The Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU Cooler
Out of the plastic we can see most of the H50 system; the fan is yet to be mounted. The head unit at the left is round and has a plastic cover "locked" in place to protect the surface of the block. Off the head unit is a 3-pin molex adapter for power. There is just about 12" of flexible tubing. Actually it's rubber tubing covered in a plastic sheath, but still allows for most mounting positions. Then of course we have the 120mm radiator.
The head unit has a clean look. The bold Corsair logo is a nice touch. I do like the way the wires and the tubing are grouped together as it exits the block, but it may limit the unit's flexibility.
There really is no shortage of screws in the base of the H50. There are 12 screws that hold on the outer cover of the head unit, then ten screws holding the copper base plate onto the bottom of the pump and transfer area. Also, Corsair has applied a liberal amount of thermal paste, which will more than cover any IHS. After testing I removed the paste and found the plate to be mostly flat except near the edges and the finish to be satisfactory in smoothness; no mirrored finish here.
The 120mm radiator has quite a bit of surface area due to the high density of the fins, very similar in count to the CoolIT solution. Just based on feel, the ECO seemed to be a bit beefier than Corsairs offering.
Connections to both the head unit and the radiator are done in this fashion. The inner rubber hose is stretched over the barb and the sleeving is pushed up to the end of the barb for a clean look. Again, not much different here than the ECO, other than the type of fittings used on this end.
Here is the 1700RPM, 120mm fan Corsair supplies with the H50. This is powered by a 4-pin motherboard CPU header on the motherboard. This will allow for control of the cooling and noise levels from the fan. If you do plan to do a push/pull setup, don't forget an adapter or two for the fans.
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