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I have a friend that has a cyberpowerPC machine, she wants to replace with an H100 instead since she has no idea to maintain it. Is there a proper way to take it apart? I'm working with nothing here except for the computer and a bucket. lol.
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Shutoff all power first.

If its a closed loop cpu water cooling system: Remove the old water cooling components, clean the cpu area (use isopropyl alcohol if you don't have a tim cleaner). appliy some fresh tim, Install the H100.


if its a custom loop: find the lowest point you can disconnect a tube and drain it from there.
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Shutoff all power first.
If its a closed loop cpu water cooling system: Remove the old water cooling components, clean the cpu area (use isopropyl alcohol if you don't have a tim cleaner). appliy some fresh tim, Install the H100.
if its a custom loop: find the lowest point you can disconnect a tube and drain it from there.

It's a custom loop, its an XSPC rx240. The lowest point is the cpu but should I drain from the radiator since its the only one that has a tube going straight down?
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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post

It's a custom loop, its an XSPC rx240. The lowest point is the cpu but should I drain from the radiator since its the only one that has a tube going straight down?



A pic would help smile.gif

edit: dismount the radiator and if you have enough slack on the tubes, you move the radiator out of the case and disco one of the lines. A pic of the loop would be ideal.
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Here's some pictures.



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Unscrew the 4 nuts holding down the block and remove the water block, you have enough slack in the lines to be able to put the block in the top of the bucket. you can now remove both lines without getting any coolant spillage on your mobo or psu. Tell you the truth you will be half way through your maintenance at that point, that rad is excellent and cpu block is not bad. It is a shame because you will get elevated temps compared to current setup, H 100 works well but not as good as a decent custom loop, you can sell those parts off and pay for 2/3 of H100. Good Luck. smile.gif
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Unscrew the 4 nuts holding down the block and remove the water block, you have enough slack in the lines to be able to put the block in the top of the bucket. you can now remove both lines without getting any coolant spillage on your mobo or psu. Tell you the truth you will be half way through your maintenance at that point, that rad is excellent and cpu block is not bad. It is a shame because you will get elevated temps compared to current setup, H 100 works well but not as good as a decent custom loop, you can sell those parts off and pay for 2/3 of H100. Good Luck. smile.gif

^This

Also, donate a can of compressed air to your friend to clear out the dust build up! thumb.gif
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Unscrew the 4 nuts holding down the block and remove the water block, you have enough slack in the lines to be able to put the block in the top of the bucket. you can now remove both lines without getting any coolant spillage on your mobo or psu. Tell you the truth you will be half way through your maintenance at that point, that rad is excellent and cpu block is not bad. It is a shame because you will get elevated temps compared to current setup, H 100 works well but not as good as a decent custom loop, you can sell those parts off and pay for 2/3 of H100. Good Luck. smile.gif
Her payment to me is I can keep the custom loop D: Will have to make it work with an 1155 though. lol.
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^This
Also, donate a can of compressed air to your friend to clear out the dust build up! thumb.gif

I know right. lol. I'm just waiting for the rain to stop so I can attack it with my air compressor.
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Her payment to me is I can keep the custom loop D: Will have to make it work with an 1155 though. lol.
I know right. lol. I'm just waiting for the rain to stop so I can attack it with my air compressor.

That's a sweet deal. It'll also free up a drive bay (or two, ?) with the H100.


As they suggested already, you can un-bolt the cpu block and drain it outside the case if the tubes allow.
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Spilled a little on the board and the PSU. Heatgunned it. I wont power it on till monday, scary stuff. lol.
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