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I am thinking about getting an H50 because my Hyper 212+ will not fit into my current case with the side fan on and I had some general questions about it before I went and pulled the trigger.

Reguarding the H50 I would like to know for starters how well does it cool because I read somewhere on a random review site that the bad thing about an H50 is that the raditor can not keep up with cooling so after awhile on full load the temps will continually increase because of this during gaming on such.

I also had a question about the TIM that comes pre applied I was wondering if that TIM would be better than the AS5 I have laying around because I heard it was Shin Etizu (or how ever it is spelled).

Also I know leaks are rare but am I was wondering what is the usual life time of a H50 because I know the pump will give out sooner or later.

Mainly I was wondering because by the looks of it the best air cooler I could have that would fit inside my case would be the Hyper N520.
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It works great and the included thermal apste is better than AS5. Yes it is Shin Etsu G751 .
Full load is like 58c for me.



Been running prime 95 for a couple of hours now, those are my temps@ 3.5Ghz

It will probably last a couple of years from what i've heard, and for the most part it was designed to be leak proof aswell.
Edited by L3gacy - 4/7/11 at 7:16pm
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It cools very well, I had another cooler that I thought worked great was getting 79 deggres in prime 95 after 20 mins. Switched to the H50 and dropped temps by 5.

Yes the stock TIM is Great! it is Shin Etsu.

As long as you dont mod it you have the warranty to fall back on.
Sure you hear a random person saying that they got horrible temps, or "it just stopped working after a day"
They either just got a bad unit (YES IT HAPPENS . .. You can get a faulty unit, get over it and exchange it) or they didn't follow the directions well enough and didn't mount it correctly.

Just do it you won't regret it I promise.
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It works great and the included thermal apste is better than AS5.
How long have you had your H50 for and if you know what is the expected life time of it because that is my biggest question besides cooling preformance.
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updated my post above! ^^

You can also put an extra fan on the RAD and drop your temps a few more degrees celcius.
Edited by L3gacy - 4/7/11 at 7:20pm
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updated my post above! ^^

You can also put an extra fan on the RAD and drop your temps a few more degrees celcius.
That is what I was thinking about now how I would go about mounting it in my NZXT phantom.

I was thinking of using the fan that was with the H50 to pull air in and the back exhaust fan to pull air out but I don't know If I will have the room.
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The phantoms have intake fans at the top of the case dont they? Like 2 of them? You could put the H50 up there.
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The phantoms have intake fans at the top of the case dont they? Like 2 of them? You could put the H50 up there.
They are 200m fans up top so I would have to make an adaptor out of sheet metal or something.
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How long have you had your H50 for and if you know what is the expected life time of it because that is my biggest question besides cooling preformance.
If nothing else, the warranty is 2 years on the H50, so you're fine for that period of time, and in that time will likely switch to something newer and cooler by then anyway. I've had my H50 for like a month and I'm already switching to full custom watercooling

If you go the H50 route, I recommend getting a second fan for push/pull configuration, as that will lower your temperature even more.

Also, you shouldn't have a hard time finding a 200mm to 120mm fan mount adapter somewhere online. Depends how hard it is for you to make an adapter yourself out of sheet metal I guess
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I switched over to it a few months ago, and with my q9550 @4.037 ghz 1.34 vcore it idles btwn 28-35c and load under prime will hit 67c, under gaming for 2 hours or so it gets up to 57-59c. Just add another 120mm fan to the rad (push pull) makes a big difference.
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