Specifications, Availability and Pricing
With the H50, information is more limited to obtain. Going through all the basics, the H50 utilizes a copper heat plate to extract heat from the processor and is coated liberally with TIM out of the box. Once in the head unit, the pump cycles the sealed loop through non-permiable tubing, into an all aluminum radiator. Once there, Corsair adds a 120mm fan to remove the heat from both the loop and the chassis. Working on all the latest processor sockets, only users of older sockets will find issue here, such as 939 users or anything pre-LGA775 for intel users.
Corsair offers a full two year warranty on this system. Being completely sealed, there should be no reason to tamper with it. The pump and fans do require either 12V direct or in the case of the fan, can be motherboard controlled. Just like I said with the ECO, I'm sure the fan that Corsair chose is just fine, but most, if not all buyers will be looking for a way to make it better and a dual fan setup is one of the easiest ways I can think of, or even a swap for a stronger single fan. Either way, I plan to give an accurate baseline for you to make a decision off of.
Availability? Who am I trying to kid, they are everywhere! For those of you used to shopping via the direct link, It can be found at Newegg for $79.99 with free shipping. Now, I have seen it in other locations for almost $20 less, but most of those require shipping costs as well. Either way you look at the purchase, it remains almost identical to the CoolIT ECO's pricing, so there are no definite reasons to go either way thus far. Let's dig a little deeper and see if we can sort a true leader of the two.
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