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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.
Well couldn't you for example.. get a cheap H50, cut the pipes and add a 2nd cheap rad and pump... that would still be cheaper than a custom loop right?
    
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Well couldn't you for example.. get a cheap H50, cut the pipes and add a 2nd cheap rad and pump... that would still be cheaper than a custom loop right?
A ton of work for something that still won't perform that well...also reselling modded Corsair Hydro units is incredibly difficult.

An H50 these days is ~$50USD, a Rasa setup is ~$130. Not worth the effort to mod the H50 IMHO.
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Oh i thought the rasa kits were like 250... yea for that price why bother..
    
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Did you see a noteworthy difference? That Nevr-Dull looks a little less risky than potentially uneven sanding.
I really didn't get a chance to test it out as this was an added *bonus* before I sold it... I would imagine it would help a bit. It was already much better then my current Ven-X, even in stock form.

The Nevr-Dull approach isn't bad if you're patient. I still think using various grits of sandpaper would be the far easier method though. To avoid uneven sanding, all you do is tape your sandpaper gritty side up to a piece of glass and run the heatplate over it in a circular motion. I know, easier said then done, but you'll arrive at satisfactory results much faster then using wadding polish.
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This was an afternoons worth of work. Just used some Nevr-Dull.





Good luck!
Shiny <> flat.

The primary reason for lapping is to impart a smoother plane to your surface, not to turn it into a mirror.

Polishing compounds can also leave residue, which will have to be carefully removed lest they reduce the performance of the TIM.
    
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I'm not really concerned about a mirror finish but the machined finish is incredibly rough on the H70, also I have good TIM on their and I want that little bit extra, if I can get it I should be able to run 4.2
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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.





Quote from corsair's website:
"What is the H70?

The H70 is a high performance CPU cooler. It’s a self-contained water-cooling loop with integrated pump and reservoir, and requires no maintenance. The H70 is an upgraded version of our popular H50 cooler."

I don't know what you're talking about, as it definitely has a pump. It almost sounds like you're talking about a heat pipe.
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