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Are there any air coolers better than h50 for the same price or less? H50 is my first aftermarket cooler so i'm a noob.

ny h50 = no push/pull, stock fan
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post #2 of 29
Pretty much any $30 - $40 air cooler is better, CM 212+, Corasiar A50/70, just a couple off the top of my head
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post #3 of 29
My best bet would be my current cooler.
30C ambient, 35C load temp @4Ghz @1.44v. I've never seen anything like it
(I've put 2x120mm fans on it, on top of each other, pulling air out).
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post #4 of 29
Noctua NH-D14. It beats H50.
Size does matter for air cooling.
If it's too manly for you then stay with H50.
Actually there's no need for you to switch since you already have a decent cooler anyway.
Next up is more like modular liquid cooling set up.
Edited by Tunagoblin - 7/19/11 at 9:48am
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post #5 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunagoblin View Post
Noctua NH-D14. It beats H50.
Size does matter for air cooling.
If it's too manly for you then stay with H50.
i had to laugh after reading this and looking at your avatar.

for the most part i use hyper 212+, noctua and hydro series depending on case/build type. 212+ for budget type computers, hydro if i have money but needs clearance, noctua if i really want to have best air cooling.
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post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Pretty much any $30 - $40 air cooler is better, CM 212+, Corasiar A50/70, just a couple off the top of my head
Are you sure about that?

I know that my H50 performed as well as my old lapped true with the same fans in push/pull. I know not one of those coolers that you mentioned can touch a True.
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post #7 of 29
I replaced my H50 with a noctua nh-c14 and it is doing a better job. It is a little expensive and large but not as big as nh-d14 and I heard those are really nice but also expensive. I hear a lot of good things about hyper 212 but I have never used one.
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post #8 of 29
Noctua's aren't epensive at all actually, they are priced vey good for the amazing results they bring with them if you really want nicenicenice air cooling, go for a noctua ;D
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post #9 of 29
My H50 does the job nicely, however i have added two fans, two shrouds new tubing and new coolant.....but its still a H50
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post #10 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunagoblin View Post
Noctua NH-D14. It beats H50
The NH-D14 does not beat the H50, it beats the H70 and spits on H50.

Anyway, get a coolermaster hyper 212+, a 20-25$ hsf that is on par with 40$ models
    
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