Originally Posted by Sethy666
There is a guy on this thread called ccomputertek. He appears to be up on all things to do with fans... Id suggest you PM him and ask his opinion.
Hope this helps.
Some helpful hints:
RPM = CFM = static pressure, they all go togeather, you can't not have one and expect the other.
Also I been reading in other places that for AMD owners at least, with the brackets you need to order from Corsair for the OEM boxed version of the H50, you don't even need to change the backplate, just use the one that comes on your motherboard from the factory.Doing it this way is supposed to have better contact with CPU and cold plate, because the little legs are a bit shorter than the back plate that Corsair ships to you with the AMD bracket kit.The screw thread and everything else is identicle to the stock backplate on the motherboards supposidly, people say they did it with no problems, motherboard still has to be removed though, because when you take the screws out of the AM3 retention bracket, the backplate then comes loose.
The plastic bracket that you have to order if you did not get AM3 brackets, is alot better than the new metal ones.
So Corsair did not put these brackets in the box because they were not happy with what they currently had ( the plastic I guess ) but now that everyone saw the buff heavy duty high strengh plastic ones, they don't want the metal ones, they hate the metal brackets............. what a MESS ! ! ! !
Hopefully when you go to Corsair to order brackets, you can still get the older style plastic and they won''t send the new metal ones.....
Soooooo take off your stock backplate and match it up to the one Corsair gives you, if it's the same and the legs appear a smidge shorter, use that then, because with the plastic bracket and spring loaded, much better fit.... while not compressing too much, but much better than the metal brackets.
That is all........... Edited by ccomputertek - 12/13/09 at 7:22pm