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The H50/H70 are cooling solutions....emphasis on the word solution.
It may not work as well for some people as it does for others, i personally think their great bits of kit, especially if you don't have huge amounts of money to throw at a rig. Sure there's probably better coolers out there but c'mon lets face it, how much cooler are they gonna keep your chip?.....4,5,6,7 degrees?? Is it worth the money?
My X6 is overclocked to 4.3Ghz and the H50 does a fantastic job of keeping it cool.
I think we should all just agree to disagree on this one, nobody is going to win!
$70 is not cheap for a cooling solution. If you did not have much money to "throw at a rig", you would get the $25 212+ instead. I'm not saying they are garbage. I believe if your rig is very limited in space, I see the H50 as a great cooler. But, for $70, you can get an air cooler that will run quieter and cooler than the H50. Is it worth the money? I'd say not really.
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Well when i bought mine it was on sale lol so you got me on that one!

I just figure its pointless arguing over weather the H50 is better than air, im sure in some cases its probably loses but its a cooling solution, and it works just as well as the same value air coolers.
Not to mention noise either, because the even with 2 fans the H50 is whisper quiet.
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I don't see how a 212 is "quieter" than an H50 if we're talking aftermarket fans. I've never heard my pump over anything else in my system. With one fan mine used to kick up near 100% when benchmarking (on the Excalibur that's loud). With push/pull I'm staying at 60C and it only gets near 30%. I also think there's something to be said for the H50 placement. My GPU's at full load are at about 80C (OC) but the H50 is pulling air off the front of the case instead of from inside it.

Agree to disagree maybe. It's sort of like the old guard way of thinking (Stalwart and trusty 212+) vs New Guard H50 (less tried and true approach with some tradeoffs). Yeah it was more expensive but like I said before, my PC travels a lot and I didn't want a metal block hanging off the mobo. Subjectively it's better looking too.
   
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I don't see how a 212 is "quieter" than an H50 if we're talking aftermarket fans. I've never heard my pump over anything else in my system. With one fan mine used to kick up near 100% when benchmarking (on the Excalibur that's loud). With push/pull I'm staying at 60C and it only gets near 30%. I also think there's something to be said for the H50 placement. My GPU's at full load are at about 80C (OC) but the H50 is pulling air off the front of the case instead of from inside it.

Agree to disagree maybe. It's sort of like the old guard way of thinking (Stalwart and trusty 212+) vs New Guard H50 (less tried and true approach with some tradeoffs). Yeah it was more expensive but like I said before, my PC travels a lot and I didn't want a metal block hanging off the mobo. Subjectively it's better looking too.
Notice you are comparing a $25 cooler to one that is almost 3x the price. This is the reason why some people would call the H50 garbage. That these two coolers would even be comparable.
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post #45 of 56
Depends on what you consider comparable and how much room you have in your case. I wasn't about to give up my 200mm side fan so the 212 was out from the start.

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over here, ALC water cooling solutions don't work so well. It's just about the same with a similarly priced air cooler.
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I think you installed the 212+ wrong. Thats why you got better temps with the h50. No offense. But the 212+ and similar air coolers will out perform the h50, period.
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post #48 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by WALSRU View Post
Depends on what you consider comparable and how much room you have in your case. I wasn't about to give up my 200mm side fan so the 212 was out from the start.

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LOL. Now, you are just trolling. If you read my posts, you see I clearly state that the only real reason I see in using the H50 is if you have limited space. So, I'm not sure what you are arguing about.

IMO, most people buy it just so they can say they have "water-cooling".
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post #49 of 56
There is no doubt the h50 does its job. My personal experience overclocking with the unit has been a pleasure. However, you tend to see many individuals running low-moderate ocs claiming victory on the temp end. Not so true on the upper end near 5ghz and 1.5volts+. For moderate overclocking at low voltage ,its a prize winner. My 2 cents...
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post #50 of 56
If you have an H50 and it isnt performing as hoped, lap it and your IHS, lather rinse and repeat. It's not the best, but you didnt pay for Liquid nitrogen either. After the recent price drops, and the fact that It's quite useable as a seperate rad and pump in a homebrew H2O system, It's really a great item. Just my 2 cents.
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