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#1 Nemo

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:00 PM

Well, finally, OCC has released a review that's been long-awaited by many in our forums - Corsair H70 - http://www.overclock...ws/corsair_h70/

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:17 PM

And the NH-D14 still reigns supreme, and it's cheaper too

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 09:00 PM

The Noctua may have won, but you need to think about the H70 a little bit more. You're guaranteed to not block any memory slots with it. Personally I'm gonna pick one up asap. Great review as always ccokeman! :)
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 09:21 PM

still no review with the H70 vs the H50 with dual fan set up , a little dissapointing. i am sure thats what everyone was waiting to see.
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 09:43 PM

Thanks! I've been waiting to see a good review of the H70. I was pretty impressed by it, I'll have to pick one up soon.

Like k1e1v1i1n said, I too would like to see a review of the H70 and H50 using the same fans and fan setup to see see how they compare.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:25 PM

thicker rad & dual fans & only was 1°C cooler than the H50? (and actually 1°C hotter @ stock speed)

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:25 PM

i think thats the question on everyones mind who will be reading this is it worth the upgrade? it is a good review except that the main piece of info most will be looking for is missing. maybe corsair dosent want that question answered?
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:46 AM

hm im surprised, i thought it would do much better, like sdy said its only 1C better and 1C hotter at stock speeds! :O :blink:

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:23 AM

The H70 is basically a H50 in Push/Pull with a slightly thicker rad. Not worth the price if you ask me.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 10:07 AM

hm im surprised, i thought it would do much better, like sdy said its only 1C better and 1C hotter at stock speeds! :O :blink:


Thats at idle.......

Look at the load difference @ Stock 5 and 6 degrees overclocked thats a lot different then 1 degree sitting at idle..... you and Scott must have been half asleep when you read the review :lol:

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 10:31 AM

I found this on newegg, I don't know how accurate it is, but it should answer your questions about a comparison with the H50 with dual fans.

Other Thoughts: Here are my results from the H50 vs the H70. The better numbers are the H70 ofcourse. I ran Intel Burn in for 10 minutes set at max with each setup using Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1800RPM fans

H50 MAX TEMP after 10 minutes Intel Burn In

Core 1 73
Core 2 74
Core 3 70
Core 4 66
Core 5 79
Core 6 76

H70 MAX TEMP after 10 minutes Intel Burn In

Core 1 67
Core 2 70
Core 3 63
Core 4 64
Core 5 74
Core 6 72


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 10:58 AM

Let's hope they don't try to pull a BFG on RMA's or rebates


I am sure ccokeman wouldn't mind throwing an extra fan on the H50 to see if there is much of a difference. That way we will know for sure. :)

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