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Silver Arrow. Two TY-140 fans. Very quiet. Very good cooling.
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Thanks for all the suggestions, but how does the corsair H50 work? Is it like a true water cooling thing, or some type of hybrid?
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The H50 is a closed loop cooling system. The pump sits on top of the cpu water block, which is connected to the radiator(in/out). There is no res needed as there is no need to fill or bleed the system. There has only been one incident of an H50 leaking and Corsair replaced the guys whole system. I used to have one but had to sell it due to financial strife. It kept my x550 unlocked to x4 3.6Ghz around 55c at load. I live in AZ so the ambient temps are quite high. Just put another 120mm for p/p and you're good to go.
    
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Yes highly recommend the h50 or h70, and it is truly just set it and forget it, my 1090t runs at 18c idle(my room stays very cold) and highest its ever gotten is 40c on my h50. and i haven't even set up a p/p yet
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Thor's Hammer is a sick passive (fanless) cooler as well. I couldn't seem to find anything directly saying it would fit in your case but I don't think its "too" much bigger than the megahalems.

And for those of you that have the h50, I've read reviews that said the h50 and h70 get REALLY loud. Is this not true?
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Are you fo realz that it can get super loud?

And what is the differnce betwee the H50 and the H70? I guess I've narrowed it down to the H series by Corsair, unless it is super loud.
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Are you fo realz that it can get super loud?

And what is the differnce betwee the H50 and the H70? I guess I've narrowed it down to the H series by Corsair, unless it is super loud.

You need to swap out the fans if you want it to be quiet at all. It comes with a rather inefficient one and its a fairly dense radiator (which means more noise unless you are using really slow fans... which do not have the power to push adequate air though it usually.)

Better off with a noctura cooler or one of the other towers listed here and going with really quiet fans or just fanless if you have enough ambient airflow.

Dont take me wrong though, the H50 is pretty nice for some uses... its just not by any means the king of quiet.
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post #18 of 25
The H70 has a fatter radiator and comes with 2 fans. http://www.corsair.com/cooling/hydro-series.html
You should also look at the Antec Kuhler series. The COrsair H50/H70 and Antec Kuhler 620/920 are all made by the same company, Asetek.
You should also look at the Corsair H60, which is built by CoolIT.

The fans that come stock with these are adequate, but if you want better performance and lower noise, you will need better fans. A popular choice is the Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14.
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Originally Posted by TwistedDivision;13260103 
Are you fo realz that it can get super loud?

And what is the differnce betwee the H50 and the H70? I guess I've narrowed it down to the H series by Corsair, unless it is super loud.

Depends on teh fans. I dont think the stock fans are particularly queit. Shove something lower speed and quiet on it like a Noctua NF-P12
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And for those of you that have the h50, I've read reviews that said the h50 and h70 get REALLY loud. Is this not true?

Loud!? No way. I had to check to see that the fan was spinning it was so quiet. The stock fan is good but I eventually switched to the Gelid Gamer Wing 12 x2 w/ speed controller. They are barely audible at full speed.http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&cid=2&id=21
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