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H100 in a SFF build!?

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Is it possible to use a corsair h100 in a small form factor build, my case is hopefully gunna be a fractal design define mini biggrin.gif
post #2 of 10
If you remove the HDD cages yes, but you would have to have the door open while using it to get the best out of the h100 other wise its only bringing air through the sides of the bezel, you are better getting the 80 in the back or roof.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/10/11 at 4:49am
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Get the H80 tongue.gif
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@ andrew thanks for the feed back, i think i won't go w/ the h100 xD
@ sintricate would the h80 fit in a fractal define mini case?
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If you cant get it in the roof it would go on the back.

What is the cooler budget?
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The Arc Mini is basically the same chassis as the Define Mini but a much better choice for watercooling and comes ready for a dual rad in the top. Neither case is really "small form factor" though, at 40+ liters they're in the mini tower class.
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Originally Posted by subtec;14536393 
The Arc Mini is basically the same chassis as the Define Mini but a much better choice for watercooling and comes ready for a dual rad in the top. Neither case is really "small form factor" though, at 40+ liters they're in the mini tower class.

+1 for Arc Midi, rad fits perfectly right up top.

As for the size, yea it's on the larger side of SFF, but it's still considerably smaller than most "mid" towers (which seem to get bigger and bigger these days).
...also smaller than my P180 "Mini" too tongue.gif
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hmmm, so if i get an arc mini an h100 will fit well?
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Yes in right in the roof, no modding .. However you may only get 2 fans on the h100 as the motherboards components may be in the way.
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post #10 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;14537504 
Yes in right in the roof, no modding .. However you may only get 2 fans on the h100 as the motherboards components may be in the way.

Awesome man, thanks. Going to order my components tonight hopefully! Wish me luck biggrin.gif
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