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Cooling Worth replacing Corsair H50 fan?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SmilerAl, 18 Feb 2011.

  1. SmilerAl

    SmilerAl Terminate with extreme prejudice

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    In attempt to improve cooling of my CPU, is it worth replacing the standard fan that comes with the H50 radiator and instead using a Gentle Typhoon I have spare?
     
  2. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Im interested to know this too :)
     
  3. bladecs_04

    bladecs_04 What's a Dremel?

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    surely if you have one spare try it and post the results you get
     
  4. SmilerAl

    SmilerAl Terminate with extreme prejudice

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    Normally I would just do it straight away but I had a real hard time installing the H50 for the first time, plus I'd have to reapply the thermal paste etc if I was to properly change the fan and that, so I rather ask for the recommendation first beforehand.
     
  5. chris66

    chris66 Minimodder

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    Surely you do not have to remove the heatsink to replace the fan on the radiator?
     
  6. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    If someone here has previous experiance of doing the same thing, it would be useful to share it.

    I dont have my h50 yet, but i consider this research before i come round to installing it this weekend
     
  7. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    There's a test of different fans on a H50 here unfortunately not including a GT. Maybe 3-4ºC lower with a GT1850?
     
  8. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Awesome, thanks for the link.

    I think my approach will be to...

    - Benchmark the system now (with a Freezer Pro)
    - Benchmark the system with the stock H50
    - Depending on the results, decide if i want better cooling.
    - If the answer is yes, il try a Gt 1850rpm
    - If the answer is no, look for ways to reduce noise (maybe turn of a fan and benchmark again)
     
  9. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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  10. SmilerAl

    SmilerAl Terminate with extreme prejudice

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    Hmm judging by the link replacing the fan may drop temps by a few degrees.
     
  11. markbrett64

    markbrett64 thanks to denial I am now immortal

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    Changing the fan will give you a drop of a few degrees. I have changed mine for a GT1850.

    What case do you have; i.e. where is the current fan situated, is it push or pull etc.?

    Are you having temperature issues?

    As stated above, there is no need to reseat the cooler just to change the fan on the rad.
     
  12. SmilerAl

    SmilerAl Terminate with extreme prejudice

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    HAF 922, the H50 fan is pushing air out whilst two fans at the top are pushing and one on the side is pushing. The large fan in the front is an intake.

    I'm not having temperature issues per say, I'd just like to have cooler temperatures when overclocking and stressing the CPU out.
     
  13. markbrett64

    markbrett64 thanks to denial I am now immortal

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    Ok, thanks, I have the HAF 932, so a similar setup, so something like a GT1850 should drop a few degrees for you.
     
  14. jrs77

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    Let the fan draw air in from the back and use the two top-fans to get instantly rid of the warm air. Your temps will see another 3° improvement instantly. Oh... and mount the fan to pull air through the rad instead of pushing and you'll get another 2°.

    I'm using a H50 with a stock-fan PWM-controlled sucking air in a SUGO 05 and my i5-760 @ stockspeed get's up to only some 60°C when running Prime95 for some 20 minutes, while the fan speeds up to some 1700RPM.
     
  15. donok

    donok Every Little Helps .....

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    what about silverstone air penetrators
     
  16. SmilerAl

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    After taking out the fan, replacing it with a Gentle Typhoon positioned to intake air now the temps have dropped around 15-20 degrees whilst using Prime 95!

    Now after leaving Prime on for more than 10 minutes the temps haven't even got to 80 degrees unlike earlier when they were almost hitting 95+!
     
  17. SmilerAl

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    Should also mention I'm running an i7 920 overclocked @ 4Ghz (if you don't read my signature).
     
  18. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    ive been doing quite a bit of research on the h50 the last few weeks as im planning on mounting one on my fiancees 2500k. from all the reviews ive seen, replacing the stock fan on the h50 gave a boost to cooling performance. it would seem the stock fan isnt the best.

    i have a 150cfm PWM delta that will be going on the h50 when it gets here tuesday. it will run at low speeds most of the time, but ill do a few 4,000rpm full speed p95 passes for you guys and let you know how it goes!
     
  19. SmilerAl

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    This is true, the blades are spaced out and don't feel that good. The only good thing I suppose is the cable is nicely braided (unlike mine).
     
  20. heir flick

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    I replaced my stock fan with 2 apache in push pull, cooler and less noise
     

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