Conclusion: There is no doubt about it Corsair and Asetek were at the top of their game when they introduced the H50. Since then the market has changed a little and you can now find similar setups from almost every manufacture, even Corsair has introduced a few new variations.
Summary: The Corsair Hydro H50 offers a hassle-free introduction to water cooling. No need to worry about radiators, reservoirs, pumps, waterblocks, tubing, coolant; Corsair has put it all together for you at a much lower price than a a DIY system using discrete components.
Pros: Stock fan has good acoustics, Easy to mount, Pump portion only 55 mm tall
Cons: Loud, buzzy pump, Poor performance/noise ratio, No fan soft mounting option, Expensive
Summary: The Corsair H50 is a no fuss no muss, lower noise CPU thermal solution that installs with the relative ease of a regular CPU heatsink. The H50 liquid cooling system arrives fully assembled, pre-filled with a distilled water/propylene glycol coolant and is pre-plumbed.
Summary: The Corsair H50 CPU Cooler is a great alternative to a custom water cooling kit. While it doesn't outperform a traditional water cooling kit it is half the cost, performs very well and is easy to install. Watch the video to find out more...
Summary: Despite Corsair primarily being a memory module manufacturer, they also offer other products, some of which are closely related such as USB and SSD drives, and some that are completely different, such as cases and coolers.
Excerpt: Corsair's H50 liquid cooling kit has a lot going for it. Not only is this a turnkey system that requires no assembly or maintenance, it is relatively easy to install, has very good cooling performance and is priced competitively with higher-end air coolers.
Excerpt: Corsair is best known for its memory and power supplies, but recently the company has taken to rebadging excellent OEM products for retail. First came a rebadged edition of Samsung’s blazing-fast 256GB MLC solid state drive.
Pros: Quiet; great cooling; competitively priced; no-maintenance closed-loop cooling.
Cons: Idle temps could be lower; install could be easier.
Summary: The H50 is a good example of the evolution of all-in-one PC water cooling kits. Corsair's cooling division has created an easy-to-install unit that offers great performance and commendably low noise levels. With a , though, it's not the cheapest way to get this sort of heat-dissipating power.