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A shroud is a box/standoff that allows a Rad fan, typically the Pusher, to back off the surface of the Radiator and concentrate more flow over the surface. And nullifying the fan's natural dead spot or making it less of an issue.

You can get them pre-made, or you can create one using a fan of the same form factor and gutting the mechanicals out to clear out room for airflow. I recommend the latter if you have a cheap enough fan laying around or a strong enough set to put together a Push/Pull system and gutting the stock fan. Always go with the stronger option as the Pusher. It keeps the weaker fans from working too hard.

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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
A shroud is a box/standoff that allows a Rad fan, typically the Pusher, to back off the surface of the Radiator and concentrate more flow over the surface. And nullifying the fan's natural dead spot or making it less of an issue.

You can get them pre-made, or you can create one using a fan of the same form factor and gutting the mechanicals out to clear out room for airflow. I recommend the latter if you have a cheap enough fan laying around or a strong enough set to put together a Push/Pull system and gutting the stock fan. Always go with the stronger option as the Pusher. It keeps the weaker fans from working too hard.

~Ceadder
but is a shroud nessesary?
i was thinking of mounting the antec 300's back stock tri cool on a empt section on the side panel, mounting the h50's stock as a puller, and a scythe as a pusher. no shroud
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but is a shroud nessesary?
i was thinking of mounting the antec 300's back stock tri cool on a empt section on the side panel, mounting the h50's stock as a puller, and a scythe as a pusher. no shroud


Its not needed... it can help with temp and noise...
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Its not needed... it can help with temp and noise...
ok, what temps do you think ill get with a i3 530 @ 4ghz?
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it really depends on alot of factors... case flow, ambient temp, what fans your using, what voltage your running you OC at, etc.

usually the best deal is find out what it hits when stress testing it vs your old cooling.
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So I have had my h50 in for a few days now and it still makes my room smell like burning plastic, is this a problem? I really don't like the smell, and it worries me that it might explode or something else just as spectacular.
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So I have had my h50 in for a few days now and it still makes my room smell like burning plastic, is this a problem? I really don't like the smell, and it worries me that it might explode or something else just as spectacular.
I have gone through a couple and have never smelt anything like that
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I never smelled plastic from mine.

Course my Sniffer ain't what it usta be. But I'm having a hard time reconciling what it could be. I mean there is no plastic on either surface CPU or H50. You might just shut her down for a bit unseat your pump clean it up and inspect it. Someone around here knows which two screws separate the housing from the pump so I'm pretty certain that if it comes to that you could check under the hood as it were.

Generally if you're smelling plastic it's generally something hooked up the wrong way. Something electrical.

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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
I never smelled plastic from mine.

Course my Sniffer ain't what it usta be. But I'm having a hard time reconciling what it could be. I mean there is no plastic on either surface CPU or H50. You might just shut her down for a bit unseat your pump clean it up and inspect it. Someone around here knows which two screws separate the housing from the pump so I'm pretty certain that if it comes to that you could check under the hood as it were.

Generally if you're smelling plastic it's generally something hooked up the wrong way. Something electrical.

~Ceadder
do not take it apart

Corsair will know then you dont have a leg to stand on.

Always better to call them first they might want it back. They will pay shipping.

There may be a problem with the circuitry shown here.



Edited by Bodycount - 7/10/10 at 3:47am
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Hmmm you're correct about taking it apart. However I was just referring to the logo cover. So long as the two screws aren't marred I don't see an issue of pulling and doing a sniff test. But that could be accomplished without removal I guess.

Yeah, no I wasn't suggesting to tear it down.

~Ceadder

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do not take it apart

Corsair will know then you dont have a leg to stand on.

Always better to call them first they might want it back. They will pay shipping.

There may be a problem with the circuitry shown here.

 
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