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Corsair Cooling Air Series A50 Performance CPU Cooler LGA775 LGA1155 LGA1156 LGA1366 AM2 AM3

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   Shipping Weight:   2.5 lbs
   Part #: CAFA50
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

The superior engineering of the Air Series A50 makes it dramatically outperform your CPU's stock heatsink: three 8mm copper heatpipes directly contact your CPU and instantly pull heat up into the aluminum cooling fins. A 120mm fan, mounted on rubber studs to reduce noise and vibration, quietly draws cool air through the fins.

Quick Specs:
Air Flow 1 x 61 CFM
Application/Usage Processor
Package Contents
  • Air A50 Cooling Fan/Heatsink
  • Multi-platform Mounting Kit
  • Thermal Compound
  • Quick Start Guide

Intel Sockets:

  • LGA 775
  • LGA 1366
  • LGA 1156

AMD Sockets:

  • Core AM2
  • Core AM3
Fan Diameter 1 x 120 mm
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Fan Speed 1 x 2000 rpm
Number of Fans 1
Heatsink Height 6.28"
Heatsink Width 4.91"
Heatsink Depth 3.20"

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Fan Information  
     Air Flow: 1 x 61 CFM
     Fan Speed: 1 x 2000 rpm
     Number of Fans: 1
General Information  
     Brand Name: Corsair
     Manufacturer: Corsair
     Manufacturer Part Number: CAFA50
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: A50
     Product Name: Air A50 Cooling Fan/Heatsink
     Product Series: Air
     Product Type: Cooling Fan/Heatsink
     Application/Usage: Processor

Intel Sockets:

  • LGA 775
  • LGA 1366
  • LGA 1156

AMD Sockets:

  • Core AM2
  • Core AM3

     Package Contents:
  • Air A50 Cooling Fan/Heatsink
  • Multi-platform Mounting Kit
  • Thermal Compound
  • Quick Start Guide

Physical Characteristics  
     Fan Diameter: 1 x 120 mm
     Heatsink Depth: 3.2" (81.2 mm)
     Heatsink Height: 6.3" (159.5 mm)
     Heatsink Width: 4.9" (124.6 mm)
     Limited Warranty: 2 Year

Corsair CAFA50 Customer Reviews

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Experience: 2 Years
cools well
loud fan
average size cooler big enough cool even quad core small enough fit many cases, uses standard fans if need replace, but i recommend any cooler master hyper cooler with atleast 3 heatpipes instead they cool better with much quieter fans and sit higher this sits low can hit ram too close

Experience: 6 Months
 Verified Owner
-Good performance and value
-Quality fit and finish
-Easy to install
-Fan could be more quiet
With this on sale it is a no brainer as a replacement to the stock cooler. Brings down load temperatures significantly and idle temps as well. Comes in very nice packaging with all the adapters and the fan resistor. The heatsink itself is nicely finished with the aesthetic top and the fan is easily fitted onto it. Installation is a breeze.

Experience: 8 Months
Big tower heatsink. Decent cooling. Enough clearance for a variety high ram modules including the Corsair Vengeance.
Overall a great heatsink that does its job and provides enough clearance for the ram I was using. Cools as well as CM 212+ and just as quiet. Great for budget to medium builds. I have my 8120 oc'ed to 3880 and it's barely breaking a sweat!

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Big tower heatsink. Decent cooling. Enough clearance for a variety high ram modules.
2-Pin fan with a resistor. I'd expect a PWM fan these days.
Overall a great heatsink that does its job and provides enough clearance for the ram I was using.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
-Nice looking cooler
-very easy to install
-pretty tall, almost couldnt fit in my case
Bought this when it was on sale....can't complain for the money I paid for....much better than stock intel cooler and pretty quiet.

Experience: 6 Months
Keeps the CPU really cool
Looks great
Easy to install
Fan still going strong after 6 months of use
Comes with rubber studs for fan
Good quality
Minimum fan speed is 1600RPM even with the adapter
For AMD, only top-down configuration, thus possibly blocking memory slots if you have a small mobo
Keeps my FX6100 cool k around 33C on idle, and 46C under load. This is with a lower RPM fan that I'm using, as the stock one runs at 1600RPM and is fairly loud (wind noise). The fan itself is quiet, no clicking noise, no buzzing, etc.

Overall, good quality fan. Heatsink is very sturdy. After installation, which was very easy, the HSF does not wiggle.

Comes with rubber studs for fan installation, so it reduces vibrations. Also looks better. The fan comes with a sleeved cable.

If you have an AMD setup, it only installs top-down, meaning the wind goes up and down, not side to side. This makes it difficult to access the memory slots, especially if you have a small mobo. I have a full-sized ATX board, so it doesn't bother me much, and it does help pull the heat away from the videocard, LOL.

Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
-Great cooling capacity
-Fan has option to reduce speed (and noise of fan)
-Thermal paste was iffy
All in all, I am not going to complain about this cooler. It works great, i7-3770k OC to 4.4ghz (stock voltage) running at ~25 degrees. However, the fins did manage to cut me multiple times when I tried to remove RAM sticks, plug in the CPU fan, case fans, etc. because of how HUGE this fan is. Beware that it will not fit in most Mid-tower cases.

General Striker
Experience: 6 Weeks
Low Price
Easy to install
Fit Socket 775
Thermal Paste included seems cheap
I buy this for and old E8400 Core2Duo that I wanted to overclock a little bit. The temp are very low now. The mounting system is easy to install too.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
cheap, quiet
limited effects
this is a good and cheap cpu cooling fan. it's quiet as well. if you dont want to overlock too much this would be a good choice.

Ying Jie_H
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
well packaged
easy to install
fan resistor
This cooler is absolutely fantastic, no to mention that I got it for free. The only complain is that the fan is a bit loud even with the fan speed reducer, so I had to upgrade to a more silent fan which is not a big deal. I am running a 3570K and I am able to run with the fan completely off, I adjusted Ai suite so that the fan will kick in when CPU reaches 30C, even in some games the fan remains off which is quite impressive.

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Posted by: Andrew_S @01/26/11
Comment: Pros: - Good cooling - Great value - Quiet - Easy, robust mounting solutions - Lightweight direct-contact design Cons: - Uhhhh…none
Posted by: Anson_L @01/18/11
Comment: Simple and effective. This is the best description for the Corsair A50.
Posted by: Anson_L @01/18/11
Comment: Corsair A50 and A70 Coolers Review by Kitguru
Posted by: Anson_L @01/18/11
Comment: Pros: - Easily beats out stock and entry level coolers - Easy installation - Great fan installation/design - Decent cooling Cons: - Generic heatsink design
Posted by: Anson_L @01/18/11
Comment: * Multiple platform support * Small, lightweight footprint * Fans included * Direct contact heatpipes
Posted by: Anson_L @01/18/11
Comment: For a mainstream cooler the Corsair A50 did an exceptional job, and while it couldn’t quite match the cooling performance of the higher-end heatsinks it does have a better price to performance ratio than that of the more expensive offerings.
Posted by: Craig_C @01/12/11
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