We just got our hands on the new Corsair H50 High Performance CPU Cooler. In the upcoming days, we are going to go through the installation process and see just how well this thing lives up to it’s name. We will be testing and review it on an Intel i7 build and we will see how well it operates under an overclocking situation.
Here are some photos (click to enlarge):
As you can see in the photos, the H50 is an enclosed watercooling system. The CPU waterblock is attached by two sealed hoses to a 120mm radiator that is mounted (with a supplied 120mm fan) in a exhaust bay in your PC. As a whole, this concept isnt’ anything new. There a numerous producers of waterblocks and 120mm radiators. But, what is new about this is the fact that Corsair has packaged this all together in a seemingly ‘idiot-proof’ water cooling system. In DIY watercooling setups, the systems typically need to be maintained and flushed periodically. Corsair has sealed the whole cooling system, so no flushing is needed. The price is around $80 (US), so assuming it performs well, this is competatively priced with other high-end air cooling solutions.
Here is the product overview (supplied by Corsair):
The Corsair Cooling™ Hydro Series H50 CPU Cooler gives you the power of liquid cooling in a compact, easy-to-install package. You get superior cooling for higher overclocking performance without the complexity of traditional liquid-cooling systems.
Air-based CPU coolers simply aren’t as efficient as water coolers, and can take up too much valuable space. The compact, closed-loop Hydro Series H50 takes your CPU’s temperature to new lows and takes up less room doing it.
- Pre-filled, closed-loop system is easy to install
- Copper CPU cooling plate for maximum cooling performance
- Integrated pump and reservoir is sealed for zero maintenance and improved leakage protection
- Large 120mm radiator for fast heat dispersion
- High-efficiency, low-noise 120mm fan for drawing cool air across the radiator
- Two-year warranty