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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2018, 05:17 PM - Thread Starter
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H110i radiator bent

I just got a H110i and found a nasty dent in a section of it. I'm wondering if this is ok to run, or should I bother getting a replacement. Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2018, 05:29 PM
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Absolutely fine. The fins on water cooling radiators are much more fragile than the ones on air coolers in order to create more surface area for cooling, thus they bend incredibly easily, you could even bend them with a fingernail. That small dent should make very little difference in cooling performance but if it bothers you, just take a very small flat head screwdriver and straighten them.
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if its just a couple of bent fins you can straighten them out with something like the plastic knife thing that comes in iFixit tools kits, or really anything thin and flat that you can wedge in there. It won't hurt anything. However, if you bought this new and can take it back to the store for a replacement then I would do that, as it's clearly damaged (even if only a little) and that's unacceptable for a brand new product.

Corsair can be a pain to deal with when it comes to RMAs, sometimes they will try to make you foot the bill for shipping the product to Taiwan. That's why I mentioned taking it back to the store rather than requesting RMA.

In any case it's easily fixable so if it's a great deal of trouble to get it replaced then you may just want to straighten the fins yourself.

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You can straighten the fins out if it makes you feel better, but it won't have any affect on performance. It's not worth the time or effort to return and replace, and 99% of them out of the box will have some small fin bends.

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I'd have sent it back. While you won't have any problems with it you don't really want a damaged rad when it shouldn't be.
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