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Hey guys, Im just wanting to ask a question about the coolers you all are deciding to use. Im really liking the Corsair H80i and seeing some of your rigs with water coolers, well I simply love the clean look and install.

My only question for those of you who have them, and its something that is on my mind. Are you worried at all about leaks? Is that something to be concerned about? I have seen and read some cases of leaks.....?

drool.gif <-- leaks

If you take the right precautions, use quality tubing/ fittings and monthly maintenance checks, your water loop will never have a leak issue. I have been running a custom loop for the past 4 years and never had a single problem with leaking. smile.gif

However I cannot say the same for my Corsair H50 kit. I had one of these coolers explode on me due to a faulty radiator fan. Turns out the stock fan failed, which caused the coolant inside to get so hot that if bursted through the housing of the hoses. Luckily the coolant was non-conductive and my motherboard was okay, but I was pretty disappointed in these so called "easy-ready to go, no maintenance" water-loop kits. This was the first generation of the H50's, so I am sure Corsair made many improvements to their Hxx series of coolers.
Edited by t77snapshot - 2/21/13 at 4:09pm
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Has anyone tried FULL - SIZE E-ATX motherboards 'up in there' ?? I mean FULL size ?(12 inch x 13 inch) I am desperate to get my build going, but I am also desperate to get a dual socket 2011 in place.
And by the way I was looking at the Asrock Extreme 11 as a possibility, but I am having a bit of a problem with the specs of this card. Why would Asrock facilitate x16/x16/x16/x16 on this motherboard??


There is a guy here that installed a E-ATX board with no issues, but it was a custom mount I believe.

source: HERE
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If you take the right precautions, use quality tubing/ fittings and monthly maintenance checks, your water loop will never have a leak issue. I have been running a custom loop for the past 4 years and never had a single problem with leaking. smile.gif

However I cannot say the same for my Corsair H50 kit. I had one of these coolers explode on me due to a faulty radiator fan. Turns out the stock fan failed, which caused the coolant inside to get so hot that if bursted through the housing of the hoses. Luckily the coolant was non-conductive and my motherboard was okay, but I was pretty disappointed in these so called "easy-ready to go, no maintenance" water-loop kits. This was the first generation of the H50's, so I am sure Corsair made many improvements to their Hxx series of coolers.

That's scary lol. Wouldnt you have noticed the fan failing or perhaps you could not tell with the other fans going on in the system. Stil though, I dont fault you for not hearing it.

Maybe a Push and Pull configuration would be better in that there are 2 fans going so if 1 fails 1 can still keep it alive. Ive heard the new H series use a much more robust type of hose that is much more leak proof....I noticed the design change. It seems thicker/wider from rhe old ribbed thin hoses from models past.
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I'm currently running three Monsta 480mm rads

Sweet mother!!! 3 of them!!!! Since the case is 442mm by 423mm you could almost make a 'base plate' looking thing to sit the XB on top of hehehe. You need a 3 layer XB!!
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Sweet mother!!! 3 of them!!!! Since the case is 442mm by 423mm you could almost make a 'base plate' looking thing to sit the XB on top of hehehe. You need a 3 layer XB!!

Now that would be a cool idea. I like it actually... hmmmm
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Yeah, I saw that one, but I can see that board is not full E-ATX but 11.8 inches. It seems like a bit of a stretch to make the full 12 inch x 13 inch work in this case I guess. I will have to wait for a SSI CEB sized one or a custom sized E-ATX maybe......
Thanks for the response though :-)
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There is a guy here that installed a E-ATX board with no issues, but it was a custom mount I believe.

source: HERE

Yeah, I saw that one, but I can see that board is not full E-ATX but 11.8 inches. It seems like a bit of a stretch to make the full 12 inch x 13 inch work in this case I guess. I will have to wait for a SSI CEB sized one or a custom sized E-ATX maybe......
Thanks for the response though :-)
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Pics Pics Pics. Everything going great apart from 2 items. My Corsair AX760 PSU is making the coil whine electrical noise and am in the middle of an advanced RMA. The cable management is rough if you forget anything after the motherboard goes down, which may already be obvious. Also there orange lighting isnt as bright as i was hoping for but its still sweet, mounted an led strip around the top. Still havent been able to tax my Galaxy 670! If you have any questions feel free to ask. thumb.gif




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For those of you who are curious about 280mm radiators in the front, the Kraken X60 I have installed works 100% perfectly fine with both push *and* pull fans (just have to clip off the fins on the inside of the front panel, which easily break off very cleanly with a good bend upwards (toward the fan grill)), even giving a bit of clearance for the decently long EVGA 670 FTW.





I'm also extremely happy with the temps I'm getting, 4.5GHz OC @ 1.275V


Edited by Berzerker7 - 2/23/13 at 2:14am
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Sorry for the crappy pics. Not the best system but it does what I want. :-)
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