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Hi! The best set-up is Exhaust/twin fans..... The hightest cfm type you can use(I have two Silverstone 110cfm), seems to do the job...
For me its intake,

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im planning to mod my h50..but the only res available here in our country is the ek res...do you think the h50 pump can handle it?
You can mod the pump have a look at a few pages back some guys have done some very decent mods,

Can I make a sweeping statement?

Following this thread (as difficult as it is) there seems to a few factors that can effect the overall performance of the H-50!

1st
is the Amount of fans, 2 is ample! with shrouds even better.

2nd is the fan speed/type for me a good 2000rpm 70+cfm like the NB-Multiframe® S-Series M12-P

3rd is the TIM - the stock is good, but it can be improved with some pro butter spreading skills ( i know you love the toast!)

4th is the position within the case - now I think this one is the hardest to get right, there can only be a finite amount of places you can hang your rad, so trail and error, for me its the rear.

5th and last is INTAKE OVER EXHAUST - For me this is obvious, intake brings the coolest air into the case and through the rad thus decreasing temps, but you also have to make provisions for that newly heated air, so either a side exhaust or a top exhaust.

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Hey guys, i'm quite new to OCN, but I have been reading your posts non stop lately trying to gain some knowledge on the parts for my new rig...

Anyway to my point - I have just bought an Antec 1200 (arrived this morning) now obviously this damned question of intake or exhaust? (using the H50)

I heard some rumours that I could try intake but with the h50 mounted on the front with a fan/shroud/rad/shroud/fan setup, but if i placed it in the 5 1/4 bays I would lose the cd drive slot, wouldn't I? maybe i'm being thick there....

So that leads me to the next setup, fan/shround/rad/shroud/fan as an exhaust on the back, but with the antec 1200 which in my opionion looks to have an insane air flow, I could manage with an intake on the rear and still have enough cooling inside the system thanks to that big boy fan up top.

Opinions please!
Edited by Sast - 3/29/10 at 3:19am
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Guys, it is no that hard to open up your case and swap the fans from intake to exhaust. Takes five minutes at the most. Results vary from user to user, try it yourself and go with what works best. Same as mounting location.
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NOTE FOR ALL THOSE USING EXHAUST!

the H-50 may not draw dust in, but the rad will collect any in the case when the air is on its way out the back, i just took my fans off and gave it a cleaning with an air duster... another 2C drop on load temps cause there was nothing blocking airflow through the rad anymore!

though mine is intake, exhaust used to collect alot more dust and my pc is by far not in a dusty room, and i have fan filters and guards installed which i clean regularly >.>
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NOTE FOR ALL THOSE USING EXHAUST!

the H-50 may not draw dust in, but the rad will collect any in the case when the air is on its way out the back, i just took my fans off and gave it a cleaning with an air duster... another 2C drop on load temps cause there was nothing blocking airflow through the rad anymore!

though mine is intake, exhaust used to collect alot more dust and my pc is by far not in a dusty room, and i have fan filters and guards installed which i clean regularly >.>
Agreed, just look what can happen if you don't clean!

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Guys, it is no that hard to open up your case and swap the fans from intake to exhaust. Takes five minutes at the most. Results vary from user to user, try it yourself and go with what works best. Same as mounting location.
Fair comment, although that's what a forum is for, to discuss - besides, i don't have the parts yet to try. I'm doing my research before I buy so I know what to get to get the best results.
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either way you cant go wrong, if you have good air flow in the case you will see a 1-2*C drop if used as an intake over exhaust. the difference is more or less depending on what all you have in the case (i.e. 3 x GTX280's Over Clocked in SLI Folding which will put put a lot of heat!) knowing what your current configuration is and what temps you have will help decide what will be best.
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either way you cant go wrong, if you have good air flow in the case you will see a 1-2*C drop if used as an intake over exhaust. the difference is more or less depending on what all you have in the case (i.e. 3 x GTX280's Over Clocked in SLI Folding which will put put a lot of heat!) knowing what your current configuration is and what temps you have will help decide what will be best.
I will be using the Antec 1200, with (hopefully) the H-50 cooler, with an OC i7 930 @ 4.0GHz with (for now) x1 5870 Gfx card. Personally I think the air flow inside the antec will easily be good enough to use an intake set up, but it all depends how good I can get the cable management and until I get it all setup I'll be playing the guessing game.

As Chicken Patty said earlier, I will have to have a play with it and see what works best
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either way you cant go wrong, if you have good air flow in the case you will see a 1-2*C drop if used as an intake over exhaust. the difference is more or less depending on what all you have in the case (i.e. 3 x GTX280's Over Clocked in SLI Folding which will put put a lot of heat!) knowing what your current configuration is and what temps you have will help decide what will be best.
I agree, i have 2xGTX285's overclocked in my rig and boy do they get hot, they are by far the hottest part in the case, @ 70c max they can effect the flow, but this is what i did to stop the residual heat effecting my cpu.



Push the gpu air out the back or side! my gpu is super chilled from all angles allowing the stock gpu fans to suck up cold air from outside the case and dump the hot air out the back, not giving it any chance to heat up the inside of the case!
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Havent got one too look at but i'm guessing single.
That is incorrect. The H50 is a "dual pass" radiator. Both In and outflow are located in the same area. Fluid enters, goes up along the "back" side then loops down the "front" side and exits the opposite tube.
    
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