replacing the stock heatsink and fan for a h100i

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replacing the stock heatsink and fan for a h100i

Postposted on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:01 pm

I finally got around to replacing the noisy heatsink and fan on my msi X79A-gd45 board for a corsair h100i.

The question I want to ask is do I need anything plugged into the cpu fan socket on the motherboard to run? The corsair h100i has a sata power plug with a 3-pin plug for what looks like ground.

(I don't get the water cooler until friday tommorrow to find out for myself.)
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Re: replacing the stock heatsink and fan for a h100i

Postposted on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:28 pm

The 3/4 pin plug is for the motherboard to sense the pump speed (which lets you set a shutdown if it ever fails).

The rest is powered through the SATA power plug and controlled by the USB header / Corsair Link software.
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Re: replacing the stock heatsink and fan for a h100i

Postposted on Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:35 pm

guess I will know if I fall in the 1 egg category on newegg or or not tomorrow when I get it.
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Re: replacing the stock heatsink and fan for a h100i

Postposted on Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:31 pm

1 Egg? As in a DOA item? The H100i is a very nice cooler and if you get a DOA one you just need to bug Newegg...
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