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How long is the tubing on the Corsair H80i?

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April 2, 2013 3:00:19 AM

Self-explanatory question really.

Considering putting a H80i into my Sharkoon T28 Case but instead of replacing the rear 120mm fan I was going to run the tube out through the provided water cooling holes and then just mounting on top of the case. The idea is to keep the flow though my case but also give the H80i some fresh cold air, rather than the warm air already in the case.

If anyone has this cooler or knows where I can find the lengths for the tubing, I would hugely appreciate it.

Thanks.
April 2, 2013 3:23:48 AM

Woodlore said:
Self-explanatory question really.

Considering putting a H80i into my Sharkoon T28 Case but instead of replacing the rear 120mm fan I was going to run the tube out through the provided water cooling holes and then just mounting on top of the case. The idea is to keep the flow though my case but also give the H80i some fresh cold air, rather than the warm air already in the case.

If anyone has this cooler or knows where I can find the lengths for the tubing, I would hugely appreciate it.

Thanks.


The tubing on the H80 doesn't disconnect from the pump because it is a closed loop system, so you will probably won't be able to use any existing watercooling holes. Doing a quick search on your case, there is no way that you will be able to use the existing holes considering that the hoses on my H100 are only about a foot long at most even if you could completely flatten them out.

However, the easiest and probably the best solution is to set up the H80i to draw the cold air into your case (pull) and exhaust hot air through the top or side of the case. I believe Corsair actually recommends to set up the cooler to draw cold air in rather than push warm air out. I have owned a H100 for quite a while now and I can say that I haven't found too much difference in where the cooler gets air from so personally, I would just put it where your rear 120mm fan is now.

Hope that helps. :) 
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April 2, 2013 3:33:02 AM

Thanks DeadlyPixels,

I was going to look at some "drastic re-designing" of my case if needs be to fit the tubing. but i get your point.

Not sure how i would exhaust the hot air out the top/side though. you say you looked at my case. any ideas? other than cutting a 120mm hole in it.

The reason i was reluctant to replace the back 120mm fan, is it the case exaust for the 2x120mm fans in the front and the GPU fans (which are working quite hard given its running 3 displays!).

Many thanks. :) 
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April 8, 2013 5:55:38 PM

Hmm... I think I can see where you are coming from. This is what I originally had in mind: Look at this link to see what I mean http://cdn.eteknix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/compl... would still mount the H80i to the back like in the image, but if you want additional cooling you could make one or two 120mm sized holes in the top of your case and add fans there (I can whip out photoshop to show you if need be).
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April 9, 2013 1:20:08 AM

DeadlyPixels said:
Hmm... I think I can see where you are coming from. This is what I originally had in mind: Look at this link to see what I mean http://cdn.eteknix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/compl... would still mount the H80i to the back like in the image, but if you want additional cooling you could make one or two 120mm sized holes in the top of your case and add fans there (I can whip out photoshop to show you if need be).


Ok, the image is good. At least I know it fits. I’m running an E-ATX motherboard in there so it’s a little cramped as it is. Also I will have to check if I have enough power connectors to connect another fan assembly, don’t know if I do.

Many thanks though!

(If you get bored fell free to crack out Photoshop and show me what you mean!) :) 
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April 9, 2013 6:29:44 PM

I can imagine how an E-ATX mobo could make things a bit crowded. This image shows what I had in mind http://imgur.com/le2FjYX However, keep in mind that if you do something like that you will need to use a jigsaw or something similar to make air holes for the fans on the top of the case. You could mount the fans inside the case which would be tidier and be less ugly but mounting them on top as I have mocked up in Photoshop would probably be easier. Also I would highly recommend that if you do any case modifications that you remove your motherboard and other components first due to metal shavings from modifications.

Now despite the options for adding cooling to your existing case, it might be easier for you to just mount the h80i as is, and buy a new and bigger case. It sort of depends on how keen you are to hack up your case. I just had a cheap case so I did quite a bit of modifying to mine to get my watercooling setup to fit but it was a fair bit of effort (took up the better part of an afternoon). So kind of up to how DIY you feel.
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April 10, 2013 1:58:39 AM

DeadlyPixels said:
I can imagine how an E-ATX mobo could make things a bit crowded. This image shows what I had in mind http://imgur.com/le2FjYX However, keep in mind that if you do something like that you will need to use a jigsaw or something similar to make air holes for the fans on the top of the case. You could mount the fans inside the case which would be tidier and be less ugly but mounting them on top as I have mocked up in Photoshop would probably be easier. Also I would highly recommend that if you do any case modifications that you remove your motherboard and other components first due to metal shavings from modifications.

Now despite the options for adding cooling to your existing case, it might be easier for you to just mount the h80i as is, and buy a new and bigger case. It sort of depends on how keen you are to hack up your case. I just had a cheap case so I did quite a bit of modifying to mine to get my watercooling setup to fit but it was a fair bit of effort (took up the better part of an afternoon). So kind of up to how DIY you feel.


I really like that idea Deadly! Many thanks. Will seriously have a look at that.

I'm fairly happy with the DIY scene and my case isnt too expensive tbh. :) 
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