I have just bought a H50 water cooler and have the fan on the radiator as intake. Before the H50 I had a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus and as of right now, I have to say the Hyper 212 Plus heatsink worked much better than this H50. I don't think it's the way I put it in there or anything. I looked at a video by corsair on how to install it and I did it right. room temperature is about 77*F or a little cooler. Before I put the H50 on I was running between 40-48 when not gaming, and between 50-60*C when gaming. Now it's just a steady 50*C not gaming. I have one intake in the front, one exhaust on the side, and the one intake connected to the radiator. I have a x-cruiser 2 case so the radiator/fan don't exactly line up perfectly with the fan screw holes so I zip tied through a fan screw hole to a case screw hole so it would stay up. If I need to take pictures ask. I'm running a Core i5 750 1156 OC'd @ 3.00GHz. (Have always been running at 3.00GHz) I put clock back to default(2.66GHz) and it is running at 47*C which does not seem right for a water cooler... Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
First the H50 is no better than a good air cooler so the Hyper 212+ will probably perform as good if not better than the H50. What is the difference in temp while under 100% load.
The idle temps seem a little high to me they should be around 35-38c with either cooler.
If you are thinking about water cooling I would get the H70 at least. It is much better than the H50 and it beats some of the top air coolers.
If it was me I would return the H50 and just use the Hyper212+
And it is water cooling, there is 2 tubes , 1 pump, a small reservoir, a rad with a fan and liquid inside.
It's just an all-in-one kit, which indeed sucks compared to those real water cooling kit over $500...
IMO H50 isn't a bad cooler, it's not as good as any high-mid range air cooler.
No. It is not water cooling. It is low cost all in one water cooling. When people reffer to water cooling it should be the real deal, not some of this All in one LCLCS cr@p. I hate how the manufacturers advertise it as "water cooling", but then people expect it to be like real WCing where the H50,H70,etc are easily beaten by a mid-range WCing loop by significant margin.