Originally Posted by Nethermir
what's the sigh for
That was because you told me a push/pull H100 will not fit in a Corsair 600T case. Sorta dashed my hopes there.
However, I have my H100 installed now as...push/pull. Lol, I did a little modding and got a push pull setup.
Even though I loved my H70. It gave be great temps under loads. I have posted them quite a bit in the Graphite thread, but any cooler that will give you~20c cooler than stock, while overclocking by 1/3 is a good cooler in my book. Of course I read about it before I bought it and knew it is competitive with high end air coolers, not full water loops.
The H100 seems to be giving me about ~8c drop in CPU temps over the H70.
I was reading a thread where Corsair George mentioned that the most important fan to have good static pressure for is the push fan, while the pull fan is not as important. I was considering how to connect the fans in the H100, I was going to pair the stock fans push/pull and the Scythe high speed PWM fans I was using on my H70 as push/pull. However, I decided to use the Scythe fans as pull and the stock H100 fans as push (since they're supposed to have a great static pressure). I modded the front of my case at the top to make room for another fan, allowing me to move the entire H100 assembly one fan length forward.
I had tried Ceadderman's suggestion of installing the bottom fans first and it almost worked. It cleared all my board components except the actual block/pump. The block was just too thick so the only option to keep push/pull was the mod.
Here's a few pics:
Mucho fans on top now:
Cover still fits:
I had to orient the block this way to avoid a row of capacitors over the CPU socket.
I will post some temps tomorrow. I did a 20 minute run tonight (prime95 and furmark), and I was getting 51c with my fans turned down. Yesterday I was getting 61c with my fans turned down using the H70. I believe we have a 2c cooler ambient tonight so that's a 8c difference.
I will post temps and screenshots tomorrow.