djmorgan Posted October 15, 2010 Share Posted October 15, 2010 I joined today because when I was considering the H70 for my box I looked everywhere to get as much info as possible, so maybe this will give comfort to somebody looking for advice. The H70 is great and easy to install, I did mine in a Cooler Master Sniper Black Mesh on a ASUS P6X58D PREMIUM and INTEL CORE I7 950. The last time I changed a CPU they were made of wood! :biggrin: so if I can do it anybody can. First the cut out on the case does not quite fit the X58 mobo, but I only had to loosen the mobo screw downs. I opted for a straight exhaust as my case has 2 x 200mm intakes + a 200mm exhaust and being old I just can't come to grips with dumping hot air into my box. My heart fluttered on first startup as the i7 was at 99c by the time windows opened and the mobo did a auto shutdown, after checking everything 4 times and not finding any fault with my work I knocked with my knuckle on the pump figuring it had been static for so long it might need a wake up. Booted again and the H70 was alive and working great, so far idle temps are down 10c from the stock Intel cooler and running Prime95 torture for 30 minutes the temp did not get beyond 71c. (88c with stock cooler) I had the fans full bore intially it was loud but I have heard worst, I did mention I'm old! :bigeyes: I put the resistors on and really haven't noticed much difference in temps. What would be great if Corsair did the fans PWM for modern boards that can adjust fan speeds, I know it can be done with third party gear, which I was going to do, but now I have had the thing running for a couple of hours can't see why I'd bother! Hope this helps somebody considering the H70, thumbs up from me David Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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