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post #11 of 22
Yes, but the 200 is going to be relatively useless as it has no where near the same specs as the 120mm fans in terms of performance for radiators.
 
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It's worth keeping to maintain airflow in the case though, right? As it stands now, I have a 200mm Thermaltake ColorShift fan as an intake in the front bottom, a 200mm Thermaltake ColorShift fan as a side panel intake, two 200mm CoolerMaster Megaflow 200mm on top exhaust and a 140mm rear exhaust. I'm just going to add the H100 under the top two 200mm's. Sound right?

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post #13 of 22
Holy crap that's a lot of airflow. lol.

Can you place a 120mm in the 140mm slot in the back? Might consider just grabbing a H80 and throwing it there.
 
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post #14 of 22
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Could do, but sounds like the H100 out-performs the H80 enough to make a difference. It's all about the airflow lol

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post #15 of 22
A h80 in push/pull with decent fans will perform same/better than an h100 in the setup you described above.
 
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post #16 of 22
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A h80 in push/pull with decent fans will perform same/better than an h100 in the setup you described above.

I think he's probably right. the 200mm fans won't do you right, AND I don't think you could actually get it mounted this way.

You'll have to have screws coming from the top side, through the mounting panel, and screwing into the rad. Normally this is done by threading the screws through the 120mm fans first. Since you won't have 120mm fans on that side, you'd have to use some very short machine screws to mount, and hope that the 200mm fan blades don't hit the tops of the screws.

In short, just don't do this.

If you want an H100 in push/pull, use 4 120mm fans; the 200mm fans just aren't going to serve you with a 120x240 rad. Really.

Personally I've got 2 38mm Ultra Kaze fans pushing fresh air across the rad into my case and the cooling is incredible.
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Wow, this is sooooooo sad

If you want to do REAL watercooling, start out with a XSPX Rasa kit. Depending on your case, get either the dual 240 or the triple 360 versions. Remember, the RX version is the thick one, and the RS is the thin one. Unless you have a humoungous case that allows for thick radatiors on the top, go with the XSPC RS 240 kit, and get the 360 if you can fit 3 120mm fans in the top.


Those crappy little all in one things can only do so much. With the RASA kits, you can change out certain parts in the future, and even cool your video card if you get the blocks and fittings.


Get a real watercooling kit and you will love the results. Not only will the cooling be better, but so will the looks. If your going to think about dropping $80+ on a CPU cooling system, go for the best(for the price) and most versatile, and seriously get those all in one kits out of your head. If you plan on doing serious overclocking on a gaming machine, get the real deal.
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For the record, I don't recommend a self-proclaimed "Newbie in water cooling" begin their explorations with a system requiring design, modular parts, construction and maintenance. In particular, this guy has specifically asked in the OP for no-maintenance systems. So this isn't "sooooo sad." It's on point. rolleyes.gif
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Wow, this is sooooooo sad
If you want to do REAL watercooling, start out with a XSPX Rasa kit. Depending on your case, get either the dual 240 or the triple 360 versions. Remember, the RX version is the thick one, and the RS is the thin one. Unless you have a humoungous case that allows for thick radatiors on the top, go with the XSPC RS 240 kit, and get the 360 if you can fit 3 120mm fans in the top.
Those crappy little all in one things can only do so much. With the RASA kits, you can change out certain parts in the future, and even cool your video card if you get the blocks and fittings.
Get a real watercooling kit and you will love the results. Not only will the cooling be better, but so will the looks. If your going to think about dropping $80+ on a CPU cooling system, go for the best(for the price) and most versatile, and seriously get those all in one kits out of your head. If you plan on doing serious overclocking on a gaming machine, get the real deal.

I second this, but would say get the EX over the RS series. Same size, newer model, requires less RPM's due to newer tech.
post #20 of 22
The OP is mainly concerned with leaks and it being no maintenance...

There is nothing wrong with the H-Series for a beginner, especially if you are afraid of leaks, the Corsair warranty really puts one's mind to ease.

And IMO those RASA kits are pointless, lol. I bought one, so I think it's fair enough to say that. Before I even put it together I was already upgrading parts.

IMO, stick with the H-series kit, then when you are ready, go all out.
 
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