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The 1200 has a single BIG fan at the top, the DF has two 140s and NO room to mount the H50 on the top rear unless I remove one of the 140s frown.gif

The Df is no Cooler Master.
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Guys, I need a little help mounting my H50. I just can't seem to get it right no matter what I do. I have an unlapped H50 + i7 930, using Gelid Extreme or MX-3 as my TIM.

I realize I would have high ambients thanks to living in a tropical country, however I still get relatively high temps with the case open and my AC on. That gives me around 28c ambient temps. My idles (case open) range from 43 to 49c, but the moment I start up Prime95, it shoots up to 77-79c.

I've reseated three times already, with the rad mounted as exhaust with push-pull San Ace 1011's, tubes on the bottom. Temps were just as high with it on intake though.

The pump is running at full speed (1400rpm), and so are the fans. I've tried both the BB and thin spread methods of TIM application, but I believe I'm doing something wrong with the actual mounting of the block.

Could anyone show me a great guide to properly installing the H50, and what's a good way to apply TIM to it? Pics would be awesome. I tried following the official Corsair instruction video, but I get similar results.





I realize my case is cramped, but I'll be getting an Aerocool xPredator soon. However that shouldn't be the issue if the case is open and I'm still getting high temps.
This is the proper way of applying thermal paste to an i7 ..


Make sure the pump is 100% tight , to check have ur pc on and apply some pressure to the pump and see if your temps drop ..if they do your pump isnt on correctly . What thermal paste are you using ?
    
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Make absolutely sure the teeth on the ring are sitting in all the slots all the way round the pump/heatsink, and do the screws up equally, a bit at a time each, not all the way one at a time.
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Make absolutely sure the teeth on the ring are sitting in all the slots all the way round the pump/heatsink, and do the screws up equally, a bit at a time each, not all the way one at a time.
Best to tighten the screws in a criss-cross pattern, too, not just going in a circle around the backplate.
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This is the proper way of applying thermal paste to an i7 ..


Make sure the pump is 100% tight , to check have ur pc on and apply some pressure to the pump and see if your temps drop ..if they do your pump isnt on correctly . What thermal paste are you using ?
Hmm, I should try that method of application then..

Pushing on the pump gave me no change in idle/load temps. I'm using Gelid Extreme as my TIM. MX-3 is also available, but I get similar temps.

Yes, the pump fits in perfectly with all of the retention bracket's notches. And yes, I did tighten the screws properly (criss-cross, little by little).
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The 1200 has a single BIG fan at the top, the DF has two 140s and NO room to mount the H50 on the top rear unless I remove one of the 140s

The Df is no Cooler Master.
That is why i said go buy a adapter? There is a 120mm adapter for 140 to fit the fans.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/90...BK.html?tl=g47

here.
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I tried setting up a p/p setup on my H50, and somehow the temps went up. I used the 2nd fan that the my M59. With the 2nd fan running, my RPSs on the puah fan were 1500. When I stopped it with a screwdriver, they went up to 1550. Taking the fan out, they hit 1600. am I somehow doing this setup wrong?
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Hell yes!
http://i56.tinypic.com/2l8i7n8.jpg
finally, its "water'ed"^^
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Hell yes!
http://i56.tinypic.com/2l8i7n8.jpg
finally, its "water'ed"^^
Beautiful!
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Beautiful!
Haha, thanks Still now 100% happy with it, still missing some cable management at the bottom and behind the GPU, its a mess behind there

EDIT: And uhm, yea... its an Akasa Viper 120mm fan, and not the stock one, but im changing to noctuas i think
Edited by MiiX - 12/27/10 at 1:18am
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