Originally Posted by DravenHavok
I am doing outtake with my HAF X and the H70. With the top fan pulling air from the room it seems like it's doing ok.
If you do the outtake, would you mind letting me know what kind of temps you are getting. I keep hearing some people get mid 25s idle, but I am in the 27-30c idle. 37-39c under load. Perhaps I was expecting a little lower temps, since I am still at stock speeds with the 2600k.
I don't know why anyone would expect lower with an H50/60/70? What is your room temp? Idle temps don't matter, as there's no reason to go lower, and those are already low (you won't often see idle temps lower than 30c, even in a big watercooling loop, only in a phase-change or peltier system), and your load temps are great! Your processor only increases 9c when at full load with prime95? That's incredible. Even with a triple radiator I still see temperature difference between idle and load of 20c or so (not the greatest CPU block, but not bad either).
There is no race to the coolest CPU, the only point of considering temps is for overclocking headroom. I do know that when I had my corsair H50 setup with push/pull, my CPU temps were much higher than 39c. But now I run my 2600k at 4.3ghz stock voltage, and it stays around 50c, but it's in the same loop as two 6950s heavily overclocked, so as long as the temp stays below 60c I'm happy. Most people will agree that as long as you're in the 50s on an intel processor, you're good to go. Max consistent load temp should be below 80c for long-term health, and the absolute max where the processor will throttle down is 100c. AMD is totally different as well.