Originally Posted by antipesto93
i know this is really and age old question, but i just cant find a definitive answer.
Is It worth swapping my megahalem for a H50?
There is no definitive answer, looking at multiple setups of people with different fans on their H50 or Mega, people with push/pull setups on either cooler makes a difference.
In different tests each one has managed to edge out the other and they've always been close in performance. You might spend more money getting better fans for either application so original cost isn't always a factor either.
I personally didn't like my Dark Knight cooler because it was a giant tower, the Mega is even bigger and heavier and that's is a lot of strain on the motherboard for me when I move my computer around a lot.
So personal preference, you can have the all-star of the air cooling or the entry water cooler with similar and sometimes better performance.