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Adding a Reservoir To Corsair H80

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Hello guys,

Can anyone help, I´m a watercooling noob, so my question is: can i add a reservoir to my H80. Of couse i need to change a bit the cooler, like removing stock tubes and adding new ones.
I´m thinking in a XSPC dual bay? is that possible or does need to be smaller like Swiftech Micro Res V2 for example?
Appreciate your help and sorry if the thread is in wrong place thumb.gif
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There is a thread where someone did it to an H50 http://www.overclock.net/t/754545/ultimate-h50-mod-guide-for-noobs

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Thanks Kev, I already had a tutorial but this one is much complete and well explained, but the question remains, can i use a bigger reservoir, or it compromises the pump, or the sistem simply fail!
The tutorial saids
Quote:
"Can I use parts other than what you've suggested"? You sure can.
, but i´m not sure if a bigger reservoir is a major problem! Them my case don´t have enough space, and i have two 5,25" bays at my disposal, that´s why i´d rather prefer a reservoir wich use at least one bay.
Thanks for your help Kev!!thumb.gif
post #4 of 11
keep in mind if the pump dies or something happens and leaks, you don't get any warranty...if it leaks on its own, corsair will replace the whole unit and anything it damages
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I wouldn't think it would matter how big the res is, the pump will only pump so much

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Yep, i know about warranty redface.gif, but i believe the modification will not damage the cooler, since the material, as the addictive, is better than the stock water and IMO does not reduce the lifespan of it.
So, if the reservoir´s size does not mean pump´s problem i´d rather prefer a 5,25 single or dual bay, for better case accommodation.
Thanks again for your precious help and warnings thumb.gif
Edited by Nuno MG - 11/18/13 at 1:30am
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I don't understand what you will gain by doing this...?
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post #8 of 11
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I don't understand what you will gain by doing this...?

Obsviously improving the cooler performance as the upper tutorial shows, at low-cost!
I know the results will be limited, comparing with the bests watercooling rigs, but right now, the budget is limited!
post #9 of 11
I ran a swiftech microres on my H80, didn't see much of an improvement. I'm replacing it this weekend with an EK block and going to a full loop.
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Originally Posted by Nuno MG View Post

Obsviously improving the cooler performance as the upper tutorial shows, at low-cost!
I know the results will be limited, comparing with the bests watercooling rigs, but right now, the budget is limited!

The time you are going to spend on this and the risk you are going to take you will probably see better results by going towards a custom loop tongue.gif
The Corsair H models do exactly what they should, with what they have, when you start modifying them to expect huge gains it just will not happen.
  
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