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DiscipleDOC
10-22-10, 01:38 PM
Link (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181013)

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/35-181-013-TS?$S300W$


If so, what are your impressions?

methimpikehoses
10-22-10, 01:44 PM
they are quick and easy to install and use, and work as well as a high-end air cooler, but minus the noise.

i recommend. mine has worked flawlessly for over a year now.

careful tho, slawter hates them. :bleh: :angel:

Roadhog
10-22-10, 01:49 PM
if you want water cooling go with water cooling. not some cheap crappy wannabe water cooler.

DiscipleDOC
10-22-10, 02:11 PM
I'm looking for a CPU cooler replacement. I'm already using the one from CoolIT, but it's noisy and it is clunky. This one looks like it will suit my needs just fine.

As for water cooling, there are too many variables for me NOT to use one. I need something that will do the job of a high-end air cooler, but will do it without the noise.

Thanks meth. ;)

Roadhog
10-22-10, 02:26 PM
I'm looking for a CPU cooler replacement. I'm already using the one from CoolIT, but it's noisy and it is clunky. This one looks like it will suit my needs just fine.

As for water cooling, there are too many variables for me NOT to use one. I need something that will do the job of a high-end air cooler, but will do it without the noise.

Thanks meth. ;)

Do this.

Pump:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11740/ex-pmp-109/Swiftech_MCP35X_12v_PWM_Controlled_Water_Pump.html ?tl=g30

RES:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8336/ex-res-144/Swiftech_MCRES_Micro_Rev_2_Small_Form_Factor_High-Flow_Reservoir_12_ID_and_38_ID.html?tl=g30c97s165

CPU Block:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9767/ex-blc-679/Swiftech_Apogee_XT_Extreme_Flagship_Performance_CP U_Waterblock-_Sockets_77511561366.html?tl=g30c323s835

Radiator:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5795/ex-rad-121/Swiftech_MCR320_Quiet_Power_Triple_120mm_Radiator_-_Black_MCR320-QP-K.html?tl=g30c95s161

$280 total, and that will perform far better than anything you can buy pre built.

Roadhog
10-22-10, 02:29 PM
I just noticed you linked to the H50 instead of the H70. Even more fail.

DiscipleDOC
10-22-10, 02:29 PM
Do this.

Pump:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11740/ex-pmp-109/Swiftech_MCP35X_12v_PWM_Controlled_Water_Pump.html ?tl=g30

RES:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8336/ex-res-144/Swiftech_MCRES_Micro_Rev_2_Small_Form_Factor_High-Flow_Reservoir_12_ID_and_38_ID.html?tl=g30c97s165

CPU Block:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9767/ex-blc-679/Swiftech_Apogee_XT_Extreme_Flagship_Performance_CP U_Waterblock-_Sockets_77511561366.html?tl=g30c323s835

Radiator:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5795/ex-rad-121/Swiftech_MCR320_Quiet_Power_Triple_120mm_Radiator_-_Black_MCR320-QP-K.html?tl=g30c95s161

$280 total, and that will perform far better than anything you can buy pre built.

You're talking $280, and I am talking roughly $100. With my present setup, I can go over 4 ghz on my i7 easily. ;)

DiscipleDOC
10-22-10, 02:31 PM
I just noticed you linked to the H50 instead of the H70. Even more fail.

wut


:bleh:

NeonShark
10-22-10, 02:33 PM
I have the Corsair H50 and I love it. If you are thinking about getting one I would recomend getting the H70, it's an update to the H50, you'll be glad you did.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181013&Tpk=H70

Roadhog
10-22-10, 02:36 PM
wut


:bleh:

Read.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/09/09/corsair_h70_highperformance_hydro_cpu_cooler_revie w/1

Roadhog
10-22-10, 02:41 PM
You're talking $280, and I am talking roughly $100. With my present setup, I can go over 4 ghz on my i7 easily. ;)

If youre worried about sound and price. Just get the Noctua NH-D14, its cheaper, quieter, and performs better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

Review and comparison of the 2:
http://www.kitguru.net/components/cooling/zardon/corsair-h70-review-versus-vantage-nh-d14-4-53ghz/

bob saget
10-22-10, 03:47 PM
they are quick and easy to install and use, and work as well as a high-end air cooler, but minus the noise.

i recommend. mine has worked flawlessly for over a year now.

careful tho, slawter hates them. :bleh: :angel:

jeez it's been a year....

grey_1
10-22-10, 04:21 PM
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/corsair_h70/4.htm

jussayin...

EDIT: That review also states that cooler uses dissimilar metals. You don't want the issues that can bring with water bro.

mullet
10-22-10, 04:45 PM
AIR FTW!!

betterdan
10-22-10, 05:14 PM
It's like motorcycles. If you want a simple classic and good performing option then use air cooling. If you want higher performance but more complication use water cooling.
Don't go half assed or you will end up with one of those gay scooters.

Maverick123w
10-22-10, 05:49 PM
Don't understand the hate on the corsair water coolers. Typical elitism I guess. Anyways you get top of the line air cooling performance with silent operation. I have a push pull setup h50 and it cools better than any air cooler I've ever owned and it's silent.

Roadhog
10-22-10, 09:06 PM
Don't understand the hate on the corsair water coolers. Typical elitism I guess. Anyways you get top of the line air cooling performance with silent operation. I have a push pull setup h50 and it cools better than any air cooler I've ever owned and it's silent.

Noctua NH-D14 is cheaper, quieter, and performs better than the H70.

batterbrain101
10-25-10, 02:30 AM
I have the H70 and I love it. Sure there are air coolers that perform as well or slightly better but with the space they take up, their weight and the heat they throw into the case it's almost a no brainer, at least for me anyway. My case temps dropped over 10C when I installed the H70 in exhaust mode which is what I needed with 2 GTX 260's running. I have coolnquite enabled on my Asus board and run it in performance mode. The H70 is quiet with this and is actually one of the quieter systems in my case. For all the haters, yeah you know who you are, piss off. You got the money for your fancy water cooling, great! and whoopdy frickin doo! :nana: , just because it's prebuilt doesn't mean &^%, ! I had my system at 4.2 Ghz with the H70 and my mb sensor hit 51C and the core 0 (AMD 1090T BE) sensor hit 40C running prime95 x64 for 15hrs with ambient at 26C. Boinc started up (my screen saver, forgot to turn it off)and was running SETI and Rosetta, gpu temps were 63C and 60C. This cooler works. Not having a monster air cooler (@ $70+) hogging up the interior (and ram slots) is very nice plus the heat going directly out of the case (exhaust setup on cooler) really helps with SLI setups. Hope this helps. :cool:

Stupid haters can fly a kite into a low 10kv power line, your fan boy crap info wasn't needed. :thumbdwn:

Bearclaw
10-25-10, 07:03 AM
DD - I think it is safe to say that a LOT of people have the H50 or H70 on this forum. Also safe to say those who have it, LOVE IT. Personally, I have the H50 and I love it as well. It looks great in your case and it cools great. I wouldn't go back to the stock coolers or anything else ever. As long as Corsair continues these builds. Corsair in general is a great quality corporation though. my RAM, PSU, and CPU cooler is from them. They also make GREAT cases. :thumbsup:

grey_1
10-25-10, 10:15 AM
Stupid haters can fly a kite into a low 10kv power line, your fan boy crap info wasn't needed. :thumbdwn:

Where are you and Maverick getting this "Haters" thing from? The OP asked for opinions and got them along with comparisons to alternatives, nothing wrong with that. If you use a corsair and are happy with it then just be happy with it.

Others will have different preferences. No need to get hateful and fanboi-ish about it. :)

Maverick123w
10-25-10, 10:49 AM
Where are you and Maverick getting this "Haters" thing from? The OP asked for opinions and got them along with comparisons to alternatives, nothing wrong with that. If you use a corsair and are happy with it then just be happy with it.

Others will have different preferences. No need to get hateful and fanboi-ish about it. :)

Any thread where an h50/70 is even mentioned draws in the usual suspects who proclaim anyone who uses it to be in need of a mental checkup. I just don't get it.

grey_1
10-25-10, 11:31 AM
Any thread where an h50/70 is even mentioned draws in the usual suspects who proclaim anyone who uses it to be in need of a mental checkup. I just don't get it.

I don't get the avid hate either tbh...my main concern was the use of dis-similar metals one review mentioned. Not really an issue for short term use, but after a year and a half or more corrosion could be a problem.

I'm sure the engineers at Corsair know this, but I don't know what steps, if any, were taken to address it.

No hate here though...I've considered these myself, but I just don't need one at the moment. :)

LT.Schaffer
10-25-10, 12:10 PM
DD - I think it is safe to say that a LOT of people have the H50 or H70 on this forum. Also safe to say those who have it, LOVE IT. Personally, I have the H50 and I love it as well. It looks great in your case and it cools great. I wouldn't go back to the stock coolers or anything else ever. As long as Corsair continues these builds. Corsair in general is a great quality corporation though. my RAM, PSU, and CPU cooler is from them. They also make GREAT cases. :thumbsup:


Same here mine's been performing great:) Another thing i like about the H50 is its easy to install when you have big hands,i have the TRUE 120 in my server and i can't help but cut myself when i put it in:(

trivium nate
10-25-10, 07:39 PM
I love my Corsair H50 easy to install its all in one you don't have to take it all apart just have to get dust of the rad but thats it

jcrox
10-25-10, 08:30 PM
Love mine. Does a great job cooling and is nice and quiet.