An innovative developer of some of the world’s top memory and power supplies, Corsair is expanding their lineup into the full array of products for the enthusiasts. Introducing their very own self contained water cooling system, the Hydro H50.
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Corsair has been at the top of the ladder in nearly every computer hardware product category they compete in. Not to blow smoke, but they have consistently offered a wide variety of quality computer and other memory products, their power supplies are some of the top rated amongst enthusiasts, and their more recent venture into the SSD market is being well received. Hopefully they can continue the trend as they are are expanding their product lineup to give their targeted enthusiast market one more reason to put Corsair in their case (or in their Corsair case as the case may be) You follow that?
This morning (June 1st 2009) marks the release of Corsair’s first self contained watercooling system, the Corsair Hydro H50. The had previously announced the Hydro H30 and T30, which were watercooling blocks for memory, but the H50 is a complete CPU cooling loop, with single radiator, pump on block and all the other parts in between.
As quoted in the product description: ”The Corsair Cooling™ Hydro Series H50 CPU Cooler gives you the power of liquid cooling in a compact, easy-to-install package. You get superior cooling for higher overclocking performance without the complexity of traditional liquid-cooling systems.
Air-based CPU coolers simply aren’t as efficient as water coolers, and can take up too much valuable space. The compact, closed-loop Hydro Series H50 takes your CPU’s temperature to new lows and takes up less room doing it. ”
The critical eye may notice a close resemblance to the Asetek LCLC liquid cooling system, and you would in fact be correct, but the Corsair system is said to offer a few improvements over it’s OEM partner’s device as well as providing their exceptional support and longer warranty.
Some of the Features of the device are:
- Pre-filled, closed-loop system is easy to install
- Copper CPU cooling plate for maximum cooling performance
- Integrated pump and reservoir is sealed for zero maintenance and improved leakage protection
- Large 120mm radiator for fast heat dispersion
- High-efficiency, low-noise 120mm fan for drawing cool air across the radiator
- Two-year warranty
The system supports both LGA775 and LGA1366 sockets, as well as AM2+/AM3 adapter provided for free if requested. The system is rumoured to hit store shelves near the end of the month and retail for roughly $79 USD/ $89 CAD
Corsair has also take the time to show some basic performance expectations from the unit, which are mighty impressive
Tests performed in the Corsair Lab show significant improvements over traditional air-based CPU coolers. Using a test system built using a popular gaming case and an Intel Core i7-965 processor overclocked to 3.46GHz with a vcore of 1.3V, the following results were obtained:
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