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Using TIM on the Corsair AX850

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I have the AX850 and the Corsair 650D case, and I was thinking about adding TIM to the contact area between the case and the PSU to enhance the heat transfer. I am also using sound dampening bitumen/foam mats inside the case, but I can't see that being a problem in theory at least.

Anyway, anyone done this and noticed any difference?

(and no, I am not gonna start lapping my PSU.. )
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I wouldn't worry about that.
 
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I wouldn't bother either, sounds like a mess where dust will gather in the edges and make things look funky. If we never had a problem before why change it

Edit: Wait, does that mean you plan to mount the psu with the fan pointing up ?!
Edited by Qasual - 10/29/11 at 6:02pm
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The outer case of the PSU isn't a heatsink for the important bits of the PSU so you won't get any relevant heat transfer. I don't think it would make any difference whatsoever. What sort of GPU are you running? I imagine that your PSU is running very cool already.
    
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keep TIM on processors only...
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Originally Posted by Qasual View Post
I wouldn't bother either, sounds like a mess where dust will gather in the edges and make things look funky. If we never had a problem before why change it

Edit: Wait, does that mean you plan to mount the psu with the fan pointing up ?!
Good point about the mess actually. And no it'll still be face down, sucking air in from the bottom.

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The outer case of the PSU isn't a heatsink for the important bits of the PSU so you won't get any relevant heat transfer. I don't think it would make any difference whatsoever. What sort of GPU are you running? I imagine that your PSU is running very cool already.
The Corsair AX850 does actually use the housing as a heatsink. They designed it so heat would transfer first to the PSU housing and then from there to the case. The fan doesn't spin up at all at low loads.
post #7 of 12
That's a bad idea no need for that. Mine does not seem to affect the temps in my rig. Plus that case has decent air flow so it should be fine.
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I think you'll have no problem at all, like the above said. Good air flow will take care of it!

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The Corsair AX850 does actually use the housing as a heatsink. They designed it so heat would transfer first to the PSU housing and then from there to the case. The fan doesn't spin up at all at low loads.
I checked and you are correct. That's pretty cool.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory4&reid=197

But I still don't think you would see any noticeable improvement.
    
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Do it and post pictures please
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