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Make good airflow, any case that can hold a mobo and psu can be modded to fit some fans on, and in any eventuality you could always use the h-50 as an external solution?
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Guys tommorow im getting a h50 or a noctua nhu12p. Both would be used with 2x noctua p12 fans push pull. Thing is i heard h50 doesnt work well in cases with not that good airflow. And my p182 doesnt have good airflow.
Thoughts??
buy better fans for $10 a piece, fix your airflow, and buy an H50, i'm glad i ditched my fan cooler...the noise was unbearable
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Really?


woopsy I had a poopsy
yes really chicken
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After doing some fiddling, and replacing the stock paste with a dab of Thermal Fusion 400 Compound (RG-TF4-TGU1-GP), I'm pretty pleased with the results. I did have some MX-3 on there before but figured why not try the new stuff and it looks to have been a good choice.

Prime95 run for 9 hours overnight:

Ambient: 25c
Idle: 33c
Load: 48c


LinX test after over an hour today:

Ambient: 26c
Idle: 34c
Load: 50c


After spending all day Saturday with this I learned the following:


1. Shin-etsu paste is the most fustrating paste I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with. Has the consistency of peanut butter, even after heating in a cup for 20 minutes, and spreads like crap. If you decide to try this beware of this and plan accordingly.

2. The best method for applying thermal compound is the "bb size dab on CPU and affix heatsink" method. I got the best results from this for the least amount of fustration.

3. Using either MX-3 or Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Compound (RG-TF4-TGU1-GP) gave good results with the nod towards the Thermal Fusion 400.

4. If you are using an AMD system run, do not walk, to FrozenCPU and get the newer AM3 mounting kit. It's an all-metal fixture, using a much better quality plastic ring than the flimsy metal one, and no plastic backplate BS. The screws are even pre-configured so that you can't overtighten them unless you are the Hulk and have no fine motor control; just screw in and snug to fit.

5. The push/pull fan configuration also gives the best results with the exaust pointing out of the case which helped drop the interior temps down to aid in cooling the video card.

I've attached some pics of my setup and the test results as well. Overall, I'm just happy that I finally seem to have gotten this dialed in to where I can start enjoying my system rather than stressing over it.
Hello, have we met before? Maybe, not, what?

Anyhow, all of your above results I agree with. My next step is to get the mounting mechanism from Frozen CPU and try different TIM, the rest I've been through. Thanks for sharing this info with us 1 +rep for you

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Guys tommorow im getting a h50 or a noctua nhu12p. Both would be used with 2x noctua p12 fans push pull. Thing is i heard h50 doesnt work well in cases with not that good airflow. And my p182 doesnt have good airflow.
Thoughts??
The reason they say that is because Corsair recommends you use it as intake in the rear of the case therefore if your case has no exhaust up top or anywhere else, how does your case exhaust? The P182 should have an exhaust up top if I'm not mistaken. However, try both ways, intake/exhaust. With a single fan it proved better to be intake, but with push and pull exhaust was a much better choice.

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yes really chicken
Sorry
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Your run 64 Bit that what keep you stable any faster timing you would BOSD trust me ifyour stable and cool and fast never mind the ram but the system stock V should be 1.8v
Yes I run Win 7 64 bit and you're wrong . I have also run 4.014 ghz on the CPU with 1.5 V, NB at 2650 mhz at 1.275 volts and RAM at 1660mhz 9-9-9-24 rock stable. Temps at idle are 31 C and after 4 hours Prime 95 blended max reached is 53 C.
    
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i'll have 2 push pull noctua fans on it..just that my antec p182 only has 1 intake fan so airflow is a bit meh.
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4. If you are using an AMD system run, do not walk, to FrozenCPU and get the newer AM3 mounting kit. It's an all-metal fixture, using a much better quality plastic ring than the flimsy metal one, and no plastic backplate BS. The screws are even pre-configured so that you can't overtighten them unless you are the Hulk and have no fine motor control; just screw in and snug to fit.
On FrozenCPU right now, can't find the newer mounting kit. Thinking I have the rev 2 H50 as the installation wasn't bad but wasn't smooth either. Have one screw that doesn't really screw in which I'm thinking could be why I'm getting such high temps.
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On FrozenCPU right now, can't find the newer mounting kit. Thinking I have the rev 2 H50 as the installation wasn't bad but wasn't smooth either. Have one screw that doesn't really screw in which I'm thinking could be why I'm getting such high temps.
yikes!? what did you do to that screw? did you perhaps use the wrong one!? if not, id suggest talking to corsair about it
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i'll have 2 push pull noctua fans on it..just that my antec p182 only has 1 intake fan so airflow is a bit meh.
it worked in my old ultra e-torque mid tower as exhaust with only 1 intake fan, its doable, you just hafta "wanna" as george carlin put it
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yikes!? what did you do to that screw? did you perhaps use the wrong one!? if not, id suggest talking to corsair about it
There is nothing wrong with the screw, it just doesn't actually screw in...it's odd. I tried using a different screw in that same hole and it went in just fine.

My temps aren't bad (46C load on a AMD Phenom II 955 @ 1.4v) I just want lower is all.

I've probably used over 30 after market HSF's in the past 2 years and I have never ran into this issue where one screw simply wouldn't "screw into" the backplate. It's rather odd.
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