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|01-25-2013 08:44 AM|
Where is the active heat transfer you describe? The heat passes from the CPU into the base of both coolers in exactly the same way. With the SD1283, the heat then transfers up the heatpipes to the fins, where it's cooled by atmospheric air. With the ECO/H50, the heat transfers into the water, the pump moves the water to the radiator, and the heat transfers from the water to the radiator fins, then to the atmosphere once again.
The tower and the radiator are fairly similar in size and construction, so they should both transfer heat to the atmosphere similarly. Everything else is passive heat transfer relying solely on temperature differentials between two materials, and since the last step (fins to air) is going to be similar, you simply can't have that much difference in the rest of the system. The volume of water in the liquid system can absorb some extra heat, but if you generate enough heat to saturate the water (i.e. regular computer use rather than quick OC test bursts or a huge reservoir), it becomes a moot point. The water can only absorb as much heat at the CPU as it can dump out at the radiator.
People forget that the water is just a carrier to move the heat elsewhere, and doesn't magically improve the cooling. The radiator/fins on one particular cooler may be better or worse than some other specific cooler and dissipating heat, but simply adding a loop of water in the middle doesn't inherently change anything.
|01-24-2013 12:52 PM|
What you may not be taking into consideration is that a conventional setup is passively transferring the heat away from the CPU, where as this platform (if setup properly: away from internal heat sources and with 2X fans, for push/pull air flow) is actively cooling off the contact plate.
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|01-24-2013 11:54 AM|
Wow, awesome price for an H50. I was going to go for an H100 originally, but decided to go custom..
XSPC Raystorm or bust.
|01-24-2013 11:33 AM|
|SlickLoki||If they only have refurb's and you'll accept that, talk to a sales person and they might sell it to you for $29 instead of the $49 price tag. It worked for me.|
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|01-18-2013 07:58 PM|
|heartbrokenazn||I just got back from frys in Duluth, GA. The one I picked up and the whole shelf were refurbished. It says so right above the UPC sticker so check what you buy.|
|01-18-2013 07:25 PM|
Just finished putting this in, and to be honest compared to my mugen it's a downgrade in performance. The scythe mugen 2 was able to get around 65C at 900rpm fan with my i5 2500k overclocked to 4.5ghz @ 1.31v, but the h50 with the same fan and same rpm was hitting 75ish C, but still it's way easier to install, takes up less space, and looks just plain better. So all around a couple degrees for a bunch of pros is well worth the trade. And not like I'll every push the cpu that hard so a couple degrees makes little diff.
For anyone curious I get about 60C with scythe slipstream 1900rpm in push pull. Since the airflow is really good I assume that is the limit of the pump and radiator. Perhaps re-seating it will give me slightly better temps, but overall not to bad of a buy. Also all the ones at my Fry's were brand new, still in shrink wrap
|01-18-2013 06:54 PM|
Silicone sealant is diff than regular caulk, and yes it comes it all colors at Hdepot and Lowes.
Silicone is a better water seal, but is not easily cleaned up without solvents so wear a latex glove and don't mess with it til it cures.
I'm surprised it took so long for the Caulk comments. LOL
|01-18-2013 06:44 PM|
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