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Did you use wet or dry sanding?
i did dry. i can wet (very little) but try to finish with dry.
wet last a little bit longer.
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I used dry.
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imo use some wet fine grade wet & dry then use autosol to polish it up after (use an old teatowl and rub on for 5 mins then rub off with a clean towl) then apply a good thermal paste.. it will make a difference but its a lot of effort

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So what's the biggest difference b/t the self contained loops (H50-H70, CoolIT stuff) and a custom loop? Smaller pump? Thinner tubes? Less water in the system overall?

The thick rad on the H70 and the 240rad on the CoolIT ECO C240 should be more than enough for most CPUs, so why such a big difference in temps even when using the same fans?
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So what's the biggest difference b/t the self contained loops (H50-H70, CoolIT stuff) and a custom loop? Smaller pump? Thinner tubes? Less water in the system overall?

The thick rad on the H70 and the 240rad on the CoolIT ECO C240 should be more than enough for most CPUs, so why such a big difference in temps even when using the same fans?
Far better pump. Much better radiator. Distilled water has better thermal properties than the coolant mix that Asetek/Corsaid/Antec uses....larger coolant volume, there's not that much coolant in a Corsair unit. Blocks are in all likelihood better, though I've not seen a direct comparison off all-else-equal between Antec/Corsair/Asetek blocks and Rasa/EK/Swiftech blocks.

All around better.
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post #16 of 27
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Don't forget, the entire purpose of TIM is to increase effective surface area of surfaces. Lapping can help in certain circumstances (uneven heatspreaders, here's looking at you, intel), but most of the time properly applying a good TIM will make a big difference without having to deal with sandpaper and warranties.
TIM's purpose is fill thermally efficient air gaps between two microscopically uneven surfaces. TIM is less thermally conductive by a magnitude than the two surfaces. Minimizing the need for TIM is a good thing!
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post #17 of 27
This was an afternoons worth of work. Just used some Nevr-Dull.





Good luck!
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This was an afternoons worth of work. Just used some Nevr-Dull.





Good luck!
Did you see a noteworthy difference? That Nevr-Dull looks a little less risky than potentially uneven sanding.
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post #19 of 27
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Far better pump. Much better radiator. Distilled water has better thermal properties than the coolant mix that Asetek/Corsaid/Antec uses....larger coolant volume, there's not that much coolant in a Corsair unit. Blocks are in all likelihood better, though I've not seen a direct comparison off all-else-equal between Antec/Corsair/Asetek blocks and Rasa/EK/Swiftech blocks.

All around better.
You could also put the words bigger or expensive in for the word better. That's very subjective. Some people (I know a few) appreciate the simplicity of a self contained kit.

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Minimizing the need for TIM is a good thing!
This is not as subjective. You're right. I didn't mean to say that lapping isn't useful, just that it's not where I would necessarily go first.
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You could also put the words bigger or expensive in for the word better. That's very subjective. Some people (I know a few) appreciate the simplicity of a self contained kit.



This is not as subjective. You're right. I didn't mean to say that lapping isn't useful, just that it's not where I would necessarily go first.
Bigger maybe. But if you've bought an H70 and two better fans (AP-15s for instance)-you've already could have bought yourself a Rasa 240 kit that'll perform substantially better. So no "expensive" is not a synonym for "better" in this case.
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