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Well I couldn't say for sure, since I haven't mount mine yet, waiting on my new mobo and processor, but good to know its like that.

I talked to three different techs today from corsair and they said when the pump is installed, that is "should" be tight
 
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Possible Merg, but I was reasonably sure it did since it has 2 connections coming from the block specifically for fans. Either it's dedicated power for full speed or it's got an IFC that is able to run PWM.
I could be wrong of course but that's the way it looks to me on the surface of the unit. smile.gif
As far as Core goes versus the Full unit, Core is only named Core for it's lack of fans. It's still capable of everything that the complete H70 is. I think that Corsair started offering Core models due to people wanting a cheaper unit that did not care about Fans because they have their fans already or have something better in mind. thumb.gif
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

Both here:

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1395/3/

and here:

http://www.corsair.com/en/cpu-cooling-kits/hydro-series-water-cooling-cpu-cooler/hydro-series-h70-core-high-performance-liquid-cpu-cooler.html

show only one connector for the H70 block/pump. All it needs is a single connector for 12V going to the pump, and the Tac signal from the pump, which are both included in the one connector. You don't plug the fans into the block. Mine came with a Y-Cable, two "resistor"cables to reduce the speed of the fans, and a molex to 3-pin adapter so the fans could be run direct from the PSU. The H70 was just like the H50, only the pump/block was smaller.

The only Corsair Hydro series coolers that have fan controllers in the block are the H80 and H100. The advent of a fan controller in the block was not available from Corsair before those two units. Even the H60 does not have a block fan controller.
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I have a H70 sitting in the cupboard after i upgraded to a H100. I was gonna use it on an AMD build out the spare parts i have laying around, which includes a Crosshair IV formula. Any tips/ideas on making this cool better?? It's gonna be cooling a 965 BE so i wanna get it cranking.

Better fans is about the only thing that can be done without a serious mod. If you don't mind cutting the hoses off, you can use rubber hoses and add a res to the loop, but it still won't have much effect on your temps. It should cause it to take longer to reach maximum temp though because of the added coolant in the res.
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Hey guys. I was wondering about the H100 backplate being loose after installing the standoffs.
Havent installed the cooler yet, but was wondering why there is slack? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I had this exact same thing on my H100. I used some of the red paper washers between the backplate and the motherboard, and that snugged them up nicely.
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did you try your pump on there before adding the washers? Corsair said it should tighten up once the pump is installed, if it doesnt, Ill get another cooler.
 
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Yes, I did try it first. I used it for a month or so, before disassembling one day for another reason. It was then I noticed the play. It was really no big deal. Many people don't use any washers and it seems to be working fine for them. With all the evidence shown here, I don't think it made any difference. I added the washers because I didn't want to take any chances, but from what I see here it likely wouldn't have mattered even if I hadn't.

In fact, when I first got it I had been using an H70. I got an average temperature reduction of 7c across all my cores when I installed the H100, so I know it was working properly. I sure wouldn't go to another cooler over such a trivial thing as this. Those paper washers are a dime a dozen. If it concerns you so much, just add the washers.
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I have a H60 right now. Is a H80 a worth the money to upgrade? What the opinion on the H40? I was looking at it for a friends box
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From the H60 to the H80? That's pretty tough to say for sure. From the H70 to the H80 I would expect about 4~ 5c. I have never compared the H60 to the H70, so I couldn't be too sure. If 4 or 5c is important to you, then go for it. If not I would stick with the H60. As for the H40, it looks OK but the warranty is not as long as Corsair's other coolers and since it uses rubber tubes evaporation may be an issue after a few years.

The H60 is only $10 more than the H40, and I would rather have an H60 over an H40 myself. The H40 looks like an H50 or H60 rad with an H70 pump/block. The H60 has a newer designed pump/block, so I would rather have it (plus no rubber hoses). If space is tight and you need the flexibility of rubber hoses, then you could try the H40.

If you're looking to upgrade, why not sell your H60 to your buddy at a fair price and use that to offset the cost of an H80?

Here is a good comparison of the H60/80/100:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5054/corsair-hydro-series-h60-h80-and-h100-reviewed/5

With his setup and a i7 overclocked to 4.8GHz, he got a ~5c difference between the H60 and the H80, which is not bad.

One last thing to consider. The H60 comes with a 4-pin PWM fan (I believe), which you can plug into your CPU_FAN header and allow your mother board to regulate the fan. The H80 comes with a fan controller in the block, it will operate the two fans in any one of three ranges which is OK, but it will not give you as great a regulation as the CPU_FAN header. Of course, you could come up with your own way to run the fans if you like (such as using a aftermarket fan controller, or using your motherboard (if it will control 3-pin fans), or purchasing a pair of PWM fans and a PWM splitter to let your motherboard control the fans the same way your H60 fans are controlled). If you don't mind the way Corsair regulates the fans with the block, then you should be happy setting the fans to one of the ranges using the button on the H80 block. Most people are happy using that method.
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Has anyone painted their Rad? Im thinking white on the H100
 
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Has anyone painted their Rad? Im thinking white on the H100

a lot of people paint rads , just tape off the fins because you dont want paint on those but otherwise its not a problem . Also , if you want to go for a less permanent technique you can buy vinyl wrap in the color you want and use that , decent for psu's too .
    
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i got some cool pics from 2 of my recent custom builds :







all shots taken with a HTC inspire phone biggrin.gif
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Just passing by = )

Corsair H100 Tubing mod and faceplate mod =)


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