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H100 Push/Pull in a 500R, is it possible?

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April 24, 2012 3:51:23 PM

Pretty simple question, just looking for a straight up answer...

Can you install a H100 in a push/pull config inside a Carbide 500R?

Could this work?

--------------- - Lid
(===)(===) - Fans
--------------- - Case
xxxxxxxxxxx - Rad
(===)(===) - Fans

Also, I'm pretty sure this is the right topic to post this question in, if not, I apologise.

Thanks,
Dale.

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a c 149 K Overclocking
April 24, 2012 3:52:30 PM

You should be able to, just use 12mm fans for the top one. Look for slim fans, that are 12mm instead of 25mm.
a c 76 K Overclocking
April 25, 2012 4:42:21 PM

there's nothing beating a slipstream from scythe in the 12mm dept :)  but yeah they are good - noisy though but good!
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May 2, 2012 6:49:26 AM

The RAD on the H100 is 27mm thick. If the RAD can fit under the lid (which it can), then 25mm fans certainly can. The problem actually is fitting the RAD and fans INSIDE the case. I don't think it's possible, without hitting your RAM and/or motherboard plug-ins.

Here are some nice pics that show the RAD under the cover and fans inside the case. Not a lot of room.

http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101182

Unfortunately, I doubt it's possible to do a push/pull on the H100 in a 500R case.
a c 149 K Overclocking
May 2, 2012 7:10:34 AM

You can use the 12mm slipstream fans.
May 2, 2012 7:11:08 PM

amuffin said:
You can use the 12mm slipstream fans.


If you look at one of the pictures I linked, the standard 25mm fans are attached to the top of the case, and that's about the height of the RAD. It's a bit hard to tell how much space is left from the angle, but to me, it looks extremely close to the RAM sticks and the top power connector. In the end, I guess it will boil down to the motherboard, but I'm not so sure even 12mm fans would work here.

The 500R case top reservoir has about 29mm of clearance, so sticking even 12mm fans on top of the RAD up there won't work either, unless the OP is willing to leave the top mesh cover off.
May 2, 2012 7:13:46 PM

Edit - Ooops double post.
October 9, 2012 9:40:27 PM

I was able to do it using the 12mm fans rad in case and supplied corsair fans on top pulling. As another poster mentioned its a pretty tight fit but if you take your time and are patient its not impossible.
a c 76 K Overclocking
October 11, 2012 10:51:00 PM

not actually worth it going through so much hassle to introduce more problems. Getting a case would've been a good move future-prospective wise.
a b K Overclocking
October 12, 2012 4:07:14 PM

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