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post #10461 of 28252
Got ahold of an h50... actually, my wife surprised me with it!

Decided to install it with the single included fan for now - exhausting air out the back. Idle temps are a little higher but the fan is only at 600 rpm right now. Load temps are a good 10C lower than my Scythe Zipang (with fan at full speed of course). Will try push/pull soon and maybe some better fans later.

I didn't use all the included hardware as the included squarish mounting bracket that goes behind the motherboard interfered with the soldered studs that stick through the board. It's also really flimsy so I didn't really like it to begin with. Instead I drove all over town this morning looking for one of the metal x-shaped mounting brackets - finally found one attached to a used heatsink at the goodwill computer center. I was able to mount the pump to the cpu using the typical metal screws with springs. I think this made for a much more solid mount and best of all, all the stress is on the mounting bracket instead of the motherboard.














Edited by cmeeks - 6/25/10 at 9:05pm
    
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Is it not good to put the foam tape from the bracket on the soldered studs on the motherboard back becuse I just did it and havent turned it on yet.
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@ cmeeks
"Decided to install it with the single included fan for now - exhausting air out the back. Idle temps are a little higher but the fan is only at 600 rpm right now. "

Come on rank that to its full speed!!!


OMG that huge fan on pictures 1, 3 & 4 holy sh&tz... that thing scared me lol
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Is it not good to put the foam tape from the bracket on the soldered studs on the motherboard back becuse I just did it and havent turned it on yet.
I think it would be fine - the bracket is flimsy enough it should just flex over them if they're too tall as long as they are not too close to any of the 4 mounting points. I nearly went that route but I have to over engineer everything. I mainly went with the metal mounting bracket because unlike the motherboard, it won't flex and relieve some of the pressure on the cpu.
    
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post #10465 of 28252
I mean I put the foam tape that attaches to the back bracket on top of a row of solder points on the back.
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post #10466 of 28252
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I mean I put the foam tape that attaches to the back bracket on top of a row of solder points on the back.
Yeah, should be fine - that's what I was going to do.
    
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post #10467 of 28252
Do I tighten the screws untill the pump doesnt move around, or do I tighten untill the screws wont turn anymore?
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post #10468 of 28252
Go clockwise at every screw turn it 3-4 times, then go to the next. Keep doing it until they are just tightened to the point that they wont anymore.
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post #10469 of 28252
OK, the pump feels like its on tight, but the screws will still turn. I have a phobia of overtightening. Once I over torqued a bolt on my throdle body too much and broke it in half. I don't want to break my board lol.
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post #10470 of 28252
Keep going slowly if you dont feel safe. Mine felt the same way. They will tighten down eventually. It seems lke it takes a while, but if your temps are fine, then keep it how it is if you want. I'd say tighten it a little more though.
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