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i wouldnt count on it staying that way,enable cpu temp warning in your bios,set it at 60 degrees and that should give you ample time to switch off before any damage if it does let go
Wow way to live up to your handle and try to steal my thunder. I'm super excited that I don't have to buy another cooler. But I always keep that turned on. Ever since the heatwave of '03 w/o A/C in my house. It saved my music production rig 4 times.
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OK I'm going to apologize for the quality of the pics right now... I had to keep my work to a minimum as the two year old was 'helping Daddy'.

So I first took off the upper shroud and disconnected the WC tubes.



Then I removed every single screw in the pump.... even the ones that held the water block in place.



Here is what the plastic piece that hold the block looks like on the inside



And here is what the water block looks like on the inside.



And here is the inside of the pump. The fan was a little hard to turn when I opened it up.... but now it spins smoothly after a few turns.... It m ight have just gotten seized up, but its working great now.



There is something soft and squishy (mind out of the gutters!) on the inside of the pump housing. I could not figure out what in the world it was, but kind of looked important.





I made sure I put it back together good, filled it with water and plugged in it. Then I saw the miracle of a thousand tiny bubbles in the res. I let it run with a few power cycles and the bubbles started to clear out.

H50 FIXED!!!! Tonight's project? Relax.... I will do my cable sleeving another day. I still have the extension cables and I want to make sure that the PSU is working perfectly with the new board. I may borrow a PSU from a friend to take my system down to sleeve mine. I think my wife is going insane without a good computer in the house, I think she has become accustomed to having a high powered machine to play WoW on.
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post #263 of 398
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I've only used the H50 and wasn't that impressed. By the time you installed fans powerful enough to make it work that well you ended up with just as much noise as a better air cooler, had a less expensive cooling system, and got better results so I don't see the need for one. As for the difference, that has come from several sources here at OCN as well as other sources that I trust to know what they are talking about. I don't have links to those results since I don't use those types of cooling systems. I see some FanBoys touting how much better the H70 is than the H50, but I've yet to see any tests done by a reputable source using the same fans that didn't show the H50 to match or exceed the H70 in cooling performance.
I guess that makes me a "fanboy" then. I've seen several reviews showing the H70 out performing the H50, but you don't have to take my word for it:

http://epczone.net/reviews/battle-of...r-h50-vs-h70/4

Under heavy loads the H70 outperforms the H50, especially if everything is equal (fans, lapping, cases, installation). I've seen this result over and over.

The H50 is a great cooler and I think it's hard to beat for the price, but the H70 IS better. The proof is out there. Look for more evidence by Googling H60 reviews. Several of them compare the H50, H60, and H70. I got my H70 for $80, which is a great price. I've seen the H50 going for $49. At that price the H50 is hard to pass up.

Although you may find the noise generated by a dual 120mm fan loud, if you set it up well you generate almost no noise at idle and it only ramps up as heat increases. I did this by using Scythe PWM fans and a fan splitter I made, allowing the CPU header on the motherboard to control the fan speeds while providing power for those two fans from the PSU. This does add expense to a build, but personally I found it worth the extra cost. Also there is the pitch of the noise to consider. A smaller fan as found on most air coolers makes a higher pitched noise, which I personally find very annoying. A cooler using one or two 120mm fans (which both internal water coolers AND some high end air coolers use) has a lower frequency, less annoying operating noise. Lastly, there is the sheer weight of the cooler. The H70 performs on par with the best air coolers, but it doesn't hang off of the CPU and motherboard but rather the case itself. Again, personally, I find this to be an advantage. Lastly, I also like the look of the internal water coolers, and I like the look of the opened up central area of the case provided by the water block.

However in this particular case, I think OolerTheInventor got the very best H50 anyone has ever gotten, it's premodded and free. Can't get any better than that. AND, with that added reservoir it likely DOES outperform an H70.
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post #264 of 398
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H50 FIXED!!!! Tonight's project? Relax.... I will do my cable sleeving another day. I still have the extension cables and I want to make sure that the PSU is working perfectly with the new board. I may borrow a PSU from a friend to take my system down to sleeve mine. I think my wife is going insane without a good computer in the house, I think she has become accustomed to having a high powered machine to play WoW on.
That's a fantastic job you did to repair the pump. I work on little tiny electronic things every day and I know how frustrating it can be. Did you manage to find any possible cause for the pump to stop? I've read your entire thread. Good job and nice build. I think it's great someone helped you out by sending you the H50. I love my H70 so far (and my 600T). Nice to see so many 600Ts out there now. Maybe there needs to be a 600T club?

I posted a couple of pics for you just as a comparison. I'm considering doing a little more work to the wiring now that I've seen your build, but overall I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. The 600T really made it quite easy. I am also waiting on the 600T Windowed side panel, which was supposed to arrive today but didn't.

Once again, great build. I enjoyed reading about it.

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Maybe there needs to be a 600T club?
Dude, there IS one! http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...hite-club.html
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EEeeee (squeals like a little girl).

Thanks for that. I gotta make dinner, guess what I'll be reading while I eat?
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EEeeee (squeals like a little girl).

Thanks for that. I gotta make dinner, guess what I'll be reading while I eat?
A book? The newspaper? Please give some more hints... It's kinda hard to guess...
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I didn't get to relax tonight. I spent 3 hours sleeving the 24-pin on my PSU. I'll do the 8-pin at a later date, it can't be seen anyways with the p/p on the H50. Pics to come in the morning after I upload them. Not many pics at all as I am an hour late for bed as it.
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Wow way to live up to your handle and try to steal my thunder. I'm super excited that I don't have to buy another cooler. But I always keep that turned on. Ever since the heatwave of '03 w/o A/C in my house. It saved my music production rig 4 times.
its my blood type actually,im am prone to pessimism tho...especially when it comes to components.
im not trying to steal your thunder,im stoked at your build,i just dont want you to lose any more if you can avoid it. i had a dead fan connector on my last board and i had connected the pump to it..the warning noise noise scared the crap out of me!!!
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Here is the PSU with the heatshrink cut off of the wires so I could disassemble it.



And here is the 24-pin with the factory wire sleeving cut away and removed. I couldn't think of a good way of taking it off..... so I just destroyed it!



Now we skip ahead 3 hours and half a pack of smokes later to the final result on the 24-pin.



I am not 100% happy with this sleeving job as I was rushed through it. But I can clean it up a little with some extra heatshrink when I hit up Lowe's... The bundle of wires coming out of the PSU and Corsair's infinite wisdom of putting two wires per port on some of the connections made it a pain in the butt to get the sleeving all the way into the PSU. I'm thinking about grabbing some wider heatshrink to put at the ends to make it look better.

My new motherboard should be arriving today so I may take a half day at work so I can get home and build it again so my wife can play WoW tonight on a decent machine. Was kinda funny watching her play last night and getting so frustrated that the laptop cannot handle WoW on the lowest settings. It'll be nice to play on Ultra settings again.
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