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A friend gave me his nautilus 500 today and was just wondering if this is even a good cooler anymore. Would this even compare to current WC systems like the rasa 240 or something?
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Can anyone help me out here?
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seems okay, i wouldn't bother using a single rad for your cpu though. it would probably perform similarly to the h50 but it could be a decent starting point for a loop (since its free, if you had to pay i wouldn't even bother).
order to change out parts in that setup
switch from a single to double rad
new block
new pump
new res
that list also shows which parts are going to most likely be the bottle neck
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Originally Posted by Jov4nTh3Yu9o View Post
A friend gave me his nautilus 500 today and was just wondering if this is even a good cooler anymore. Would this even compare to current WC systems like the rasa 240 or something?
Nope. It was the first attempt at a cheap and easy to setup water loop, I'd like to consider it more of a prototype LCLC (low-cost liquid cooler, like H50's). It's cooling is mediocre, has poor plastic mounting, what seems to be an aluminum radiator (don't quote me on that, I never looked in depth) which is pretty much a no no, and it's big, bulky, and quite the eye sore.
    
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The Corsair Nautilus 500 can cool up to 500W of heat. Like others have said, it cools similar or a little better than the H50. There are mods that can be done to the N500 to boost performance without spending a dime more. Search the web for that.

The N500 was an answer from Corsair for those who often go to LAN parties and required the ability to be totally mobile with the computer and WCing. The N500 is an external unit with quick-disconnects and leak-free connections.

Sure, the N500 only has one RAD, but the RAD thickness is greater than the typical 120 RAD. Thus more fluid flow, more tube and air-center surface area for more performance.

As for the aluminum RAD, yes, the early day WCing gear of the late 90's and early 00's used aluminum a lot for RADs. The WCing coolant was primarily a mixture of Sierra green Propylene Glycol 33% to 66% distilled water. The Sierra coolant has the best corrosion inhibitors on the market for a mixed metal setup. Once a year, one would need to flush and refill with the same coolant mixture for top performance and protection. Which in turn is a good practice anyways.

One other bonus the N500 has is the Laing DDC pump vs. the H50 using the wimpy pump.
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