Originally Posted by PapaSmurf
Sorry if I offended you, but I stand by what I stated. An H50 is highly over rated. A $25 Hyper 212+ will perform just as well and quieter for a third of the price of an H50 and isn't that big. H50's are more hype than anything else.
Originally Posted by Rockr69
Not really offended, but certainly not deluded. I've been running my 550 unlocked for over half a year now OCd to 3.8 with my H50 with the stock fan and have had very good performance with it. All those tests pitting the H50 against those monster coolers have been in cases suited to max airflow and designed around tower coolers, so I can only go by what I know. We're good though
Feel I ought weigh in on this little debate here as well... Considering that I too, have an H50 in my "Little Scout that Could"; running a pair of Cooler Master R4's in push/Pull with a pair of 25mm shrouds...
I, am running this on a Phenom II x4 955; at 3908mhz
3.9ghz, stable, and cool.
Running this on a vcore of 1.5; with CPU/NB running at around 2460mhz; and my Ram slightly overclocked to 1644mhz; and I am slowly tweaking my way towards the 4.0ghz mark!
It should be running even cooler, once I manage to get my desk cleaned off, rearranged, and such, so I have room to move my lil Scout, off the floor, and onto the desk, so its sitting away from all the hot air under my desk. I have a big, heavy book case I have to clean off and move to the other side of my desk.
For now, I am quite pleased and impressed with my H50! There are quite a few people over in the Phenom II 9x5 Overclock thread breaching the 3.9/4.0ghz mark using H50's!
Mind, I could probably do with a pair of better shrouds. Mine were customs that I made myself, cutting up a pair of old Thermaltake 120mm fans to make a pair of 120x25mm shrouds. Had to use my Dremel to do the work and kinda did a butcher job on them. Also had to cut away a portion of the edge, on one of them, so my side panel would properly fit in place. Look in the details of my Sig Rig for a link to the pics I posted in this thread.