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Are screws supplied with that and will they fit in the h70 rad?



Why didn't Corsair do this to begin with? Even the H70 for the cost of them. There's lower end cooler with lapped contacts. :s
Cause Corsair didn't build it. I haven't seen a review of an all in one liquid cooling system where the manufacturer had a pristinely lapped surface with preapplied TIM on it. Not that there isn't a cooler, I just haven't seen it.

Acetek and Cool-It make these coolers, not Corsair or Antec for that matter.

I'm not sure if lapping the plate of something that is pretty flat already even really makes much of a difference. Because I lapped my CPU which gave me +10-15c degree drop in temps all by itself. I thought I was having issues with my H50 back in the first month or so when I got mine so wanting to check all options, I replaced the H50 with the stock AMD cooler which isn't lapped. I saw maybe a 1-2c increase in temps but for the most part there wasn't a difference.

In any case I do know that lapping the surface helps to minimize the surface defects and allow TIM better and more complete coverage to aid in the cooling process. Which is what lapping is all about.

As far as my example of how to set up a push pull, it was an example. It's not carved in concrete. You have to adjust accordingly in order to satisfy your particular need. Also maybe I was outlining how to set up a P/P system in a Right Access Silverstone cabinet. lol



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I'm not sure if lapping the plate of something that is pretty flat already even really makes much of a difference.
Don't know about the H50; but my H70 wasn't anywhere near flat. There was a distinct concavity, as well as a very rough-textured surface. I've never had an air cooler that had anywhere near that bad a contact surface, not even stock coolers. Saw a huge drop after lapping mine.
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Cause Corsair didn't build it. I haven't seen a review of an all in one liquid cooling system where the manufacturer had a pristinely lapped surface with preapplied TIM on it. Not that there isn't a cooler, I just haven't seen it.

Acetek and Cool-It make these coolers, not Corsair or Antec for that matter.

I'm not sure if lapping the plate of something that is pretty flat already even really makes much of a difference. Because I lapped my CPU which gave me +10-15c degree drop in temps all by itself. I thought I was having issues with my H50 back in the first month or so when I got mine so wanting to check all options, I replaced the H50 with the stock AMD cooler which isn't lapped. I saw maybe a 1-2c increase in temps but for the most part there wasn't a difference.

In any case I do know that lapping the surface helps to minimize the surface defects and allow TIM better and more complete coverage to aid in the cooling process. Which is what lapping is all about.

As far as my example of how to set up a push pull, it was an example. It's not carved in concrete. You have to adjust accordingly in order to satisfy your particular need. Also maybe I was outlining how to set up a P/P system in a Right Access Silverstone cabinet. lol



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You would actually be surprised how often people get coolers that are just completely concave or convex. Lapping most of the time is to make the contact surface flat more then it is about making it smooth.
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Even the direct contact heatpipes ones where the heatpipes are MILES away from contact.

A good way to test is using a brand spanking new razor blade. Hold it blade side touching the plate. Shine a light behind a screen behind it all and look to see if you can see a gap between the blade and plate.

I think we have a lapping guide somewhere that demonstrates this well. Or maybe someone did it, can't remember.
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So, I cleaned out my case last night...

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hahaha! My rad also get extremely dusty too.
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So, I cleaned out my case last night...

LOL better shave that thing...
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LOL better shave that thing...
Dust catcher next time mate. errr is does look a bit hairy though. That's a little off putting.
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Dust catcher next time mate. errr is does look a bit hairy though. That's a little off putting.
Yeah, I cleaned it up and changed my setup. Before I had this setup:
<----[pull fan]----[shroud]----[rad]----[shroud]----[push fan]
with 25mm shrouds and two 3k ultra kazes. Now my setup is:
<----[pull fan]----[rad]----[shroud]----[shroud]----[push fan]
The whole thing is intake in my drive bays. I've run 30 passes of linx on a 4.0GHz overclock and my temps haven't gone over 46C yet.
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But it certainly shows why shrouds are good. You wouldn't have that dead spot in middle with a shroud.

Edit: Wait... you had a shroud? What's with the middle?
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