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Hi again guys,

So, later today I will be finally ordering my new Corsair H50

One question I do want to ask is, when it arrives, how should I be positioning the fans for their intake and outtake of air? Someone I think said that hot air should be exhausted out the back right?

Just want some advice for that!

Thanks
Your case has a top exhaust, and a lower, front intake.
I would install the h50s rad and fan in the upper rear part of the case as an intake. It will produce better results for your case and the top exhaust will quickly get rid of any warm air expelled from the h50.
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Your case has a top exhaust, and a lower, front intake.
I would install the h50s rad and fan in the upper rear part of the case as an intake. It will produce better results for your case and the top exhaust will quickly get rid of any warm air expelled from the h50.
Ok thanks I will try that out when it's all fitted!

Also, with the stock cooler I currently have.. How easy/hard is it to take this out and replace it with the H50? Because to be honest this will be the first time I have actually replaced something in my computer, but I really want to do this and finally, sorry..., I hear that you may have to put some sort of gel or liquid onto your CPU, in my case the Intel i7 940, is this true that this gel has to be applied? And, if so, how much should be applied and does this need re-doing every now and again (I.e. Putting in more gel because it may've dissolved over time...

Thanks! Ordering it this afternoon!
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There are several post on youtube on how to apply thermal paste (should be included with H50) check them out fan removal is easy just be patient it will come off
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There are several post on youtube on how to apply thermal paste (should be included with H50) check them out fan removal is easy just be patient it will come off
Watched a few earlier, and they were Very helpful! Thankyou!

Once thing I am wondering about is, There is a 'Bracket' that needs to installed at the back of the motherboard.... How the hell do I get in behind there?? Any help?

Thanks!

Oh, and also they didn't say anything at all about the gel you need to apply to the CPU?! What do I have to do with this??

I ordered it about 40 minutes ago and it should, fingers crossed, be here tomorrow! Will take a pic of it for you guys! Sooooo Excited!!!
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Watched a few earlier, and they were Very helpful! Thankyou!

Once thing I am wondering about is, There is a 'Bracket' that needs to installed at the back of the motherboard.... How the hell do I get in behind there?? Any help?
Thanks!

Oh, and also they didn't say anything at all about the gel you need to apply to the CPU?! What do I have to do with this??
I ordered it about 40 minutes ago and it should, fingers crossed, be here tomorrow! Will take a pic of it for you guys! Sooooo Excited!!!
Anyone??
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post #26 of 28
It's not gel, its more of a thick paste, designed to fill in any air pockets between the cooler and the CPU heatspreader. I believe the corsair H50/70 come with good paste already on the cooler, so you dont have to do anything. Just read the directions.

I personally use Shin-Etsu paste, though it is a little hard to apply..

Remember: Metal to metal is better than metal to paste to metal! You should have a small enough amount that it can all be smushed out of the way by the cooler into areas where it is needed. Less is more in this case- a rice grain sized bit of paste is all you need (for a flat cooler. Direct heatpipes are a whole different challenge)

I have also used Artic Silver 5- it is decent. They have a webpage of other methods for application depending on your CPU (And how the dies are arranged under the heat-spreaders)
http://www.arcticsilver.com/methods.html
Edited by christian_piper - 6/17/11 at 4:24pm
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First, remove your graphics card and unplug all cables from your motherboard.

Locate the motherboard screws, and remove them; then remove the motherboard.

Remove the original cooler by pulling straight up on all four of the black thumbpins. Pull straight up, do not turn and pull or try and yank the cooler out directly.

Once all the legs have been unlocked by pulling up, proceed to slightly twist the cooler to remove it from the CPU. This is best done after you have your computer booted for five minutes. A warm CPU translates to a slightly more liquid form of thermal grease which will grant you easier removal of the cooler.

Following that, grab a dry sheet of tissue paper or kitchen towel, and clean up all the grey goo off the surface of the CPU.

The H50 comes pre-applied with this grey goo so you don't have to buy a separate tube of this thermal interface.

Firstly, locate the Intel bracket in the H50 box. It is the squarish-shaped one as opposed to the longitudinal one. That is for AMD, which you are not using.

Locate four silver coloured metal studs, and push them the correct way into the four holes marked LGA1366.
Following that, guide the metal studs to go into the mounting holes on your motherboard.

When done, replace your motherboard. You may want to reconnect the wires especially if you have any cables located near the rear fan grill.

Next, locate the metal toothed ring.
There are eight rubber grommets that come with the H50. Four are for AMD and the other four for Intel.
Use the Intel ones, and install as instructed into the toothed metal ring.
When done, locate the four screws meant for Intel sockets (eight screws there, and half of them have a different threading so it's impossible to mount them wrongly) and thread them through the grommet.

Once done, install the ring onto the backplate by carefully screwing them in. Do not tighten it down yet. Just screw it in so that the ring is being supported by the backplate and won't fall off if you touch it.

Next, install your fan and radiator.

There are four very long screws, and four metal washers. These are for fan mounting.
Place the washer into the screw, and install the fan + rad in this manner:

Case Wall - Fan - Rad


The screws go in from outside, through the fan, and into the radiator.
Note that the side of the radiator with tubes may either face up, or down. They will never face sideways in your casing.

Once you have secured that, only the pump is left.
Decide how you wish to orientate your pump.

Then, remove the solid plastic cap covering the copper block.
Do not touch the grey paste on the block.

Carefully place the pump into the ring.
This pump also has toothed mounting edges, so you will want to make sure that you put it into the ring - not touching the CPU surface; then angle it slightly to make sure that the ring teeth sit onto the pump teeth.

When done, hold the pump down and tighten the ring.
Stop tightening when the screws are hard to turn.
Overtightening of the screws may result in split grommets, which is what I have right now.

Facepalm.


Alright, that's all the help I can give you with mounting...
If you want an illustrated version of what I just said, then consult the manual. LOL.

Remember to plug in the 3-pin plug protruding from the pump, into your CPU fan header.
Then go into your BIOS and turn off fan speed control. The pump has to run at full speed in order for it to dissipate heat.
Your CPU and the loop itself could be damaged if overheating occurs due to a slow pump.

Once done, plug the radiator fan into the chassis fan header on your motherboard.
You can set that fan to throttle as per your liking, as it is not necessary for the radiator fan to be running at full speed all the time.
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post #28 of 28
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I Have my Corsair H50 Installed!!

This is awesome! Was a bit of a challenge getting it all in but was fun

I just want to thank everyone for helping me in this process! It's gone really quick but I do really appreciate everyone's help on this job!!

Idle Temps are around 30-35C Now! I'm pretty sure thats good!

ThankYOU!!
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