- Oct 29, 2000
Couple questions, sorry if you answered already and I missed, also thanks for all the updates, awesome that you are keeping us in the loop.
No problem. I'll try to tackle these one by one.
1) Temps using the AP181 in pull by itself?
AP181 pull only mode produced results ~3C below the H50 accross the board. I didn't post these as I didn't think anyone would be interested.
2) Temps using AP181 in push by itself? what happens to case airflow in this configuration?
I didn't collect this data. I was interested in getting as much out of the unit as possible, so I went for the push-pull right off the bat. Only reason I got pull only data was because of my mistake.
If you are really curious, I can test this at some point though.
Airflow is not messed up at all. The radiator does not restrict flow noticably (at least not to me) so I don't think flow has been obstructed much in the case.
3) If temps with question 1 or 2 are decent, would I have to mod my case to fit the cooler?
Unfortunately yes. If you look at the picture below, if you add any thickness at all to the fan, you need to cut into the motherboard tray, unfortunately.
4) Do you live near Vegas or Southern Ca. so I can have you mod my case some day?
Unfortunately I'm in Massachusetts.
It's really not that difficult though. Takes a little elbow grease, but all you are doing is sawing If you can saw through wood, you can saw through sheet metal.
All I did to cover up the ugly cut marks was cover them up in black electric tape