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    If it's going to go through 2 fans, I guess it'll have to be a tad over 50mm long. I'll keep this in mind if I need new screws, although I'm hoping to use the method above
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    That method works as I have used it before :toast:
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    Awesome! I'll be ordering tonight (my dad decided it was too late to order last night & he's the one with the Newegg account), so the H50 and Scythe Gentle Typhoon should come next Tuesday or Wednesday, and I'll be doing a variety of tests, including stock fan, stock fan w/ shroud, Gentle Typhoon, Gentle Typhoon w/ shroud, push/pull, push/pull w/shrouds, etc. It should be a lot of fun :D
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    The H50 is due to arrive tomorrow, so I'll get some results up then and a full review for W1zz probably by Saturday or Sunday
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    Got another H50 for my 2nd rig! Add me to the list again:laugh:


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    My setup (except I've added another fan, pics tomorrow):
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    Yep, straight from the package, it arrived this evening. Performance is decent, beating my HDT-S963 by about 10c :cool:
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    haha nice! take that you stupid TRUE:rockout:
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    It beats my Megahalem, so you'll have some tweaking to do, try some fresh paste, brings too much, is your pump connected to your PSU or the board?
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    Pump is connected to the NB fan header and is manually set to 100%, Corsair fan is connected to CPU fan header, set to 100% (push), and I have a SilverStone fan connected to the chassis fan header (above the 8800GTS) as pull on the H50 radiator, also set to 100%. Should I connect the pump directly to the PSU?
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    Yes, it's a more steady power feed, I don't know why but even if I set it at 100% I still saw a slight improvement when connected to the PSU. That, try to apply fresh TIM and that should do it :)
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    OK, I just switched to the PSU, Imma let it run overnight and I'll report back with temps later or tomorrow.
    BTW, with no airflow around the mobo the NB and vREG HSFs get damn hot..it hurts to touch them, even briefly. Something else to deal with tomorrow I guess :ohwell: I'd hate to think how the vREGs would be with stock cooling (no HSF or fan). I'll probably point the stock AMD fan at the mobo to see how much that helps :cool:
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    Are you exhausting or intaking on the H50?

    Let me know how the temps are :toast:
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    It's an intake (conveniently enough, with the design of the Lian Li PC-A05, the back fan is designed to be an intake, with the PSU and front fan as an exhaust)

    Temps with the pump attached to the PSU seem to have settled down to 43c...BTW don't unplug the pump while the system is on, I did to move it to a PSU connector and temps got up to 70c in 20 seconds, whereas if I disconnected the fan they went up slower and not as high :eek:
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    Glad they went down a bit :)

    Just for testing purposes, try to exhaust with it instead. Exhausting worked better for me by a few degrees, just might be the same results for you :)

    I did have the H50 in a case at once, in the tech bench there really was no intake or exhaust :laugh:
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    Well, that would totally fuck up the airflow pattern of the PC-A05 if you mean exhausting out of the case, but I'll try that tomorrow anyways....if you mean pulling through the rad instead of push, I've already done both :p
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    I mean setting your fans to exhaust out of the case instead of intaking air into the case. Just try it and see how it goes, if temps worsen then just put it back to how it was :D
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    OK, I'll try that tomorrow...don't feel like messing with it tomorrow. I guess since I never put the side panel on 3 exhaust fans and no intakes shouldn't matter too much :laugh:
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    Let me know how that goes then dude :toast:
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    Will do, I'm off to bed now
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    One more post before bed, my favorite thing about the H50 is the noise...with the 2 fans & pump at 100% it's still silent...whereas the HDT-S963 was loud as hell at 100% and didn't cool very well anywhere below that
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    Got a good deal on a i7-930 from Micro Center and I'm going to upgrade my rig to X58

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