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Ok, that's exactly what I wanted to hear. I'll just have to start saving my pennies untill I can afford a H80 or a Silver Arrow. thumb.gif
I'm not sure what you mean when you said " you cant really fault your equipment when you install it incorrectly"???confused.gifheadscratch.gif
Corsair recommends installing the cooler so that the radiator fan draws fresh air from outside the case, and exhaust the air within the case. It's written as such in their instruction manual.doh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gif

Ahh, on the H60 they say in the instructions and video to mount it as an exhaust fan.
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Ahh, on the H60 they say in the instructions and video to mount it as an exhaust fan.

Intake... exhaust... it's all good.thumb.gif
Yesterday I switched fans, so my H50 now acts as an exhaust fan, and I have a 140mm intake fan directly above it, supplying cool outside air to the radiator. Needless to say I'm disapointed by the resaults, my CPU core temps. are now a couple deg. higher. My VRM temps. still exceed 80 deg., my graphics cards still run at the same temp., the only difference is my computer is now louder, since I have to have my fan controler set to max, otherwise my CPU temps. would be more then a couple deg. hotter. mad.gif
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^^^ THAT sucks... but is not a surprise based on test reviews. redface.gif
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Intake... exhaust... it's all good.thumb.gif
Yesterday I switched fans, so my H50 now acts as an exhaust fan, and I have a 140mm intake fan directly above it, supplying cool outside air to the radiator. Needless to say I'm disapointed by the resaults, my CPU core temps. are now a couple deg. higher. My VRM temps. still exceed 80 deg., my graphics cards still run at the same temp., the only difference is my computer is now louder, since I have to have my fan controler set to max, otherwise my CPU temps. would be more then a couple deg. hotter. mad.gif

Did you replace something that was an exhaust to make it an intake ,I find exhausting through a rad doesnt work as well as a fan exhaust , like the rad restricts the actual amount of air or the speed at which its being exhausted , maybe if the rad isnt the only exhaust you would get better results , On my old case I ran my rad as an intake and my window panel and rear as exhausts, front panel intake as well ..
    
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^^^ THAT sucks... but is not a surprise based on test reviews. redface.gif
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Intake... exhaust... it's all good.thumb.gif
Yesterday I switched fans, so my H50 now acts as an exhaust fan, and I have a 140mm intake fan directly above it, supplying cool outside air to the radiator. Needless to say I'm disapointed by the resaults, my CPU core temps. are now a couple deg. higher. My VRM temps. still exceed 80 deg., my graphics cards still run at the same temp., the only difference is my computer is now louder, since I have to have my fan controler set to max, otherwise my CPU temps. would be more then a couple deg. hotter. mad.gif

what kinds of fans are on your h50 and the 140 youre using for top intake?
maybe i'm just lucking out with my case
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Did you replace something that was an exhaust to make it an intake ,I find exhausting through a rad doesnt work as well as a fan exhaust , like the rad restricts the actual amount of air or the speed at which its being exhausted , maybe if the rad isnt the only exhaust you would get better results , On my old case I ran my rad as an intake and my window panel and rear as exhausts, front panel intake as well ..

the rad on my case is the only exhaust, but i'm starting to think my case being a full tower might be making atleast some difference
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the rad on my case is the only exhaust, but i'm starting to think my case being a full tower might be making atleast some difference
yeah for sure , Id try to get at least one other exhaust though , worth a try see what kind of results we get .
    
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Did you replace something that was an exhaust to make it an intake ,I find exhausting through a rad doesnt work as well as a fan exhaust , like the rad restricts the actual amount of air or the speed at which its being exhausted , maybe if the rad isnt the only exhaust you would get better results , On my old case I ran my rad as an intake and my window panel and rear as exhausts, front panel intake as well ..

I've always tried to maintain positive air pressure in my case. So this is what I have currently...
2 120mm NZXT NT Performance fans, mounted as front intake.
1 120mm NZXT NT Performance fan, mounted bottom intake.
1 140mm BitFenix Spectre, monnted side panel intake.
1 140mm BitFenix Spectre, mounted top intake.
2 120mm Artic 12 PWM, mounted Push/Pull H50 rear exhaust.

450

Perhaps I'll try reversing my 140mm side fan to exhaust... It's worth a try.
I may loose my "positive pressure" though... What do you think?
 
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itl still be positive , the 2 120 mm exhausts through the rad we can say is a bit less than if it was straight exhausts and your have 640mm of intake , sacrificing one of the 140mm should keep the pressure ratio positive but itl show you if it makes a positive difference , if it doesnt put it back. I just find if you blow a bunch of air in and it cant get out efficiently it stays and warms up , look at your case as a radiator , its worth a try.
    
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