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Pros: Worker as good as my old Gen 1 H50.
Cons: Where do I begin? The screws that came with the unit are too short to be used. I only managed to get a single rotation of threading before it stripped the thread on the radiator. Luckily I had spares which were longer that worked. The fan is made by a cheaper company, so that is another strike for trying to skimp on production costs.
Ultimately the thing that made me write this review is that this piece of garbage nearly cost me my cpu. 3 months after purchase and the pump died on me. The hot coolant was just trapped in one tube and couldn't cycle through the radiator. I thought maybe it was the power so I tried using an adapter to power the pump. Nope. Tried using a system fan conector. Nope.
Lesson learned. Invest the extra $8 and buy from corsair. Their coolers have yet to let me down in both quality and performance.
This review is from: IN WIN Maelstrom Black SECC(0.8~1.0mm) ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Pros: A while back I bought this case for my first PERSONAL build. Right out of the box it made me sit in awe. It was a massive, beautiful case with high quality, somewhat quiet fans.
The reason I'm making this update is because I saw someone comment on their trouble installing an H50 cooler. Well, I've got an H50 with an extra fan on pull and it fits great. Mind you I had to mess with the positioning, but it was well worth it!
Regardless, if you want to buy this case, feel better in knowing that the H50 WILL fit in this case WITHOUT needing to take off the 220mm side fan.
Cons: No cable management, but, no side window so it's really not an issue.
Other Thoughts: This case is HUGE, it's big but much quieter than the an Antec 900 case set on low OR medium.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 Quiet Edition Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
Pros: Ok, I wrote a review on this product a few weeks ago (about a week after I bought it). I didn't really pay attention to the temps after I saw they were getting a bit warm for an $80 cooler (46C). So to my surprise when I opened core temp when I started playing Just Cause 2 I noticed that the max temp I got was only 36C! After I saw that I tried other games like Bad Company 2 and I only got 40C! A few weeks ago I was getting 46C. So, max load temps at 100% on my Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 3.2 Ghz is 43C. The lowest I've seen it get is about 26C. I don't think I could get any better performance than what I'm getting now. This cooler is outstanding!
Cons: None, the installation process was SO EASY. I was shocked when i finished, I almost felt nervous that I skipped a step because it when by so fast. Buy this cooler if you're as paranoid as I am about temps.
Other Thoughts: I'm using the Push/Pull configuration with an extra Antec 900 case fan set on medium. as I write this review I'm getting 26C, incredible. I'm also using Arctic silver 5.
This cooler is quiet, cheap for a water cooler, and worth every freaking penny. buy it, you won't regret it.