Originally Posted by sLowEnd
I believe the Toyota Corolla is still a failure! I think people should buy BMW M3s instead!
Haha, thanks for the laugh.
The H series coolers are designed to compete with high-end aircooling, not with custom watercooling loops.
Building a custom watercooling loop is something I recommend everyone try at least once - I've done it a few times and it was a lot of fun, and there's nothing better than showing off the fruits of all your hard work. Plus, with the right color tubing and good fittings and layout, it just looks cool. But my last loop cost me over $200 and that was before they had expensive bitspower-like fittings and such - just a pump, CPU block, 240 radiator, and a reservoir, and I was more than double the cost of an H70 to cool my CPU. And what's worse, is that it only outperformed the H70 by about 4C or so at idle (and 7-8C) at load.
When I built my most recent system I just used an H70. Maybe it's not quite as cool, but it was a lot cheaper (well, yeah, I get an employee discount of course) and a lot easier and faster. It may not perform as well or look quite as cool as a big watercooling setup, but I like it more than I liked any of the aircoolers I looked at.
Anyway - to each his own. H50 and H70 are tremendously successful and a lot of people love them - but they're not for everybody.