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August 21, 2010 4:36:06 AM

So I finally got all my computer parts together and started putting everything together. The last thing I had to do was put in thee cpu cooler, corsair h70 which I got today. But it seems the voltage regulator use in the way!

I can't mount in push and pull, I was thinking I could mount the radiator inside and the fan outside. This its just sad I had my hopes so high :( 

I bought a cm storm sniper, evga x58 sli and corsair h70 anyone have any ideas or suggestions?b thanks :/ 
a c 139 ) Power supply
August 21, 2010 5:43:58 AM

Hello Jackdaniels10;

Can you relocate the H70 radiator & fans to a top fan slot to avoid that tower cooler for the voltage regulation?

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August 21, 2010 5:50:26 AM

Nope tried that just ran into my ram or would not allow me to mount the cpu. The larger radiator gives better cooling, but is giving me a headache now. The bottom and front are to far away as well, so rear its the only choice
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a c 139 ) Power supply
August 21, 2010 5:50:36 AM

It looks as those the 200mm fan can be replaces with dual 120mm fans.

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a c 139 ) Power supply
August 21, 2010 5:52:07 AM

Looks like you're going to need to get creative or you're stuck with an H50 cooler?
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a c 139 ) Power supply
August 21, 2010 5:54:38 AM

How about you run this by the EVGA support staff and see if they have any recommendations.
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August 21, 2010 1:57:38 PM

I was thinking about removing the top fan, but it would either run into the cpu retention bracket, or my ram. Although I was tinkering with the thought of keeping 1 scythe slipstream on the outside of the top, it would be covered by the cover, and the adding a slim fan on the inside. Its there going to be a big issue if they have different cfm most likely?

Also by support do you mean through forums our their phone?
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August 21, 2010 1:58:35 PM

Are there fans that are about 1/4 of an inch thick?
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a c 139 ) Power supply
August 21, 2010 2:35:22 PM

You could look around and ask in the EVGA X58 SLI motherboard forum if anyone else has found a work around for the H70 and your motherboard.
I know the H50 works OK. Has anyone removed that tower heatsink and replaced it with a low profile heatsink?

I'm not sure how important it would be to match the air flow characteristics of the two H70 fans.
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August 21, 2010 3:01:55 PM

Yeah people have removed and found it its a bad idea. I'm actually thinking off getting an air cooler, since my first issue was thee height of the air coolers and my older case. But since I just bought a storm sniper, it is not a big deal anymore. The problem is I want the best off the best and I think local stores will struggle with that haha. Think a venomous x would be okay for getting an i7 to 4ghz?
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a c 139 ) Power supply
August 21, 2010 3:45:19 PM

Lots of good choices in good air coolers. Noctua NH-D14 might be touch better than Venomous X based on this review.
Noctua NH-D14
Spire Thermax Eclipse II
Thermalright Venomous X
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
Prolimatech Megahalems
Titan Fenir


Check the EVGA forums or the NewEgg customer comments to make sure it fits
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August 23, 2010 8:57:14 PM

i actually got it to work! sorry i thought i posted my success. The H70 was hitting the Vreg where those 2 prongs stick out, or i guess it wouldn't mount properly because it would be sitting on top not allowing me to screw it in correctly.

I ended up getting a Scythe Slipstream SLIM fan for the interior of the case. IT JUST FITS, like when putting it in it slides right past the fins of the Vreg heatsink, less than 1/32 in. Theres pretty much no room for tolerance, but on the exterior i have the Scythe Slipstream that i originally bought.

The only issue i see here is that the inside is trying to push out 45cfm, and the outside is pulling 68cfm or so. I was skeptical, but ran some burn tests on my i7 930. I overclocked to 4.0ghz, and the MAX temperature never went above 81C. that is a little high compared to the other people and their results, i assume its something to do with the fans or my seating of the pump (i tried to turn clockwise to lock it in with the retention bracket but it wouldn't go, i had to loosen the screws up on the bracket then slide it in there, but it seems like its in there nice and snug right now)
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