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I've had bad experiences with bad temps out of H50's on my i5 2500k is the H60 any improvement? I noticed it's a square base so no rotation needed to get it into place. The reason I ask is it's roughly 20 bucks more than the H50 after the H50's rebate (if it works and I use the MIR that is only 7 bucks more without MIR)
     
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Why not just get a quality air cooler and not spend your money on rubbish like the H50/60/70?
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Like mbudden said, I'd invest in a good air cooler. But if space in your case is limited, and the H series of coolers are the only coolers you can fit in your case, I don't think you should go to the H60. It cools at most a few degrees more than the H50, which definitely is the best bang for the buck here.
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I was originally planning on a Silver Arrow which was the same price after shipping.
     
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What's the difference between that and the H50? Bigger Rad?
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So basically its cools better but is bit louder then an h50 but doesnt cool as well and is quieter then an h70 if i remember reading it properly. personally if you must go an h series go h60, almost h70 performance with out the noise.
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post #7 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by phazer11;13078340 
I was originally planning on a Silver Arrow which was the same price after shipping.
The Silver Arrow is actually the best air cooler on the market, if I'm not mistaken. That would be a great choice.
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What's the difference between that and the H50? Bigger Rad?
Bigger rad and a better waterblock/pump.
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post #8 of 45
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What's the difference between that and the H50? Bigger Rad?
I think the fan might be different. But the mounting system is different. It uses a more normal mounting system square as opposed to round. Square plate and all no twisting require like on the H50.

Only problem is I don't know about the site the Silver Arrow would be coming from Directron?

The H50 was only looking tempting for the 60 bucks after rebate and free shipping I guess.
Edited by phazer11 - 4/10/11 at 7:05pm
     
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post #9 of 45
actually depending on the clock and voltage used, at high voltage and clocks, the noctua d-14 beats the silver arrow. for reference:

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/thermalright_silver_arrow_vs_noctua_nh-d14/2
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So bottom line H50 with round mount and sink and twist lock for 61 bucks after MIR or H60 with square sink and mount for 80 after shipping?
I'd think the H60 would eliminate many incorrect installations?
     
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