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Be careful, you'll see the H50 and H70 get a lot of criticism here. I however have had good results with it. It all depends on how you mount it, where you mount it and what fans you use.

I had an H50 and moved to an H70 when I sold my older rig, though I kept the fans I purchased separately -- Ultra Kaze 3000's. They move a ton of air.

With my sig rig overclocked to 4.6GHz @ 1.43v, I idle at 24c-28c and full load after an hour of prime is right at high 50s to low 60s depending on slight fluctuations in ambient temperature (which is usually around ~74F).

When you add in the cost of good fans for a push pull, it ends up being as much or more than high end air coolers that come close to or meet the H50. If the absolute coolest temps are what you see, a Noctua NH-14 may be your best bet. But remember, that cooler is massive and comes with two fans (you can add a third). Even if you don't have tall heatsinks or other clearance issues, you won't see much of anything except metal and fans.

I like to look at the internals of my computer through the window on my CoolerMaster storm scout. So I took that into consideration. If you don't have a window or don't want care about seeing the hardware, then get the Noctua.

As for those recommending a RASA -- I'm looking at that as my next move.
I agree with this guy. I've used multiple H50s (and lots of custom loops).. and really, the H50 isn't that bad. I've had pretty good temps, never breaking 70*C load on my Sandybridge or i7 920 rigs. The important thing is proper airflow. I was using the Antec 300 and had two fans pulling in cool air from the front/lower, and push/pull on the H50 out the upper/back. I thought for the price and ease--quite a good deal. I'm not a fan of ginormous heatsinks
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You'll see people talk about the H50 like it's crap but keep in mind that temps mean nothing if ambients are not given. Also, having owned a selection of 'top' air coolers including the Megahalems and Ven X I've had nothing but a positive experience with the H50 I use presently. Basically, people talk trash about the H50 because of the amount of hate it receives on these forums. In terms of the other coolers you listed, mainly the V6GT and Hyper 212+, the H50 will outperform both of these, especially if you upgrade the included fan to a push/pull setup.
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I agree with this guy. I've used multiple H50s (and lots of custom loops).. and really, the H50 isn't that bad. I've had pretty good temps, never breaking 70*C load on my Sandybridge or i7 920 rigs. The important thing is proper airflow. I was using the Antec 300 and had two fans pulling in cool air from the front/lower, and push/pull on the H50 out the upper/back. I thought for the price and ease--quite a good deal. I'm not a fan of ginormous heatsinks
Speaking of placement -- I have my H70 mounted in the front drive bay so it gets fresh, clean, cool air from the front of the case. And for those worried about mobo/gpu/case temps from exhausting radiator air into case -- it is at best 1c degree higher under load. The top, rear, and upper sidepanel fan exhaust all the hot air and keeps everything cool.
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I would also say no, I just got mine and looking to replace it already. My Scythe Ninja 2 was 2C lower then what I get with the H50. Also had to go with 3.6GHz not 3.8GHz wa geeting over 75C, at 3.6GHz I top out around 67C.I would get a high end air cooler will do the same job or go with water.
I don't see why you were getting 75C. I don't even get 75C with 100pass IBT on a I7 @ 4GHz
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I don't see why you were getting 75C. I don't even get 75C with 100pass IBT on a I7 @ 4GHz
Likely a bad seating, poor airflow (or not enough airflor), not the best placement, etc. There are several reasons actually.
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I had a Scythe Mugen 2, and moved to the H50 with decent fans these to be exact. I had a massive decrease in degrees and couldn't be happier. I had my CPU at 3.7GHz and now with this cooler + fans it's @ 4GHz with more room to OC. Highest degrees in OCCT is 49 degrees. 4018.0MHz @ 1.440V
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Mine is okay. Its dropped about 5* off my load temps from my AC7 Pro. I was hoping for a bigger drop so I'm not sure I would recommend it.
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Okay well jeez we wouldnt have known because your sig rig is BS.... If its only a dual core a hyper 212+ will do you just fine
well, look at my sig, note the REAL RIG, thats actually my real rig lol, most people miss it too. But im probobly going to upgrade to and i7/X4 in the not so distant future since a new super market basket is opening down the streer and im almost guarenteed a job. So even if its 100% overkill for now which would be better for a high 4.0+ OC later on, V6 with 1 great fan and 1 stock fan
H50 with two stock fans
or 212+ with 2 great fans?

i will probobly be getting gentle typhoons later on if i feel the need.

EDIT- How would this stack up against all 3? And more specifically how does this compare to the standard V6?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103089
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Mine is okay. Its dropped about 5* off my load temps from my AC7 Pro. I was hoping for a bigger drop so I'm not sure I would recommend it.
maybe thats due to load temps not being high to begin with, in my opinion a good cooler doesnt just lower temps that you had before it maintains those low temps for longer than your old cooler.
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lol honestly zalmin wins because they draw me in with their unique looking HSF's, but if you guys say they arent that good..........
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