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Old June 13, 2010, 09:16 PM
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Okay, so I plan to upgrade my PC in the next few months. I'm currently using the stock cooler that came with my i7 920. I've been doing some reading, and I've narrowed my choices down to the Corsair H50 or the CoolIT ECO. I've turned here for help because I don't know which one the chose. Both seem to have pros and cons. I don't know which one to chose though. Does anyone here have either one? If so, what's your thoughts on them? Any type of feedback is appricated.

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Old June 13, 2010, 09:33 PM
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It was discussed many times by now, most recent thread is here: Check it out.
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h50 for me...
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The top tier air coolers beat both of these in cooling. I would say look at the Noctua DH14, the Venomous X, or Megahalems
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They both make baby jesus cry... Both of these things are kind of gimmicky, stick to a good air cooler or throw some extra cash at a CPU only loop.
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I'm running a Thermalright spitfire in a mid sized case (CM 690 II Advanced), the only cooling solution I had was for a small contained water cooling system, I chose the ECO ALC, not sorry I did. Because nothing else air cooled (decent that is) could have occupied what little space was left in my case. I had to give up a xigmatek s1283 to get my vid card cooler in, the ECO ALC runs 7-8 degrees hotter at full load, I can live with that. I have an e5400 running at 3.8Ghz using 1.45V and I can run IntelBurn on the maximum setting and pass the test, had I been blessed with a better OCing chip I would probably be running over 4Ghz. So I hardly think that these small self contained water coolers are gimmicks, for what I give up in CPU overclocking (200Mhz maybe) over a top air cooler I more than make up in GPU performance (Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 985/1300/1.225V @ 55 degrees C full load.)

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I have a H50 and love it.
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I'm running a Thermalright spitfire in a mid sized case (CM 690 II Advanced), the only cooling solution I had was for a small contained water cooling system, I chose the ECO ALC, not sorry I did. Because nothing else air cooled (decent that is) could have occupied what little space was left in my case. I had to give up a xigmatek s1283 to get my vid card cooler in, the ECO ALC runs 7-8 degrees hotter at full load, I can live with that. I have an e5400 running at 3.8Ghz using 1.45V and I can run IntelBurn on the maximum setting and pass the test, had I been blessed with a better OCing chip I would probably be running over 4Ghz. So I hardly think that these small self contained water coolers are gimmicks, for what I give up in CPU overclocking (200Mhz maybe) over a top air cooler I more than make up in GPU performance (Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 985/1300/1.225V @ 55 degrees C full load.)
Ya, I'd rather have my H50 in there not taking up too much space then have a massive and heavy HSF tower in my computer even if the tower is slightly cooler. Could also slap another fan on the rad for H50 and get a few degrees cooler if I wanted.

When I clicked on this thread I thought it was a revival of my old thread that Daz linked!
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Okay, so I plan to upgrade my PC in the next few months. I'm currently using the stock cooler that came with my i7 920. I've been doing some reading, and I've narrowed my choices down to the Corsair H50 or the CoolIT ECO. I've turned here for help because I don't know which one the chose. Both seem to have pros and cons. I don't know which one to chose though. Does anyone here have either one? If so, what's your thoughts on them? Any type of feedback is appricated.

Thanks in advance. :)
I have the h50 and it runs like a champ, really good cooling
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