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Does anybody know if you can replace the tubing on the AIO units with hard tubes? I am doing a build and would like to use the H170i for the LCD screen on the CPU. If this is not possible then does anybody have a method of getting a LCD on a watercooled CPU?

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I don't believe this is possible with these AIO's.   Pretty sure they are not built to have the tubing replaced.  Not sure if it is even advisable to even try a hack or mod.  I would buy a dedicated radiator for what you are wanting to do.

I don't have suggestions for an alternate way to get an LCD display to do this.  I am not sure if you even buy the Corsair LCD unit separately if it will work as intended without the core unit.  Maybe there other aftermarket options. 

Perhaps others have some thoughts.

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usually on custom loop, people use small HDMI panels you can install in the case, like one of those.. there's plenty on amazon or wherever

https://www.amazon.fr/Raspberry-Moniteur-Tactile-capacitif-Pouces/dp/B07YCBWRQP/

. it's a bit DIY.

You basically pass a small HDMI cable from the panel to the GPU, and see it in windows as another screen, where you put your hardware monitoring suite of choice in full screen.

As for LCD on the CPU itself, no idea. On custom loop you have your fittings there so it's not the best place to put a screen. But you could still do the HDMI mini screen thingie up top if you wanted, maybe using some angled brackets to install it on the top radiator like those

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-loop-angled-bracket-120mm

Not as elegant as a screen designed into a waterblock, but that's an option if you want in-case display.. and the screen is the size and resolution you want.

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The LCD screen for the Capellix coolers is designed to work exclusively with the coolers and won't work without being connected to a cooler. 

As for replacing the tubes ... if it is possible to do, it is definitely not supported at all. You'd be completely on your own with no warranty or support recourse and no guarantee that it'd work. Because, unless you are pretty good at MacGyver'ing your cooling, it won't. 

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39 minutes ago, DevBiker said:

The LCD screen for the Capellix coolers is designed to work exclusively with the coolers and won't work without being connected to a cooler. 

As for replacing the tubes ... if it is possible to do, it is definitely not supported at all. You'd be completely on your own with no warranty or support recourse and no guarantee that it'd work. Because, unless you are pretty good at MacGyver'ing your cooling, it won't. 

Yep, I'm definitely aware I'd be on my own. I'm trying to determine the PSI of the pump so I can calculate the distance it can circulate the coolant. 

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Unfortunately such information is not able to be provided publicly and we are unable to assist in any way in regards to modifying our AIO coolers.

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i don't think head pressure will be the issue ^^ having the loop leak tight may be.

If i'm not mistaken, AIO are usually aluminium radiators.. not the best material to braze fittings to. the pump, well it's all plastic, so it's even worse, and your solution has to fit around the CPU VRM.

Usually it's a lot simpler to do a CPU custom loop. Not trying to discourage you, but it may be less expensive to go straight to that route rather than thrashing an expensive AIO and then going custom.

But if you manage to pull it off, i'd love to see the end result!

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