Summary: If cooler lasts me a few years will definitely buy my next cooler from Corsair. I am very happy with this purchase.
Pros: Keeps my i7 4790k with Turbo mode (4.4ghz) under 65C in full load under prime 95. Crysis 3 temps never go above 60c. The cooler i was using would have crysis get up to 87c in non turbo mode. I am very content with this product so far. I am limited on space in my case and this cooler is ideal for my setup.
Cons: It was a tight fit even in my case. But everything went together without too much effort. Slight gurgle when first powered up. But only the very first time.
Summary: I used this, along with the NZXT Kraken G10 GPU bracket to cool my HD6850, it really helped it out. I saw temps that were at least, -10C cooler which I think is phenomenal! I just grew tired of listening to super loud pump and fan when the GPU was under heavy load. I had the actual pump part put in to the Motherboard, and no matter where I set the power output to go from the Board, it was still loud. Loud, or off which obviously isn't good either.
Pros: -Cheap - Did a great job of watercooling my HD6850 -was easy to install - The fan that came with it was a fairly good fan, although it was noisy
Cons: -LOUD pump, I mean seriously obnoxious. I could hear it across the room with 4 other computers running - Tubing was not very flexible and it kinked very easily. - the fan that came with it was also pretty noisy...
Pros: This water cooler is keeping my 4970K CPU at 23C-25C on idle and around 45C-50C when I put a load on it. I'm really REALLY impressed. I opted to use the thermal paste that came with the H80i cooler and not use Artic Silver 5. So far so good. I'm coming from an Hyper Evo 212 air cooled i7-860 where idle temps were hovering in the high 30s C and getting around 70C when under load.
Pros: Quiet, inexpensive, worked out of the box to cool my i7-4790. Was easy to install. Fluid pipes are quite flexible and strong. I installed the same H50 into my wife's computer, which has a large video card. Even though I had to route the cables around the card, I had no issues.
Summary: I have a friend that has the Coolermaster that's $20 cheaper than this one and it's whisper quiet. I chose to get the Corsair because I thought it would be better quality. Wish I would have gotten the Coolermaster now.
Pros: Keeps temps down like it should
Cons: The fan is very loud. Could be heard at the opposite end of my 2600 sq ft house. Thought it would be quieter than my stock air cooler but it was at least 3X louder. I contacted Corsair and they said that's the way it's supposed to sound. lol After telling them they won't be happy with my review they sent me a replacement fan. It's quieter but still very loud.
Summary: Despite its claim of being compatible with AMD socket FM2, the included brackets will not fit on my motherboard. ASUS F2A85-M Pro (an FM2 socket motherboard). I sent email to Corsair support. I will update this review when I get an answer.
Pros: Pretty box, built quality seems good.
Cons: Incompatible with Asus F2A85-M Pro (FM2 socket)