Even Corsair Knows Air Cooling is Better - A500 Review

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It’s been 10 years since Corsair was in the air-cooler game, so why come back? Can Corsair compete with the huge selection of already excellent CPU coolers from competitors like Noctua and Deepcool? Let's benchmark it and find out!
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Teadus ja tehnoloogia
Kestus: 7:30


zBones762 - 5 tundi tagasi
Linus is the best in industry.
Taureor - 8 tundi tagasi
You like silent aircooling. Where is Scythe? Scythe Ninja 5 for example
griachae - 12 tundi tagasi
To spare u some time: The A500 sucks
Kris Wingert
Kris Wingert - 12 tundi tagasi
@6:06, the space between is for the fans to push air inwards and exit through the middle. That is why there is no fan there.
Steven Mobley
Steven Mobley - 13 tundi tagasi
If only my Mugen Scythe 2 was as easy to install
Sypher Ti
Sypher Ti - 14 tundi tagasi
Just throw noctua fans on it
Unreal: Phaselands
Unreal: Phaselands - 17 tundi tagasi
i've known since i was 9, how to vent heat from machines,
and how it keeps them running at optimal efficiency.
(thermal dynamics?)
this guy is really reaching for the views.
Unreal: Phaselands
Unreal: Phaselands - 17 tundi tagasi
i've known since i was 9, how to vent heat from machines,
and how it keeps them running at optimal efficiency.
this guy is really reaching for the views.
Andrew Stern
Andrew Stern - Päev tagasi
Ahmed Iqbal Parvez
Ahmed Iqbal Parvez - Päev tagasi
still rocking my old Thermaltake Frio OCK here. Still better than maximum nowadays Cpu air cooler
Rahul Sawant
Rahul Sawant - Päev tagasi
Missed opportunity for *STONKS* meme :'3 1:53
Tech Geeks
Tech Geeks - Päev tagasi
Awesome product. May I have one😍
Sue3DDesigns - Päev tagasi
Is OK, but no-one wants all that hot air blasting around inside the cabinet/tower. Unless the hot air is ducted outside, you need even more fans to vent the heat. Add to that, not everyone has the space for such a monolith...
Meh. Not impressed. Watercooling works better (water has a higher specific heat capacity) and moves the heat directly to the outside of the case.
Screw The Net
Screw The Net - Päev tagasi
Cause FLIPPIN'...'MERICA! Ever since I saw those things years back, I just knew we had broken into that wannabe "cool age of geekdom" where comp rigs basically emulate fragging muscle cars. o>O roflolmfaomfgaffsmfh
Daniel Nagaishi Rodrigues
Daniel Nagaishi Rodrigues - Päev tagasi
7:04 - The other coolers became alive and got startled with Linus...
Josephineas Weisseveathyrheraaressciaadam-Rheimann
CPU Watercooling is dead??? Foolishness!!!
That's because I am in the process of talking to my family industries about getting c@pyrighted patent to my new CPU watercooler and creative idea concept.
My CPU watercooler brand name is called @ (A.D.H.D) and the watercooler model name is called the @ ("Hydroponic Bong - Resignator 420")
My ("A.D.H.D Hydroponic Bong - Resignator 420") CPU watercooler will be a custom loop AIO and sold / shipped worldwide for 2,500$... It will be made out of my / a 100 - gallon aquarium fish tank as the reservoir... There will be two ends (one hose for siphoning water and other hose for returning water) of two garden hoses tucked down inside... Then the other two threaded screw ends of the garden hoses will come out of the aquarium reservoir and attach to two of four separate threaded pipe ends of a glass marijuana bong that acts as the pump... Then once those two garden hoses are connected to the marijuana bong resignator pump on one side, two more garden hoses will screw on and attach to the other two opposing pipe ends on other side of marijuana bong designator pump... And then one hose will attach to my special CPU waterblock while other hose from marijuana bong (i. e. the resignator pump) will go down into my bathroom toilet to divert water from toilet back to CPU with splitter that connects another garden hose to the other connector on CPU waterblock etc... Basically, in vague non - symantrical terms, this is my idea.
And if want a little RGB color, I simply piss into the toilet to turn it organish - yellow for a little flare etc.
Everything will be sold as a custom AIO watercooling package that includes a 100 - gallon aquarium as the reservoir., the marijuana bong as the pump resignator., the garden hoses as the tubing., the toilet as secondary reservoir., and waterblock... Personal assembly required... There's a lot of kinks that need to be worked out via research and development to make it work, but feasible... Only thing not included in the package is the toilet as everybody has their own.
I expect my @ ("A.D.H.D Hydroponic Bong - Resignator 420") custom loop AIO CPU watercooler to be a big hit, at least with dope - heads all across the world.
olbaze - Päev tagasi
Pretty sure the Noctua NH-U12A has taken the place of the D15, being that it's got the same performance and is a 120mm cooler.
CeleryFox - 2 päeva tagasi
This is one of the ugliest air coolers in quite some time. The D15 (even the non chromax) is better looking.
MiDi - 2 päeva tagasi
For the price, I'd rather just buy a Noctua cooler.
Sang Nguyen
Sang Nguyen - 2 päeva tagasi
Water Cooling is basically Air cooling but with water change my mind
Brrr_Ice - 2 päeva tagasi
After screwing it in they could add another fan in the middle.
dreamstatenine - 2 päeva tagasi
i love the ads man every time i click on a video im just like who is it gonna be this time and it doesnt even sound like he's trying to make it seem like its a genuine product he uses its just a sponsered revenue stream for him lmao
Muhammad Kharismawan
Muhammad Kharismawan - 2 päeva tagasi
Thats what i see from Jay's video as well. It looks big, but doesnt offer much performance up compared to normal 120mm cooler, the interesting stuffs are the new ease of use improvements.
Em Fernandez
Em Fernandez - 2 päeva tagasi
Yey! it's baccck!
Bryan Cline
Bryan Cline - 2 päeva tagasi
Why don't they make any hybrid water/air cooled units? Or basically a radiator on the fins along with a separate one on the case.
Francois Legault
Francois Legault - 2 päeva tagasi
12V 240W Peltier semiconductor chip cooling plate. What do you think please?
Mergatroid Mania
Mergatroid Mania - 2 päeva tagasi
I'll never go back to air. Giant chunks of aluminum are so 20th century. Anyone who finds an AIO water cooler hard to install should stick to playing with dollies....
Rayz - 2 päeva tagasi
When Corsair tried to remake the Nintendo Switch but for PC Gamers 😂
Howard Wong
Howard Wong - 2 päeva tagasi
TL;DR = NH-D15 is still the best after all these years, pathetic.
Deadshotchef - 2 päeva tagasi
:04 the music is just sooooo perfect, very 80's thriller, love it
Aiden Salcedo
Aiden Salcedo - 2 päeva tagasi
Isn’t air cooling worse?
Daniyel McAvoy
Daniyel McAvoy - 2 päeva tagasi
I just can't get over how ugly they are..... I will go a closed loop for the foreseeable future
Ethan Eagles
Ethan Eagles - 2 päeva tagasi
"its free real estate" automatic like
Rockfather - 2 päeva tagasi
I mean they are called Corsair and not Corswater.

Haaaaa I'm a funny guy.
Juneao Alfred
Juneao Alfred - 2 päeva tagasi
that's a fake surprise ever..
Jess Cause
Jess Cause - 2 päeva tagasi
This guy doesn't kno anything about computers. It's scripted. He has merch. What a sham.
Fra - 2 päeva tagasi
Baby Linus > Baby Yoda
Jevon Frost
Jevon Frost - 2 päeva tagasi
Sacrilege! A500 will always be the legendary amiga.
Robert Kohari
Robert Kohari - 2 päeva tagasi
I have an AIO , and I'm happy to say I will not be going back to bulky air coolers. Most people don't overclock or run the top of the line CPU to aid in their heating of a room. I always liked how big air coolers just bend a MB .... such a pretty sight ...
Roberto - 3 päeva tagasi
Lol ok sure
Russell Garrard
Russell Garrard - 3 päeva tagasi
Oh cool! I can raise the fan to clear my RAM! Now I need to lower the fan to put the side of my case back on... S**T!
TheOctavariumTheory - 3 päeva tagasi
Tell Corsair to lower their product prices to a reasonable one.
Only in the strangest timeline.
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan - 2 päeva tagasi
Just put bequiet fans on!😀
710thcentury digitalboy
710thcentury digitalboy - 3 päeva tagasi
screw performance, the first man to give me literal dead silence at full usage can actually name his price to at least 3 figures.
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan - 2 päeva tagasi
"Water cooling sucks" ~The guy who Watercooled a 100,000$ camera.
HerrenGamingNews - 3 päeva tagasi
I checked memory Express and D15 is $15 more expensive not cheaper
Fancyslimshady - 3 päeva tagasi
Linus, you and your marketing team need to make up their damn mind about water cooling ...
TefFack - 3 päeva tagasi
The subtle title name change 👌🏻
apocalypseap - 3 päeva tagasi
Well, maybe they'll make a better one next time guys. Or drop this to $70, or less.
Todd Omicioli
Todd Omicioli - 3 päeva tagasi
leave the cap off and make both fans suck thru from center out. prob cool better
Christos Marathonitis
Christos Marathonitis - 3 päeva tagasi
It's free real estate 👌
Rimovanax zmije
Rimovanax zmije - 3 päeva tagasi
those are totally different coolers, corsair has 1 single bed of vins on heat pipes wit fron & rear fan, the other 2 have 2 beds of fins ( bit smaller but better heat dissipation ), minus the larger fans.
aola wili
aola wili - 3 päeva tagasi
This is funny
Garold Ballenger
Garold Ballenger - 3 päeva tagasi
Yeah, like waiting ten years for a response to my message
Jeordie White
Jeordie White - 3 päeva tagasi
I am a little confused by the noise complaint. Most people won't be running it at top fan speed and in most cases your computer shouldn't be getting that hot where it runs at the top speed. Fan coolers do a pretty good job and this thing looks hefty. Basing it off on being totally worthless based on what it sounds like if you max the fans out all the way, that seems a little shortsighted. Are you suggesting that the top fan speed should be trimmed down to fit your noise requirements or do you think they can improve on sound and thermals by altering air resistance? I mean most people won't really hear it at top speed anyway and I would hope a systems fan curve wouldn't shoot it that high, unless your system temps are approaching really high temps.
CeeJayDK - 3 päeva tagasi
If you looking for a CPU cooler that can beat the Noctua DH-15 in performance, price and especially acoustics try the ThermalRight Le Grand Macho RT.
I have one in my system and it's the best and quietest CPU cooler I have ever owned.
I had visually check that it was running when I first built my PC because I could not hear it.
ThermalRight says it can even run fanless and still outperform one of Intels coolers. I believe them.
Robert Gout
Robert Gout - 3 päeva tagasi
Isthat tongue click Linus new thing 😂?
Kimberly Peacock
Kimberly Peacock - 3 päeva tagasi
Make it like a split AC system with the fan ducts on the outside, use transcritical C02 which means mass flow is small, and you can get a compact size, cooling performance that can keep the chip at zero or below, and the extra strength required for the CO2 compression does not matter at this scale as tube and pipes at smaller diameters are much stronger. The gas cooler which takes place of condenser, can be extra large and heavy duty mounted on the outside, and that means we need less air flow and can be much, much quieter.
Reqeez Rafiq
Reqeez Rafiq - 3 päeva tagasi
"Water cooling sucks"
~The guy who Watercooled a 100,000$ camera.
KevHD - 3 päeva tagasi
Just put bequiet fans on!😀
Maxwell Marcus
Maxwell Marcus - 3 päeva tagasi
Please do a what is the best air cooler in 2020 video plz like so he sees
Monty Python the Flying Circus
Monty Python the Flying Circus - 3 päeva tagasi
3:03 What’s worse that bow tie on baby Linus or the Socks and Sandals on the grown up model....