Originally Posted by DSG
I wasn't sure where on the forum to ask this question but considering all of the people in this thread are going to own and have experience with the H50 and H70, why not ask here...
I'm getting the EVGA P55 Classified 200 Motherboard soon and I planned on putting a H70 on it, all inside a Corsair 600T case. However, on another forum I saw a thread in which someone was planning on using the same setup, and it concluded with there possibly not being enough headroom for the H70's radiator/fan configuration due to either the case or the motherboard, or a combination of both. Does anybody know how I could find out whether I'll be able to use this configuration or if I'm going to run into a problem with the H70 not fitting? Also, if such is the case, would the H50 theoretically not work either? Thanks for the help!
I'm not going to bother doing math because I really try to avoid when I'm able to but perhaps I can help anyway...
More info would help....like we're basically going to need to know 2 things(damn-it addition snuck up on me
) Where are you planning to mount the radiator? What fans/shroud mods(if any) could you conceive yourself trying? Compared to most cooling that's not custom W/C setup, the Hydra series has a very small cpu block and interferes hardly at all with most RAM fans/nb coolers etc..but the hoses may need some tweaking if you have either of those cooling devices in-between the radiator and the cpu block, but probably it will be fine.
Ok so...if you're planning on doing the default setup that corsair recommends: radiator in top left of case to intake cooler outside air(though still might grab some warm air if you have rear-exhaust GPU(s) etc..) then the H-70 is probably less likely to interfere with your fan(s) shroud(s) etc...because the CPU block is extremely shallow compared to the H50's. However, as far as mounting goes, the downside is that the hoses are noticeably shorter than the H50's. So if you're planning on mounting the Rad towards the front of the case as an intake you might have better luck with the H50(although I was still able to reach my top 5.25 bays in HAF-X with H70+shrouds-but I would have preferred reaching the bottom bays instead but couldn't).
It's very hard to answer if it will fit with a yes or no. Too many variables and who knows what a slight tweak hear or there can gain you....maybe if someone here is using the exact same hardware they give you a definite answer but other than that it's going to be a guess most likely.
I will say that this forum hasn't contained any rants about the H50/H70 being too big or not fitting, at least none that I'm aware of.
Hope that helped a little - you most likely can fit it though you may have to be slightly unconventional when you mount everything - but within reason i'm sure. Good luck!
Originally Posted by Gohan_Nightwing
Does anyone use a fan filter for your intake fan on their h70? If so, which one, and how much does it affect your air intake/cooling?
I have the silverstone 120mm fan filters you can get at Fry's and noticed it did a nice job dampening the sound(somewhat, LOL) of my UK3K's. Have not really seen any noticeable difference when I remove it to blow it off other than audibly. Most of the dust is going to get stopped on the radiator if you don't use a filter but that's much more delicate and harder to clean well IMHO than a plastic filter I can run under the sink.Edited by slimbrady - 12/20/10 at 1:11am