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I have a push/pull. It's at the front of my case as an intake. It use to be at the back but I didn't like not being able to have 2 side fans so tinkered around to make it fit. Reduced my temps a good 3-4 degrees
I had mine at the front as intake with only one fan pushing, in the 5.25" bay...moved it to the back as exhaust because even though the rad was getting fresh air, it was heating that air up before it was blown all over the RAM/CPU/etc and increasing the case temp. Once in the back as exhaust, before adding the pull fan, all temps(GPU, HDD, Case, Etc) dropped 1-2c due to that hot air no longer being blown around in the case.

Currently I have two R4s in front as intake, two on the side as intake, one on top as exhaust, rear has one as exhaust/push and a Corsair as exhaust/pull for the rad. This seems to be the most optimal setup for me so far, I may try out the shroud thing just to see what that gets me. Will eventually order one more R4 to replace that Corsair, since having that paired with an R4 is probably sub-optimal.
 
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post #10092 of 28303
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I had mine at the front as intake with only one fan pushing, in the 5.25" bay...moved it to the back as exhaust because even though the rad was getting fresh air, it was heating that air up before it was blown all over the RAM/CPU/etc and increasing the case temp. Once in the back as exhaust, before adding the pull fan, all temps(GPU, HDD, Case, Etc) dropped 1-2c due to that hot air no longer being blown around in the case.

Currently I have two R4s in front as intake, two on the side as intake, one on top as exhaust, rear has one as exhaust/push and a Corsair as exhaust/pull for the rad. This seems to be the most optimal setup for me so far, I may try out the shroud thing just to see what that gets me. Will eventually order one more R4 to replace that Corsair, since having that paired with an R4 is probably sub-optimal.
The shroud thing actually works lol. I was skeptical at first too. I just took out the blades of old fans. I did intake Fan-shroud-shroud-rad-shroud-fan

I'm using yate high-speeds. I put it at the front as intake with my side/top/back fans as exhaust. Bottom intake. That so far has been the best temps for me.
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what the hell is 'lapping'?
is it worth doing?
    
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what the hell is 'lapping'?
is it worth doing?
Its taking your cpu or cooler to sandpaper and grinding it flat for better temps. Some pics
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what the hell is 'lapping'?
is it worth doing?
Sanding the surface of the heatsink/waterblock/whatever makes contact with the CPU/GPU/whatever, getting rid of any imperfections from when it was manufactured, leaving a mirror finish when done right. Supposed to increase cooling efficiency.

You can either buy the different grits of sandpaper, or buy a lapping kit from some of the bigger pc mod websites. I haven't looked too much in to it to see how much of a difference in temp it really makes.

If I remember correctly, I think you can lap the CPU as well...I think I remember seeing a video tutorial about it somewhere.
 
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If you are going to setup it up like mine. You only need one top exhaust. You don't want to many exhaust fans up there. It will force out some of your airflow that you want going to you H50. One is just fine, 2 is OK ~, and 3 is too much.
Hmm... Still what about intake? I dont really want to buy that HDD cooler. But what if I used 2 of the top exhaust fans as shrouds and using only one fan in the top. Would that be better? I still would'be to order new screws first though. If I'm going to make shrouds of two fans I could supposedly use the 2 800rpm gentletyphoons. Compared to the stock H50 fan they aint really blowing any air lol. Or what do you think?
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Well here goes guys, I'm powering down right now and off to the adventure of my lifetime. I'll take pics with my webcam and netbook as I go along.

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Ok... so making a better connection is the reason for lapping.
Just playing devils advocate, how the hell do you know if you've sanded it equally flat across the whole area, instead of just a pretty mirror finish on a surface that is slightly shorter on one side!?
I must be missing something

If it gives a few degrees, i'd be willing to give it a go though... as long as there is a way to make sure the end result is flat.
    
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Ok... so making a better connection is the reason for lapping.
Just playing devils advocate, how the hell do you know if you've sanded it equally flat across the whole area, instead of just a pretty mirror finish on a surface that is slightly shorter on one side!?
I must be missing something

If it gives a few degrees, i'd be willing to give it a go though... as long as there is a way to make sure the end result is flat.
Take a razor blade, lay it like so across the surface. You shouldn't be able to see any light come through if its flat.

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i do some little modification here




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