so 5 years later, my very first H80 finally gave up, the pump doesn't work anymore, but everything else is fine
too bad the pump is right at the CPU block itself, otherwise replacing it with a new pump would have keep this fine AIO loop in good working order for probably another 5 years until something breaks again.
i took it apart to see the inside and surely enough just as shown in many YouTube videos, the copper fins were filled with this mucus type slime thing, which is probably what killed the pump.
also you can technically refill the whole loop without opening any holes, but just disassembling the CPU block and let it drain/refill from it.
disassembling the CPU block was actually quite a nice and clean project, no risk to break any parts, other than the liquid pouring out after you separate the copper fins from the casket/pump block.
I replaced the H80 with a Deep Cool Captain 120, nice red breathing effect, with translucent red coolant flow.
ohmg pics please....what you gonna do with the h80? im looking for exactly this type of cooler weather the unit works or not..all i need is the rad itself....pm me please
It looks like your top 120mm might be spaced out too much for a 240mm (H100), though you might be able to ghetto-ly rig it up. I had a Cougar case for a cheap build I was doing and it never fit my old H100 in it the right way. It looks like any of the 120mm options should work to mount in the rear or the top.