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Hi, just a little while ago i had a look inside my pc to find some sort of oily liquid on my h100i fan...since it's vertically mounted im pretty sure its from the rad and not the tubes. i also took off the fan with the liquid on it and there is nothing else that seems to be leaking? ive tried tilting the radiator and everything, what do i do guys frown.gif mind you this is also my first pc build so sorry if i seem a bit inexperienced..


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Turned out to be 'fan oil' nevermind
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I know this is an old thread, but I just ran across the same thing this week. I was pulling apart my rig to upgrade the fans from the stock Corsair SP120L high speed models that came with the H100i to a pair of Noctua NF-F12 PWM fans. What I saw scared me, it looked and felt like oily residue, and caused me to pull the H100i out of the system fearing a slow leak. I replaced it with a Hyper 212 Evo that I had on hand, which of course doesn't cool nearly as well.

Is this a common issue with the H100i stock fans? Is it "fan oil" as the OP indicates, or is this radiator leak residue? I was unable to find a source for the "leak" in the radiator, it looks fine and has been cooling fine. Pump is quiet, and the fittings look OK.

False alarm? I don't want this thing leaking on my 3930K and GTX TITAN. =)



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I know this is an old thread, but I just ran across the same thing this week. I was pulling apart my rig to upgrade the fans from the stock Corsair SP120L high speed models that came with the H100i to a pair of Noctua NF-F12 PWM fans. What I saw scared me, it looked and felt like oily residue, and caused me to pull the H100i out of the system fearing a slow leak. I replaced it with a Hyper 212 Evo that I had on hand, which of course doesn't cool nearly as well.

Is this a common issue with the H100i stock fans? Is it "fan oil" as the OP indicates, or is this radiator leak residue? I was unable to find a source for the "leak" in the radiator, it looks fine and has been cooling fine. Pump is quiet, and the fittings look OK.

False alarm? I don't want this thing leaking on my 3930K and GTX TITAN. =)



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Yes this is quite normal with corsairs crappy stock fans, the liquid inside the unit is actually kind of green apparently, not this oily stuff. I'm actually upgrading the stock ones to the same Noctua's you're getting thumb.gif
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