Originally Posted by itzhoovEr
Will the H100i fit in the Arc Midi 2?
Nice pick on your case ... size/performance/$$$
Looks like it will fit just fine with NO Mods even with a push/pull setup, because Fractal was smart to give the user a choice of mounting holes up top. Instead of the typical down the middle mounting holes they also provide holes to mount your rad off-center, towards the left side of the case to clear the Mobo's heatsinks! In this example a pretty beefy Asus P9X79 Pro Motherboard.
Checkout Gar818's video [HERE]
... he's had way to much coffee (epileptic camera) but you'll be able to see confirmation. And below is his comment that he did not have to drill any additional holes for mounting ...
Gar818Hey Robin, the R3 might have a problem fitting the H100 in a push pull configuration with 4 fans, because the fan holes are placed right in the center of the top of the case. The Arc Midi however has many holes to use from, if you look at the video you can see that the radiator is close to the left side panel therefor allowing room for mounting.
Originally Posted by nohackmove
Is there any chance to use H100i on my case Cooler Master Elite 430?
the dealer, i purchased H100i, told me there was no chance to use on it.
Now i am looking for a new case for b plan and interested in using carbidge 300r but i guess it was same as my current case and somebody advised 400r to insert fans inside of case directly installing to radiator of h100i.
but with 400r case is getting bigger and when choose it i can also think other brand products.
i dont want any case bigger than 300r.
when need to decide a new case for new pc build i need usb 3.0 front panel ports and dont need dvdrom slot more than 2 and also dont need hdd slots more than 3-4.
so there i dont know what am i supposed to do.
Well that dealer was right AND wrong ... The h100i will fit but it will take some slight modifications. Only the radiator will fit on the inside of the case and you will have to mod some holes and fit the fans on the outside of the case on top ... doesn't really look that bad and it performs well! See video [HERE]
If your looking for a new smallish, economical case maybe check out the Arc Midi R2 above ... or [HERE]
I can vouch for it's quality/performance/$$$.
And yes you will run into the same problems with the 300R/H100(I) ... and the same guy above thought the H80i would be a better fit ... But not to be, so he did a really nice mod to fit the H80i into the front of the case [HERE]
Hope that all helps a bit