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I recently bought an H50 to replace my Hyper 212+ (more so for the novelty of water cooling, yes I like to waste money ). At the moment my current CPU (955BE C3) overclock is 3.8Ghz @1.425v. I run idle at 38-40c and at full load it runs at 54-55c (cores at around 54-55.5c).

So basically my setup for my H50 is this: I took the 2 Blademasters off of my 212+ and put them in a Push/Pull setup on the H50's rad. Right now I have the fans facing out of the case as an exhaust. I also took apart my computer fully to rewire it today and I reseated my H50's CPU block and I noticed the thermal paste (stock paste) didn't seem as even or maybe even gaps in it because I moved it. I am getting MX-5 in the mail soon here and wondering if I should remove the paste on it and use the MX-5? Or should I also to set my fans as intake towards the case?

Just looking for any H50 tips to help out the temps at all. Thanks for any help in advance!
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Hey mate - I have the H50 and am using the thermal paste that comes with it as it is Shin-etsu which I believe is very good. I have the PC-K62 case and have the H50 on push /pull with 2 xigmatek 1500rpm fans on INTAKE. I have read that tests have shown that rather than using the warm air inside the case to blow thru your rad you are much better using the cool air from outside and having the rear fan as intake. Hope this helps. My idle temps with an E8400 at 4.2ghz are 21deg and a max of 47deg using prime.
post #3 of 16
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Alrighty, I'll switch the fans around and give it a go. I might scrape the Shin etsu off and try to re-apply it, would that be silly?

The only thing about moving the fans as intake is its right above the PSU exhaust but I don't think it would be a huge deal.

I have a HAF 932, having a hard time figuring out what to do with the fan setup with the H50.
post #4 of 16
the other thing I forgot to mention also is that I am running the fans off molex (12v) and also the pump.
post #5 of 16
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Alrighty, I'll switch the fans around and give it a go. I might scrape the Shin etsu off and try to re-apply it, would that be silly?

The only thing about moving the fans as intake is its right above the PSU exhaust but I don't think it would be a huge deal.

I have a HAF 932, having a hard time figuring out what to do with the fan setup with the H50.
I wouldn't recommend scraping off the thermal pasted and trying to reapply it. Just using new paste would be better.

Unless the inside temps of your case are hot then I would just leave the H50 as an exhaust. The HAF 932 has good airflow, so the air going into the radiator on the H50 shouldn't be significantly warmer than ambient anyway.
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I've got the same set up (case and H50) found that using setting my fans up to exhaust worked best. And i do think you would be stupid to re-apply the paste unless you need to take the cooler off for some reason.
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The air inside of the HAF isn't really that warm, I mean my NB gets fairly warm but not enough to make all the air warm.

@a2hopper - what do you think about mounting an intake fan on the bottom next the PSU?

Edit: But ya I might just use the MX-5 or leave it as is, not sure yet. Not totally sure on H50's temps with a 955 oc'd
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I would leave your fan setup the way it is. While having the H50 rad as intake will reduce your CPU temps, it also blasts hot air onto the rest of your system. The result being that hard drive, motherboard, and graphics card temperatures suffer. The general consensus over at the H50/H70 club is that you ignore Corsair's instructions and set up the rad as exhaust rather than intake.

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The air inside of the HAF isn't really that warm, I mean my NB gets fairly warm but not enough to make all the air warm.
Exactly, plus as a intake you would be heating up all the other components in your case.
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post #10 of 16
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Ya, now that I think of it. It didn't even cross my mind that it would be blowing hot air in the case, because to be totally honest when its going at 55c on full load the air is fairly warming coming off the rad.

Do these temps seem normal tho? In the original post?
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