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Hello all,
I just received my Corsair H60 kit, and I'm getting ready to install it. But before I do, I would appreciate some of your insight with the following:

1) Use pre-applied thermal compound or Artic Silver5? (I read pre-applied is shin-etsu x2/3, supposedly good stuff, not sure)

2) My understanding is that it's pre-filled so I don't need to worry about water levels or air trapped, right?

3) Anything else I should know or be aware of as this is my first water-cooling adventure?

I appreciate the help from you all very much. I hope this goes well and is a fine replacement for my Zalman CNPS9700 110mm!
 
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just bang it on m8, the pre applied TIM is MX-2 or 3 I believe so no need to replace it.

when you first switch your pc on, stay close with a towel handy - JUST IN CASE - although it is unlikely to leak but you never know, an no need to worry about the water level at all.

My recommendation, give the rad a good shake in the relative position you are going to install it - help sort out the small bubbles in there so they won't gurgle around the pump
 

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Thanks, I do feel better now. I'm going to give it a shot, hopefully nothing breaks and spills out!
I'll be back later with the results of my installation efforts.
 

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Just plug it in outside the pc if you are that worried. I doubt it will leak I have had a handful of them and all have been good to me. The factory paste on them is fine as well. If there are bubbles in it you won't know till it dies anyway and that's grounds for an rma.
 

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So installation went well, no problems. It looks lonely in there without that huge heatsink...

Anyway, I did some preliminary testing. 1090t OC'd to 4GHz @1.416V, 200x20, HT @2000, NB @2800. Ran prime95 for 2.5 hours, and temps never got above 54C. That's a huge drop from my run I did with the Zalman cooler where temps got up to 72C, which is when I shut it down.

Thanks for the help with the installation! Glad I made the switch
 
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Good job man. Thats an improvement to be proud of.
 
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i've pre-ordered my h60, can't wait, its released over here today! Looking at those temp reductions i'm hoping to get similar on my q6600. :D
 

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For the price and performance of these AIO CPU water coolers I would think almost everyone would have one. When I got my H50 installed it was so much quieter and kept my E8400 around 20c cooler:cool:
 

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i've pre-ordered my h60, can't wait, its released over here today! Looking at those temp reductions i'm hoping to get similar on my q6600. :D
I'm sure you'll get some great temp reductions like I did. It's really worth it! Post back your temps when you get it installed.

For the price and performance of these AIO CPU water coolers I would think almost everyone would have one. When I got my H50 installed it was so much quieter and kept my E8400 around 20c cooler:cool:
Yeah, you're right. It makes me wonder why I didn't get into this sooner! It was a good call
 
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Mine still hasn't come :( stupid scan :(
 
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Ordered it like a month ago. Scans website said they were released 16th April, Just emailed them because there is no news on my order and have been told there out of stock, just awaiting a reply for when there actually coming in.

Bad times! :(
 
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Well have spoken to Scan. It's not good news, Corsair haven't delivered them yet. Guy couldn't give me a definite date, he reckons around the 25th April. Bad Times :( don't wanna wait.

Oooo just had a look on there website, status has now changed from "Due since 16th April" to "Due 21st April"
 

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Well have spoken to Scan. It's not good news, Corsair haven't delivered them yet. Guy couldn't give me a definite date, he reckons around the 25th April. Bad Times :( don't wanna wait.

Oooo just had a look on there website, status has now changed from "Due since 16th April" to "Due 21st April"
Man, I'd be going crazy waiting around for my cooler. Hope it comes in soon!!
 
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Well after a long wait, its finally here!
However, cancelled order with Scan, and ordered from OverClockers, who had them, and had delivered today (ordered yesterday) for only £1 more.

Will show pics when done! :D
 
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Still waiting for my temps to settle though at min.
 

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That's looking good freebie! I'm going to try to snap a pick of mine tonight and post it too.

My idle temps aren't terribly low, but did you notice a big drop in temps under load?
 
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Haven't had chance to play with it much yet to be honest, i'm getting about 54 during normal use to be honest and thats back at stocks at the minute, looking forward to seeing your pics though.
 

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Haven't had chance to play with it much yet to be honest, i'm getting about 54 during normal use to be honest and thats back at stocks at the minute, looking forward to seeing your pics though.
What is " Normal use " ? 54c might be ok if your normal use is 50% CPU usage . It looks nice and all . I just question the small tubing they are using on them why not use 1/2" tubing on them ? Oh well . :ohwell:
 
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What is " Normal use " ?
Just like internet browsing and playing music, maybe moving some files around. Everything apart from when i'm photo editing or gaming i suppose.
 
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Just like internet browsing and playing music, maybe moving some files around. Everything apart from when i'm photo editing or gaming i suppose.
Hmm. Seems a bit high for that cooler then . What are you full load temps ?
 
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see thats my issue...

if i use prime 95 after about 5 mins at 100% load it hits about 95 degrees C. Which is ridiculous, and might I add that this is at stock at the min but the second i stop prime 95 it goes back down to about 44c again. I know its on tight as well, and used pre-applied thermal paste as its meant to be decent stuff.

Heres a screenshot from coretemp. this is about 5 min after running prime 95, and core temp flashing up overheat protection at 95c.

Then ending the program and temps dropping instantly.


 

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see thats my issue...

if i use prime 95 after about 5 mins at 100% load it hits about 95 degrees C. Which is ridiculous, and might I add that this is at stock at the min but the second i stop prime 95 it goes back down to about 44c again. I know its on tight as well, and used pre-applied thermal paste as its meant to be decent stuff.

Heres a screenshot from coretemp. this is about 5 min after running prime 95, and core temp flashing up overheat protection at 95c.

Then ending the program and temps dropping instantly.


http://img.techpowerup.org/110504/Capture.png
WOW that does suck . Have you tried adding one more fan onto the RAD ? I do not know what to do for you . They are supposed to be quite nice setup's Though I have not tried any of them . Maybe take the thermal paste off and reapply some good stuff ?