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Corsair H100 custom mount

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two days ago i decided to buy h100 and give it a try over my nh-d14. while i was installing it i think i must have used too much force, the thumb screw broke off as well as eating up another part of the double sided screw that goes inside the h100 backplate. so here i was left without a working h100 on the day i bought it.. and i decided to make my own mount rather then wait for corsair replacement to arrive.

went down to bunnings and as usual they did not have any parts i was after except for the compression springs. i went to bolts and nuts shop and picked up the following

stainless steel
4x 40mm 4m bolts
4x 4m flat steel washers
8x 5/32 flat steel washers (chosen for its bigger outer diameter to support the width of the springs but inside circle most closely matches the 4m bolts)
8x 4m nuts
4x 4m lock washers
8x 4m nylon washers
4x wing nuts
2x 50mm compression springs

unfortunately i had to use h100 backplate, which feels really weak and cheap as do the rest of the h100 parts lol. If anyone knows where i could order a decent backplate for waterblocks in australia or if they ship it here let me know please.

remove the female screws and black rubber washers from h100 plate. and follow this guide

1st Bolt -> backplate -> nylon washer -> motherboard -> nylon Washer -> flat steel washer -> lock washer -> nut. keep tightening the nut until bolt/screw at the back of the motherboard stops spinning. that's why we use a lock washer
2nd h100 block/pump -> 5/32 flat steel washers -> spring -> 5/32 flat steel washers -> nut

originally i opted out to use a wing-nut for my final closure and compression control but i was unable to use it since 40mm bolts ended up being too short and having my wing-nut touch the h100 block/pump with its wings i was unable to do anything but opt out for regular nuts. If you chose to go with 65mm+ bolts and longer springs i am sure you could use the wing-nuts to reach the desired amount of pressure before they touch pump/block.

i have no pictures of my work in progress since i was too busy doing it but i am able to take photos of final work and materials used if anyone wants to know.
If you know where i can buy decent backplates to replace my h100 let me know please. i don't think i will even use corsair original once it arrives.
Edited by IggyB - 9/25/12 at 8:33pm
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Here is some pictures. Taken with a shaky hand and galaxy s3 while the pc was on.. almost got my phone in the fans


post #3 of 6
congrats on your H100 mod.

you gotta do, what ya gotta do!

airdeano
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Looks good! I nearly messed up my H100 the first time i installed it as well biggrin.gif

Off topic: How do you like the camera on your S3? I just got an S3 and i love it, i just havent used the camera too much.


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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k ASUS MAXIMUS V FORMULA Gigabyte GTX 670 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM Crucial M4 128GB SSD ASUS 24X DVD-Burner Corsair H100 Extreme Liquid Cooling 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT Blue LED 140mm Fans NZXT Switch 810 Case Fbnans- 140mm Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit ASUS VE278Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Antec High Current Gamer Series 900W PSU NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Naos 3200 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Kensington 56001 Optical-Enhancing Mouse Pad JVC Sound System Corsair Vengeance 2000 NZXT Sentry-2 Fan Controller 
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thanks. i notice we got the same case too. my h100 mount kit will arrive here on tuesday. use it or keep what i got now?
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Originally Posted by Eric335 View Post

Off topic: How do you like the camera on your S3? I just got an S3 and i love it, i just havent used the camera too much.
Eric
Same, love it but i haven't used it much. I like the different filters for recording.
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