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H100i in a BlackHawk ATX mid-tower. Possible?

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July 26, 2013 9:22:35 PM

I just watched this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT3bPQQ5U-E
I'm wondering if this kind of thing is a sensible thing to do. I really want the H100i, and it's currently on sale for $90 on Newegg. The problem is that the radiator/fans won't fit in the case without some "modifications". I've seen several people on forums that have done this and enjoyed the benefits of the H100i.

I'm wondering if anyone here has done this to use the Blackhawk mid-tower with an H100i before, or if this is an uncommon and unwise thing to do. Also, most of the people I've seen do this used after market fans. I'm not sure if stock fans are that much thicker, but that might cause issues for fitting the motherboard in.

Any advice or word from experience would be greatly, greatly appreciated.
July 26, 2013 11:17:20 PM

I'd make sure ya are comfy with all the noise before undertaking this adventure. The H100 barely edges out the Phanteks air cooler (by 1/2 degree C) but does it using high rpm fans with that make it sound like ya live next to an airport.

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro...

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro...

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However, this performance comes at a cost; noise. At 2600RPM, the H100 isn’t a quiet unit at all and similarly at 2000RPM, it can still be quite intrusive. In terms of performance per noise, high end air coolers from Phanteks, Noctua and Thermalright still reign supreme, contrary to Corsair’s own marketing. Like other ALC units, the H100 relies too much on high RPM fans for its performance when the goal of water cooling is generally for extreme performance at low noise levels.
July 27, 2013 2:45:09 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
I'd make sure ya are comfy with all the noise before undertaking this adventure. The H100 barely edges out the Phanteks air cooler (by 1/2 degree C) but does it using high rpm fans with that make it sound like ya live next to an airport.

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro...

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/corsair_h100_hydro...

Quote:
However, this performance comes at a cost; noise. At 2600RPM, the H100 isn’t a quiet unit at all and similarly at 2000RPM, it can still be quite intrusive. In terms of performance per noise, high end air coolers from Phanteks, Noctua and Thermalright still reign supreme, contrary to Corsair’s own marketing. Like other ALC units, the H100 relies too much on high RPM fans for its performance when the goal of water cooling is generally for extreme performance at low noise levels.

I heard the H100i was much quieter than the H100. You keep saying H100, just wondering if you misunderstood what I was talking about.
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