Corsair H50 Installation Details and Configuration for Positive Pressure
F. DELEON "Franko", Amazon
14 May 2012
Summary: Kind of long review but includes detailed instructions, modifications and configuration... Finally installed the Corsair H50 in our ATX 3.6 GHz "Frankenstein" mid-tower. Prior to the conversion, the mid-tower had a medium-sized (~ 4" cube) copper/ aluminum heatsink with top-mounted cooling fan blowing down onto the cooling fins.
Summary: I have one in my alienware case I run it lots of hrs and I get a good temp. Reading on 88-98 F. /29-36c I do lots of videos and I have a good room temp of 69-71 I do play games thou but longs I don't hear fans running and don't deal with big heat from the pc I'm happy
Summary: This is how to install it perfectly, make sure that the pump is above the hose part of the radiator. That means your hose input of the square part (radiator) is BELOW! the pump (the circle). Other than that it works great and it's even better if you install a second fan pushing air out. You can go out and get some screws, or be like me and use only two screws diagonal on each fan to hold it in place. This works and the fan will not move.
Summary: I used one of these on my first 6 core AMD 1090T computer builds and I liked it so well I used it on another that I built for a friend. The cooling system fits the AM2, AM3, LGA775 and LGA1366 socket without any problem. The cold plate is copper while the radiator is aluminum. It only comes with one fan for push cooling operation and I purchased a second fan, screws 1.25 inches long with 6-32 thread and small washers to fit.
Summary: Received this cooler today and I couldn't be happier. It was easy to install, its quiet and it keeps my cpu nice and cool. It really helps if you have a case that can expose the back of your motherboard so you can install the bracket. If not, you'll have to remove the MB. Install was quick and painless. Unit is completely silent.
Summary: When installing this product, make sure that the tubes coming out of the radiator are below the pump. I initially installed this in a Cooler Master case (in my case the radiator and pump sit at the same level)with the radiator tubes facing the top of the case. This configuration resulted in a loud noise that sounded like something interfering with the intake fan - the noise was actually caused by air bubbles in the radiator.
Summary: I read a number of reviews of this product on both amazon and newegg before purchasing and I couldn't be more pleased with this product. The only consideration I'd advise is to be sure of how far you plan your OC because it may be worth the extra bucks to go for one of the more high end H series coolers or even a custom loop. Also, don't be dumb and scrape the thermal paste off in favor of arctic silver or some crap. It's high end shin-etsu.
Upgrade your Corsair H50 to a push/pull configuration
The Computer Doctor, Amazon
7 July 2011
Summary: I bought one of the Corsair H50 CPU coolers the other day on the recommendation of a friend. So I get it in the mail and I'm sitting there looking at it and I immediately see how I can increase the cooling capacity of it by simply adding another fan so there is one on each side of the radiator one pushing and the other pulling. I set it up so that the fan that is on the inside is pulling and the other one is pushing.
Summary: I've bought one of these, and one of the $100 ones which does not perform any better than this one. I would recommend that if you want to go for liquid cooling. I suggest this one. Quiet, and great performance.