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post #1 of 17
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Is the price increase really worth it?
I have read the review sites, I am quite aware of the 5 - 12C improvement that the H70 has, but is it honestly worth that premium cost?

Is there any way to the same temperature difference on the H50 with a push-pull?

Is the push-pull on the H70 have any benefit?
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post #2 of 17
The increased radiator surface area is a benefit that can't be added to a H50. Unless you are making a mATX or SFF build, I would prefer the H70 over the H50 every time.
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post #3 of 17
I can't speak for the H50, however, I just installed an H70 in my system today. Coming from a Xigmatek X1283, my temps under load dropped 14C with a push-pull setup using the stock fans with the resistors on. If you are concerned about the price, Best Buy currently has both on sale (chances are you will only find the H50 in stores and the H70 online). I would say if your case is large enough to go with the H70 (the radiator can be awkward to install because of its size compared to the H50).
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post #4 of 17
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I know about the sale, which is partly why I am debating. Problem is, they seem to be sold out of the H70. Trying to find a place to buy it online with price match is a pain, and I don't have microcenter or tigerdirect (closest is about 30 miles in snow near me). My local bestbuy doesn't have them in stock (I think) either. Won't be able to confirm that until later today though, considering it is 2 Am.
Edited by Lige - 12/26/10 at 11:12pm
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by GH0 View Post
I know about the sale, which is partly why I am debating. Problem is, they seem to be sold out of the H70. Trying to find a place to buy it online with price match is a pain, and I don't have microcenter or tigerdirect (closest is about 30 miles in snow near me). My local bestbuy doesn't have them in stock (I think) either. Won't be able to confirm that until later today though, considering it is 2 Am.
You *SHOULD* be able to go online and see if they have them in stock. Not sure how accurate that is but its worked for me before.
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post #6 of 17
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I have never been able to if they are already sold out. I can if they have them in stock listed online though. :\\
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post #7 of 17
Ahh well never mind then. Either way both coolers are great, but if the opportunity presents itself, I would get the H70. Just my 2 cents.
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post #8 of 17
I'm wondering about the H50 vs H70 stuff myself.

I will be purchasing one of either soon. I have had a H50 before but had to sell it for financial reasons, but now that things have steadied out I can buy one again.

Just can't decide if the extra cash is worth it.
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post #9 of 17
2 words...
CoolIt Vantage

They make the corsair line
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grizzlyblunting View Post
2 words...
CoolIt Vantage

They make the corsair line

Asetek makes the Corsair line, at least the H50

Besides, I hear that the CoolIt ones explode after quite some time of use, also why would I want to waste my time "setting it up" with the LCD screen and all that crap? I want to plug in the pump and have it work 100% at full blast.
Edited by Kvjavs - 12/26/10 at 11:30pm
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