Corsair made an Air Cooler... is it worth it?

  • Corsair has launched the A500 Air cooler... but how does it stack up against the big guys??
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Kommentteja • 80

  • Rodrigo Pinchiari
    Rodrigo Pinchiari 17 päivää sitten

    This cooler is awesome! I wouldn´t change anything...

  • Shadowarez
    Shadowarez 18 päivää sitten

    So why is this channel praising this heap of garbage. Few other FIchannelrs blasted this thing for being terrible even after modding it.

  • Robert McMahon
    Robert McMahon 22 päivää sitten

    220mm fans?

  • googlewolly
    googlewolly 23 päivää sitten

    The sliding fans is a great idea. The clips that even Noctua use are so dumb.

  • Arturo Tabera
    Arturo Tabera 24 päivää sitten


  • Dwayne Stimpson
    Dwayne Stimpson 25 päivää sitten

    It performs worse than the DRP that is $10 cheaper. Bigger, ..... noisier and performance isn't on par with other $100 coolers. Nope Corsair, back to the drawing board, this cooler should have never been released. If you want trust, you have to earn it. This cooler is by no means worth $100, not even $50 and should have been shelved.

  • Arucard Helsing
    Arucard Helsing 25 päivää sitten +2

    Gamers Nexus seem to have a different opinion on the value of cooler. Now I'm torn about getting this cooler.

    • KuraMad2000
      KuraMad2000 25 päivää sitten +2

      Not just gaming nexus. a lot of negative opinions about this cooler from a lot of sources. I'm not entirely impressed with jay here seemingly suggesting people go out and buy it.

  • Naomi Webber
    Naomi Webber 26 päivää sitten +3

    I think this video is missing a "sponsored" in the top right corner because the cooler is mediocre / garbage & way too expensive.

  • The Q
    The Q 26 päivää sitten

    10:17 with cc on.

  • Da10mmSocket
    Da10mmSocket 27 päivää sitten

    @jayztwocents i have the subtitles on and at 10:18 it picks up gigahertz as the N word lmfao idk if you can change that or its FIchannel thing, you'd think the auto voice recognize would have the n word filtered out hahaha

  • Bernardo Zorrilla
    Bernardo Zorrilla 27 päivää sitten

    Would it be possible to do a review on the MSI Frozer XL Air cooler?

  • SinisterGambino
    SinisterGambino 27 päivää sitten

    after using their watercoolers i cant go back.

  • Michael Laverty
    Michael Laverty Uukausi sitten

    Hey Jay I was thinking why couldn't your Fan speed cycle on demand from a core temp sensor on say temp increase fan speed increases to bring temp down and so on Like a Car ?

  • Teja teja
    Teja teja Uukausi sitten

    Excellent videos bro

  • John
    John Uukausi sitten

    Would rather go with the Noctua DH15 tbh.

  • sproc01
    sproc01 Uukausi sitten

    the graphics card fan looks off like it wobblying

  • StarsMarsRadio
    StarsMarsRadio Uukausi sitten +1

    Looks like the comments were wiped.
    Don't buy this cooler, Corsair didn't follow socket and clearance standards.

    We know you had a paid sponsor with this cooler in other videos.
    Wiping the comments after almost half a million views isn't a good look.

  • Silmu pelaa
    Silmu pelaa Uukausi sitten +4

  • Egyenes Kifli
    Egyenes Kifli Uukausi sitten

    This is not their first attempt to make an air cooler. They tried it 10 years ago and failed hilariously. This cooler has all the issues that those "Air Series™" (yes, they trademarked it, lol) coolers had. They should abandon even the idea to make air coolers. They are absolutely stupid to it.

  • CalciumGoodness
    CalciumGoodness Uukausi sitten

    0:16 lol what is with the reflection in the astronaut's helmet?

  • fanclass0f76
    fanclass0f76 Uukausi sitten

    HardwareCanucks just posted a review of this cooler. Not good. They tried different fans and fan mounting. Even tried smoothing out the heat plate. Used a IR/thermal and it appears the heat was not transferring enough into the fins. Not recommended by them. Interesting video

  • JT McGee
    JT McGee Uukausi sitten

    the A500 is sooo sooo bad. PLS watch in depth reviews before you buy it.

  • Daniel
    Daniel Uukausi sitten

    Hardware Canucks gave it a pretty unfavourable review compared to the competition

  • DarkPhoenix
    DarkPhoenix Uukausi sitten

    Yeah, I completely understand the cinebench being a torture test. I'm running a r5 1600 with a 3.9Ghz overclock. I have had no issues with this overclock with anything else besides cinebench. On cinebench it just crashes immediately.

  • Jørn Mulder
    Jørn Mulder Uukausi sitten

    this one, or noctua black D15 or the Be-Quiet dark rock pro 4 ... can you test does 3 ? and compare them ? that would be a nice compare test i think.

  • Justin Scott
    Justin Scott Uukausi sitten

    It's an awesome cooler, I just want it all black.

  • Sheila olfieWay
    Sheila olfieWay Uukausi sitten

    looks good and only $100 not bad...i expected it to cost more for what you get other than that change the color maybe.

  • Jaydee Sled
    Jaydee Sled Uukausi sitten

    Please someone can gift me for my birthday this coming march 2 even if it's old computer I just want to have a pc because I still cannot afford to have a pc.

  • seth duffey
    seth duffey Uukausi sitten

    Better than Linus.. lol. Cheers

  • ColinMCMXC
    ColinMCMXC Uukausi sitten +1

    anyone know where i can get the wallpaper he uses?

    BRANDON OWINGS Uukausi sitten

    Nice Spyderco
    Been looking at snagging a new Para , can't beat the quality

  • Tekjunkie28
    Tekjunkie28 Uukausi sitten

    Thermal paste doesnt cure.... Der8auer even says that. Now You might be right for the initial "burn in" but its does not cure.

  • Lance Owens
    Lance Owens Uukausi sitten

    So Jay, got my ROG STRIX board put into my first GEN Corsair Pro replacing the Z270 MSI board. The fit was just fine, I'll snap some pics and send them over to FB. I even had room for both harddrives, waiting on the I7 9700K to arrive today to replace the chip. It started life as a CORSAIR ONE PRO Compact Gaming PC - Intel Core i7-7700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB DDR4-2400, 480GB M.2 SSD, 2TB HDD, just over Christmas and I'm already doing dirty things to it...Ram will be next on the list. I couldn't afford retail on it, so I bought it off of Amazon renew, which left me a little budget for playing. I replaced the 2TB HDD with a 2TB Samsung EVO SSD and move the 2TB over to a scratch drive. I moved to the ROG STRIX because I wasn't sold on the the airflow being sufficient to cool the M.2 on the back of the board and it was creeping at idle up to the mid to high 50 degrees Celsius and eventually, I want to jump to a I9 in addition to the 64GB Ram. I just can't justify getting something other than the 1080TI now. Haven't messed with building/modifying PCs in about 20 years, life, babies, wife, army, war got in the way for a while. Kinda doing this with my last kid in the house who is really into gaming.

  • Terry Johnson
    Terry Johnson Uukausi sitten

    Hey Jay I was thinking on getting a 2080 ti I have a i9 9900k with the msi ace an a corsair 850rm power supply should that be Enough? Or bigger power supply?

    • customcomputer hobbyist
      customcomputer hobbyist Uukausi sitten +1

      It's more than enough for that setup. A 650W would be fine even with some overclocking, 750W if you tend to err on the side of more headroom. Congrats your 850W is overkill and plenty. But don't be silly and buy a 2080Ti now when new cards are on the horizon.

  • Jonathan Walker
    Jonathan Walker Uukausi sitten

    If I could make one suggestion for corsair, even though it would probably only increase heat dissipation by a slight amount, to fill in some of the middle area with fin so there was only two holes for the screwdriver to access the mounting screws.
    Also, Perhaps make a 14mm fan variant, but clearance would be a much bigger issue for that one.

  • Benkt Löfgren
    Benkt Löfgren Uukausi sitten

    Most important question for me, could you put Noctua fans on this baby ?

  • Screuu Guglew
    Screuu Guglew Uukausi sitten

    The CPU cooler market is filled with BS and hype! For example, take the Hyper 212 EVO by Cooler Master, which costs around $30 (or less when on sale) and compare it to the comparable Noctua NH-U12S, which provides the same cooling performance as the 212 EVO BUT costs SEVENTY dollars!!! AND it comes in that OBNOXIOUS $#lT brown color!

  • MrBall Breeder
    MrBall Breeder Uukausi sitten

    features are great but should have been 140mm fans

  • Fiddlestickz1
    Fiddlestickz1 Uukausi sitten

    Its basically the same as Dark Rock 4 by the looks of it, only with a corsair tag on it. The sliders are very nice and an upgrade to the flimsy clips on the other coolers have. Judging from the pricetag it wants to be as good as the NH D15, so it should be the main competitor in a benchmark video.

  • David Anderson
    David Anderson Uukausi sitten

    JayzTwoCents i went how you start your business and get free stuff on youtube channels
    because i went start business like you doing online

  • tetryl1
    tetryl1 Uukausi sitten

    Price is very wrong. If you're coming to a all ready saturated market for high performing air coolers at a high price, you have to either beat the performance of them or be cheaper. And more compatible which I think this is terrible at just from the looks. We haven't seen a really good review of this things actual compatibility with motherboards and RAM's and if we did I bet it would be one of the worst. Also pretty much every 120mm AIO is cheaper and those fit with anything and cooling performance is similar or better. Though sure AIO's are not forever, probably 5 years and either the pump's break or the liquid has evaporated too much. Air coolers last basically forever so there is that. Oh and why the hell didi they leave the empty space in the middle? You could have just filled that with fins and make the thing smaller thus being more compatible. Going for style points over performance and compatibility is stupid.

  • GiSWiG
    GiSWiG Uukausi sitten

    Looks like they copied a lot from the Cryorig R1 Ultimate but fell short on some of the complaints you had. I've been using the R1 to cool my OC'd 6700K for years now. The R1's towers are separate. It comes with two 140mm fans, typically for one in the front, one in the middle but they give you a third set of clips to put a third fan on the back. The clips give you the freedom to make the air blow any direction you want. It comes with a dual fan header splitter as well. The shrouds around the fins can be replaced with ones of different colors so no need for spray paint (I bought red ones with slight metallic finish). The fans still clip on and can be slid up, maybe not as easily as the A500 but seriously, how many times are you going to be moving your fans up and down? And if your not sure if it will fit, go to Cryorig's web site, print their paper guide that you fold in to the shape of the bottom of the cooler to see if it will fit. No, I'm not affiliated with Cryorig, I just really like their stuff.

  • Jeremiah Dant
    Jeremiah Dant Uukausi sitten

    I wouldn't use an air cooler They take up way too much room and block so much of the view of the motherboard.

  • Иван Драго
    Иван Драго Uukausi sitten

    I've been using a Fuma 2 for two months so far. Not as nice at cooling as a Noctua of the same form, but not far off at all. It's also very adaptable given the fan form factors and the layout of the towers.

  • Azri Azhari
    Azri Azhari Uukausi sitten

    12:04 I did know that regarding the thermal paste. Just leaving a comment so that I can reference that later in the future :)

  • shawn bruncic
    shawn bruncic Uukausi sitten

    great looking cooler i have always have same problem whiff ram great idea with the fans and general maintenance

  • 0rogontorogon
    0rogontorogon Uukausi sitten +2

    I am sorry but this is not a review, this is a commercial.
    The most important characteristic of a cooler is noise normalized performance. I don't care about the temperatures if the noise generated isn't mentioned at all. So, after nearly 17 minutes I don't even know if that cooler is worth it or not. Feels like one of those teleshopping ads.

  • Artur
    Artur Uukausi sitten

    Can you change the stock fans inside the mounting mechanism?

  • vanveenmatt
    vanveenmatt Uukausi sitten +1

    I'd buy it!

  • David Hurt
    David Hurt Uukausi sitten

    FYI my current system has a Corsair air cooler in my i7 950 I bought it then

  • Crixis
    Crixis Uukausi sitten


  • Admiral JT
    Admiral JT Uukausi sitten

    It should have an option to put a fan in the center.

  • Dave Davidson
    Dave Davidson Uukausi sitten

    Corsair made an Air Cooler... is it worth it?: no Corsair don't actually make anything so the title is a lie.

  • denvera1g1
    denvera1g1 Uukausi sitten

    hoyl crap 190w, IIRC my 3950x only hits 140w, though, only stock speeds, wonder what it would pull at 5Ghz(if it were possible)

  • denvera1g1
    denvera1g1 Uukausi sitten

    What would be really cool with this cooler, is if the cage of one or both of those fans was open on the bottom, to cool the ram, and or VMRs

  • denvera1g1
    denvera1g1 Uukausi sitten

    back in the day, didnt overclocking require putting a fan on your passive heat sink? i mean it was before i was born but still

  • Thercon Jair
    Thercon Jair Uukausi sitten

    Hey Jay, put some Noctua fans on that thing! Looking at the mounting solution, it should be possible :)

  • Ishaan Pitcon
    Ishaan Pitcon Uukausi sitten

    The U12A at the same price, while less bulky, less noisy, beats this cooler by at least 5c (look at real reviews that compare the A500 to others...)
    I don't understand why anyone would by it, except for "i must have only corsair stuff" kinda people

  • Matt Bulfinch
    Matt Bulfinch Uukausi sitten

    Hey! That little space underneath the brushed metal top is perfect for toasting! :P

  • Connectron Builds
    Connectron Builds Uukausi sitten +1

    There's a problem with this cooler where the heatpipes contact the capacitors around Intel 115x sockets you should probably do a follow up on that.

  • Rengaruu
    Rengaruu Uukausi sitten

    I've tested it today and it's really a mixed bag.
    It is super easy to install and looks good, however it forces you to use low profile ram as it blocks all ramslots.
    the cooling performance is good, however it is also super noisy.
    I just hope that bequiet and noctua will copy the slide mechanism for their fans as it is very good.
    perhaps corasir shouldnt have overengineered their first big cpu cooler to the moon. :pp

  • Ioan Koka
    Ioan Koka Uukausi sitten

    Can't tell a gazilion times and nobody gives a crap. DO NOT USE the thermal paste they provide. wipe it of and put your trusted paste in a thin-thin-thin layer. thermal paste should fill the imperfections between the two surfaces and be used as a layer of conducting material. idiots.

  • Miner Huck
    Miner Huck Uukausi sitten

    Who cares I wouldn't use a Corsair product anymore. Corsair doesn't honor their warranty, and when they do RMA a product they send it back still screwed up no matter a solid state drive, case, aio cooler, ram. I will never trust Corsair for personal products or for my business customers again. I have tinnitus due to their first generation h100i which the noise level was mis represented on paper especially in their sound dampening 300R case.. that lasted 2 years out of a 5 year warranty. Their support is absolute trash.

  • pegadirty
    pegadirty Uukausi sitten

    Did Corsair talk to Nintendo about that fan mounting system? Reminds me a lot of the Switch Joycons lol

  • EggChen6DemonBag
    EggChen6DemonBag Uukausi sitten

    Yeah that fan removal mechanism is awesome. So simple. Good Job Corsair!

    ULTRASMURF Uukausi sitten +1

    For the same price as the D15 no contest, I'd much rather have the Noctua fans over the corsair ones

  • Tim R
    Tim R Uukausi sitten

    And DAMN that a sexy cooler!!!

  • Tim R
    Tim R Uukausi sitten

    I love the vids Jay but damn, flex that board just a little more!

  • Doom Slayer
    Doom Slayer Uukausi sitten

    Ill take it! Ill take 12! :P

  • C-Fed Tech
    C-Fed Tech Uukausi sitten

    Been away from the channel for some time now. I am back and loving the videos. Phil is a great addition, keep up the great work!

  • Alexander Amis
    Alexander Amis Uukausi sitten

    My solution to the fan color problem? Include a set of attachable rails for standard fan mounts, or possibly even sell a separate edition for a bit less without included fans and instead just the rails

  • ronny r
    ronny r Uukausi sitten

    gara gara mas andi nih pasti ke saya lagi deh

  • Jarrod Gertig
    Jarrod Gertig Uukausi sitten

    If an air cooler is $100 it better have some nice tech built into it, this doesn't. This is a literal brick that just so happens to cool your CPU... :I
    1x OOF for Corsair

  • Alan Wagner
    Alan Wagner Uukausi sitten +2

    All problems with this video:

  • Island Computers
    Island Computers Uukausi sitten

    That is one brilliant, if immense, cooler. I love the fan removal system. Well done @Corsair. Top marks. If you want to send a review unit my way I'd love to have a look at it. ;-)

  • Tarquin Farquhar
    Tarquin Farquhar Uukausi sitten

    5:32 - "that's no moon, that's a CPU cooler." Obi-wan Kenobi.

  • Typo's Gaming Channel
    Typo's Gaming Channel Uukausi sitten

    Those are ML fans

  • Chris SoulLess
    Chris SoulLess Uukausi sitten +10

    12:59 "i think it's gone rank up there" "we need more people to buy it" "it's the motherboard's fault" what the hell man???? are you kidding or something? you think? what do you mean you think?...... i didn't expect a sponsor asslicking from you jay

  • Fuchi Grafika
    Fuchi Grafika Uukausi sitten +8

    This review seems slightly awkward. Is the cooler better than its rivals? Is it compatible with most motherboards (would be a shame to pay first and then find out later that it may have clearance issues)?

    • GiSWiG
      GiSWiG Uukausi sitten

      Cryorig has "origami" like print outs that you cut and fold into the shape of the bottom of the heat sink.

  • Dave Fawcett
    Dave Fawcett Uukausi sitten

    i have a 9700k air coolers just dont work for 5ghz clock !!!