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Originally Posted by Severin View Post

Hello everyone,

I bought the 250D few times ago and I am finally planning to build a new config inside.
I have been spending hours on the Internet browsing forum and review to find the best suitable cooling option but I am now stuck with no thrust able option

In 90% of comments, I could find out that the Corsair h100i (v1) is (was) the best option and good fit (in 2014), but now we are in 2016, h100i is no more available in retail,only GTX and v2 version which are unfortunately not a fit (few mm thicker) or may fit in some situation depending of the motherboard but anyway not recommended.
then I was looking for an alternative but I could not find an AIO cooling with a size of 120x275x27mm (+25m for the fan) or at least no one said about it (checked Nepton, Kraken or LEPA...)

Then I looked for 140mm alternative that could be used in front of the case (like h90i or NZXT x41 but again no one can certify it is a good fit or not). Does someone have such configuration ?

Finally I found a new comer, the corsair H5SF which is kind of unique by its design. Review on Kitguru said it works bit better than conventional air one, but definitely not as a good as a h100i, and there is no comparison to 120 or 140 mm AIO available

May I ask your recommendation ?

In terms of cooling requirements , I am not planning to do some overclocking, only gaming so I am essentially looking for cooling solution that will not be too noisy and keep the cpu cooled correctly even in summer with near 30 degrees C in the room. So I am opened to suggestion even for conventional airflow cooler that would fit in this case.

Thank you very much for your help.

Severin

I know for a fact that the H90 will fit in the front. I had one there for my gpu. You might also look into the Asetek 570LXL. Looks like that might fit on the side without problems. Someone else might know for sure though. Asetek makes most of the coolers for Corsair, NZXT, and a few others so quality shouldn't be an issue.
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What is the recommended fan configuration on the H100i for the fans? Currently, mine are set to exhaust hot air from the case, but the temps have been disappointing unless the fans rev to max speed at around 1300-1500 RPM, becoming quite noisy. Like a previous poster, my aim is not overclocking but rather cool temps at stock clocks with the highest performance those stock clocks will allow.

There are two Noctua 120mm on the H100i, and a 140mm Noctua in the front for pulling in fresh air.
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Originally Posted by RebelHell View Post

I know for a fact that the H90 will fit in the front. I had one there for my gpu. You might also look into the Asetek 570LXL. Looks like that might fit on the side without problems. Someone else might know for sure though. Asetek makes most of the coolers for Corsair, NZXT, and a few others so quality shouldn't be an issue.

Thanks ! if H90 can fit, I am thinking to buy the NZXT x41 then, same price but looks like it has the best performances/noise of the 140mm category, near the 280mm models.

For Asetek 570LXL yes 27mm may fit with the appropriate fans, but not sure where can I buy it and how much so maybe stick with the 140mm ones.
post #2894 of 3058
Hallo
Hi - I just bought couple days ago this beautiful Mini ITX Case
I need an advice about airflow in this case
I use: Hydro Series™ H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler & 1x Stock 140 Fan Front / 1x SP120 on H60 and x1 AF120 next to H60 - Thermal Compound (Cooler Master HTK2)
Right now i have about 40/43 C in Idle
Help me please find right way to cooling my system


Edited by Tom Mason - 6/26/16 at 12:49pm
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Soooo I got the parts to a pretty interesting 250D build coming. I'm pretty excited!

Asus ROG Maximus VIII Impact
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake
Corsair Hydro H100i V2 Liquid Cooler
G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 2x16gb
Samsung 850 Pro 512gb SSD
Corsair AX860i 860w PSU
Sapphire NITRO Radeon R9 380 (This is just a cheap hold me over until the GTX1080 is available, then it's going in an older build)

I've been worried by all the talk about the h100i V2 being a tough fit, it seems some of you have made it work but others have had trouble. But hopefully I'll be crafty enough to figure it out. If not, I can use it elsewhere.

What do you guys think? Any problems with this build that I'm missing? (Aside from the h100i V2 deal)... I'll get into fan replacement and lighting and all that later on.

If the h100i v2 doesn't work out, any recommendations on a cooler you KNOW will fit this build? Preferably another 240mm that will fit in the same side slot?

If you're all interested, I'll take pics of the build and everything when I get the stuff.
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Originally Posted by goatgruff13 View Post

I've been worried by all the talk about the h100i V2 being a tough fit, it seems some of you have made it work but others have had trouble. But hopefully I'll be crafty enough to figure it out. If not, I can use it elsewhere.

What do you guys think? Any problems with this build that I'm missing? (Aside from the h100i V2 deal)... I'll get into fan replacement and lighting and all that later on.

If the h100i v2 doesn't work out, any recommendations on a cooler you KNOW will fit this build? Preferably another 240mm that will fit in the same side slot?

I'm really disappointed with Corsair over designing this case around a cooler that they've made obsolete almost as soon as it came out. I think they should update it to make room for the wider H100 V2 cooler and maybe even make it compatible with the H110. It would only take a little modification of the bracket and add maybe 10mm in width??

As far as compatible coolers, Asetek has a 240mm all in one that matches the dimensions of the older H100. I think it's the 570LXL? I can't see why it wouldn't work. Though honestly I haven't seen anyone use it. They are harder to come by than Corsair or NZXT branded stuff.
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Originally Posted by RebelHell View Post

I'm really disappointed with Corsair over designing this case around a cooler that they've made obsolete almost as soon as it came out. I think they should update it to make room for the wider H100 V2 cooler and maybe even make it compatible with the H110. It would only take a little modification of the bracket and add maybe 10mm in width??

As far as compatible coolers, Asetek has a 240mm all in one that matches the dimensions of the older H100. I think it's the 570LXL? I can't see why it wouldn't work. Though honestly I haven't seen anyone use it. They are harder to come by than Corsair or NZXT branded stuff.

Yeah, I thought the same thing. They really should update it. BUT after looking around, finding a couple videos and reading more, I'm pretty confident I can make the h100i v2 work. It fits the bracket in the case just fine, it's just a matter of clearance because of the thickness of the unit. If they wanted to update the case to make it easier on everyone, it's really only a difference of something like 5mm to make it fit the same as the old v1.

During my research into it I found a lot of people asking about this, but it took me a while to find actual answers/solutions. So I'm probably going to take a lot of pictures, and maybe video, of my build and post it around on all the places I was looking. Hopefully I can save a couple people some time.

Everything will be here by Friday, so I'll be tackling this that night. Wish me luck!
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Originally Posted by goatgruff13 View Post

Yeah, I thought the same thing. They really should update it. BUT after looking around, finding a couple videos and reading more, I'm pretty confident I can make the h100i v2 work. It fits the bracket in the case just fine, it's just a matter of clearance because of the thickness of the unit. If they wanted to update the case to make it easier on everyone, it's really only a difference of something like 5mm to make it fit the same as the old v1.

During my research into it I found a lot of people asking about this, but it took me a while to find actual answers/solutions. So I'm probably going to take a lot of pictures, and maybe video, of my build and post it around on all the places I was looking. Hopefully I can save a couple people some time.

Everything will be here by Friday, so I'll be tackling this that night. Wish me luck!

I just installed the h100i v2 a week or two ago. I really, really don't recommend it. Yes, the radiator fits inside the case and the bracketing isn't really a problem. The thickness and the tube positioning are definitely problems though.

Tubes
Against the front of the case you can wave goodbye to any 120mm+ front-mounted fan as it simply won't fit.

Against the back of the case you will be very tight against the top ports of the motherboard. I have the Z97i-Plus and just barely squeezed the cooler between the ps/2 ports and that golden heatsink. This was my final approach and worked although I was 90% sure I had ruined my motherboard due to the installation. I don't have 80mm in the back but these might be a problem as well.

Brackets
The there were two major, negative changes I had to make to secure this. First, no bottom bracket. This is necessary because the radiator needs to be repositioned and also swung outwards away from the motherboard to around a 5-10deg angle. Second, the radiator has to be shifted from the standard mounting holes. As I mentioned, I went with the "against the back of the case" approach so I had to move the radiator towards the front. I had to use the elongated screw holes (sorry, not sure of the technical name) which are slightly above and to the left of the normal ones.

In effect, the entire radiator is secured by two screws to one bracket in the incorrect holes and at an angle. This hasn't been a problem but it is absolutely unacceptable for Corsair to market these as fitting together (if they even do).


If you saw my previous post, I've now managed to fit a 305mm GPU and this nutty radiator in my case. Remind me to not be so ambitious next time, haha smile.gif




Edited by dmnota - 6/29/16 at 9:58am
post #2900 of 3058
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Originally Posted by dmnota View Post

I just installed the h100i v2 a week or two ago. I really, really don't recommend it. Yes, the radiator fits inside the case and the bracketing isn't really a problem. The thickness and the tube positioning are definitely problems though.

Tubes
Against the front of the case you can wave goodbye to any 120mm+ front-mounted fan as it simply won't fit.

Against the back of the case you will be very tight against the top ports of the motherboard. I have the Z97i-Plus and just barely squeezed the cooler between the ps/2 ports and that golden heatsink. This was my final approach and worked although I was 90% sure I had ruined my motherboard due to the installation. I don't have 80mm in the back but these might be a problem as well.

Brackets
The there were two major, negative changes I had to make to secure this. First, no bottom bracket. This is necessary because the radiator needs to be repositioned and also swung outwards away from the motherboard to around a 5-10deg angle. Second, the radiator has to be shifted from the standard mounting holes. As I mentioned, I went with the "against the back of the case" approach so I had to move the radiator towards the front. I had to use the elongated screw holes (sorry, not sure of the technical name) which are slightly above and to the left of the normal ones.

In effect, the entire radiator is secured by two screws to one bracket in the incorrect holes and at an angle. This hasn't been a problem but it is absolutely unacceptable for Corsair to market these as fitting together (if they even do).


If you saw my previous post, I've now managed to fit a 305mm GPU and this nutty radiator in my case. Remind me to not be so ambitious next time, haha smile.gif




Thanks for the info! That's exactly the method I'm going to use to install it.

I don't think Corsair markets it to work, just the original h100i. But as the previous poster said, it seems pretty ridiculous they designed a case around a radiator they discontinued a few months later. Why they didn't just make the case a few millimeters wider to begin with is beyond me. It would have made a big difference in cooler options, and would have been imperceptibly bigger.

Are there any issues with stability mounting it like this? It doesn't rattle or shake around too bad does it?
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