Originally Posted by RCPilotJAE
Didn't know the 100 had a metal plate. I almost bought the 100 (wish I did now, it was a matter of being cheap). The 100 would have fit my case as it has two 120mm outlets on the top of the case and I would have avoided buying an extra fan to make my H60 cool a bit better in a push/pull config. Not to mention the money I spent on the extra fan and a Y-cable for the fans would have equaled the cost of the 100. Hind sight. Actually hind-sight should be something like, I'm now kicking myself in the ass for not getting the 100 in the first place...
Still though, the H60 is a pretty good cooler. I would have been more than happy with it when I was OCing my Core 2 Quad, but the i5 2500K seems to be a rather hot running beast.
Here's a pick of the H100 (and I would suppose H80) backplate:
It's just the black part. As I mentioned, I had a funny problem where the screws tightened to the posts in the backplate without being tight on the board and I had to add some paper washers. That was just on this ASUS board I'm using, it didn't do that on the Gigabyte socket 775 board I was using before.
Originally Posted by joeyck
hey guys, a friend of mine will be sending me a h50 for writing his english paper for him, also i am buying a i5 2500K i plan on taking my i5 to a 4.5Ghz OC and thats that. now my concern is that should i just sell the h50 asap for money to get an h80? or should i keep the h50?
I plan to install this into a dark fleet 85 cooler and for either of the coolers they will be on maximum speed in push/pull what will give better cooling performance? any help would be lovely thank u!
Using an H100 on my i5 2500K at 4.5GHz my temp will go up to 70c using the Intel Burn Test. The H50 is likely to be 7-10c hotter (based on my 7c temp drop when I moved from the H70 to the H100).
So, 4.5GHz using an H50 might give you 77-80c. You could lap it for a few more degrees c but personally, if I had a buyer I would sell it and get an H80 or H100 (whichever fits your case the best). It's hard to pin down what is the maximum safe sustained temperature for the i5 2500k, but I've seen 73c mentioned here and there so I aimed for keeping my cpu under 73c. If you can't find a buyer, I'm sure you can still get somewhere between 4HGz and 4.5zHz with the H50, but keep an eye on your temps. You'll have to decide on your safe maximum sustained temp from whatever data you can scrounge up. If you find something authoritative, let me know. Of course, not many pieces of software will push your CPU like Intel Burn Test does, so you may get a stable 4.5, just watch out for games like Battle Field 3. They really give the system a good workout.