Mounted Corsair H70 outside of my case By no means 'extreme' cooling
I'm really happy with this. I think it works aesthetically because my PSU was already protruding from my x500.

As for the Corsair H70 itself, I really like it. I heard cavitation for about the first thirty minutes. This makes sense, as it had to get up to the operating temperature it was designed for. I am not using the Corsair fans. I wanted to use some that I had around.

I cannot compare this cooler directly to any of my past as I just slapped this setup together. This is my first 1156. I think have a nice OC on it. It sits really pretty on Prime95 for 5 hours with no trouble. It has yet to break 62*C. My room temp is 24*C. Now I would just like to pick up a couple GTX 570s

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I'm really happy with this. I think it works aesthetically because my PSU was already protruding from my x500.



As for the Corsair H70 itself, I really like it. I heard cavitation for about the first thirty minutes. This makes sense, as it had to get up to the operating temperature it was designed for. I am not using the Corsair fans. I wanted to use some that I had around.



I cannot compare this cooler directly to any of my past as I just slapped this setup together. This is my first 1156. I think have a nice OC on it. It sits really pretty on Prime95 for 5 hours with no trouble. It has yet to break 62*C. My room temp is 24*C. Now I would just like to pick up a couple GTX 570s



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#1
Posted 12/09/2010 04:19 PM   
[i]Luke, you should replace the 120mm fans without the propeller attachment, and configure a straight pull through the case(push/pull rad), it helps the fins tremendously on the radiator. Nice clean build by the way...single-braid that main board power connector and you would be all set.[/i]

-Hooks
Luke, you should replace the 120mm fans without the propeller attachment, and configure a straight pull through the case(push/pull rad), it helps the fins tremendously on the radiator. Nice clean build by the way...single-braid that main board power connector and you would be all set.



-Hooks

QUOTE (The Professor @ Oct 31 2010, 04:59 AM)

*Jeremy Clarkson face*



So we must hand it over to our tame PC tweaker. Some say he sticky tapes a block of uranium to his dinner before eating it and that he sucks moisture out of ducks. All we know is, he's called Hooks.



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#2
Posted 12/09/2010 04:28 PM   
Thank you sir.

I'm a little confused as to what you're suggesting on the fans... Currently, both the fans attached to the radiator are 'exhausting' from the case.
Thank you sir.



I'm a little confused as to what you're suggesting on the fans... Currently, both the fans attached to the radiator are 'exhausting' from the case.



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#3
Posted 12/09/2010 04:35 PM   
Looks good - I wondered about doing that for my next build... but I'm now thinking a proper LC set up for it (Scary!)

I think Hooks means the internal fan for the H70 has a domed (propeller like) shape to it. I don't know if the fan is built with it perminantly attached or if it is removeable, but Hooks is suggesting removing it if it is possible to do so. (I assume that's what he means)
Looks good - I wondered about doing that for my next build... but I'm now thinking a proper LC set up for it (Scary!)



I think Hooks means the internal fan for the H70 has a domed (propeller like) shape to it. I don't know if the fan is built with it perminantly attached or if it is removeable, but Hooks is suggesting removing it if it is possible to do so. (I assume that's what he means)

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#4
Posted 12/10/2010 03:28 AM   
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='09 December 2010 - 07:28 PM' timestamp='1291951690' post='1158732']
but I'm now thinking a proper LC set up for it (Scary!)
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I've done liquid back with an 8800gtx sli rig I made. Liquid makes sense on GPU's right now, but if your CPU is less than 95w, this setup is more than ideal. :shrug:
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='09 December 2010 - 07:28 PM' timestamp='1291951690' post='1158732']

but I'm now thinking a proper LC set up for it (Scary!)





I've done liquid back with an 8800gtx sli rig I made. Liquid makes sense on GPU's right now, but if your CPU is less than 95w, this setup is more than ideal. :shrug:



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#5
Posted 12/10/2010 03:55 AM   
Very nice and clean rig, but that's to be expected with you, Luke!
How did you get the H70 mounted outside? As far as I knew, the hoses weren't easily detachable on the H70, leaving me to wonder, did you drill a hole big enough for the CPU mount part to get through?
I want to do something similar to my HAF 922 when I get my H70, but I'm not entirely sure how to go about it!
Very nice and clean rig, but that's to be expected with you, Luke!

How did you get the H70 mounted outside? As far as I knew, the hoses weren't easily detachable on the H70, leaving me to wonder, did you drill a hole big enough for the CPU mount part to get through?

I want to do something similar to my HAF 922 when I get my H70, but I'm not entirely sure how to go about it!

Check out my first build ever here! :)

Specs:

i7 960 (3.2GHz stock, soon to be OC'ed!)

ASUS P6X58D-Premium Motherboard

12GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1333 RAM (3x4GB Kit)

Corsair H70

Sapphire HD 6950 Graphics card (soon to be flashed to run like a 6970!)

OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD (OS)

WD Caviar Black 2TB HD (Storage)

Corsair HX 650W Modular power supply

HAF 922 Case (Limited Edition RED)

3x Acer 23" LED Back-lit LCD Monitors

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Razer Deathadder

#6
Posted 12/14/2010 02:23 AM   
I would assume that he extended the 120mm fan cut out down for each of the pipes...

But yeah, come on Luke - tell us how you did it /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
I would assume that he extended the 120mm fan cut out down for each of the pipes...



But yeah, come on Luke - tell us how you did it /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />

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#7
Posted 12/14/2010 02:51 AM   
[quote name='Legendaryy' date='13 December 2010 - 06:23 PM' timestamp='1292293381' post='1160549']
...to be expected with you, Luke!
[/quote]

Thanks!!!



For the mounting, I cut two holes under where the exhaust fan mounts. They connect to the fan's blowhole, so I did not have to disassemble the unit. I used additional Lian Li Grommets to fill them. I'll be honest, the holes I cut are not perfect. But with the grommets in place, nobody will ever know. :shrug:

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[quote name='Legendaryy' date='13 December 2010 - 06:23 PM' timestamp='1292293381' post='1160549']

...to be expected with you, Luke!





Thanks!!!







For the mounting, I cut two holes under where the exhaust fan mounts. They connect to the fan's blowhole, so I did not have to disassemble the unit. I used additional Lian Li Grommets to fill them. I'll be honest, the holes I cut are not perfect. But with the grommets in place, nobody will ever know. :shrug:



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#8
Posted 12/14/2010 02:58 AM   
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='13 December 2010 - 06:51 PM' timestamp='1292295095' post='1160560']
I would assume that he extended the 120mm fan cut out down for each of the pipes...
[/quote]

BINGO. /turned.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':turned:' />
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='13 December 2010 - 06:51 PM' timestamp='1292295095' post='1160560']

I would assume that he extended the 120mm fan cut out down for each of the pipes...





BINGO. /turned.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':turned:' />



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#9
Posted 12/14/2010 03:02 AM   
That's a nice mod Luke. I was considering going the H70 route as well. Problem is my case. I have the Stacker 830se and it seems as though my options are limited due to the H70 rad's width and push/pull config.

Thoughts?
That's a nice mod Luke. I was considering going the H70 route as well. Problem is my case. I have the Stacker 830se and it seems as though my options are limited due to the H70 rad's width and push/pull config.



Thoughts?

#10
Posted 12/14/2010 09:18 PM   
I think you could probably do just like Luke did... it might be more of a pain to do on that case, but it should be similar :)
I think you could probably do just like Luke did... it might be more of a pain to do on that case, but it should be similar :)

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#11
Posted 12/14/2010 10:06 PM   
[quote name='Luke_SLI' date='13 December 2010 - 09:58 PM' timestamp='1292295537' post='1160570']
Thanks!!!

For the mounting, I cut two holes under where the exhaust fan mounts. They connect to the fan's blowhole, so I did not have to disassemble the unit. I used additional Lian Li Grommets to fill them. I'll be honest, the holes I cut are not perfect. But with the grommets in place, nobody will ever know. :shrug:

[img]http://2009.hardwarezone.com/img/data/articles/2008/2492/CosmosS_Grommets.jpg[/img]
[/quote]

Haha no problem, I`ve seen quite a lot of your builds over my time at these forums (by these forums, I mean SLIZONE hehe!)

So wait, you`re saying the water cooling holes in my HAF 922 would work fine for this?
[quote name='Luke_SLI' date='13 December 2010 - 09:58 PM' timestamp='1292295537' post='1160570']

Thanks!!!



For the mounting, I cut two holes under where the exhaust fan mounts. They connect to the fan's blowhole, so I did not have to disassemble the unit. I used additional Lian Li Grommets to fill them. I'll be honest, the holes I cut are not perfect. But with the grommets in place, nobody will ever know. :shrug:



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Haha no problem, I`ve seen quite a lot of your builds over my time at these forums (by these forums, I mean SLIZONE hehe!)



So wait, you`re saying the water cooling holes in my HAF 922 would work fine for this?

Check out my first build ever here! :)

Specs:

i7 960 (3.2GHz stock, soon to be OC'ed!)

ASUS P6X58D-Premium Motherboard

12GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1333 RAM (3x4GB Kit)

Corsair H70

Sapphire HD 6950 Graphics card (soon to be flashed to run like a 6970!)

OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD (OS)

WD Caviar Black 2TB HD (Storage)

Corsair HX 650W Modular power supply

HAF 922 Case (Limited Edition RED)

3x Acer 23" LED Back-lit LCD Monitors

Logitech G15

Razer Deathadder

#12
Posted 12/14/2010 11:37 PM   
[quote name='Legendaryy' date='14 December 2010 - 03:37 PM' timestamp='1292369834' post='1161036']
So wait, you`re saying the water cooling holes in my HAF 922 would work fine for this?
[/quote]

You would still have to cut your case so the wholes for water lines connected to the fan blowhole. /blarg.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':/' />

I had to cut two new holes.
[quote name='Legendaryy' date='14 December 2010 - 03:37 PM' timestamp='1292369834' post='1161036']

So wait, you`re saying the water cooling holes in my HAF 922 would work fine for this?





You would still have to cut your case so the wholes for water lines connected to the fan blowhole. /blarg.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':/' />



I had to cut two new holes.



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#13
Posted 12/15/2010 12:32 AM   
[quote name='happaflapp_' date='14 December 2010 - 01:18 PM' timestamp='1292361498' post='1160972']
That's a nice mod Luke. I was considering going the H70 route as well. Problem is my case. I have the Stacker 830se and it seems as though my options are limited due to the H70 rad's width and push/pull config.

Thoughts?
[/quote]


Honestly, I think it looks a bit weird to have a radiator mounted like this. It didn't bother me as much because my PSU already needed to have an 'extender' bracket.

But I'm one of those weird people that actually worry about the way the back of my case looks...

If I needed any more of a legitimate cooling solution, and I wanted to use liquid, I would probably build something in a Lian Li Cube. I would occupy one 1/2 of the cube with just cooling radiators and pumps. I actually would like to do this someday; maybe when I pay down my school loans. (In which case, I will most likely be consulting with DarthBeavis)

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[quote name='happaflapp_' date='14 December 2010 - 01:18 PM' timestamp='1292361498' post='1160972']

That's a nice mod Luke. I was considering going the H70 route as well. Problem is my case. I have the Stacker 830se and it seems as though my options are limited due to the H70 rad's width and push/pull config.



Thoughts?







Honestly, I think it looks a bit weird to have a radiator mounted like this. It didn't bother me as much because my PSU already needed to have an 'extender' bracket.



But I'm one of those weird people that actually worry about the way the back of my case looks...



If I needed any more of a legitimate cooling solution, and I wanted to use liquid, I would probably build something in a Lian Li Cube. I would occupy one 1/2 of the cube with just cooling radiators and pumps. I actually would like to do this someday; maybe when I pay down my school loans. (In which case, I will most likely be consulting with DarthBeavis)



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#14
Posted 12/15/2010 12:38 AM   
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