Amazing i love water cooling kits!!!
Amazing i love water cooling kits!!!
The setup was pretty straight forward for a novice user. The software included is very outdated and I would recommend getting the latest software from the website as it is constantly being updated.
Fountain Valley, CA
The H50 is Corsair's lowest watercooling kit but it gets the job done and that's all that really matters. Because it's a bit dated relative to other upcoming Corsair units or Antec's new cooler coming out, you can catch this for sale quite often now. Do not expect to be blown away from its performance but expect reasonable results. Reasonable I would say is a big difference in cooling compared to the stock intel or stock amd cooler, but expect just a small difference relative to big name non-water coolers. So like a Tuniq or a thermalright unit will hold up pretty reasonably compared to this H50. Do not expect this thing to do like 20 or 30 degrees celcius difference to those monster coolers cause it just won't. But if you want a fairly cheap watercooling kit with a small radiator, then the H50 is pretty cool. If you add additional fans to the small radiator it will do better than how it performs in the package. The quality is not bad.
La Jolla, CA
You always get good quality from corsair. I had their obsidian case some time ago and it was solid. They also make very good ram. Corsair has really solidified itself with aftermarket cooling and the H50 was what really got them started. There are several Corsair watercooling models out now. There is the H50 and the H70 and a new Corsair H60 that is coming out. WIth this watercooling unit you get everything that you need. You get the radiator, the hoses, the mounting brackets, and the water block. It's actually not a block in this case but a water dome rather. Everything is well built and there was nothing that came loose or broke. It fit perfectly with my motherboard and there no fitment issues whatsoever. I can touch the water block and I do not feel any heat and there is nothing really to cause any alarm. I expected the corsair set to be trouble free just like with their cases or their ram, and that is exactly what I got with this H50. I am very pleased with it.
San Marcos, CA
The H50 from Corsair is for those who value silence. A lot of computer users these days are pushing more and more out of their processors. This in turn creates a lot of heat which kills processors and creates instability. To negate this extra heat, consumers have been turning to better cooling methods. There is air cooling and there is water coolling like the H50 from Corsair. The benefits of air cooling is that it is cheaper and more affordable. The downside is that it requires a fan, which creates noise. The H50 on the other hand is very quiet and makes very little noise. this is because it is cooled primarily by water. Water carries the heat away from the processor, is taken away to a radiator, and then the heat escapes through the radiator. There is a fan for the radiator but it is not that loud. The quality is very good and there is nothing that does not fit or comes loose easily. The only drawback of this H50 is that it is rather expensive, more expensive than most air coolers.
The H50 water cooling kit is currently cooling my brother's computer. I helped him install it and I am pretty impressed with the buld quality on this corsair unit. The H50 comes with the cooler with protected wiring and a small radiator box. It comes with 1 fan, which is ample from what I have seen unless your processor is running unusually hot. The H50 kit from Corsair comes with several fittings. This water cooler can sit on top of pretty much all the major sockets from AMD and Intel, which offers great platform versatility. The corsair h50 looks absolutely amazing. It features the Corsair signature insignia on the cooler and is pretty much solid black throughout the rest of the cooler setup. This looks really professional and doesn't look goofy like other cooling kits out there. The H50 also has an older brother, the H70 for those who are interested. That version is basically an H50 with better cooling. The core aspects of both of them are the same. For those looking for nice basic watercooling, the H50 is the way to go.
Corsair's H50 is not bad but you should not get the impression that it's amazing either. If you do a detailed examination of its performance online, you will note that it fairs really with the best AIR coolers out there. This H50 is a watercooler, not an aircooler. What does this mean? It means that it's a mediocre kit and that's the conclusion that almost all review sites (i am referring to professional review sites, not what a random member on a forum said) arrive to. The simple fact is that this is a very nice set, but it performs poorly. It may have to do with a lackluster pump or the puny little radiator, or it may be both. We do not know since we are not the design team. But, we can test it and the Corsair H50 has indeed been tested. Unfortunately, it has not handled those tests all too well and good air coolers like the thermalright heatsinks and heatsinks from Notctua have actually beaten this water cooler. If you want a true watercooler, go custom.
Beverly Hills, CA
The Corsair H50 is probably the best deal you can get on cooling. You get the ease and affordability of a standard, "fan-and-heatsink" based cooler, and the cooling power of a water cooler. Want some liquid cooling up in your case? Don't want to worry about all the blah blah involved with water coolers (okay, I'm not exactly sure what is involved with other water coolers, but it's probably not fun). This is your baby right here. Oh, and this thing is practically silent. The only sounds you'll ever hear from this son of a gun are "squish" and "squash", which, in my professional opinion, are quite pleasant sounds as opposed the the WRRRHFFHRLLL of a loud fan. I would recommend using one of your case fans in combination with the Corsair fan and radiator for a nice push-pull system. Maximize that cooling power, yo. Oh, and I put this thing in an Antec 300 case. It fits fine. So it should fit fine in whatever you have too. Unless it's a micro-ATX case, in which case, why you lookin' at this H50?Get it. Your PC is getting hot from all those PC games and flash videos and whatnot. Cool it down with some H50.