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    Recently I've contemplated getting an H50 to cool down my 920 a bit. It's currently running at 4,0GHz, around 30C-35C when idle, 70C-80C plus when on full load. I was hoping the H50 would help me pull the temperatures down a bit, especially load temps, as I'm not really comfortable seeing the 920 go over 75 degrees. I'm using a Zalman 9900 air cooler for the time being, which has worked like a charm for a while, but once I clocked up to 4,0 I was beginning to worry a little.

    Does anyone on here have any good/bad experiences with the H50? I see a lot of reviews suggest a push-pull solution to help the cooler perform better, but is the difference big enough to make the H50 a cooler worth investing in? Thanks in advance for any input/opinions and such.

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    Criss_glitch66 using it and he is not happy about it.
    If you're looking for a watercooling kit cost as a highend HFS then you should considering CoolIt Domino. And if you really want the temps to lower then you should do custom WC setup.

    TBH, if your load temps from 75-80c is about right.
    Were you talking about 100% load temps right?

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    Go with the CoolIt Domino ALC it does a better job cooling.

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    i would stick with high end air cooling. cost is around same but air cooling is far less risky than water even if water is better by a few degrees.

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    Yea, like Deton said I've had a very bad time with the H50. Go either with a high-end air cooler, or the Domino.

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    Mmm, I see. What exactly about the H50 was it that you had a bad experience with, if you don't mind my asking?

    And yes, Deton, I was talking about full load temps. Still seems really hot to me, maybe I'm just too cautious. Don't recall my old Q6600 ever going that high.

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    Well, maybe it's just my case but when OC'd to around 3.4Ghz my idle temp is 60-65C. And that being so high the load temp is beyond 100C. Other than that there are no physical problems. I just think you should still bo with the Domino.

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    Sounds pretty odd that you would be getting temps that high, that is really weird. Problem is, of course, there's a limit to what I can get ahold of in Norway, as I haven't even seen the Domino on any sites that ship to my address. I've heard really good things about the Domino though, so it's kind of a letdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kibondo View Post
    And yes, Deton, I was talking about full load temps. Still seems really hot to me, maybe I'm just too cautious. Don't recall my old Q6600 ever going that high.
    Core i7 runs hotter than Yorkfield because it has memory controller on the same CPU die. Therefore X58 board NB is run cooler than any LGA775 boards.

    Like I said your load temps are inline with anyone else, it's not that bad at all.

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    i've read countless reviews raving about the H50 i am tempted to try one myself
    the latest customPC i've read mentioned about mounting the H50, the 120mm needs to be mounted on the case and draw cold air from the outside blowing against the Rad.

    2. the Pump needs to be connected to the motherboard headers with all smart fan feature in the BIOS turned off to ensure constant duty cycle on the pump

    Criss did u check if the power connected to the motherboard has all the smart fan features turned off in BIOS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    i've read countless reviews raving about the H50 i am tempted to try one myself
    the latest customPC i've read mentioned about mounting the H50, the 120mm needs to be mounted on the case and draw cold air from the outside blowing against the Rad.

    2. the Pump needs to be connected to the motherboard headers with all smart fan feature in the BIOS turned off to ensure constant duty cycle on the pump

    Criss did u check if the power connected to the motherboard has all the smart fan features turned off in BIOS?
    Ewwww......who called WC doctor.....

    First of all if you mount the rad at the back of exhaust fan and have hot air blow back into the case then hot air will flow all over the CPU/RAM and the surronding area, that's including the NB.
    Tell me where the hot air escapping?

    Pump connected to CPU fan header?
    OUch....mobo fan headers run at 5v.
    Is this pump run at 5v or 12v to achieve its max RPM?
    So event you disable the Q-Fan feature the pump still don't run at 12v if it's supposed to be?

    Bully....you wanna to diss your custom WC to get this kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    the latest customPC i've read mentioned about mounting the H50, the 120mm needs to be mounted on the case and draw cold air from the outside blowing against the Rad.
    Indeed. I saw this, and I figure this is the weakpoint for many people who see the cooler and think, "hey, this might just even fit into my crammed mid-tower chassis!", and then when they set it up the airflow and temperature dynamics are completely ruined.

    I've also gotten some suggestions for a bigger level water cooling system, thanks to all of you who tipped me off One of the reasons why the H50 is tempting is because of my tight budget, and also because I don't really need to watercool my GPU or anything else. My overclocked 4870X2 actually doesn't even go over 60 degrees with the Accelero Xtreme, so no need to do anything there, really.

    And thanks for the info on the i7 temperature as well, I knew it was going to run hotter than the Core 2 processors, but wasn't sure about how hot. I torture-tested my rig today for over an hour, and the highest temps I got was 84C in the CPU, 34C ambient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    i've read countless reviews raving about the H50 i am tempted to try one myself
    the latest customPC i've read mentioned about mounting the H50, the 120mm needs to be mounted on the case and draw cold air from the outside blowing against the Rad.

    2. the Pump needs to be connected to the motherboard headers with all smart fan feature in the BIOS turned off to ensure constant duty cycle on the pump

    Criss did u check if the power connected to the motherboard has all the smart fan features turned off in BIOS?

    Umm, no? Haha, can you give me pointers on how to check that?

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    Criss, how do you have the dual fans set up , I noticed you also have one on front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Ewwww......who called WC doctor.....
    First of all if you mount the rad at the back of exhaust fan and have hot air blow back into the case then hot air will flow all over the CPU/RAM and the surronding area, that's including the NB.
    Tell me where the hot air escapping?

    Pump connected to CPU fan header?
    OUch....mobo fan headers run at 5v.
    Is this pump run at 5v or 12v to achieve its max RPM?
    So event you disable the Q-Fan feature the pump still don't run at 12v if it's supposed to be?

    Bully....you wanna to diss your custom WC to get this kit?
    deton,
    i wont ditch my WC to get this i was only planning to try it out on my other air cooled PCs

    Yes the hot air must go somewhere and since the cold air is drawn from the rear you need to reverse the flow of other fans in the case either the top fan or the intake fan from the front.

    Guru3d did a review on this and also mentioned it here
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/corsai...ooler-review/4

    Important fact: Corsair requires you to have the fan blow cold air inwards. Now that changes the entire thermodynamic system for nearly any current chassis in existence as the location for a fan right there is always to exhaust hot air coming from the CPU, chokes and voltage regulators.
    So if you purchase this product, you'll need to be creative... flip around another fan. Example; the top fan, or side panel fan. The higher the better as heat
    travels upwards.
    dont ask me why corsair did this, but i guess some Air even though its warm being blown over the VRegs and Rams etc... is better than no air
    From the review i also realized that the entire setup is powered only by the motherboard header


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    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    Umm, no? Haha, can you give me pointers on how to check that?
    Go to BIOS then go into "PC health monitor status" and ensure that the "smart fan features" are disabled or if it is on manual set to 100%. Check your motherboard manual, this is usually clearly explained in the motherboard manual.

    *EDIT: just read and confirm that the H50's Pump Module requires constant power from the motherboard Fan headers and all power saving features needs to be turned off to ensure a consistent flow for the pump unit
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