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Really tho again thanks for the help, think friday after work I might head down to the Napa and get sand paper.

Video I said to use: 600,800,1000,1500,2000 grits and do 30 pushes then rotate the cpu 30 more pushes. Do that 4 times to get all 5 sides. I'd assume the H50 would be the same thing but just do a figure 8.
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Really tho again thanks for the help, think friday after work I might head down to the Napa and get sand paper.

Video I said to use: 600,800,1000,1500,2000 grits and do 30 pushes then rotate the cpu 30 more pushes. Do that 4 times to get all 5 sides. I'd assume the H50 would be the same thing but just do a figure 8.
You can do figure 8s' on both. I'm pretty sure that's what I did. And really 3 grits are all that you need. But I do recall him saying that now that you mention it. That's the problem with not having a videographic memory when you're away from your computer.

If you wish to get more paper though I wouldn't go with the 600. The 800 is perfectly rough enough as it is and you're gonna be using enough paper that it's not gonna matter how many grits you use. Also when you figure out how much of a dome you have you can mark your CPU with an X over the surface to let you know when you're ready to move up to the next grit. You won't want to do that once you get up to the 1500 though as the final 2 papers are for polishing not for flattening.

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I don't think I've ever posted in this thread Whoops! Looks like I did when I got the H50, but I guess I can give a little update now that I got my CPU OCed to 4Ghz. but I've had the H50 for about a month and a 1/2 now and I'm really happy with how it's working. On my i5-760 overclocked to 4.01Ghz, I'm running at an average temp of 27C idle and 50C under full load for about a 1/2 hour. Considering that I was getting about 45C idle with the stock Intel fan w/ no overclock, this is a vast improvement! Nothing special, everything's still stock on it. I do have it mounted to the top of my case with the fan blowing down on the rad. There's pics of it in my sig rig.

I was almost coming close on getting a water cooling kit, but when I saw the price of this and that it was a pre-assembled closed-loop system, I decided on the H50.
Edited by Lareson - 3/29/11 at 10:05pm
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Are you guys using the Shrouds? I was recommended to do a Fan/Shroud/Rad/Shroud/Fan set up. I wanted to see if these really effect the temps much.

As soon I take some pictures of my first rig, I will join the club
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Are you guys using the Shrouds? I was recommended to do a Fan/Shroud/Rad/Shroud/Fan set up. I wanted to see if these really effect the temps much.

As soon I take some pictures of my first rig, I will join the club
Martin's Liquid Lab - Radiator Fan Orientation and Shroud Testing

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Very suprising to me, my standard method of using the fans in pull is not the best. In addition the common thought that the deeper the shroud, the better is also not true, both push and pull benefitted the most from a single depth 30mm shroud and push with one shroud yielded the best temperatures which was about 1.9C better than a fan in pull as I had typically been using. It's very apparent to me, the hub dead spot affect is only one performance variable. The closer proximity of the fan blades is also creating turbulence and additional efficiency closer to the radiator, and there is also likely some benefit in push due to air's ability to compress and increased density (improved thermal properties) that's playing some role in these results.

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Could have just linked "I would always recommend a push/pull configuration for two fans and add a shroud to both sides if space allows."

Thanks for that article.

As of now, I am using the Corsair Fan in the push, and my Antec rear fan for the pull. I know its not optimal to use 2 different fans.

I have been reccomened the AP-15's, but ofc they are out of stock in Newegg, and I do not know of any local computer store that carries that kind of stuff. So are there other fans that are optimial to use for the P/P config on the H50? If possible, some with Blue LED's would be great! I want to keep the blue theme going.

Also try to include two cheap fans of the same size that I could use as Shrouds as well if you can.

Please, and thank you!
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I don't think I've ever posted in this thread Whoops! Looks like I did when I got the H50, but I guess I can give a little update now that I got my CPU OCed to 4Ghz. but I've had the H50 for about a month and a 1/2 now and I'm really happy with how it's working. On my i5-760 overclocked to 4.01Ghz, I'm running at an average temp of 27C idle and 50C under full load for about a 1/2 hour. Considering that I was getting about 45C idle with the stock Intel fan w/ no overclock, this is a vast improvement! Nothing special, everything's still stock on it. I do have it mounted to the top of my case with the fan blowing down on the rad. There's pics of it in my sig rig.

I was almost coming close on getting a water cooling kit, but when I saw the price of this and that it was a pre-assembled closed-loop system, I decided on the H50.
It's times like this where I want to try the stock corsair fan and remove my 2 blademasters
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Hey guys...my Sandy Bridge parts are coming in today, and I'll be rebuilding my rig, so I wanted to ask a few questions that while I know are probably in this thread anyways, but would take forever to actually pinpoint.

I'm using MX-2 as my compound, and wanted to know what is the best method for applying it, as well as how much I should use. I've gotten prett good temps on my Q9550 (idle low 30's, load high 50's to low 60's), but since my 2500K is newer, I want to make sure I do the best job first!

Then, regarding my H50. I currently have it set to intake is in my sig. Since I'll be getting a second 5870 for Crossfire, and my case has no side panel fans for intake, I still think having the H50 as intake is the best plan. I think if I set it to exhaust, that the excess heat from the GPU's is what will be pulled into the H50's rad, and thus create warmer temps. If people have experience with a similar set up, please speak up about this.

Another thing, is I currently have my rad with the tubes on the bottom. I believe I have it this way since it seems to put too much strain/twist on the tubes if I flip it, but since I'm tearing apart my rig, I will be able to try it again. Or should I just leave it that way?

Thanks a lot for reading. I'm very excited about my Sandy Bridge, and I just want to prepare as much as possible so that the build goes nice and smooth, and I can fully enjoy my new rig!
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Today I kinda wiggled with the NB heatsink, added a 80mm fan on the side panel, plus I added a second fan to my Corsair H50 (push-pull setup) and temps dropped dramatically. NB temps are now around 70c Load, and 65c Idle (compared at 86 Idle and 96c Load), and my CPU is also running a little cooler, 38c Idle and 46c Load (50c Idle and 64c Load). So I'm Really happy right now.
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Has anybody lapped there H50?
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