Originally Posted by Ceadderman
Get back to me when you've had it for 10 years.
iirc Warranty period was 5 years. I expect there to be a year or two overlap in coverage on everything with a reasonably long warranty period. 7 years is good, but I'll be more impressed with 10 years.
My old h50 which I sold is just now approaching the EoL of it's warranty. I think it's got ~1yr left.
Almost 8 years at this point, cooling just like the first day. I have yet to see a H50 having its pump fail, maybe that's because they all were made with strong pumps capable of lasting longer than 8 years, and even if it does dies before the 10 years mark... It's 50$ freaking dollars for Christ sake, I won't build a custom loop just so I can change its coolant every 8 years, I'd rather buy another 50$ Closed Loop, I'd just have to buy around 8 closed loops in my entire life, if I even get to live that long that is.[/quote]
Yeah I got it. And I certainly wasn't picking on you just in case you came away thinking that.
Shoot Custom loopers change their coolant a lot more than once every 8 years. Especially dye loopers.
I used straight distilled no dye no additives myself. And I change my coolant every 6 months if I can help it. Distilled is cheap enough and it helps keep algae from forming in the loop.
I'm not suggesting that you need to go full custom. I'd seriously consider it though. You'd be surprised how much better your system would run on Water. Of course I didn't sit around all smug with myself with my h50. But then I bought and used my h50 as a minor experiment with water cooling. It impressed me enough that I decided to go Custom.
I've recently added Thermospheres to my Crossfire kit and modded Swiftech heatsinks to allow them to fit over the top of them.
You could do this even on a CLC but you'd have to mod the CLC to allow the use of cooling blocks. Back when I was part of the Corsair h50 club, we had a couple guys mod theirs and add their GPU and Res etc. I thought they were pretty neat, albeit a little insane for carving one up. But it's not like they spent a metric crapton of money on their cooler though.