Originally Posted by GsxR1000Ryda
For The Scout owners who use the H50 cooler. Do you have you're fan setup as intake or exhaust. Also, If you use shrouds, where do u position them? I just bought a h50 and its current setup is this
running both fans as exhaust. I wasn't really impress with the temps at all So i figured I may try setting it up differently. If all else fails, im going to reapply a different TIM and reseat.
A late reply is never a bad reply on this thread!
Take a look at this following Post of mine!
My CMSS w/ H50, dual fans + dual Shrouds!
I currently have mine set up as follows...
So basically it is working as an intake from the back of my case, and venting itself out the front.
I get pretty decent temps. Averaging in the low 30's while idle. High 30's under minimal load, then mid 40's under extreme load. Thats with my chip Overclocked; as well as my 5850 overclocked (which puts more heat into that case!)...
I tried it the other way with the H50 working as an out-take, blowing air out the back of the case but I did not see much of a difference. In fact I think it seemed to run a couple degrees hotter that way!
The only fans I am using is four CM RedLED R4's; 1 stock case fan on front bottom, and 1 stock at the very top.
Two R4's are on the side panel blowing in. One is blowing directly over my 5850; and the other is blowing onto the H50 which is also helping to push that hot air out!
The other two R4's are on the H50 Rad with the Shrouds.
The front case fan is acting as weak intake blowing over the 5850. The top fan is also acting as an outake to help move out the hot air from the H50.
Take important note of my last pic on that post!
If you're going to mount fans/shrouds outside the back of the Case, and presuming they're 120mm or larger; then you had best be prepared to do some modifications to them!
Oh and lastly... those Temps are also due to the fact that its sitting under a desk; next to an open window; in hot southern weather! Its 94 where I'm at; with a "feels like" rating of 103! Even though I use my A/C at home, it still gets hot!
Back when I built this thing, back in February /April, my weather was much different and I had nice idle temps as low as 27c with that H50!Edited by cjc75 - 6/14/10 at 1:55pm