Originally Posted by johnny.dot.exe
I switched to the Corsair H50, which will be delivered tomorrow hopefully, for several reasons...none of which involve overclocking surprisingly.
1. Less noise due to one(or both) side panel fans being gone...we all know how loud those are due to the stupid vents in the side panel.
2. No more dirty CPU heatsink!
3. Lower idle/load temps on the CPU...lowest I could go was 33c, ambient temp is killing me here in SW Missouri during the hot months. That idle temp is good, but cooler is better.
I eventually want to sell the H50 and build a custom water-cooling kit to cool the CPU, GPU(s) and maybe RAM/HDD/NB. If I could get down to just the fans on the rad, the inside of that case will stay immaculate.
Well, the corsair h50 is a good unit, but it still doesn't beat high end air coolers like the true and megahalems. Plus it is more expensive.
check out this review: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...&limitstart=12
In my opinion, only go water cooling if you have doe to build an entire loop which includes, cpu, gpu, and even a north bridge block with a huge 240 or 360 radiator and a good pump etc.
Yes, I have done my research on water cooling, even thought about getting one, but it's just not worth it to me Edited by Behemoth777 - 10/16/09 at 6:32am