Originally Posted by HOTDOGS
Hmmm I just watched this:
Leaving me with the question if I can run that at full power on a UD3R and still connect a fan controller? I guess I just don't connect the H50? But how is it for OC'n? Better than air?! On a scale of 1-10, 10 being a custom water cooling setup and 1 being a Hyper 212+ with additional fan.
Also should I get extra TIM?
1) ALWAYS plug in the H50. That's yer Pump bro. That goes on the PWR header. Fans onto your Controller or the CPU header, which should have something plugged in there or iggied in the event you don't have another fan.
2) Yes. In fact the pump should be set to run full speed at all times that the board will allow. I believe mine runs at ~1400 rpm.
3)It depends on your setup. It's a solid performer and gives Air a run for its money. If you're lapped you can expect some reasonable temps. When I OC'ed at 4Ghz my temps were ~40c at minimum load. Of course this is dependent on the ambient temp of your area. I would give it a scale of an 8 because it's a solid performer in the right circumstances. Don't expect to bolt it on stock and get these temps.
Also, I know that there are people that mounted theirs the way that video shows, but the temp difference between Int. and Ex. is ~3c either way depending on where you mount it in your case. Mine is in Exhaust and in fact tried to mount it Intake in the top spot in my HAF and it was hotter on Intake than Ex. If I were to run it Intake it would have to be in the front and facing out to the front where it can get maximum airflow. Also if you do get this I wouldn't mount it with the pipes at the top of the Rad. Much better option is to mount it pipes at the bottom where air can be directed away from the system by gravity.
If those pipes were separated it would be better but they aren't. Also mounting it like that doesn't give the system beneficial flow because the coolant doesn't get the full pass of the Radiator before it's back in the suction tube. At least as near I can figure that's how it would run anyway. I don't see any spot welds for a separator in between the pipes anyway.