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calm down.. kinds of people are made in the humanÂ´s sick head. there are better ways to express what you think instead arguing with hate.
the point is.. the h50 is 5h1tty and some people tried to make it better and/or pimped its appearence. thats like you wanted to forbid somebody to change rims on his car or other crappy stuff. if it was sealed, it can be sealed again, so this is not the point.
you can look and compare here http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...pe-watcha.html in my old h50 mod thread.
although i appriciate your interes in this thread.. i got the h50 quite a while modded now. i tried over 15 configurations with it and i came to the conclusion that not the pump is too weak, no .. the problem is that there is not enough copper to establish a sufficient cooling surface on the h50 bead.
with more copper you could get really much better temps even with a not very very fast waterflow..
cmeeks is making it sound like its cheaper to get a H50, and mod it, than it will be to make a custom loop, which is correct, and that the custom loop will do a better job cooling, which it wont.
I don't really understand exactly what your saying above, but to clarify - I have made no claims regarding the performance of a modded h50 vs a custom loop.
a decent rad can be had for under $50 and you don't need a reservoir. I rebuilt my h50 with no reservoir. Suddenly it's still much less than a custom loop. Plus, if I'm going to go through the trouble to build a custom loop, I would do it right. I have priced one out just out of curiosity and it would cost me about $250.
does using my H50 rad in another loop count as an H50 mod?... i had to get another pump/block xD and yes i know my block is slighlt crooked, thats because my mobo mounts both 775 and 1156 coolers... i happened to have bought a 775 block....still have as yet to add a vid card block..
I'm going to treat this post as my work log - any past and future mods will be updated right here as well as up to date temps.
- Q9550 @ 3.57GHZ - 1.25v
- GT-AP15 pull (exhaust)
- Shin-Etsu X23 7783D TIM (dot method)
- Lapped h50
- Lapped processor
- Modded tubes
- Intel Burn Test
- 3,000MB stress level
- 5 passes
- Ambient: 25C
- Max Load: 68C
- Idle: 37C
I didn't like the flimsy plastic back plate that Corsair included with the h50 - it's not even stiff enough to restrain the mobo from flexing. So I used a metal one.
I replaced the stock h50 tubes with 1/4" ID clear vinyl tubes from the hardware store. Performance increase was nil. But cost was $3 for tubing + $7 for PT Nuke biocide and it looks good! 1/4" ID tubes fit tight enough that hose clamps are not even necesary.
I highly recommend doing this while performing the tube mod - while the rad is unattached. Performance gain was about 2 to 3C. I went through 600, 1000, 1500, 2000, and 2500 grit sandpaper.