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Corsair A50 (CAFA50)
6.7 out of 10

Corsair A50 (CAFA50)

Compatible with Intel and AMD systems Three 8mm copper Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Corsair A50 (CAFA50)

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Overall 6
6.0

Never received mail in rebate$

Simon D., Newegg
18 November 2012
  • Pros: Cooler works great.
  • Cons: stiffed on the mail in rebate. Submitted on time and correctly.....just never received anything.
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Overall 6
6.0

Better than the orig heatsink

EUGENE L., Newegg
15 August 2012
  • Summary: For $10 after a speedy mir, would definitely buy again if it comes with two fans.
  • Pros: It's much better than the orig cpu heatsink. Don't expect to overclock much. CORSAIR rebates fulfilled by Parago take about 4 weeks - one of the most consumer friendly. For $10 dlr after $20 speedy mir, it's pretty good.
  • Cons: Does not lower temp by much. Maybe fans on both sides work better!
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Overall 6
6.0

Great heatsink, horrible AMD clip

MISS B., Newegg
5 April 2012
  • Summary: BE VERY CAREFUL INSTALLING THIS ON AMD MOBOS. Make sure the clip ON BOTH SIDES is right up next to the retention frame before you start tightening it, and try to hold the center of the clip to minimize how much it's torquing the tabs on the frame.
  • Pros: Given the perpetual rebate this thing has, and the resulting low (usually) price, I'm pleasantly surprised with quality of construction. Tall enough under the fins to clear the circular heatsinks on Mushkin RAM by a few millimeters, and has a very solid build and finish. It's not sharp enough to ...
  • Cons: AMD clip design is horrible, it's too tight and can't flex. Since it can't flex, it instead leans toward the side that it's lever is pushed toward to secure the clip. The lean torques the tabs on the mobo retention frame in a way they weren't designed for, and coupled with the lack of flex is und...
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent but with major flaws

Chenyang L., Newegg
7 April 2011
  • Summary: If you are OK with the noise, then this cpu cooler should work just fine. I for one, despise noisy cpu fans. I find it irritating and would have appreciated a quieter fan. It only comes with a 3 pin connector (no 4 pin), so I'm not sure if it will be as effective if I lower the rpm.
  • Pros: Large, feels fairly sturdy. The installation was much simpler and easier than my previous hyper 212. Based off reviews and such, pretty sure performance will be on par...however
  • Cons: The fan...is SO loud (deducted an egg). I wanted my new computer to be fairly quiet. My builds tend to be "budget-minded high end". I normally wait for deals to pop up and A50 seemed to have good reviews so I picked it up for 15 with rebate off NE. I haven't ran it with my CPU but I'm pretty sure...
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Overall 6
6.0

Average in my book

Stephen D., Newegg
6 March 2011
  • Pros: Nice build and quite sturdy
  • Cons: Bulky, which made the installation kind of a hassle. Once seated, the idle temps on my i7 950 were about 36 C, 1-2 degrees cooler than what I get with the stock cooler. Not acceptable.
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Overall 6
6.0

overall ok, horrible instructions

Ryan M., Newegg
22 December 2010
  • Summary: don't try to use this in a case <7.5" wide; it won't fit if you buy this, ignore the provided instructions and go to the website (link is elsewhere in these reviews)
  • Pros: "seems" to work fine; the mobo was DOA, so I can't say for sure
  • Cons: provided instructions are terrible (wasted time putting installing multiple times)
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Overall 6
6.0

CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler

Kenisha, pricebat.ca
26 June 2013
  • Excerpt: "seems" to function fine; the mobo was DOA, so I can't say for certain offered instructions are terrible (wasted time putting installing many occasions) don't attempt to use this in a case ɟ.5" wide; it won't fitif you get this, ignore the provided directions and go to the web site (link is...
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Overall 6
6.0

CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler

Billy, pricebat.ca
24 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Good build and very sturdy Bulky, which produced the installation type of a hassle. When seated, the idle temps on my i7 950 have been about 36 C, 1-2 degrees cooler than what I get with the stock cooler. Not acceptable.
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Overall 6
6.0

CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler

Aspasia, pricebat.ca
1 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Cooler worked Awesome whilst it was functional. Kept exceptional temps AMD Mounting Hardware is Junk. I installed this cooler with no a hiccup. Ran the cooler for sometime but all of a sudden Im playing WoW and Snap the AMD Bracket in my opinion was Chintzy from the Starting Broke in Half.I dont...
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Overall 6
6.0

CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler

Teddy, pricebat.ca
24 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Large, feels relatively sturdy. The installation was considerably easier and much easier than my prior hyper 212. Primarily based off critiques and such, pretty confident overall performance will be on par...nevertheless The fan...is SO loud (deducted an egg).
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