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Windows 7: Corsair h80i Thermal Paste

10 Apr 2015   #11
Golden
Microsoft MVP

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Gav, I set up my H60 to draw air through the radiator and expel it out the back as per the top picture (I do however have a top fan that exhausts air too, which I don't think you have). I would ignore Corsair's recommendation, and setup as per the top picture.


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10 Apr 2015   #12
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Thanks again for the input lads. I do have the capacity to mount two fans to the top of the case, trouble is where my rig is situated there's a shelf sits directly above it so the airflow would be virtually zero.
I'll report back later when I'm done with the temps, it won't be any hassle to reconfigure the rad if needs be. Is the TP Link worth bothering with? I've heard that's caused problems in the past.
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11 Apr 2015   #13
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Gav, again I am not familiar with your case, but if you could remove a hard drive cage, it can be mounted on one of the front intake fans. Several people here have done that. I was surprised too. It didn't look bad.
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11 Apr 2015   #14
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

That's food for thought Steve. The middle cage is removable (case is a Cooler Master Silencio 650) but I'm not sure if I'd have enough room to fit all of my hard drives then (3 x HDD, 2 x SSD). I'm definitely going to have a look at that later though as I really like that idea. I'm not adverse to having my SSDs just sitting somewhere as opposed to being mounted into the cage so maybe it's a possiiblity.
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11 Apr 2015   #15
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Gav, on my case both hard drive cages are removable. I wanted as much airflow as possible, so I removed them both. I bought one of these Amazon.com: ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB 6 x 2.5 SATA 6Gbps HDD / SSD Mobile Rack / Cage in 1 x 5.25 bay: Computers & Accessories and put it in a 5.25" bay. I have 5 SSDs and a 1 TB 2.5" hard drive just for backups, all in 1 5.25" Bay. So, I have about 1.5 TB of SSDs and 1 TB hard drive for Backups, all in 1 5.25" Bay. I also have pretty darn good airflow. Something similar you may want to consider.
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11 Apr 2015   #16
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Now that's a piece of kit Steve. I'll definitely be getting me one of those in the not-too-distant future.
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11 Apr 2015   #17
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

After a complete and utter nightmare it's all together. Just powered up to see if it POSTs and it does with nothing leaking, time to put everything back together and see what's what. I need a beer now.
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11 Apr 2015   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I can't drink any more, so please have one for me and tell me if it was good or not.
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11 Apr 2015   #19
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'll probably have three for you Steve the way I feel, and a few for Colin as well.

Still...
Corsair h80i Thermal Paste-capture.jpg
Photos and a report to follow later. I've just ordered Crispy Shredded Chicken in Cantonese Sauce with Chilli Chips. The beer and report and photos will come after that.


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11 Apr 2015   #20
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Speccy looks good to me. Well done, Gav. Good job.
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