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November 23, 2010 1:32:57 AM

Hey guys going to buy the CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler and was just curious as to the best fan solution for a push/pull configuration or a single fan to upgrade the cooling capability. thanks!!!

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a c 337 K Overclocking
November 23, 2010 1:57:24 AM

Before you buy, what are your reasons for choosing the H50...why not the H70? Cost?

Futhermore, have you also considered that these coolers perform about the same as good, quality air coolers that cost less?

Even further...there are better 'entry level' watercooling kits that will substantially outperform either the H50/H70...such as the XSPC Rasa kits...and those start at about the same price range as the H70...$129-ish.

Just curious, I like to help people make informed decisions...the H50's have been known to leak or have pump failure...the H70 so far seems somewhat more capable. I'd like to 'discourage' people from using an H50 or H70, but I'd much rather see someone make a decision after they've assessed all the options. Hope we can help!

BTW...you'll need 2 fans in push/pull to get the most out of either the H50 or H70; they have high FPI (fins per inch) fin density...it will take higher CFM fans to perform at the best potential for either of these coolers.

Let us know...we want to make sure you get the best solution for your needs based on budget and expectations.
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November 23, 2010 2:51:37 AM

well to start I have decided to use a mid atx tower instead of a full so my first choice of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is out due to it being too large for my http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I thought about the H70 but the H50 has received better reviews. I've thought about just switching to a full tower and using an air cooler like the one above, but am trying to save on space and $. Also I will be using a AMD 965be and will only be overclocking it to probably somewhere near 3.8 (hopefully not requiring extreme cooling). was hoping to stay small and cheap while cooling well, but maybe I should just get a bigger tower and a better cooler ? thank you for your fast response!!!!
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a b K Overclocking
November 23, 2010 3:43:13 AM

hello oldmud..can you please tell us what's your case is
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a c 242 K Overclocking
November 23, 2010 4:02:03 AM

H50 nice !
H70 nice
all HSF cooler Nice too :D 
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a b K Overclocking
November 23, 2010 4:07:21 AM

that's a nice case ,hmm that's a hard one specially when you buying it all at once..
H70 will outperform H50 but it's loud and Noctua NH-D14 ..big ,is noise a big factor for you?;
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

here are some good fans for h50 or h70;
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/scge120mmsic2.html
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7526/fan-441/Scythe_S...

if you don't have fan controller :
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12128/fan-793/Scythe_...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8402/fan-519/Noiseblo...
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a b K Overclocking
November 23, 2010 6:49:49 AM

Umm since your only using a 965 and only to 3.8, maybe even 4.0ghz, a Hyper 212+ is good enough. I use a Cooler Master V8 and IC7 paste and get temps at 56 below on load at 4.0ghz 1.49v. So you may not need an 80$ cooler. I mean it's not like you need to spend that much to cool your 965. Plus not to mention the fact, if noise is a factor, refer to H70 review, the H50 stock is like the Hyper 212+ dBa so... there wouldn't be a huge difference.

Hyper 212+: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
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a b K Overclocking
November 23, 2010 1:01:36 PM

^+1 that is good option (broken link nobi)
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November 23, 2010 1:45:10 PM

that cm 212+ seems like a good choice .... and ortoklaz, I don't feel like having a jet engine beside my desk, but as long as the cooler does the job and fits in my case well i'll pry be happy. (also do u have a fan controller of choice? all the ones I keep finding catch peoples computers on fire)
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a c 337 K Overclocking
November 23, 2010 2:39:21 PM

Running list of top heatsinks for AMD and Intel by noise and overall cooling:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

List of heatsinks that are low-profile (smaller cases) by noise and overall cooling:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5_lowprofile_heatsinks.cfm

Also, its quite likely that the H50 has the ratings it does over the H70 because it is the older model and more people have it. The H70 has only been out a couple of months.

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November 23, 2010 3:32:25 PM

rubix_1011 said:
Running list of top heatsinks for AMD and Intel by noise and overall cooling:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

List of heatsinks that are low-profile (smaller cases) by noise and overall cooling:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5_lowprofile_heatsinks.cfm

Also, its quite likely that the H50 has the ratings it does over the H70 because it is the older model and more people have it. The H70 has only been out a couple of months.




those low profile ones are for old sockets not AM3 i believe
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a b K Overclocking
November 23, 2010 3:44:45 PM

Your case is 8.40W not bad ,you should be able to squeeze in few good heatsinks, i would wait till your case arrives and make the decision,if it shows AM2+ compatible you should be ok,just make sure
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November 23, 2010 7:13:28 PM

ya only about 1.5 cm less width than the HAF 932.... I'll pry just suck it up and wait till my case comes in so I can measure for sure though.
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November 27, 2010 4:55:34 PM

after getting my case and doing some research I believe the hyper 212+ will fit in my case very nicely, and it was on sale for 15 dollars so I bought it. Thank you everyone for the help !!!
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a b K Overclocking
November 27, 2010 5:41:32 PM

wow" on sale for 15 dollars" no you can't beat that !
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a b K Overclocking
November 27, 2010 9:33:58 PM

YES hyper 212+ ftw.
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a b K Overclocking
November 28, 2010 3:38:03 AM

you have 4 channels on that controller with proper harness like this one;
http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?...
you can have as much as 4 fans connected to single channel and all 4 will run same speed
"should i hook the hyper 212+ up to it or just let the MB do the work?"-it's up to you,can have it one way or the other
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a b K Overclocking
November 28, 2010 3:47:58 AM

Well one thing is the Hyper 212+'s fan can get pretty loud. It is PWM so if you hook it up to the MB it should be fine as well. But if you don't think you can bear it getting up at Max sometimes, hook it with the fan controller and tweak it to where you want it.
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a b K Overclocking
November 28, 2010 3:51:27 AM

^+1
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November 30, 2010 3:30:14 AM

so once again thanks for all the help guys much of my computer is in the mail already... just curious as to if in the future if i decide to get rid of the stock fan on the 212+ what some good choices would be for a dual replacement setup.... in the hardware test two Noctua NF-P12-1300 where used but those are 25 dollars a piece and would add 50 $ to my 15 $ cooler :p  .... anything cheaper that would produce the same results?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... maybe ?
or possibly http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
just curious as those two are under 20 dBA and move quite a bit of air
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