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Here are some pics of my PC with the H50. I just replaced my H50 with a custom water block today. The H50 is not designed for overclocking past 4ghz that is the reason for the upgrade.
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Well after a long day yesterday of getting everything just right, it's done. Here's lots of pics and info for you! Enjoy.

First off I had to lower my computer as it would be too tall to fit under my desk. On the roller base that I cant just give up on, this thing weighs to mush just to drag on the carpet.


1. This is what I had started with. I looked everywhere for rollers that were half as tall to no avail. I went for Magic Sliders instead as I needed another 1" for adequate clearance.
Attachment 143501

2. Stick the Adhesive tape to the Magic Sliders.
Attachment 143502

3. I removed the casters and stuck on the sliders.
Attachment 143503

4. All the sliders stuck on. They are in a position where when I remove them there will be no tape covering the caster screw holes.
Attachment 143504

5. Completed. It surprisingly slides almost as easy with weight on it as the casters.
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On to finishing the second part I posted pics a few days ago of modding the front fill plate to accept the temperature monitor. Now it was time to finish it and take the temperature monitor and hook it up to the Bitspower water temperature sensor. I thought it would be kinda cool to see the reservoir water temperature. On to the pictures!

Here's a Link to the rest of this part of the mod.

1. With everything all spread over the table It was time to hook it up. Cut the wires and....
Attachment 143506

2. Test to see if it still works. I had know Idea if this would actually work or not. I figured it would, so I took the chance. Shrink wrapped it and good to go.
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3. It did work.
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4. Installed and good to go. I'm very happy with the turn out! The pictures do not do it justice at all.
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With those smaller projects out of the way it was time to move onto the rad.

1. First I had to remove the original setup I had installed.
Attachment 143510

2. I took the MCR320, mounted my Koolance 2200rpm fans. A side note here; I was looking for a few fans for shrouds. Ended up at my frequently visited local computer store and pillaged a dead Apeva PSU. I cut the wiring for the sleeving which I used to sleeve the fan wires. Took off the black fan grill as seen in the picture. and removed and modded the ugly light blue fan. I was not able to use the shrouds yet as I could not find any proper screws, yet.
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3. Mount up the rad and cut the tubing to the right length. I left mine a tad on the long side so it's easier to clean the front intake fan screen as the reservoir is mounted to the front bay. I did this in a previous mod.
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4. Filled and leak tested for a few hrs just to be sure. It leak tested for the length of the Womens Gold Medal hockey game plus a bit longer. We won Gold!
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5. All hooked up and finishing the wiring here.
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Time to put everything together and see what the outcome looks like.


1. Rad mounted, water in, AS5 installed (I'm using AS5 until my tube is gone then going to another brand.), on the "floor board", all ready to go.
Attachment 143517

2. As you can see there's not much room between he rad and the bottom of my desk. I could not put the rad lower on my case as the Hairdryer-like graphics card would not have a good impact on the rad and temperatures.
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3. From the front.
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4. Side off all hooked up and running.
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5. Through the Side window now that it's installed.
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Now that it's all finished and the results are coming in it's time for a few more finished pics. I will be adding the results to this post just to keep things together along with a parts list. Look for more information in a few hours.

1. Side off flash on.
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2. Side off.
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3. Side on pic of the res.
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4. How it sits under my desk. This is a bit better pic of the water temperature gauge.
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5. All done, and under my desk for good.
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I couldn't be happier with the results so far.

Update: 2/28/2010
I would have posted this a bit earlier but I was watching the men's Gold Hockey game, We won Gold again!!

Idle and load temperatures are the average of the cores after no noticeable increase while running Prime95. I used CoreTemp to monitor the temperatures.

Old Temperatures: with the reservoir and fans push pull.
Idle - 33C
Load - 51C
Ambient - 18C

New Temperatures: with the triple radiator and fans only in push no shroud installed yet.
Idle - 29C
Load - 41C
Ambient - 19C

In comparison to the other mods that have been done with a dual radiator these results are only marginally better. What this means to me is that I have reached the limits of the H50's pump flow capacity and the effectiveness of the internal waterblock. I don't think the pump and the waterblock can remove heat fast enough now. The pump is still working fine as of now.

As for why I attempted this. I have used the H50 as a stepping stone to a full Custom WC loop. The day is coming where I will no longer use any H50 parts, but hopefully that day is a ways off. I have the results that I wanted, have learned the limits of the H50, and had lots of fun with the modifications.''

My Parts List:
Corsair H50
Swiftech MCR320 Radiator
EK Multioption Res 150 v2
Swiftech MCB 120 Radbox v2
4x 1/4" Bitspower compression fittings
2x Bitspower L Rotary Fittings
1/4" Id Tubing
3x Antec Tri-Cool Blue fans
Petras Tech PT Nuke (Concentrated)
Distilled Water

Update: 3/21/2010
So far the pump is still running. My temps are slowly going up but that's due to the ambient temp going up here outside. No problems or issues.

Update: 6/04/2010
It's been a while since I have done an update. The good news is that even with my mod, the pump is still running fine with no issues. That is great info for anyone looking into modding. I have also updated my fans to Antec Tri-cools solely for their adjust-ability.

Update: 12/28/2010
Running Fine. No problems.

*** If you have any questions feel free to PM me. ***
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Here are some pics of my PC with the H50. I just replaced my H50 with a custom water block today. The H50 is not designed for overclocking past 4ghz that is the reason for the upgrade.
Me are heading the same way, we have seen what summer does to the i7
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+Rep Great mod.... one question though, how is the pump doing? a tripple rad is quite a bit of distance to push and pull... have you overvolted the pump or?
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I will need a bit more time to tell how the pump is doing. I will be keeping the Results post up to date. The pump is running stock.
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That's a great mod but i still don't know why you use the H50 has a cpu water block. Swiftech is better and i'm just puzzled why you decided to mod this. But impressive!
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