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Hey all, I have managed to get hold of a H100i V2 and was wondering if anyone had any information about the coolers parts. I would like to replace the tubing with clear tubing and include a very small reservoir. What kind of materials are used in this cooler and what fittings etc. might I need to accomplish this? Also what is the best fluid to use? I would like to try the Meyhems Aurora but not sure if it's right for this loop?

 

Any help would be appreciated and if there is a corsair employee with any info I would appreciate it and understand that no warranty comes with the information.

 

thanks guys

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Ok there seems to be a lot of information out there regarding this kind of mod but nothing for this cooler specifically. What I have come to understand is that the radiator is probably made of aluminium and the water block is obviously copper. This seems to be a huge cause for concern for everyone in the water cooling community as it is suggested that this might cause corrosion. I imagine there must be some very powerful anti corrosives at play here to prevent that so my new plan is to simply replace the tubing. I did plan on adding a res too but I think I may have to reuse the fluid in this loop.

 

So my next question is, which tubing can I use? I would like to go with white soft tubing. Cheers all

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I have had to refill an AIO before a couple of times with different coolers and you are right it is a bit of a pain but there is a technique to it to make it a little easier. I'm not too worried about filling etc, I just want to be sure I'm buying the right materials for the job. My 2 big concerns are finding the right diameter tubing and weather the tubing will be able to withstand the liquid that's currently in the cooler. I would prefer to replace the fluid and use clear tubing but again corrosion is a big concern.

 

EDIT: also was that video supposed to be 'Let's face the music'? He he

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I have had to refill an AIO before a couple of times with different coolers and you are right it is a bit of a pain but there is a technique to it to make it a little easier. I'm not too worried about filling etc, I just want to be sure I'm buying the right materials for the job. My 2 big concerns are finding the right diameter tubing and weather the tubing will be able to withstand the liquid that's currently in the cooler. I would prefer to replace the fluid and use clear tubing but again corrosion is a big concern.

 

EDIT: also was that video supposed to be 'Let's face the music'? He he

 

yeah... there maybe trouble aaaaaaahead... lol....

 

and corrosion would certainly be my main concern too dude

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Ha yes I see now. I have just been reading about galvanic corrosion, and it seems that this should be a problem with all in one coolers too. From what I have learned, having the two metals electrically isolated and using a corrosion inhibitor will reduce the effect of galvanic corrosion but it won't completely stop it. I have opened a corsair cooler in the past and there was a buildup of material on the coolers copper plate. I suppose my question is this, why are manufacturers using copper and aluminium in the same loop in the first place? I have been thinking a bit more about this and having a small case means I can't get a pump in there without it looking unsightly, i'm now toying with the idea of buying a copper rad to add to the loop meaning the only thing left is the pump/heatsinc, which is the bit I really like about this cooler.

 

EDIT: This could end up getting a bit expensive for what I will end up achieving

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Ha yes I see now. I have just been reading about galvanic corrosion, and it seems that this should be a problem with all in one coolers too. From what I have learned, having the two metals electrically isolated and using a corrosion inhibitor will reduce the effect of galvanic corrosion but it won't completely stop it. I have opened a corsair cooler in the past and there was a buildup of material on the coolers copper plate. I suppose my question is this, why are manufacturers using copper and aluminium in the same loop in the first place? I have been thinking a bit more about this and having a small case means I can't get a pump in there without it looking unsightly, i'm now toying with the idea of buying a copper rad to add to the loop meaning the only thing left is the pump/heatsinc, which is the bit I really like about this cooler.

 

EDIT: This could end up getting a bit expensive for what I will end up achieving

 

A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do..

 

only thing I would be wary of is what the Pump can handle as the system expands.

 

 

But I like your thinking.. some of us try to make the best of what we have to hand which imho is a dying art...... Works for me!

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I wonder.....

 

 

2 corsair Aios.. Gpu/Cpu combo... on the same loop. maybe the combined pumps would allow the extra abuse of a res....

 

Yes I would think it probably would but to be honest the res I was thinking of using is the smallest I can find so I shouldn't think it would be a problem. Was thinking of the EK-RES X3 110 which is quite small. As for the rad I would just go for the exact same size the loop has now due to space restrictions.

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