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2. How well will it work?

Will it be as good or better the a High End Air cooler eg..
Noctua NH-D14

3. It it going to leak or not?

This is the big one!
I need to know more about this! I hope! I've just see some 1 off case and that I'm just reading to much in to this.

4. Is there going to be a bad noise from the pump head?

Same as 3.

5. How loud are the fans on it?

I like don't want to loud fans as my case is siting on my desk right next to me. (Kids need I say more on that one) I know I can change fans, but what fans would be best for it? the ones that come with it or does it not real matter.
2. At stock it's about equivalent to high-end air coolers like the Noctua D14. With a minor amount of modding -- lapping the cold plate, upgrading the fans -- it should outperform the D14 by at least a few degrees C, likely more if you get good fans.

3. Considering how many of these are out there, leaks appear to be quite rare unless you're really abusing the thing.

4. Pump noise appears to also be very rare, and nearly all cases I've seen involve having the pump mounted higher than the radiator, allowing air to collect in it. If you keep the radiator above the pump, there shouldn't be a problem.

5. If you're using the stock fans with the included Y-splitter, noise should be minimal; but your performance will not be exceptional, since it includes resistors to reduce the voltage, and thereby reducing fan speed and noise. Using a non-voltage-reducing splitter will improve performance, but increase noise. Upgrading the fans to a high-quality low-noise model suitable for rads (I recommend Akasa Vipers) will allow high performance with a very good noise profile. I don't even notice mine, even under heavy load.
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Very few leak or knock. You only get the problems on forums rather than all the satisfied owners. Well I'm a very satisfied owner whose H50 has never knocked, gurgled or leaked, and I'm only one of many.

If they are not installed properly (and they do require care when installing) then they will run hotter.

I only went custom water because I wanted more, more, more.
that makes 2 of us ..

I have had my h50 for about 6 months now and i havent had an issue yet , no gurgling or leaks , nothing ( knock on wood ) this cooler is awsome .. With all my tweaking and the lovely ambients sydney is having atm i get 28c idle / 68c load @ 4.2ghz on my i7 ...

As far as im concerned thats up there with the custom loops , and im only using 2 generic fans in push pull lol at one stage i had 3,000rpm fans in push pull on my rad and the temps were incredible but the noise it made totally ruined that experience for me so i used quieter fans and still have great temperatures .

Lapping my cpu and block of the h50 helped drop temps considerably , along with a tiny amount of as5 thermal compound and a good mounting job its helped changed this cooler from ( good as top end air coolers ) to just as good as your gonna get with watercooling unless you spend hundreds on a custom loop or get phase change .

Pretty impressive for a $60 h50 , you dont need to maintain it or anything just clean out the dust from your rad every month or two and it should last for years .

I highly reccomend the h50/60/70 to anyone that wants to start a basic watercooled pc .. gave me a whole lot of knowledge on how all this stuff works ( thanks to this thread ) now i am confident to put together a custom loop in my pc .. where as before i had no idea . But im sticking with my h50 until my next major build in maybe 1-2 years ? no need to get custom loop when my temps are exceptional with a h50 .
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Lol I found a use for my CoolerMaster V6 GT (which kept killing my socket 1555 ASUS boards check out the warning in my sig if you want to know more) I'm using the 94 CFM fans and the Y-Splitter from it.

Oh hi there Ceadder
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Thanks, may be that what has happen with the one the ones I read about not install just right.

rotorr00t the H60 looks great in there.

I see that you have it mount at the top was that hard to do? or is tat just high up the back of the case?
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I have to say after reading what you guys have post I have to day I feel a lot better about the leaks not happen.

many thanks now all I have to do is see If I go water or not at this stage I'll say yes.

and now I just have to work out what to get corsair H60/H70 or the Antec KÃœHLER H₂O 920.

Still like the software and that fact to color light is a good way to see that it is power up.
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well appears i have pump noise on this corsair h70 , i hope this stops else i have to return it back to place of purchase. good temps from what i see useing gentle typhoons ap14s

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For those people who do experience this problem, the good thing is that Corsair have been very good on the warranty. Not every manufacturer is. Is yours a growl/ticking or the gurgle? If it is the gurgle a change of position can help.
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For those people who do experience this problem, the good thing is that Corsair have been very good on the warranty. Not every manufacturer is. Is yours a growl/ticking or the gurgle? If it is the gurgle a change of position can help.
more like rattle type noise to me , might be air in pump area am not sure? i may try to move case around in a bit to see if that will fix it . cant really change radiator orientation due to case that it is in. the radiator is higher than the pump .

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If I remember correctly aren't there issues with mounting it with the rad on top?
     
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The only time u should here the pump is if you move the radiator and the hoses .. if u turn the system back on u will hear a swoosh of water going through the pump which is kind of a gurgling sound . Any permanant gurgling noises means there is something wrong with your pump .

You should not hear the pump at all , if you can hear it .. return it for a new one because its defective .

The only time you could probably hear the pump , is if ur in a dead silent room and your pc has no fans in it to override the sound .. it would be a very low volume sound almost silent .

if u can hear the pump more than anything else in ur pc , there is an issue .
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