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I have seen differences in idle temps between stock coolers and the H70.

My first closed loop water cooler was the H70 and my idle temps dropped into the upper 20s when I installed the H70. The stock cooler would always have my idle temp hovering at about 30c, but the H70 dropped it so it never hit 30c and would hover at about 26c with the same ambient. When I increased the clock from 2.5GHz to 3.3GHz under load it also had the effect of increasing my idle clock from 16GHz to 2.5GHz which increased my idle temp to about 34c. Systems that use "turbo" may not see any difference because the idle clock does not change when you overclock if you're simply increasing the multiplier.

That was switching from stock Intel cooler on a core 2 quad to the H70. I do agree that anyone with a decent air cooler would not likely get any idle difference, but the difference between stock and the H70 was measurable.

Back in the thread, you can find people who claim lapping made a huge difference in their temps.

Example:

http://www.overclock.net/t/612436/official-corsair-h50-h70-club/17420#post_13198758

We never see before and after screenshots of temps though. I haven't tried it myself.

Personally, I don't see how anyone can heap such praise on Corsair regarding the surface of the water block. I don't think it's anything special. I've seen other companies make the surface of their blocks much better. I've used an H50 (still have it), H70 and an H100 and none of them have amazingly polished blocks.
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post #20222 of 28251
I agree, the blocks surface finish is nothing special. Lots of machine marks.

I ripped the 135mm fan out of my PSU this evening and put in an old 140mm Coolermaster I had lying around. The old fan was noisy and seen better days. Last night I fitted a DeepCool V400 to my simple GT220 card. It was time to silence things down a bit.

Now the H50 pump buzzing is driving me nuts. biggrin.gif Do all of these pumps buzz? How do the H60/H70/H100 pumps compare in this regard?
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My H70 was silent. My H50 buzzes. My H100 seems fairly quiet. I seem to hear a little rattle from my H100 once in a while.
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post #20224 of 28251
Mine buzzes but you have to basically have your ear next to it. After about 15-20 hours of usage I stopped hearing it, I can only hear the liquid start flowing when I turn on the computer.
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maybe the fans on my rig are too loud, but i've never heard a buzz from my h50
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I think it's the full alumin(i)um chassis and stupid fully vented sides which lend towards the buzzing noise being so prominent now.

I'm on a "silencing mission" this week. I'll be living with the hum of a SanAce 120 monster fan on the h50, so the only way is to quieten down the rest of the pieces.

PS: CM SickleFlow case fans suck.
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There are some good rubber grommets at most hardware stores for cheap. biggrin.gif

Worked wonders for me. tongue.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XPD541 View Post

There are some good rubber grommets at most hardware stores for cheap. biggrin.gif
Worked wonders for me. tongue.gif

Used to mount motherboard?
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I just buy rubber washers.
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post #20230 of 28251
So I didn't feel like scrolling through all 2023 pages tongue.gif, but I was looking at getting either the H50, or H70, I was just wondering if anyone else has put one of these in a HAF 922.

If so, where is the best place to mount it?

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