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25c idle temps =D
Hey man what is that app above the weather report on your desktop?

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I'm thinking about maybe trying the lapping method this weekend. I had a couple questions tho.

1. Do you do it both on your CPU and H50 copper plate?
2. If you do do it on the H50 do you unscrew it from the setup? (This is the part that is making nervous)
3. Do you use TIM when after you lap it?

If you can actually lose 10-12c I am really considering doing this.
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1) You can.
2) Just undo both radiator and pump/heatsink from the PC. You don't have to undo the pipes/hoses.
3) Yes

Not everybody gets the same result. If your heatsink and cpu are reasonably flat already you would not get as much as someone whose cpu and heatsink were poorly machined.
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The old H60 trick eh?
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I thought that I had solidified my new build but now I'm rethinking the fans I want to use for my H70. I currently have GT-15's in mind. The new contenders are the Akasa APACHE and the Akasa Viper.

The APACHE has nearly identical airflow, 97.74 m3/h (57.5cfm) vs gt at 98 m3/h (57.7 cfm), with much higher static pressure and 16 dbA instead of 28 dbA.

The Viper has much higher airflow, 141.75 m3/h (83.4 cfm), and better static pressure than the APACHE, 2.98mm H2O vs APACHE at 2.64mm H2O, with similar noise to the GT at 28.9 dbA.

The Viper has a max RPM of 1900 vs the APACHE's max of 1300. It seems likely to be true that if I were to dial down the Viper's rpm to 1300 that its noise level would be extremely close to the APACHE's. Given that they have the same bearing and blade types, it seems reasonable that my guess should be accurate. If it is, the use of a fan controller makes the Viper better than the APACHE and the GT-15 in every way, including price (Viper - 13.95, APACHE - 14.95, GT-15 - 17.95).

Should I switch to the Akasa Viper over the GT-15? Is there an even better fan of which I'm currently unaware?
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I'v just finished putting toghether a new build, but my temps seem very high. About 50c idle, and 60c under load. I have an H50 with just one fan on intake. Should I add another fan topush-pull air through the radiator? IO'm using Antec Formula 7 Nano Diamond Thermal Paste. Any suggestions?
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Question: I don't like the back plate and mounting screws that came with the kit. It seem as you may break the screws if put on to tight. Does anyone use a different back plate and screws to mount the kit and did it help with temps. If I fine something better I will switch cause I am afraid to tighten the plastic screws.
I wouldn't worry about the screws and backplate. They feel a little flimsy at first; but I tightened mine down firmly, and I didn't notice any sort of problem. They're actually quite sturdy.
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Played crysis for a couple hours yesterday and Aida64 reported a highest temp of 40 and averaging 36. I think I may feel safe enough to go for a bigger OC.
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I'm thinking about maybe trying the lapping method this weekend. I had a couple questions tho.

1. Do you do it both on your CPU and H50 copper plate?
2. If you do do it on the H50 do you unscrew it from the setup? (This is the part that is making nervous)
3. Do you use TIM when after you lap it?

If you can actually lose 10-12c I am really considering doing this.
1) No, just the waterblock contact surface.

2) I removed my H70 from the computer; but didn't disassemble anything.

3) Yes, always use TIM, since there's no way to make the surfaces truly flat and even. There will always be microfractures and small variations in the surface. Just a few degrees of temperature change will cause the surface to warp enough to change the contact profile. I used IC Diamond 24 on mine; but the TIM that comes with the H50/H70 is one of the best out there.

I wouldn't expect a 10-12C drop with the H50, since it has a smaller rad. Most likely you'll see around 5-8C; which is still pretty good.
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