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I might say bye to my H50.. mine is already too beat up not cooling as it did in the past not even at stock speeds its hitting 55c on max load

Already Tested:
re-seating with: MX-3, AC5, Shin-Etsu Giving them a few days of use
different fans(2 of each): Panaflo, CM R4's, GentleTyphoon, Corsair(from h50's)
set-up: Exhaust - fan > rad > case > fan

each just gave me around 1 or 2c difference that is not enough for stock settings & way too high that I can't even overclock to what i usually am at 4.21Ghz

I was thinking of going extreme & cutting my Case to take my RAD out side of it... but I don't want to go that far, I already have 8 x 120mm (6 CM R4's red led - 2 other testing fans for push/pull) Fans inside my case. I make sure I cleaned the dust with air pressure spray & ass well tried changing the fan connector on my mobo(its always around 1700 - 1800rpm)... so my final guess its the H50 being beat up already(it does have many scratches on it already).

So what do you guys think.. should I buy a new one... or should I send it to someone to make me a custom mod on it(I'll pay all expenses duhh)? Maybe should I change to full custom water cooling system...or go back to Air?
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Antec 300? I have mine push/pull from the rear exhaust. Tight fit!!
Yes into a antec 300,mounted like this,


What fans are you using?I didnt know it was possible to sqeeze them there
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post #9973 of 28303
Custom mod it yourself, but stay away from anti-freeze. Your system will never be cold enough to warrant the use of Ethylene Glycol in the mix. I would just use distilled h2o with some anti-corrosion additive and be done with it.

If you want color you might try Food Coloring, but I'm not sure how that would play out. I definitely wouldn't use many of the dyes on the market as they break down over time and leave residues in the system. Maybe FC does too, I'm not sure. But at least it's an alternative option.

In any case there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube that can walk you through the process.

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I might say bye to my H50.. mine is already too beat up not cooling as it did in the past not even at stock speeds its hitting 55c on max load

Already Tested:
re-seating with: MX-3, AC5, Shin-Etsu Giving them a few days of use
different fans(2 of each): Panaflo, CM R4's, GentleTyphoon, Corsair(from h50's)
set-up: Exhaust - fan > rad > case > fan

each just gave me around 1 or 2c difference that is not enough for stock settings & way too high that I can't even overclock to what i usually am at 4.21Ghz

I was thinking of going extreme & cutting my Case to take my RAD out side of it... but I don't want to go that far, I already have 8 x 120mm (6 CM R4's red led - 2 other testing fans for push/pull) Fans inside my case. I make sure I cleaned the dust with air pressure spray & ass well tried changing the fan connector on my mobo(its always around 1700 - 1800rpm)... so my final guess its the H50 being beat up already(it does have many scratches on it already).

So what do you guys think.. should I buy a new one... or should I send it to someone to make me a custom mod on it(I'll pay all expenses duhh)? Maybe should I change to full custom water cooling system...or go back to Air?
 
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I might say bye to my H50.. mine is already too beat up not cooling as it did in the past not even at stock speeds its hitting 55c on max load

Already Tested:
re-seating with: MX-3, AC5, Shin-Etsu Giving them a few days of use
different fans(2 of each): Panaflo, CM R4's, GentleTyphoon, Corsair(from h50's)
set-up: Exhaust - fan > rad > case > fan

each just gave me around 1 or 2c difference that is not enough for stock settings & way too high that I can't even overclock to what i usually am at 4.21Ghz

I was thinking of going extreme & cutting my Case to take my RAD out side of it... but I don't want to go that far, I already have 8 x 120mm (6 CM R4's red led - 2 other testing fans for push/pull) Fans inside my case. I make sure I cleaned the dust with air pressure spray & ass well tried changing the fan connector on my mobo(its always around 1700 - 1800rpm)... so my final guess its the H50 being beat up already(it does have many scratches on it already).

So what do you guys think.. should I buy a new one... or should I send it to someone to make me a custom mod on it(I'll pay all expenses duhh)? Maybe should I change to full custom water cooling system...or go back to Air?
What are your room ambient temperatures?
    
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post #9975 of 28303
My H50 now cooling a 3.8ghz i7 860:

I drilled out the front HDD cage and mounted the H50 up front instead, the additional room allows me to do push/pull w/ shrouds and exhausts the hot air outside of the case. I'm running 3.8ghz with 1.31v and temps are mid-70s, which is a bit high for my tastes, but not too bad. At some point I'll get some more powerful fans
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@ zefs
You don't need to ask my ambient temps, look at my info Location: Guaynabo, PR = Puerto Rico which is always warm temps it never changes

I've been using it for a few of months(shown all the progress on this thread since I bought it), its now that its failing(been 2 weeks messing with this issue, didn't brought it up earlier since I wanted to do proper testing before mentioning it here)... it won't make any difference my ambient temps(since its always same hot here lol), I've clearly shown on this thread in the past having max load around 50c -54c @ 4.21Ghz... now at stock its hitting more than that... its a def the H50 not having the original life anymore

@ Ceadderman thnx but sorry, I will not try to mod it my self... I can't mod 4 shzt - trust me I've tried modding other stuff I always break them, I've never been any good with making things (or even at LEGO lol) - I prefer to pay for someone with experience to do it for me.. than me killing it by an epic fail of mine
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Then try to RMA the product. If nothing changes after that then something else is going on with your system
    
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Then try to RMA the product. If nothing changes after that then something else is going on with your system
hehehee I thought RMA'n it.. but its pretty scratched/banged-up already... I don't think they'll accept it lol
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Okay, so here's how my computer looks now:

There is one fan that you can't see, which is the stock 140mm to the right next to the HDD bay, but it is covered with the plasticbox. Don't know if I should remove that.
As you can see the only fans that are mounted (except for stock) are the Push/Pull fans in exhaust for the H50. Here are the fans I'm going to mount:

I don't know if I'm going to use the stock Corsair fans (one is 120mm, one is 140 mm), depends on if I find the screws or not.
The place where I know that I can fit 3x 120mm fans is here:

I don't know if there is a place I can mount the 140 mm fan.
So, I was originally thinking on mounting the 2 GT's (800RPM) and the 120mm Corsair fan in the top as intake to better my GPU temp's (they're high as hell), but as you're saying I don't know if it's smart when I only got one exhaust place. So what do you think?
Thanks for helping
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Well then here's what you do.

1)Sell the H50 as a used moddable one.

2)Replace the old H50 with a new one.

This way you save yourself shipping charges to mod it and you know that the new one will be able to be RMA'd if anything goes wrong with it.

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hehehee I thought RMA'n it.. but its pretty scratched/banged-up already... I don't think they'll accept it lol
 
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