Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU Water Cooling Kit ReviewWed, Jul 29, 2009 - 12:00 AM
A Closer Look
Looking at the top of the CPU block we can seen the coolant and power lines for the pump. Around the outer diameter of the base there are several tabs. These tabs are part of the mounting system for the H50. We will get a better look at this during the installation.
On the bottom of the CPU block we can see that it comes with Shin-Etsu thermal paste pre applied.
With that pesky stock TIM off, we can get a better look at the base. On the sample we have, one of the screw heads is just ever so slightly sticking above the base. The rest are flush or below the surface. It’s my hope that the one in question will be off the surface of the CPU.
The radiator is a single 120mm radiator. Although the kit only comes with one fan, the radiator does have the ability to support two fans installed on it for a push/pull setup.
The radiator Corsair is using is made out of Aluminum and is roughly 4.75″ in width as you can see from our measurement above.
The height of the cooler is just under 6.0″, so this radiator should be easy to place in the majority of cases and even most custom applications. The tubing measures 11″ in length and it should be noted that the tubing used on the Corsair H50 has low-permeability for near-zero evaporation. It is also fairly rigid, so due to the tubing the placement of the cooler is really limited to the back of the case unless you have a custom case or HTPC that you are wanting to place this into.
The kit also comes with a single 7-blade 120x120x25mm cooling fan that runs at 1700RPM. After contacting the engineers at Corsair we were informed that the fan was sourced from well known cooling fan manufacturer Akasa. The model AK174CB-4BLB cooling fan has a 50,000 hour life span and a twin ball bearing design. This fan consumes 2.2W when running at 1700RPM and has a noise level of 29.75 dB(A). The max airflow is 59.05CFM with a static pressure of 3.57mm H20.
Let’s take a look inside the Corsair H50 to see what makes it work.