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Potential clearance issue with case and CPU cooler

Weeaboo-Jones

5 months ago

So I've been planning a build for almost a year now, and it's constantly changing, but I think I've finally settled. Or at least I thought so, but then I saw I may have a space issue. I was gonna go with the Corsair H115i RGB Platinum for my CPU cooler and the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO for the motherboard and the case is a Corsair Crystal 680X. But I noticed while watching a video that the clearance between the motherboard and a Corsair H100i in this case was very close together, and the H100i is only a 240mm. The H115i is a 280mm and it's thicker. I was worried it may potentially hit my board with fans installed on it. Has anyone out there used this case with a 280mm rad in the top? Is there enough space? Is there any way to know if it'll fit before purchasing?

I have some screenshots from the video I was referring to.

Screenshot #1: http://prntscr.com/mzosr0 Screenshot #2: http://prntscr.com/mzot3r

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

...and the H100i is only a 240mm. The H115i is a 280mm and it's thicker

According to Corsair, the H100i is thicker by 1mm. <Look at the tech specs section>

https://www.corsair.com/ca/en/Categories/Products/Liquid-Cooling/Dual-Radiator-Liquid-Coolers/Hydro-Series%E2%84%A2-H100i-Extreme-Performance-CPU-Cooler/p/CW-9060009-WW#tab-tech-specs

Hydro Series H100i Extreme

Radiator Dimensions: 120mm x 275mm x 27mm
Fan Dimensions: 120mm x 25mm

https://www.corsair.com/ca/en/Categories/Products/Liquid-Cooling/Dual-Radiator-Liquid-Coolers/Hydro-Series%E2%84%A2-H115i-280mm-Extreme-Performance-Liquid-CPU-Cooler/p/CW-9060027-WW#tab-tech-specs

Hydro Series H115i 280mm Extreme

Radiator Dimensions: 140mm x 312mm x 26mm
Fan Dimensions: 140mm x 25mm
  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh... I could've swore the H115i was a lot thicker. Lile, dummy thicc. Guess that solves that problem then! Thanks.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's just longer and wider, but that's normal as it uses a 280mm radiator. ;)

Good Luck with your build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate it! Hopefully it'll be up in the Completed Builds soon.

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

This topic has been moved from "Hardware > Other" to "Hardware > CPU Coolers".

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