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Corsair H50 or H60

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November 21, 2011 3:15:39 PM

Not a rabid OC'er but mainly looking to quieten down my system and have been eyeing up the Corsair h50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Currently the h60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is cheaper.

They seem very similar - h50 has the pump separate from the radiator and a shorter (2 year) warranty as opposed to the h60.

The h50 reviews seem more positive, however, so I was wondering if the experts here knew of any immediate reasons not to by the h60 over the h50.

Thanks in advance.

Pete

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a c 324 K Overclocking
November 21, 2011 3:38:02 PM
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H50 < H60 < H70 < H80 < H100

I personally wouldn't use any of them- I'd choose a good air cooler for less cost and very similar performance. However, if you wanted to go this route, I'd say choose H60 or higher. H50's were the original model design and the least reliable and worst performing of all listed above.
November 22, 2011 1:47:02 AM

Pete: Just installed the H60 system on an AMD 970 mb with a 965 OC to 3800. Very impressed with the easy of installation and how well it cools when running flat out.
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November 28, 2011 6:19:29 PM

The H60 is the best choice of the 2 and especially so if it is cheaper right now.
November 28, 2011 8:59:44 PM

I'd get a Hyper 212. They are very efficient and the included CM fan is very quiet. Plus they are only around 30$
a c 324 K Overclocking
November 28, 2011 9:08:46 PM

With very similar performance as a Corsair H-series.
November 30, 2011 5:34:28 AM

guskline said:
Pete: Just installed the H60 system on an AMD 970 mb with a 965 OC to 3800. Very impressed with the easy of installation and how well it cools when running flat out.


I have now replaced the 965 with an 1100T OC to 3800. The H60 Corsair keeps the 6 core cool with 34C Idle for the overall CPU package (cores show 24 C each at idle) and a load CPU temp of 56C (cores 43) running Prime 95. The temps are even lower now that I added a 2nd 120 mm fan to create a push/pull system 21C idle 39C max
December 6, 2011 5:38:43 PM

Thanks ... I went with a Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 - a big beast and yet very cheap from Newegg.
Dropped my temps from 40c (idle) / 65c (load) to 30c (idle) / 55c (load) and lovely and quiet!
Thanks for all the input!
December 6, 2011 5:39:03 PM

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