Originally Posted by Yellowbeard
This thread still blows my mind. 1.15 MILLION views
Hehe, glad to see some Corsair folks are paying attention to this thread-of-all-threads regarding their Hydro's xD
Originally Posted by Liz
which leads me to think that i physically installed it incorrectly or applied the TIM incorrectly or maybe the stuff i'm using is just not good for this particular heat sink?
(since i used it with an arctic cooler 7 in a different computer and that one runs great...)
check out a few youtube vids on the subject....do a search for "TIM Application" or "Applying TIM," lots of good videos to be seen some of which compare the different methods and show you how each one reacts under pressure - steered me away from using the spread or line methods.
The heatsink on the H50/70 is pure copper like most high end coolers so just use your favorite TIM, AS5 is probably the most commonly used 'after-market' TIM, I like ICDiamond7 as well...diamond surely transfers heat more effectively than silver, right?
Not sure about that man, mine have performed extremely well and outdid the excaliburs I had on my H50. When my room is quiet enough that I can hear fans, they do not make any sort of annoying(whining or odd noises) sounds, so I can hardly believe this guy comparing them to a crying baby.....
Based on my personal experience I would have to say the tester had some faulty products or I was extremely lucky....twice...
Keeping a 4.2ghz AMD overclock under 56c load with my crazy ambients would be pretty hard for sub-par fans(and I have tried a few, believe me), my FM123's do a good job of this and really move some air. The only negative thing I can say about this fan in fact has nothing to do with it's CFM or DBA but rather faulty controllers that came with them. Didn't matter much to me though as I was using a diff controller anyway.
It has been 3 years since that fan round-up as well and if the whole line had problems as "Vapor" is claiming it is possible they have since updated the fans or even switched manufacturers, I have read other reviews(a lot more in number) placing them about level with Scythe Ultra Kaze 3k's, in terms of performance, with less DBA.Edited by slimbrady - 8/26/10 at 12:38pm