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Hey Killhouse,
was looking at the OP of this thread and thought you might like to add this thread to your list of useful links:
http://www.overclock.net/t/558909/simple-120mm-radiator-mount-mod/0_20
was a rad mounting mod I did for my H50 way back before I switched to a full loop and became staff and such.

Did something similar on my guest computer last fall:

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Push fan, shroud, H50 rad, pull fan. It's actually pretty simple with just one (or two) junk fans to use as shrouds. You can also get 140mm to 120mm fan mounting converters that will also act as a shroud. Great for cases that come with 140mm fans.
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Hello men , im planning to buy a H100 , but i want to change the tubes.
Can you give me the size of the tubes cant find it smile.gif
Thanks smile.gif

Is there any reason you want to replace the tubes? I realize they're a little stiff, but they're supposedly "low permeability" to reduce or eliminate evaporation. Just curious.
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I hacked up an old fan just this evening and used it as a shroud on the push side of my h50, dropped temp 1-2c, room temp also went up about 1c from last night so i think I saw ~2c drop. thumb.gif should have done it a while ago
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Yeah I can see the difference with shrouds. For now I have to do a pull set up with mine. Did it with a shroud at first but the entire thing was hovering over my VRM's blocking any airflow they were getting. When I removed the shroud I saw a good 4c difference. So I'm brainstorming how I can do it in side my wee little case.
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Seeing all the good results with Lapping, I think I may just do that to a couple of my H50's. tongue.gif

Very nice. If I DO lap mine, I'll be sure to post some screenshots of before and after temps on my i7-920. tongue.gif
 
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I mean the H50 already has a pretty impressive base, would lapping help even more? It just seems like temps would be minimal, Corsair did a great job on their bases.
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I lapped my PhenomII 955BE and the H50 base soon after I got the H50. I have to admit I did not see anything in terms of a temperature drop, but what was noticeable was that it seemed to responde to cooling quicker. That is, temps would drop quicker than they did prior to lapping.
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I was finally able to install my H50 the other day, got a new job with 12 hour shifts so I had no time. My temps didn't decrease at all from my air cooler on idle, but when I stress tested with prime95 overnight, I woke up to see that the temps only went up a few degrees on all cores. I idle at 34, 34, 37, 37 on cores, and 34 on CPU. Only core 1 went up to 40, core 2 went up to 35, core 3 went up to 39, and core 4 stayed the same. I only have a 10% overclock due to my MOBO and hope to get a better board soon, or just upgrade everything and still use my H50. I will be lapping my CPU to see what happens and will post back. I just hope I find the time to do it.
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I think you all are nuts if you think it's supposed to drop idle temps... just saying.
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I was finally able to install my H50 the other day, got a new job with 12 hour shifts so I had no time. My temps didn't decrease at all from my air cooler on idle, but when I stress tested with prime95 overnight, I woke up to see that the temps only went up a few degrees on all cores.
That's very much the idea. It takes longer to get to max temp compared to air coolers.
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I idle at 34, 34, 37, 37 on cores, and 34 on CPU. Only core 1 went up to 40, core 2 went up to 35, core 3 went up to 39, and core 4 stayed the same. I only have a 10% overclock due to my MOBO and hope to get a better board soon, or just upgrade everything and still use my H50. I will be lapping my CPU to see what happens and will post back. I just hope I find the time to do it.

Please let us know if it was already flat or not before lapping.
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Yeah I can see the difference with shrouds. For now I have to do a pull set up with mine. Did it with a shroud at first but the entire thing was hovering over my VRM's blocking any airflow they were getting. When I removed the shroud I saw a good 4c difference. So I'm brainstorming how I can do it in side my wee little case.

That is a good point, I will have to get some extra air on my vrm's I might find a tiny fan or something. I have been wondering why my temps were not quite as good as in my previous case, but it must be I'm now lacking a 200mm fan on the side blowing directly at the the mobo.
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I think you all are nuts if you think it's supposed to drop idle temps... just saying.

I wasn't expecting to see a difference while idle, and I know that the ambient air is still what cools the water in the radiator. I still wonder how some people say that their idle temps went down. I like the results of this cooler and look forward to diving in to a custom loop in the future.
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