCK Corsair fan on Auto Temp will the temps be impressive over my Xigmatek?

My Case is
Antec 900
Front 2 120mm TriCool fans (top and middle nothing in the cages) set to "low"
120mm Exhaust TriCool @ Low
200mm Top Fan @ Medium

Should I get the H50 it will be a exhaust/push type (only 1 fan) and I will put the tricool 120mm on the side and have it blow in @ low/medium depending on how temps are (they tend to rattle @ medium which drives me nuts)

My cable management is not as good as some but no wires block the air flow of any of my fans and in a 80F room my readings are 34-36-36-30 on my Xigmatek @ 1000RPM vs its 1500rpm for full throttle @ load my Xigmatek usually hits 55-55-50-50 on Prime95 load. Doesn't see past 50c on typical full load.


Any info I didn't add let me know and I will fill it to the best of my knowledge. Thank you.

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a b K Overclocking
July 12, 2010 5:20:07 PM

Twist86 said:
I have this cooler really cheap + sold my Xigmatek S1283 for $25 so it will only cost me $20 to buy this H50 cooler.


1. How much better is this vs the original Xigmatek S1283 with Retention Bracket.
2. A simple "push" set up (Set for Exhaust) via back vent with the STOCK Corsair fan on Auto Temp will the temps be impressive over my Xigmatek?.

My first one cost me less than $15 thanx to a gift card won at an office party.
1. The H50 dropped the temps on my I7-860 by 6 degrees, I had been using a Xig 1284 with dual fans and retention bracket.
2. Depends on what it will take to impress you, 6 degrees better than my Xig, with just the stock Corsair fan, was impressive enough for me.
Dual fans make it even better.
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July 12, 2010 5:37:47 PM

Firstly thank you for replying I appreciate the response.

Well question would be is there anyway to split the power on CPU_FAN SAFELY to run 2 of the same fans on auto or would I have to get a fan controller and throttle it up/down when I wanted to game?
Also any way to buy the exact model of Corsair fan so I don't have to fork out the cash for 2 identical fans?

System Specs
Q6600 @ 400x8- 3.2ghz
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 (rev. 1.0)
4x2GB G-skill PC6400 DDR2 800
XFX GTX 275
750w Corsair PSU (Modular)
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
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a b K Overclocking
July 12, 2010 6:19:05 PM

There are 4 fan headers on your board, disable any bios control and let the fans and pump, run full speed.
The stock fan isn't loud in my opinion.
You don't need to exactly match the fan, close will be fine.
I've used several different fans, a cheap Rosewill combined with the Corsair fan gave the best performance without having to spend much.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Says 2000 RPM's but actually runs about 120-150 RPM's faster than the stock Corsair.
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July 12, 2010 6:42:50 PM

I see...though you sure 29.28 dBA is quiet? I mean I have used http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... on a budget build before and it sounded like a hurricane with 2 of these on.

Is there some major difference between the two that would make it quieter or the fact its pushing into the cooler hush it down some?


*edit*
Perhaps later down I could use 2x of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and use the Corsair as a "side fan" or place it aiming @ my motherboard/GPU?
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July 19, 2010 12:50:55 AM

Best answer selected by Twist86.
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