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post #201 of 28252
Well this sucks. My build was going great until I found out Thermaltake didnt package a 4pin cable to the motherboard in with the powersupply. It says its supposed to but didnt. So itll be 4days at least till I can get my computer up and running. Havent gotten the H50 yet, waiting to get some extra cash.
I cant wait to get it.
Is there a need to take off the original thermal compound on the bottom and put the artic silver instead? Anyone tried with better results?
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post #202 of 28252
Have used mx2 and its a slight bit better than the stock compound.
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post #203 of 28252
Same here, the stock thing is meant to be quite good as far as stock TIM's go, but it's that annoying tape so I replaced it anyway.
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post #204 of 28252
About to get one Need some advice though; two quick questions:

1) I intend on only using one fan - should it push or pull?

2) I've seen some people setting it up as an intake fan. Surely this just pumps the case full of hot air? What am I missing?

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Corsair recommends setting it up as an intake fan, which makes sense since it will yield the coolest CPU temps, but you are right your case will fill with hot air. When I was considering this idea, I was also considering configuring the fans at the front of my case as exhaust.

Ultimately I decided to setup a Push/Pull Exhaust configuration, because my particular case is an Antec 300 with a bottom mounted PSU + a rear exhaust GPU and a wall a few inches behind the case. The hot air has nowhere to go and the Corsair H50 intake fan would probably be sucking in the hot air exhausted just below it.

Here are two reviews where the reviewers tested multiple fan setups with the H50-

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1025/6/
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/coo...ooler-review/4
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post #206 of 28252
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Originally Posted by iamgiGGlz View Post
1) I intend on only using one fan - should it push or pull?
Nobody can answer this because it depends on your fan and the radiator so much, the best thing is to just try out both and see. I think Corsair suggest a push system. But it wont make much difference.

Also, if you're mounting this where there is already a case exhaust/intake can't you just stick the corsair fan on as well and create push/pull. I guess you have some reason, just curious

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2) I've seen some people setting it up as an intake fan. Surely this just pumps the case full of hot air? What am I missing?
Personal preference really. I tried both - with them set up as intake my CPU temps were 1-2C lower, but I didnt like blowing hot air into the case, even with the 200mm Antec fan right on top of the case. I set them up as exhaust and I'm much happier, CPU temps are slightly higher but when under load you can feel the heat off the back of the radiator, I'd hate that to be blowing all over my case.

Corsair suggest the first option, but I feel they're rather biased to getting the best CPU temps.

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post #207 of 28252
Ive been following this H50 beast with some interest... just a quick couple of questions.

What is the coolant used?
What is the coolant's "shelf life"?
Can the CPU pump be swapped out if it fails?

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The best information I can get for that is from the Corsair FAQ:
http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=79974

Q: What’s the liquid inside the unit?
A: The liquid inside the H50 is distilled water with Propylene Glycol added to prevent corrosion and organic build-up.

Q: Will I need to fill the unit with water? Do I have to perform any maintenance?
A: The H50 is designed to be a closed-loop solution with no maintenance required at all. The unit comes pre-filled and features tubes that virtually eliminate evaporation of water. The expected lifespan of the average unit is significantly longer than the 2 year warranty period.

As for the last question, the simple answer is no. You're probably covered under warranty if it fails though, I think you'd have to check that with your supplier. Corsair have a very good customer support.
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Thanks Killhouse... this is looking better and better
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No problem, its a pretty sexy unit, especially compared to a bulky air cooler - I say do it
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