If you want that pump to last, suggest running the fan @ full tilt
Also, we really need to start ordering some panaflo's or sunon fans that at least hit 80cfm and 6+ mm-H2o static pressure and see what this unit is really capable of.
I heard alot about Sythe ultra kaze 3000 and thought it might be a good candidate to try, till I saw it has a sleeve instead of bearing, which is a big no-no.I am definatly going to try both 100+ CFM sunon and panaflo on mine as soon as I get it, will have new fans waiting for it as a matter of fact before I even take it out of the box.First thing I do with something like this is toss the stock fan and try to find where that barrier wall is where adding a more powerful fan will no longer help temps, and I can tell that with the stock fan you are not near that wall yet and this thing can do much better.
Got to remember this thing is also sold in best buy, mom and pop buy this for their pc's, they want it quiet, ok, but us in here, most will want to over clock a bit and you can't expect an overclocked pc to be totally quiet unless your going full blown water cooling, so I will deal with a little fan noise If i can get double the performance than the stock fan can offer, I don't even have this unit in my posession yet, and I know it can do much better and will surprise people with the right fan.Cannot believe all I have read on the web about this thing and no one has talked about doubling the fan power from the stock fan yet, I want to see these results more than I want to see the results of the out of box unit with stock fan.Maybe I will have to be the first one to MOD this thing and see what full potential it has.
I wonder how 2 fans piggy back will work, like 2 on each side of the RAD going in the same direction, I don't think it will double the static pressure in total, but it will definatly raise the # a bit, I am going to try this also, 4 fans on my H50, If the space in the case allows.
Panaflo and sunon fans are VERY high rated for radiator use, so anyone looking to replace the stocker, should try those first.
Also like people say, results will slightly vary with the case you use, I have an antec 300 and although it is not the biggest case, it certainly has plenty of air flow with 2 120mm holes in the front for intake and the exhaust fans it has.Edited by ccomputertek - 12/6/09 at 9:10pm