Corsair H50 CPU Cooler Review

Editor: Sahil Mannick  Date: 11-05-10   9 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction

Product on Review: Corsair H50 CPU Cooler
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Corsair
MSRP: $79USD
Street Price: £62.15

When I reviewed the CoolIT Domino A.L.C last year, I mentioned that CoolIT had better watch out because of a competitor building an alternative solution. That competitor was Corsair with their H50 liquid cooling solution. A growing problem with the traditional high end tower heatsink coolers today is their sheer size and subsequently their weight. Corsair saw this as an opportunity to delve into the cooling market and bring innovation to enthusiasts through an all contained solution we now know as the H50.


The Hydro 50 is the result of a joint effort between Asetek and Corsair. Those who have previously experienced building custom water cooling setups will no doubt be familiar with Asetek's products. They have also been behind more exotic products such as VapoChill in the past and as such, they have a rich heritage of delivering enthusiast level products. However, since their focus was shifted to the OEM market, their name became less well known amongst casual users. In order to leverage their expertise to the consumer market, they teamed up with Corsair who already had a very strong global channel and loyal consumer base. Some could say it was a marriage made in heaven! Combining Asetek's latest cold plate technology and radiator with Corsair's brand name, we now have the H50. Corsair's attention to detail and demand for best performance also means that further improvements were made to the cooler to exceed expectations. This is hopefully what we will see today.

About Corsair:

Products to Meet the Demands of Performance Computing

Corsair has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed modules since 1994. Our focus has always been on supporting the special demands of mission-critical servers and high-end workstations, as well as the performance demands of extreme gamers. While maintaining this core focus, in recent years, we've also brought our expertise, technology leadership and legendary quality and reliability to memory and other technology products for the more mainstream consumer.

Flash Memory, Liquid Cooling and Power Supplies

Corsair has expanded beyond memory modules to offer performance liquid cooling units and blocks under our Corsair Nautilus brand and power supplies under our HX Series brand.
In addition, we offer a line of specialty Flash memory. From our ultra-rugged Flash Survivor™ family to the multi-award winning durable Flash Voyager™ family, Corsair has quickly established itself as an industry leader for USB drives.

About Asetek:

Founded in 2000, Asetek is a world leading thermal management solution provider of vapour phase, vapour chamber and liquid cooling solutions. These solutions are designed for OEM integration, servers/data centres, PC enthusiasts, gamers, and professionals who demands exceptional performance, maximum reliability and low noise. Asetek R& ;D works with state-of-the-art lab facilities and thermal simulation tools in its design process.

For a decade, Asetek has developed the very strong brand names VapoChill® and WaterChill™, to become the preferred choice of enthusiast grade cooling solutions. The VapoChill® and WaterChill™ product lines have won more than 200 international press awards.

With headquarters in Denmark, a marketing and FAE office in San José, California, a QA and sourcing office in China, and a sales office in Taiwan, Asetek works actively with world leading companies within the industry to ensure maximum reliability, cost effectiveness, and performance for its products, while providing global logistical support for its customers.

Corsair are renowned for quality, service and performance so let's see how well these translate to the H50.



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