Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 22

Thread: HEXUS.reviews :: Corsair Nautilus500 liquid cooling system

  1. #1
    No more Mr Nice Guy. Nick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    10,021
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    316 times in 141 posts

    HEXUS.reviews :: Corsair Nautilus500 liquid cooling system

    Corsair £99 Nautilus500 package, then, is a mixture of mainly good and a little not so good. It's easy to install, albeit not in the 15 minutes that Corsair likes to quote in certain literature. Cross-platform performance is good, too, and the entire system is a cinch to remove, transport and re-attach, should the need arise. We even shipped it between HEXUS addresses with the Nautilus500 pre-filled with coolant, and we were pleased to see not a drop spilled.
    Check out the full review on HEXUS.net
    Quote Originally Posted by Dareos View Post
    "OH OOOOHH oOOHHHHHHHOOHHHHHHH FILL ME WITH YOUR.... eeww not the stuff from the lab"

  2. #2
    Yeah dude! NightshadowUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    2,165
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked
    59 times in 57 posts
    • NightshadowUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z87M GAMING
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 4670K [4GHz w/ Macho Rev.B]
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M500 & 1TB HGST 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • 620W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ08B-E [AP181 & NF-S12B]
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium [64bit]
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mb
    Well I dunno about anyone else but I'm kinda tempted... if only it had a VGA connector...

  3. #3
    MD
    MD is offline
    Ex-HEXUS.net Staff MD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    6,366
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked
    137 times in 60 posts
    • MD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-M PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 - i3570k
      • Memory:
      • 32GB Corsair Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 256GB SSD's (Samsung and Crucial)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • NVidia 640
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 600W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ08e MATX
      • Operating System:
      • Win 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Dell Flat Panel
      • Internet:
      • 60mb Virgin Media
    its seriously tempting for the money....
    Please do not message me about Scan Free shipping, I no longer work for HEXUS.net

  4. #4
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    34,272
    Thanks
    2,612
    Thanked
    2,684 times in 1,689 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy
    superb value that....really nice

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  5. #5
    HEXUS webmaster Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    14,268
    Thanks
    286
    Thanked
    828 times in 468 posts
    • Steve's system
      • CPU:
      • Intel i3-350M 2.27GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GiB Crucial DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 320GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Intel HD3000
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 11.10
    I knew this was a winner when we first saw it at CES.
    PHP Code:
    $s = new signature();
    $s->sarcasm()->intellect()->font('Courier New')->display(); 

  6. #6
    Treasure Hunter extraordinaire herulach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    5,618
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked
    172 times in 159 posts
    • herulach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97 MPower
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB WD Blue + 250GB 840 EVo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2* Palit GTX 970 Jetstream
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 850W
      • Case:
      • CM HAF Stacker 935, 2*360 Rad WC Loop w/EK blocks.
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1
      • Monitor(s):
      • Crossover 290HD & LG L1980Q
      • Internet:
      • 120mb Virgin Media
    How do you bleed it?

    I really dont see a lot of point in the whole out of thebox water cooling craze. They arent quiet, they dont cool that well, and they arent _that_ cheap. Who exactly is this aimed at? It isnt good enough to be aimed at performance users, and if its just quiet then silent then it isnt that useful for quiet pc enthusiasts either, i can make a cpu quiet with a scythe ninja and 2 yate 120mm fans.

    It isnt that expandable either, i can almost guarantee that it will struggle if you throw a graphics card in the loop.

    What im basically saying is, if i wanted a quiet pc, then 99 quid could be much better spent on a VGA silencer, Yate loon case fans and a ninja. If i want performance then pretty much the same, but with different fans.

  7. #7
    cah
    cah is offline
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    85
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 1 post
    I think these things would do very nicely on something like a sugo sg01. I'm tempted.
    The point of the review was to show though that surely this device has adequate cooling capacity for a cpu and it's not all that noisy?

    Still, it can't beat one of those alphacool ready2go aspire x-qpacks mmmm.
    http://www.alphacool.de/xt/product_i...&cPath=299_325

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Deviate's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • AMD64 X2 4200+ Manchester
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Corsair DDR
      • Storage:
      • 200GB Seagate SATA 7200RPM
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX 8800GT 512MB
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Noisetaker SLI 600W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ05B
      • Monitor(s):
      • 19" Dell W1900
      • Internet:
      • 5MB Bulldog
    It looks nice... Sounds appealing.. However, a silent watercooling solution is really what I'd be aiming for, as that is, supposedly, one of the main aspects of Water Cooling. The price is the true drawing factor for this though.

  9. #9
    Theoretical Element Spud1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    6,936
    Thanks
    246
    Thanked
    250 times in 195 posts
    • Spud1's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2x 2.8ghz Quad Core Xeons (octo-core)
      • Memory:
      • 4gb DDR2 FB-Dimm
      • Storage:
      • 1x1TB, 1x320gb, 2x500gb, 1x250gb, 120GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia Geforce 560Ti
      • PSU:
      • Mac pro PSU
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro Case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1x22" LG 3D TFT 1x 19" ViewSonic
      • Internet:
      • 80mb BT Infinity
    Well my hydrocoolEX was very nice (before I had to sell it due to moving), not overly quiet but it certainly did the job, keeping my CPU (3ghz P4) at ~30 degrees under load To be honest, i'm happy with any temp under 60 so even this budget version should do pretty well.

    I have a problem with your review though - I don't think you have made a fair comparison between air and water coolers.

    You don't compare the air coolers and corsair unit at the same fan speeds, so it's not a fair comparison. Ok so they are different systems but at the heart of it the fan makes all the difference. A massive, fast, fan in the system will get rid of more heat than a slower one - the same principle applies to both water and air cooling.

    So, in the first test for example, shouldn't you be testing the akasa fan at 1300rpm too instead of 800? I bet the difference between the two would be significantly less if you did..

    Same for all the other tests, you never have the fan speeds the same...

  10. #10
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1
    Ok so they are different systems but at the heart of it the fan makes all the difference. A massive, fast, fan in the system will get rid of more heat than a slower one - the same principle applies to both water and air cooling.
    not always for watercooled systems. take the Thermochill PA series of radiators for example.
    you can get the same results from a very low speed/low cfm fan, as you can from a high speed/high cfm fan. i tested it myself this week and was quite amazed.

    3x Papst 120mm fans rated at 108cfm on full whack cpu temp stayed steady at 28c, with 3 yate loons @ 7v the temps were the same 28c. so from that, i think its more to do with the efficiency of the other components used, rather than just the speed/cfm of the fans.


  11. #11
    DR
    DR is offline
    on ye old ship HEXUS DR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    HEXUS HQ, Elstree
    Posts
    13,366
    Thanks
    1,014
    Thanked
    774 times in 352 posts
    Wouldn't it be cool if they did have a VGA Block

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    245
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    where the hell can you get these from ?

    dabs, MD, scan - no sign of them.
    dealtime was no joy either.
    froogle is as useless as ever.

  13. #13
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Does anyone know the lifespan of the Nautilus500? (Before pump will burn out of whatever.)

  14. #14
    mutantbass head Lee H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    M28, Manchester
    Posts
    14,204
    Thanks
    337
    Thanked
    671 times in 580 posts
    • Lee H's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 Carbon Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 8700K Unlocked CPU
      • Memory:
      • 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3200 LPX
      • Storage:
      • 250GB 960 EVO + a few more drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 6GB Palit GTX 1060 Dual
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 750W Modular Blue
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T White Edition
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 PRO
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Asus MX279H & 24" Acer 3D GD245HQ + the 3D glasses
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media
    Quote Originally Posted by adamd1008
    Does anyone know the lifespan of the Nautilus500? (Before pump will burn out of whatever.)
    Not at the moment. However I'll let you know that the old hydrocool EX200 I used to have and passed to a friend is still working after 2 years of 24/7 usage.

    Anyway I've gone slightly OT - I'll email my contact @ Corsair and see if they know.

    Best Regards,

  15. #15
    Treasure Hunter extraordinaire herulach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    5,618
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked
    172 times in 159 posts
    • herulach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97 MPower
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB WD Blue + 250GB 840 EVo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2* Palit GTX 970 Jetstream
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 850W
      • Case:
      • CM HAF Stacker 935, 2*360 Rad WC Loop w/EK blocks.
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1
      • Monitor(s):
      • Crossover 290HD & LG L1980Q
      • Internet:
      • 120mb Virgin Media
    Quote Originally Posted by David
    Wouldn't it be cool if they did have a VGA Block
    No, itd be really really really hot, hotter than lava in fact, imagine cooling your pc with lava, and then trying to cool that lava down by blowing on it with a tiny ass fan, thats how it would be.

  16. #16
    No more Mr Nice Guy. Nick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    10,021
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    316 times in 141 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by adamd1008
    Does anyone know the lifespan of the Nautilus500? (Before pump will burn out of whatever.)
    I *think* it's 50,000 hours...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dareos View Post
    "OH OOOOHH oOOHHHHHHHOOHHHHHHH FILL ME WITH YOUR.... eeww not the stuff from the lab"

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Abit NF7-S revision 2 information
    By Lee H in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 30-10-2004, 07:13 PM
  2. New water cooling system....
    By myth in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 04-07-2004, 09:38 AM
  3. Design the ULTIMATE home made cooling system.
    By Kumagoro in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-05-2004, 03:30 PM
  4. Best Corsair RAM for Asus P4C800-E ?
    By solrak in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 19-08-2003, 12:04 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •