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Hey All,

Its been brought to my attention lately that I haven't really been up-to-date with the first post content lately. And that there has been some competition in regards to the "ownership" of this thread.

I must say that I'm not really willing to lose all the hard work that I put into this club - I was the predominant knowledge-base for almost 10,000 posts. Though I am well-aware that the first post is in need of updates.

You will see that I have updated the first post already with some minor changes, but now I need your help to make it a "community page". I have moved the links list into a public google spreadsheet so that you can all add relevant links for the hydro-series. Would be good if any of you knows of a lapping guide we could add.

I also encourage you to PM me with FAQ items - including the question and answer. I'm obviously missing a lot of information on the H60/H70 (as I don't own them myself!), so would appreciate that. Of course, you'll be acknowledged for your input. Here's some ideas to get the ball rolling - pump speeds, dimensions, TIM, etc..

Following shapiror06's suggestion I have added some more information into the owner's list section. It may take a while to catch on, but he was hoping the result would be more helpful to new buyers.

If you have any more ideas feel free to PM me so we can discuss how they can be implemented.

Help me to help you,

~Killhouse

I wouldn't say it was a competition Mate. You've just been on extended walkabout and people were asking about adding to the club. We're just wanting to look after your baby and give it the care that it deserves.



*Edit* Just tried to re-add myself and cannot since the spreadsheet isn't editable. *ediT*
~Ceadder
Edited by Ceadderman - 5/14/11 at 9:23am
 
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I wouldn't say it was a competition Mate. You've just been on extended walkabout and people were asking about adding to the club. We're just wanting to look after your baby and give it the care that it deserves.



~Ceadder
Ah Ceadder, my old friend

I'm still keen to keep the first post as informative as possible, but I can't do that alone anymore (I don't believe anyone can!). I think we should all try and work together to improve the content.

I've received one or two PMs in the last few months, and have acted upon them. But if people could PM me with all the suggestions and content additions I would be most grateful.

I'll take this opportunity to thank you personally for all the useful information you've added to this thread, surely you must have some suggestions for me?

~Killhouse
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Ah Ceadder, my old friend

I'm still keen to keep the first post as informative as possible, but I can't do that alone anymore (I don't believe anyone can!). I think we should all try and work together to improve the content.

I've received one or two PMs in the last few months, and have acted upon them. But if people could PM me with all the suggestions and content additions I would be most grateful.

I'll take this opportunity to thank you personally for all the useful information you've added to this thread, surely you must have some suggestions for me?

~Killhouse
Actually I think you've handled the suggests I would have had already.

But the spreadsheed isn't editable. I tried double clicking on it and even right clicking. Nothing.

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Which spreadsheet exactly? There should be an edit button at the bottom :/
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Which spreadsheet exactly? There should be an edit button at the bottom :/
The member sheet. I haven't tried the other one since I don't have any links to add.

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Aha, yeah the "Edit This Page" link is right at the bottom of the google spreadsheet. I added a little note to make it easier for people to find
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Aha, yeah the "Edit This Page" link is right at the bottom of the google spreadsheet. I added a little note to make it easier for people to find
Much appreciated mate.

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so as some know in this thread...im RMA'ing my H60 and im in need of some people to get an opinion from

so im considering trying either another H60 or H50...what would you all recommend out of those 2 situations?

im also considering a tower cooler like hyper 212+ but thats sorta a last resort if i cant decided between the above choices


also ive been doing some stress tests and i plan on making a post in the Intel CPU forum but i figured id as here....below is a screenshot of my last blend test with P95 after 3+ hours at 4.5ghz @1.290v w/ LLC on Ultra High

do you all think the temps and all are good or can it be better?


Edited by FreekyGTi - 5/14/11 at 1:53pm
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Being that I run the H50 24/7 on a lapped 955 BE at 45c while Folding, I fully recommend it.

But know that you'll have a little work to achieve the best results. When you do the work, your temps should be comparable to running the 212 or a DH14 or Megahelms. And the end result is nothing short of satisfactory because you'll be able to actually SEE your MoBo. Which is a real negative for me with those big coolers. I mean I have all these nifty looking caps and it would suck pickles if I blew one under a cooler and couldn't see the exact one because of this monstrous cooler covering everything in the dinky 932 window. At least with the H50 if I blow one of them I can see exactly where the smoke came from. And on top of that I save my board the hernia. lol

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so as some know in this thread...im RMA'ing my H60 and im in need of some people to get an opinion from

so im considering trying either another H60 or H50...what would you all recommend out of those 2 situations?

im also considering a tower cooler like hyper 212+ but thats sorta a last resort if i cant decided between the above choices
I'm only o/cing a lowly core 2 quad, so I can't really relate to the kind of temps you're getting. However, the Hydro series of coolers is really comparable to the high end air coolers. If the temps with your H60 were ballpark with the high end air cooler you were using then the only way to improve them is to put some elbow grease into lapping the water block/pump, and maybe your CPU as well. Other than that, the fans you use are the most important thing. We have found orientation (intake/exhaust) only makes a difference of a few degrees in most cases, so good fans with good static pressure and and air flow become very important. If you're looking for the magical combination of super cooling and super quiet combined with ultra high overclocking, personally I don't think you're going to find it with these coolers.

Having said that, most people with i7 CPUs seem to get pretty good temps running at 4GHz using the Hydro coolers. If your temps are higher than theirs and you are using the same cooler, then you're back to the decision you were just lamenting. The H50 is a sworn by tried and true cooler, you may want to give it a try. Again, you'll likely want to lap it and replace the fan with two of the same model fans. (believe it or not, I have to mention that you should make sure they're both pointing in the same direction).
The H60 is a new member of the Hydro series. I have seen reviews of a comparison between the Hydro coolers (all in stock configuration) and they agreed that the cooling was best with the H70, then the H60, then the H50. However, that is in stock configuration. Once you add a second fan to the H50/60 they start performing closer to the H70 and can actually out perform it at lower temps. Even at higher temps the difference is only a few degrees (maybe 5 degrees). If you lap the water block you can improve the temps even further, some say they can get a 10 degree reduction by lapping the water block and the CPU.

If that seems like too much work to achieve your goal, than perhaps you would prefer some other type of cooler? There are a few coolers that use thermocouples added to a large heat sink and a fan, perhaps you may get a little better temp with one of those? I would suggest a full water loop, but if you decide that lapping your water block is too much work, then water cooling is likely out of the question since it also takes a little more work.

Personally, the first thing I would do in your case is email Corsair support, give them all the information (case model, number of fans, orientation, a picture maybe, cpu model, clock speed, voltage, cooler model, ambient temps and the temp of your cpu), and ask them if they think your temps should be better. If they think your temps are too high for your configuration you may decide to RMA the H60 for another one. I'm sure they would be interested in helping you find a solution.
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