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Hey guys, I have a question. I did some searching but couldn't really find what I was looking for. I have a Corsair H100 cooler on my cpu, and was wanting to swap out the coolant lines on it for ones that look a little better and are a different length. I was thinking though, if I did that, I would have to add a reservoir, in order to refill the system. I wasn't sure if anyone has done something like before, and if the system would still be ok...

Any ideas? I don't want to go with a full custom loop just yet, but did want to try something a bit different.
post #2 of 10
Lots of people ahve done this to the Hydro series AIOs, they will work. Just amke sure to get some 1/4" fiiting for the res and 1/4 ID for the tube, and the new tubes should squeeze right in. But remember that this voids the warranty
     
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It's definitely doable. Tearing down the stock H100 and modding it with your own tubing and a res would look good. Just got to remember that pump is fairly weak, so don't go adding a bunch of rads and GPU blocks to it. thumb.gif
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Edited by PCModderMike - 3/27/13 at 2:55pm
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Originally Posted by Pedroc1999 View Post

Lots of people ahve done this to the Hydro series AIOs, they will work. Just amke sure to get some 1/4" fiiting for the res and 1/4 ID for the tube, and the new tubes should squeeze right in. But remember that this voids the warranty

Yeah, I'm not worried about it voiding the warranty. I was mostly concerned about the pump being strong enough to pull from a larger length of tubing as well as a reservoir.
post #5 of 10
The benefit won't be as big as one might expect, the rad and throughput are more problematic than the volume. IIRC
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post #6 of 10
But, once he gets a reservoir and tubing, he can take apart the H100i head, then use it as a block, then add a pump then chnage out the rads and BOOM - Custom loop. It is a good starting point
     
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The benefit won't be as big as one might expect, the rad and throughput are more problematic than the volume. IIRC

I don't think he's looking to benefit performance wise from the mod, I think he just wants it to look cool.
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Yes, its more aesthetic than anything...
     
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Yeah, I'm not looking for a boost in performance, otherwise I'd just go with a full custom loop. I just don't like how stiff the lines are that come on the H100. Plus, they look kinda ugly lol.
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Ah in that case, go ahead ! thumb.gif
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