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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Fans aren't the weakest point. It is the weak pump and poor rad itself.
Adding an extra rad would solve half of the major problems, no? I feel it is my duty to defend the modding solution since everyone flames it.
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post #22 of 32
Two options for you:

1. Add a second fan. Your signature indicates that you have a Gentle Typhoon in pull configuration. With a second one, I'm sure you would see some improvement.
2. Lap the heatsink on your H50. I did a quick lap job on mine, and saw significant decreases in temperatures. Here is an outline of my results, and others have reported similar improvements in the H50/H70 club thread.

Ideally, you should do both of the above, and possibly lap the IHS on your processor.

Good luck!
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post #23 of 32
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I did a quick lap job on mine
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post #24 of 32
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Alright - so there's a good bit of information here, thanks everybody. I'll be sure to go back and rep all of you.

Let me clarify my situation so we can understand all the options. First and foremost, my h50 is already modded , so no fear there. Not only that, it's also lapped. Check it out.




You can see the tubes are a little green because I put too much PT Nuke biocide in the mix last time (or so I think that's why). So on that note I'm about to rebuild this guy as well as install some of these very nice looking hose clamps.


With that in mind, now is the best time to consider any more modifications I want to make to the h50. Should I replace the 120 radiator with a high quality 55mm thick radiator? That ought to easily beat even the best of air coolers and I can probably find one for under $50. Other ideas?

I agree with those of you who said 4.6 is already amazing and I should be happy there and so I also agree I don't want to put much more money into this. I've tried 2 fans before and it made practically no difference. Keep in mind that this thing did an excellent job cooling my Q9550 before, so forget how much money I will have dropped into it by modding it once more. The net question is, what's the cheapest most effective upgrade from here?
Edited by cmeeks - 1/20/11 at 11:29am
    
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post #25 of 32
From what i recall a push fan helps more with temps then the pull, but i would go with both personally if you are trying to get the most out of your H50. If you are worried about space just put your pull fan on the outside of the case, no one will ever see it.
Edited by Breakbeat - 1/20/11 at 11:28am
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post #26 of 32
Fan<Shourd<H50<Shroud<Fan

or you can do this
http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...red-black.html

this setup is amazing. when i get home from kuwait im gonna rebuild my antec 300.

swiftech 240 rad

Fan<38mm Shroud<rad<38mm Shroud<Feser Triebwerke fan. gonna see if the shround on the feser fans will even work. you'd be amazed what a 240 swiftech rad do.


I got better temps with that set up than with a thermochill 120.3. I later put my i7 920 @ 4.0 Ghz.
post #27 of 32
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Edited by Carlitos714 - 1/20/11 at 11:58am
post #28 of 32
Attaching the radiator to the case and then attaching the fan to the radiator instead of doing it the other way around would give you more clearance at the top, where the original rad could be placed instead of just throwing it out.
What I'm saying:


Even if the 25mm fan can't be mounted, it is still better to have a passive rad than no rad.
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post #29 of 32
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A 25mm fan won't fit on top with a radiator. Do you think a passive radiator would contribute much?
    
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post #30 of 32
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~10% percent faster is ~10 percent faster. That can be a big deal for somethings.
I would agree if it was at say 3.6ghz ... maybe ... but at 4.6ghz....? It won't make any real difference going from 4.6ghz to 4.8-5ghz unless you droll all day in front of cinebench or any other synthetic benchmark for that matter. (not referring to you )
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