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post #21 of 44
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
You just made yourself look ridiculous. Of course I'm going to say I think, it's my own damn opinion.

For $60 the H50 is a pretty good option. I've been happy with mine and I certainly like going to a lan party without a huge air cooler putting stress on the board with every bump. Not to mention how efficient it is to have hot air blown directly out the back of your case than to have it dumped right back off where it was pulled in.

Sure you can get good air coolers. But for $60 the H50 is still the best option in my opinion. I'm not going to count the cost of an extra fan, since you can always use your existing 120mm case fans.
Still, opinion or not, saying IMO H50 FTW is wrong.
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This will explain everything: http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html
Edited by snelan - 6/15/11 at 11:41am
    
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Not to mention how efficient it is to have hot air blown directly out the back of your case than to have it dumped right back off where it was pulled in.
I have a NH D-14 and a Mugen 2 and both dumped hot air directly out the back of my case. It all depends on the setup in the case.
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post #24 of 44
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You'd be surprised what a H50,H60.H70 and H100 can really do when it's overclocked. Haven't you seen this thread? MANY results and many wins. You still fail. Air Cooler is NOWHERE good as water cooled but sure there are a few air coolers that can compete with water but water always takes first ahead because it transfers heat FASTER than air.
Technically it's Metal --> Water --> Air opposed to Metal --> Air but you're right although the H50 isn't the end all of budget coolers just because it's water and it's cheap and no reason to call someone a failure.
Edited by Xenthos - 6/15/11 at 11:51am
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Technically it's Metal --> Water --> Air opposed to Metal --> Air but you're right although the H50 isn't the end all of budget coolers just because it's water and it's cheap and no reason to call someone a failure.
I would call it a failure., because it is about equal to a Mugen 2 in performance. This is a price vs. performance ratio.
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Man I leave my computer for 2 hours and this thread is 3 pages long, Ive been making threads for days seeking help, watching them fall by the wayside cause I hate bumps.

It seems I have many reps to pass around as well, I especially thank all of you for the heat advice, from what Im reading, it doesnt matter if Im blasting my case with tons of a/c and fans unless I have a proper cpu cooler. The TX3 looked MUCH more effecient than stock, so I picked it up.

Thanks for all the thread links, some I have already seen due to lurking forever and searching, but some of these look promising, im going to give them a read now.Maxxa your post was also very informative.Reps to you!

I would still like to hear more opinions on cooling under 80$

Also as I stated before is there any way to bring this thing higher without increasing heat extremely?Btw My 56c temp is after 30 minutes of prime, I run 39c idle.

Also, will re-enabling cool n quiet be beneficial?
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post #27 of 44
Don't rule out the possibility of a bad seating. I would reseat your cooler before buying a new one. I don't know much about AMD cpus so I can't help you in overclocking it. Sorry.
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post #28 of 44
I agree that a better HSF is needed, but we also need to know how you are applying your TIM and what kind of TIM you are using. These two items alone can make a great performing HSF fail performance-wise.
   
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You'd be surprised what a H50,H60.H70 and H100 can really do when it's overclocked. Haven't you seen this thread? MANY results and many wins. You still fail. Air Cooler is NOWHERE good as water cooled but sure there are a few air coolers that can compete with water but water always takes first ahead because it transfers heat FASTER than air.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-h70-club.html

Here is the link to water cooling thread to show you proof they overclocked VERY well.
You can't say water > air ALL THE TIME since the H50 is really like crappy water cooling, which competes with high-end air cooling. I don't think anyone is saying the Corsair Hydro series doesn't cool well rather there are better bang-for-your-buck coolers. I must say that those coolers are nice since they are so compact and well mounted. Also, all these coolers release heat through air going through the heatsink or radiator... same thing. That's why we use fans. The method the heat is transferred is mostly the same too. Water cooling tubing is just like a giant heatpipe...
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- go to 3:55, that the paste im using.

I apllied the whole tube, seated the cooler, immediately removed it, and covered the rest of the cpu and cooler base(i.e. the corners) with any excess on the surfaces.
I have it seated firmly, I could pick the whole pc up by the HSF if I wanted.

Still dont know what cool n quiet does.
    
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