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Old 01-12-2018, 09:21 AM
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Default H80i Vs. H80i V2 bracket question.

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I wasn't easily able to find this information from the support pages so I would be grateful for any specific information.

I have a 4 year old H80i that has recently developed a "pumptap" noise. I would like to be able to straight swap out the entire unit and preferably without messing about with the in situ backplate (Intel LGA1150 socket). I can only seem to find the Version2 of the H80i available but am unable to find out if the mounting is identical in form and fit. (The best I could see was that there is only one spare plate for that socket that is seemingly available as an aftermarket part. But it is not really that specific about V1/v2)

I could access the back of the MB around the CPU but I'd have to lay waste to a really tidy cable management job that was done on the initial build to get my nondexterous man paws in there :)

tl;dr: can I use the V1 plate to mount a new V2 unit ? Or should I go out of my way to try to source a V1 from somewhere?
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:32 PM
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It might work, but those two coolers came from different OEM sources. Here is the current H80i v2 bracket, common to many Asetek coolers. This is the familiar CoolIT bracket you have now.

Probably only someone who has tried it can say for sure.
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It might work, but those two coolers came from different OEM sources. Here is the current H80i v2 bracket, common to many Asetek coolers. This is the familiar CoolIT bracket you have now.

Probably only someone who has tried it can say for sure.
Assuming the thread is the same (I can't quite recall) it would technically work but would be unsupported by us officially and would void your warranty if you do run into issues specifically related to how you mounted the cooler. If you do try it, don't force anything, and of course.... your mileage may vary on this.

Last edited by Corsair CJ; 01-13-2018 at 02:19 AM. Reason: Added clarification because warranty would most likely be void...
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:04 AM
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Assuming the thread is the same
This is the only difference. the hole's location in the motherboard will always be the same.. its ALL about the stand off's ;)....
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