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I live in Greece. I think the placement of the rad on drive bay in addition to the HAF's airflow helps a lot.
What I noticed is that the case ambient dropped dramatically after installing the H50.
I got 8-10C lower temps on the 5870 than before(air cooling)
    
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It was most definitely my rad, I had blown some air at it through the fan on the inside of the case and nothing really came off. This time I actually took the fan off and it was surprising any air could get through, sitting at a 25°c idle again now that its clean did some other cable management and actually got a drop on my 5870 as well (not H50 related but cool none the less)
I might try that.

I remember getting way better temperatures abouta month about @ 3,8Ghz than now, so it could be the radiator is dirty.

Did you clean it with a hair dryer ? Or how?
    
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So basically from what everyone thinks, the front bay as intake seems the only way to go to have MUCH lower temps on your H50 then? Hmm..
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I might try that.

I remember getting way better temperatures abouta month about @ 3,8Ghz than now, so it could be the radiator is dirty.

Did you clean it with a hair dryer ? Or how?
Hair dryer? you kidding me? Dude just use Air Compressor and Q tips. It doesn't take much to clean it off. If you got a Anti-Static Rag then you're good to go. Easy to clean it.
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So basically from what everyone thinks, the front bay as intake seems the only way to go to have MUCH lower temps on your H50 then? Hmm..
Buh buh but I don't really have a front bay
     
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Hair dryer? you kidding me? Dude just use Air Compressor and Q tips. It doesn't take much to clean it off. If you got a Anti-Static Rag then you're good to go. Easy to clean it.
No, with an air compressor you're going to damage the inside paint of the radiator, trust me, I've seen it before...

The most recommended way I heard was putting it in the shower (Careful not to wet the pump cable), that is the most clean way.

However people say Air Compressor is not recommended at ALL.
    
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shower? I cannot waste my time taking the rad off! It's a friggin H50! Who would wanna take it off and then end up not being able to use the stock thermal that came with it? Besides dude i meant Air Spray cans are just fine i am sure. It's not like it's gonna hurt the paint? I'm not talking about HUGE Air Compressors with generators lol. But it's a new thing, shower? I didn't know that.
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shower? I cannot waste my time taking the rad off! It's a friggin H50! Who would wanna take it off and then end up not being able to use the stock thermal that came with it? Besides dude i meant Air Spray cans are just fine i am sure. It's not like it's gonna hurt the paint? I'm not talking about HUGE Air Compressors with generators lol. But it's a new thing, shower? I didn't know that.
You're fine with a can of compressed air.
     
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Yea i thought so
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shower? I cannot waste my time taking the rad off! It's a friggin H50! Who would wanna take it off and then end up not being able to use the stock thermal that came with it? Besides dude i meant Air Spray cans are just fine i am sure. It's not like it's gonna hurt the paint? I'm not talking about HUGE Air Compressors with generators lol. But it's a new thing, shower? I didn't know that.
No mate, basically you take the main "part" of the shower thing (I called the head) and put it on the rad with a small amount of water, you don't need to take off the tubes / pump ...
    
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