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Old 21-05-10, 08:45 AM
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OC3D Review: Corsair H50 CPU Cooler

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Old 21-05-10, 11:46 AM
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I've noticed Noctua cooler was tested in push & pull configuration. I'm quite sure H50 wasnt. I've been reading the reviews on other websites and actually have H50 myself installed in my CM 840 along with case own rear 120mm fan in Push and Pull configuration and this actually makes a noticable difference. I thought it's worth mentioning.
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Old 21-05-10, 03:05 PM
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Great review. Kind of mirrors my feelings of it (I have one on my Dad's PC). On the down side, there are ways of getting things cooler, and quieter, but on the other hand, it is quite quiet and allows it to be installed in a larger number of cases. For instance a small Lian Li case looks great, but with the PSU directly over the CPU socket, there is no way to fit a big tower heatsink, especially the sort needed to cool a hot running quad.

Overall the build quality is good, and it allows mounting in a case which is prohibitively small for a big tower.
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Old 31-05-10, 09:44 PM
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nice review. Exactly my own impressions on it tbh. Convenient but a bit expensive.

EDIT: Got mine for £50 from ebuyer
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Wow £60 !! I paid £48 for mine from Scan with free delivery. No wonder you lot don't rate it as highly as I do.

Mine must use an older retention though because it's totally different and plastic. It can be a bit of a sod to install on AM2/3 also unless you stick the back bracket on (which I don't reccomend).

Also I have noticed that the Noctua review does not cover AMD at all (unless of course I have missed it) and if it performs anything like Noctua's other coolers do on AMD then I would have the Corsair hands down. I would be very interested to see if the Noctua performs well on AMD tbh. If so then I just may be persuaded to try one out.
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Old 14-06-10, 12:30 AM
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The Noctua rapes the H50 on any socket and any cpu mate.
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So it has been tested on AMD then? Hmm.. Might have to make the investment
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Old 14-06-10, 10:47 AM
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I used it on an 1090T recently fella, it wasnt monitored like we do a full review but 100% that cooler is the top of the pile. If you have the space you'll love it. That and the fact its sooooo much quieter too.
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Yeah could definitely do with less noise. The twin 92mm fans on my current Noctua drive me crazy :S
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Old 15-06-10, 01:06 PM
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I am also using it with my 1090T with 2x120mm fans in push & pull blowing the fresh air in as recommended by Corsair and I couldnt be happier. I tried with fans blowing the air out of the case but it wasnt as effective, temperatures were about 3-4 degrees higher. I have it installed in CM840 case so I ve got quite a lot of space, just keep in mind that if you have smaller case you might be forced to place on of the fans outside the case.
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