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Just received my H50 and installed it yesterday.

The good news: It was fairly easy to install and brought my idle temps down 5c and load down about 10c.

The bad news: The pump has a loud buzzing noise. Since I bought this to help quiet things down, the noise is unacceptable. I'm going to give it a couple of days to see if it just needs to work itself loose and then I'll RMA it. Hopefully the next one will be quiet.
There have been a few reports of buzzing H50's, wondering if there's been a bad bearing batch or something.

As has been mentioned here before give the pipes a good tap tap tap to make sure to shift any sitting air up the pipes out of the pump. i had this happen when i remounted after re-tim-ing . Hope the buzzing stops, and you don't have to RMA the thing.
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Hey guys just lapped my H50 today and noticed about 8c temp change. My peak temps after 4 hours of prime stand at 72-70-70-68 with 4001.18 mhz at 1.235v OC
just out of curiosity.....what TIM did you use after lapping? I assume your CPU is lapped as well...what method did you use to apply the TIM? I'm curious as to which method is best for lapped surfaces and how much less on average TIM you should use.
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Decided to increase my OC a tad and came up with sum nice temps
And ofc im stable at 3.8 now with my stock voltage of 1.14.

Great stuff and H50 still rocking hard!

    
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UPS man came by today with a nice gift from Newegg. I'll probably wait til the weekend to install it, though I'm dying to try it out immediately.

I still have some AS5 left over from when I bought my PC. Should I use that instead of the stock thermal paste or is the stuff Corsair uses sufficient?

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the stock shin-etsu TIM is pretty good and has no curing time so it's good for quick results. I'm hooking mine up sometime this week as well so we'll have to compare temps next week.
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UPS man came by today with a nice gift from Newegg. I'll probably wait til the weekend to install it, though I'm dying to try it out immediately.

I still have some AS5 left over from when I bought my PC. Should I use that instead of the stock thermal paste or is the stuff Corsair uses sufficient
Keep the Shin-etsu stock.
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It looks like they improved the stock TIM on the H70 too. At least from pictures of the H70 there looked to be a lot less of the TIM on it a much thinner layer so should be better there than the H50 was.

The H50 had so much TIM on it that I would recommend anyone that is going to use the stock TIM to use a rubber glove and remove it and split it in half then reapply it so you didn't have way too much.
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It looks like they improved the stock TIM on the H70 too. At least from pictures of the H70 there looked to be a lot less of the TIM on it a much thinner layer so should be better there than the H50 was.

The H50 had so much TIM on it that I would recommend anyone that is going to use the stock TIM to use a rubber glove and remove it and split it in half then reapply it so you didn't have way too much.
Totally agree, tis what I did after reseating mine.
    
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Thanks for the replies regarding the TIM. +Rep all around....
Carfanatic- what did you use to make the shroud for your H50? I'm considering doing this for the push fan on my H70 (if I have room for it) but wasn't sure what the best method is. I know I could remove the blades from a old 120mm fan (maybe I could do that to one of the stock corsair fans) but is there another method? And if I did use the corsair fan, is there a guide of some sort that could show me exactly what steps to take to turn it into a shroud? Thanks very much.
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I'm not in the club yet, but I had some questions for the current members. Let me describe my setup and then see what I get for advice. Everything is in a Corsair 700D. I was planning on getting CM Excalibur fans for push/pull and was going to exhaust through the top center fan slot. My video card is currently a 5970 with the stock cooler. Will the H50 or H70 affect gpu temps? And should I do top exhaust or some other configuration? Lastly, is there a general concensus that the H70 is an overall improvement or are the results mixed? Thanks.
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