Adding photos for H100i
in the front of Fractal Design R4
. 2 sets of fans in push / pull (Gentle Typhoons).
Attaching the fans + radiator to the plastic grille insert in the front of the case (had to cut out the centers of the grille, as it's meant for 140mm fans):
H100i installed with a mITX motherboard
The tubes are just
long enough to go around RAM sticks, but tall heatspreaders will cause the left-most RAM stick to tilt sideways. My RAM is G.Skill Ripjaws, and the tubes barely
fit. Samsung 30nm RAM and the like would be ideal for this kind of a set up. Larger motherboards where the CPU socket is shifted to the right more should not have this issue either.
Before this case, my H100i was installed in a BitFenix Prodigy
case along the top. It fits up there in 2 configurations, but having anything in the 5.25" drive bay, such as a fan controller, can either prohibit the radiator placement inside the case or make it very difficult. The way I had it set up with a fan controller (Bitfenix Recon), was to mount the fan controller with zip ties only, and H100i's radiator was shifted toward the back of the case, such that only one set of holes lined up with the holes on the roof of the case. Thus the radiator was hanging down by 2 screws, which was actually sturdy enough, because the thick tubes themselves propped the radiator up very firmly.
2 sets of fans in push/pull. 2 mounted under the radiator, and 2 mounted on top on the roof of the case, attached with mounting tape (because of the shifted radiator position, none of the holes line up to attach the fans but 2).
This shows where the radiator was bolted to the roof (the front of the case is on the left side of the photo)
It also fit the "right way", but the tubes had to be twisted in a funky way
I'm certain it would also fit along the front as intake, however then the 5.25" drive bay opening would be blocked.