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Corsair Hydro H50 or Coolermaster Hyper N520 ?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by tollickd, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. tollickd New Member

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    I am getting a I7 920 which would be a better bet?
  2. InTeL-iNsIdE Guest

    megahalems for air cooling ftw, not heard of the n520 tho from a quick google and 2 reviews, its not that great, its ok, but not great there are better out there for your $
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    I use an H50 with an i5 (Cooler running clock-for-clock I believe) and on the stock fan the H50 was only really good for 3.8Ghz tops before the temperatures were getting where I'd rather they didn't. Now with two 1900rpm scythe slipstreams I can get 4.0Ghz stable over masses of linpack but there are still better coolers out there.

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/noctua-nh-d14-review/

    Am liking the look of this, I'm tempted to get one :D
    So yes, the H50 is excellent... if you want to buy mine :D

    What's annoying is that my i5 does 4.4Ghz at 1.465 volts, but the H50 won't keep it cool at those clocks - so my only choices for maintaining that under stress would probably be custom water, the old northQ version of the H50 with the double rad, or that noctua.

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