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So I bought the corsair h50 about a month ago and it seems to be doing a decent job, but i have a few questions. First, the radiator continues to collect dust which is really hindering it. Would flipping it so that it pulls air into the case from the outside help? Right now I have it set up to pull air from the inside of the case.

My idle temp is about 29C and has never gone up above 42C. I have an AMD phenom II x4 @ 3.2 Ghz, and wanted to make sure the h50 was running efficiently before i overclocked.

Any response would be appreciated,
Thanks!
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post #2 of 8
It seems to be running pretty good, the only way you are going to prevent dust it to have dust filters. Sucking air from the outside will probably make it collect dust even faster, just get a filter for the fan on the rad, and you can clean that instead of having the dust end up on the rad.
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With those temps it sounds just fine...and for the dust just take your side cover off and use a pressured air can to blow the dust out the rad every couple weeks...I clean out my computer every couple weeks..Luckily I have filters on most my intakes so I just pop them out and clean em.
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A lot of people have their H50's pulling air in from the outside because obviously it is cooler then the air inside the case. However I have mine pushing the case air through the rad with push pull on really good fans with the same fans on the top of my case and it seems to be doing a fine job.

I haven't checked to see if it's dusty, considering I have a black glass desk and my fans seem to be pushing out the dust from when my PC was on my carpet floor.

My max load on 4.0GHz is 54C. Most people recommend to keep it below 55C or on 55C.
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Well putting a filter behind the radiator would be pointless if its pushing air out, so if i went that route i guess I'd have to flip it around. But I think I'll keep it the way it is, and continue to use my pressurized air.

How much improvement is there by adding a second fan for the push-pull set-up?
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Well putting a filter behind the radiator would be pointless if its pushing air out, so if i went that route i guess I'd have to flip it around. But I think I'll keep it the way it is, and continue to use my pressurized air.

How much improvement is there by adding a second fan for the push-pull set-up?
Yes, you should be pulling cold air into your case.

A second fan for push/pull will lower your load temps by a few degrees.
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Well putting a filter behind the radiator would be pointless if its pushing air out, so if i went that route i guess I'd have to flip it around. But I think I'll keep it the way it is, and continue to use my pressurized air.

How much improvement is there by adding a second fan for the push-pull set-up?
I didn't say put it behind it, i said put it infront of the fan that is blowing air into the rad, I figured I wouldn't need to explain that in detail.
post #8 of 8
When your computer is doing somthing cpu intensive is the rad fairly hot?
If it is then a 2nd fan/ faster fan will help

is the air inside your case warmer than the air outside your case,
then setting it to pull air into your case will get you better temps.

No matter which way it is facing you can put an airfilter on it,
Either put an airfilter inside you case or outside your case depending on how you set it up.
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