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My friend has a unopened Corsair H70 sitting here and unfortunately it has difficulty being installed in his 790i Ultra SLI board(back-plate issues). So long story short I'm probably going to give him my Megahalem and get the H70, in most cases what would you consider this? A side grade more-or-less or an improvement?

If it's possible could I mount the 2 Scythe Kaze 3k rpm fans I have on the H70 also, not sure if it can hold 38mm fans.
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I think its more a side grade and up grade. It might be a little better, its not worse at least. I dont see why it shouldnt be able to hold 38mm fans, just get longer screws it the standard ones dont fit ?
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Yea that's true, hopefully I wont have to deal with something like that. Without the Mega it would free a lot of room inside my case.
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It should be an upgrade, but LCLCs have a good chunk of variables involved to get the most out their setup (used as intake/exhaust, general case-flow, etc etc).
A standard HSF will do better on avg if it's just being randomly dumped into a case - hence why so many people use LCLCs and go "this is crap"!

H50 was exactly on par for me w/ same fans compared to the megahalems rev. b I had beforehand.
H70 is supposed to be closer to NH-D14's performance.
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The H70 loves 38mm fans with good static pressure. Just takes up a lot of room, especially when using a shroud on the push fan. Get longer #6-32 screws to mount them.
Edited by Draygonn - 6/21/11 at 1:53pm
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post #6 of 13
Performance wise you should be equal or a tad better,as far as the fans you have yes no prob in handleing them just might need longer screws,Plus it will free up air flow in your case-so you might want to try different case fan config to get the best air flow through it.
    
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post #7 of 13
I'd say H70 should be similar to a Megahalems in a best-case scenario (high static pressure fans, push-pull, etc), probably a little worse in a typical scenario.

The H70 doesn't perform so well against the best air coolers (NH-D14 and Silver Arrow), and the Megahalems isn't too far behind those in cooling ability. In Xbitlabs' test the H70 with 2x1980 RPM fans couldn't match the SA with two 1270RPM fans. So basically the H70 is much louder and still doesn't perform as well.



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The H70 that I tested with stock fans was 5C hotter at full stress then megahalems rev b with yate loon SH Fans. This was on a I5-2500K at 5.2ghz. I did not test it with the same fans before I sold it!
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The H70 that I tested with stock fans was 5C hotter at full stress then megahalems rev b with yate loon SH Fans. This was on a I5-2500K at 5.2ghz. I did not test it with the same fans before I sold it!
The stock H70 fans are capable of going up to 2000 RPM, so they should be comparable to Yate Loon SHs in terms of airflow.
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The stock H70 fans are capable of going up to 2000 RPM, so they should be comparable to Yate Loon SHs in terms of airflow.
Yate Loons have better static pressure.
    
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