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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
  • 53% (152)
    Antec Kühler H2O 620
  • 46% (130)
    Antec Kühler H2O 920
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post #2491 of 6068
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

wow that is very interesting!
I think it would never reach to go to the DVD bays, nor fit properly.
Thanks for the compliment though!
This was and is only my second build ever smile.gif
Oh and yes indeed - that's 2x SP120 quiet editions on the antec.

Yeah, I wasn't thinkin' that It'd fit in ur dvd bay, was just eyeing the xtra space that ur case has inbetween the dvd bays and the hdd bays to put it there. In my new zalman case, my ol lady and I were going to try an take out the same area of hdd cages to put it in that spot too but the dang zalman z11 plus cases have rivets holding it together so it was a no go. It's all a moot point now anyway as I have a new case coming now--FINALLY lol. I've been through a Sentey Arvina and now a Zalman Z11 plus HF1 trying to get a good fit for now plus future upgrades but ... the new Xigmatek Elesium will have the room and then some! I can put a triple up top if i wanted in this big ol case! Heres a link as it's on sale marked down from over $200 to $139!!!!

http://www.microcenter.com/product/364204/Elysium-Window_Black_Full_Tower_ATX_Computer_Case
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post #2492 of 6068
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Originally Posted by oldcompgeek View Post

Yeah, I wasn't thinkin' that It'd fit in ur dvd bay, was just eyeing the xtra space that ur case has inbetween the dvd bays and the hdd bays to put it there. In my new zalman case, my ol lady and I were going to try an take out the same area of hdd cages to put it in that spot too but the dang zalman z11 plus cases have rivets holding it together so it was a no go. It's all a moot point now anyway as I have a new case coming now--FINALLY lol. I've been through a Sentey Arvina and now a Zalman Z11 plus HF1 trying to get a good fit for now plus future upgrades but ... the new Xigmatek Elesium will have the room and then some! I can put a triple up top if i wanted in this big ol case! Heres a link as it's on sale marked down from over $200 to $139!!!!
http://www.microcenter.com/product/364204/Elysium-Window_Black_Full_Tower_ATX_Computer_Case
Haha cool
post #2493 of 6068
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If your using 3 pin fans in the four pin plug mine doesnt show sound on mine.
How I lap it is on a mirror and a sprit level on top to make sure your not leaning it since the base can be quite convex.
10 passes in each direction then re-wet the sand paper and have a look at the bottom.

What grit sand paper? And you need to wet it first? So I just go 10 swipes left to right and then 10 swipes up to down and repeat if necessary? And this is by hand right not with a palm or disc sander?
post #2494 of 6068
I've never lapped a cpu but have looked into it greatly for the past year or so. Most people start with 200 or 400 grit and work up. How high up? Depends on how shiny you want it to be. Also a good tip I read about is to start with emery cloth (basically sand paper made for sanding metal) instead of 200/400 sandpaper. This stuff lasts a long time and greatly reduces the amount of time required to lap a cpu. Normally you will go through a lot of sandpaper in the beginning and it's slow going. Emery cloth speeds up the process.
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post #2495 of 6068
I was going to lap the cold plate on my kuhler. Or should I be trying to lap the cold plate and the CPU? I dont think I will lap the CPU because I dont want to lose the print on it in case I sell it. I go through hardware pretty quick.
post #2496 of 6068
Start with 500 and needs to be wet so it sticks to the mirror (glass) with out moving also keeps the paper from blocking up as fast.
Just keep doing that until you can see its sanding the whole bottom instead of just the high points.
Use as many pieces as it takes, Mine was 2 with washing the paper every few repeats.

Then I go to 800 and use that to make it look evenly sanded on the bottom instead of having slight groves from the 500.
Only takes 1 piece if you kept your strokes in each direction even with the 500.

Lastly I use 1000 until its got no sanding marks at all on it.
I use to do a 2000 grit pass as well but didnt give any better results and just added more time to something thats taking 40mins to do already.

Then stick the thermal compound on the correct way.
If its on a die spread it
if its on a IHS then a dot the size of a grain of rice in the middle and install the cooler evenly (each screw 2 turns in a star pattern)
Dont use too much since that the base is even and smooth now it will be pushed out to the edge of the chip filling in the imperfections on the IHS.
And the excess will spill out.


What I do about the radiator is strap it to my arm so Im not putting any stress on the hoses/fitting.


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I never lap the cpu either because then its harder to sell if you still cant get the results you want.
post #2497 of 6068
Dang, I'm a carpenter and I got all sorts of sand paper but its all 80-220 grit! I'll get some really fine stuff then. What are your results, how much of a temp improvement?
post #2498 of 6068
5-7C difference but hard to tell since there was 1 hour between sticking the lapped 620 on and benchmarking while I lapped the 920.
But if anything air temp would of gone up.


Had done the 620 first and with the same fans as the 920 with its stock paste it was beating it by 2-3C Then did the 920 and it then was beating the lapped 620 by 4-5C.
post #2499 of 6068
nice! I'm gonna lap this thing! I don't think I have a spare mirror handy. I got a piece of glass I can throw on my work bench I assume this will work too?
post #2500 of 6068
Glass should work. I used a piece of smooth marble I got at the store for like $5 and put some non-skid carpet stuff under to keep it from sliding on my workbench (ok, it was my coffee table while watching some tv). I also taped the sandpaper to the marble with scotch tape but packing tape is supposed to hold better. I only pulled it out of the tape once after several hours (my 920 was SUPER convex). I started with 220 grit (ended up using 4 sheets cut in half with 400 - 800 passes per half), then 320, then 400, then 600. Beyond 600, I have not found anywhere that shows proof of any thermal benefit, I have found several places that seem to mention making a mirror polish and the thermal paste acting as more of a barrier than a help in those instances. As a result, I only used up to 600 grit. If I could find evidence of any benefit with a higher grit, I'd do it. The key thing you are looking for is flat, not specifically smooth. Also, keeping the surface wet helps the item being lapped glide across the surface. If it skips on a dry surface, you will end up with a slightly beveled edge, which I have on my 920 from having to make so many passes but it is less than a mm so I'm confident the thermal performance will not be measurably affected. Keep in mind, most CPUs seem to be concave and you are attempting to remove a convex surface from the cooler. There is a slight chance your cooling could be worse after lapping, but that doesn't seem to be the case with any level of modern hardware, especially if using a decent TIM. Do all the rough shaping at your roughest grit, and once the whole surface is flat, smooth it out with your finer stuff. Remember to rotate every X number of strokes (more frequent when doing the finer grits) and you should be good.
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