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November 28, 2010 10:58:56 AM

Hey all, i am building a new rig with i7 950, asus rampage III formula, 6gb 1866mhz cl9 dominator gt.

I am wanting to achieve a clock of at least 4.0 Ghz.

I am wondering whether to get the corsair H50 or the H70. The H50 is really appealing due to its slim form and solid pump, where the H70 has a larger radiator and has 2 included fans, unlike the H50 which only has 1.

The real question is, will i be able to achieve 4+ghz stable with H50 or will i have to go bulky dual fan H70? Also when i say stable, i mean it; for I am new to overclocking and want to have room for error.

Thankyou all for your input! :love: 

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a b K Overclocking
November 28, 2010 11:17:30 AM

Heh, you said watercooling.
I'm a fan of the H50, it works rather well for what it is, but if you really want watercooling look into the XSPC Rasa kit ( Google it )
It's real watercooling that's upgradeable , doesn't cost much more than an H70 and will perform better.
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November 28, 2010 11:24:53 AM

delluser1 said:
Heh, you said watercooling.
I'm a fan of the H50, it works rather well for what it is, but if you really want watercooling look into the XSPC Rasa kit ( Google it )
It's real watercooling that's upgradeable , doesn't cost much more than an H70 and will perform better.


Just a heads up, can noone suggest any other coolers, air or otherwise because this is all thats available in my area
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a b K Overclocking
November 28, 2010 11:40:03 AM

What kind of air coolers are available in your area ?

The H50/H70 would work, but it's like a science project trying to make them perform to thier fullest, and then they're only as good as or maybe slightly better than big air coolers.
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November 28, 2010 11:43:44 AM

delluser1 said:
What kind of air coolers are available in your area ?

The H50/H70 would work, but it's like a science project trying to make them perform to thier fullest, and then they're only as good as or maybe slightly better than big air coolers.


I dont want air, period.
What would you suggest to reach 4? would the h50 get to hot, would h70 be overkill? would u rather push pull h50? what?
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a b K Overclocking
November 28, 2010 11:51:13 AM

Well, you did say;

"can noone suggest any other coolers, air or otherwise"

The H50 definitely needs P/P fans to perform, also require's cool air ( aka, used as intake ) which means changing the normal airflow of most cases.
Haven't used the H70, reviews have been mixed as to wether or not it is worth it over the H50, but the shorter tubing would have kept me away from it anyway.
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a b K Overclocking
November 28, 2010 12:20:52 PM

are you only into H50/H70 or are you open for air coolers also??? tests have shown that these corsairs perform the same or lower compared to top air coolers... if you really want liquid, then go for any water cooler startup kit like delluser suggested... please dont take the corsairs as serious "watercoolers"... if it were my money i would go for a top air cooler for now and then gather all facts on proper water cooling before venturing to it...
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November 28, 2010 1:02:48 PM

abully said:
are you only into H50/H70 or are you open for air coolers also??? tests have shown that these corsairs perform the same or lower compared to top air coolers... if you really want liquid, then go for any water cooler startup kit like delluser suggested... please dont take the corsairs as serious "watercoolers"... if it were my money i would go for a top air cooler for now and then gather all facts on proper water cooling before venturing to it...


Read post 3 and 5, these are the only options available to me.
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a b K Overclocking
November 28, 2010 1:12:57 PM

the H70 is obviously the better of the two options and you are looking for 4ghz speed.
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/corsair_h70/5.h...

I don't own it but I have seen in on a Corsair demo PC and I must say, its loud. If that is not an issue and you can afford it, go for it.

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November 28, 2010 2:01:29 PM

kk guys, im going to get the h50 becuase its cheaper and i can use the stock fan taht comes with the HAFx to go push/pull! thankyou all and i will pick the person who helped most to be "best answer"
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November 28, 2010 2:02:01 PM

Best answer selected by intel1502.
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a c 148 K Overclocking
November 28, 2010 7:58:47 PM

The bettrr air coolers will give better temps than either the H50 or H70
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a c 324 K Overclocking
November 28, 2010 9:58:09 PM

H50's are prone to leaks and pump failures.

H70 has addressed this (so far), but needs loud fans in push/pull to maximize potential.
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November 28, 2010 11:23:02 PM

I lost a graphics card when m h50 failed after a few months.
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