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Hey, before I start I'm fairly new around here so excuse my noobness XD anyway, I'm considering to get a watercooling kit for my first gaming PC which I've preferably gone with Mini-ITX. I plan to be using the Bitfenix Prodigy Case and I'm just curious if water cooling is prone to leakage? I'll be going with a corsair h100i if I do end up going watercooling and I've seen a few videos of it leaking, and quite frankly it's scared the hell out of me. If it does leak, does corsair cover the damage parts under warranty? Thanks.
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There is a lengthy post from a member whos Corsair H-Series leaked on his graphics card, they replaced the faulty unity and the graphics card. They are not known for leaking. Apparently, the new switch-tech all-in-one is very good. The advantage to the switftech is that its upgradeable in the future, just replace the tubing and add in extra blocks, rads ect. The H100i is a good choice, some of the digital features are nice, although i think you have to buy the port in order to access the digital aspect of the system.

http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/swiftech_h220_all_in_one_liquid_cooler.html
Edited by crunkosaur - 4/2/13 at 8:16pm
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If you are on a budget and only planning on cooling one component, get an AIO
If you are looking to invest into a superior water cooling system that you can upgrade at any point and time, get a kit.
Good kit $160-230 that you can modify, add, change, remove, repair
  
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Originally Posted by INCREDIBLEHULK View Post

If you are on a budget and only planning on cooling one component, get an AIO
If you are looking to invest into a superior water cooling system that you can upgrade at any point and time, get a kit.
Good kit $160-230 that you can modify, add, change, remove, repair

He's gone with a mini ITX motherboard, I doubt he's looking for a superior water cooling system tongue.gif
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Hey, before I start I'm fairly new around here so excuse my noobness XD anyway, I'm considering to get a watercooling kit for my first gaming PC which I've preferably gone with Mini-ITX. I plan to be using the Bitfenix Prodigy Case and I'm just curious if water cooling is prone to leakage? I'll be going with a corsair h100i if I do end up going watercooling and I've seen a few videos of it leaking, and quite frankly it's scared the hell out of me. If it does leak, does corsair cover the damage parts under warranty? Thanks.

Leaking shouldn't be an issue, it's very rare and is usually the fault of the user for doing something REALLY stupid during installation. It seems like you're leaning towards an AIO (All in one) which means you personally wouldn't be putting the kit together so you couldn't make such a mistake tongue.gif
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I've seen a few threads with people having faults with particular corsair coolers, I was wondering is there anyway to test if it's faulty without putting it in the system? It may sound a bit stupid but just wondering smile.gif
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To be honest, these are the 3rd generation of coolers from Corsair, they have most of the kinks worked out. Most threads on this forum are from gen 1/2.
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