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Thanks for the push. Running on stock right now, havent had the time to put back on my OC. Chilly night here in usually warm Jamaica and my idle temps are 25|27|22|22, usually ill be in the high 30s. So far id say the upgrade is a success, this weekend ill have the time to play around in the BIOS, hoping to get to 3.8, will post back with results/temps.
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Was that on your sig rig? Is that a socket 775 board? I had the same thing happen on my socket 775 board when I was using it. It was a Core 2 Quad and had a row of capacitors at the top of the socket that would interfere with the H100 mounting. I also had to turn the block 90 degrees but luckily I noticed before turning the PC on. I was able to confirm the problem using a flashlight and rotate the block so there was no gap. I have just installed an i5 2500K in my case and I did not have the same problem with the new socket.

I would have told you this earlier but I have been transferring my system onto an SSD RAID over the last two days and did not have my email working.
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Old fans:

375

New fans:

375

Temps did go up but still awesome!
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^ Were you ambient temps the same during both tests? If so, then I'm amazed as well. Those CM fans must have bad static pressure to perform worse than slower-running Tricools.
    
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I found that slower running fans sometimes work better or just as well as higher speed fans. The reason is because the lower speed fans don't have a lot of backwash which allows the air to flow with less turbulence. But if you use a fan controller to dial your fans back then you should see a slight drop in temps reflective as though you had swapped low speed fans in place of the higher speed fans. smile.gif

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^ Were you ambient temps the same during both tests? If so, then I'm amazed as well. Those CM fans must have bad static pressure to perform worse than slower-running Tricools.

Ya the temps in the room were the same.
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I found that slower running fans sometimes work better or just as well as higher speed fans. The reason is because the lower speed fans don't have a lot of backwash which allows the air to flow with less turbulence. But if you use a fan controller to dial your fans back then you should see a slight drop in temps reflective as though you had swapped low speed fans in place of the higher speed fans. smile.gif
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

I find that really interesting. I bought the CM fans thinking they would be awesome. Guess I was wrong.
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Yeah I think the only decent 120s' that CM has is those Excalibers. They seem to do pretty well because they're perforated on the body which allows the blades to use the air better. Not as good as a shroud and a fan but ~4c +/- difference I think. Someone round here has a comparative analysis I think. I forget where I saw the information though, since I don't normally go out of my way to spend money on fans. I get Yate Loons because their Static Pressure is really good for the $4 I pay for them. Shipping is extra of course. thumb.gif

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Anyone taken the pump/ waterblock assembly apart? I want to use it as just the block, no pump, any thoughts? I will be adding a stonger pump into the loop to cool my new 580 and the cpu and to make it less financially burdensome, recycle the h70 into the new setup
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Anyone taken the pump/ waterblock assembly apart? I want to use it as just the block, no pump, any thoughts? I will be adding a stonger pump into the loop to cool my new 580 and the cpu and to make it less financially burdensome, recycle the h70 into the new setup

I wouldn't do that. You take a huge risk by gutting the block of the pump. Adding a stronger pump to the line is just fine. Would take some of the burden off the block pump as well.

If you wish to have no pump on the CPU, you can get used blocks here or get a new one for ~$40 from Performance-PCs or Frozen or just about anywhere. Performance has a DangerDen block for around $40 as well as Zalman, XSPC and if you don't mind spending a little more have EK Copper Blocks for $45 which may come with fittings. You would just have to have the correct size barbs to fit the tubing you would be using for the Radiator and you'd be fine. I believe that the tubing required would be .25" ID if I'm not mistaken. I never went that far with my H50 but I remember that the tubing at the fittings was really small. smile.gif

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