Corsair Hydro Series H50 Water Cooling System Review :: Introduction

02-16-2010 · Category: Hardware - Cooling

By Benjamin Sun

One of the issues with modern CPUs (Central Processing Units) is the cooling of the processor. It wasn’t that long ago that Intel released Prescott CPUs which ran at ridiculously high temperatures. Around the office they were called Presshot. Recently Intel released Core i7 920 CPUs that run insanely hot. There are several cooling solutions on the market to address this issue including the retail heatsink/fan, a larger heatsink/fan combination and, liquid Nitrogen, Liquid Helium and Water-Cooling.

The best cooling in the business is done by overclockers using liquid helium at the moment. But liquid Helium is exorbitantly expensive with costs of over $3.25 per liter making the cost of running a system based upon this element impractical for anything but overclocking records or one-off attempts at such a record. The more mundane water cooling and air cooling systems are much more prevalent. Corsair develops memory, drives, and cooling solutions for the computer industry. Today’s review is on the Corsair Hydro Series H50 water cooling system.