Conclusion: It runs really cool, and that’s more than 40°C between the H50 and a stock cooler. Is it all that good? Well, almost. 2 thing I must highlight. Firstly, the price – it’s priced over RM 300, the lowest I come by was at RM 335 or so. Not bad a price actually, considering it’s a water-cooling setup and does considerably well.
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. You don't need a big case, either, as all that is required is a 120 mm fan placement.
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
Excerpt: Corsair has really put quite the name out for themselves. With really top notch power supplies, Corsair built quite a following as well. Not too long ago they opened their minds and started designing chassis' such as the Obsidian 800D . This chassis , again, was top notch with no stone unturned, keeping the Corsair name intact.
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. But regardless of the type of product, they appear to be taking it quite seriously, setting high quality and performance standards and offering the computer enthusiast an alternative brand to choose from.
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. Now Corsair is continuing the trend by scooping up Asetek’s all-in-one liquid CPU cooler and rebranding it as the Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50. It’s not just a straight-up rebadge.
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. Still, the H50 did fare quite well against the similar Domino ALC, achieving comparable CPU temperatures with consistently lower noise levels.
Conclusion: Low cost liquid coolers have always been a mixed bag, and definitely a product range that most enthusiast have been avoiding, but I feel like the H50 could be the exception to this rule. The most common pit-falls of previous coolers have been cracking acryl blocks and poor performance, both of which Corsair has avoided. The simple and solid construction with care-free tubing, coupled with easy installation is definitely the way to go.
Pros: Good performance, Easy installation, Flexibility in smaller cases