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Posted · Original PosterOP

I know that brands like Corsair have very good reputation with this sort of thing, but what are the chances that a, say, corsair H100i CPU cooler will leak and destroy my system? I know some people say that Corsair will replace all your damaged parts, but to be honest, I just don't buy that. It doesn't say anything in their warranty about that and a few of the people on LTT forums have told me that this is false.

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it will not

 

unless you physically damage it yourself


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The chances are very slim. Corsair (and pretty much all AIO makers) will do tons and tons of testing in the worst case scenarios to make sure it does not leak. 

 

EDIT: Pretty much the only way it will leak is if it is damaged when handling it. Out of the factory, it shouldn't leak if it passes QC. 

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it will not

unless you physically damage it yourself

^^^this however if you do custom watercooling like a full custom loop you run what's called a leak test to test for these types of things. AIO coolers like nzxt and corsair you don't need to worry about maintenance and that stuff.


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as safe as you want it to be, how safe is a match stick ? 


 

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if u do install ur stuff with care and dont be a bungler, stuff wont happen if u install it with care.... however if u are gonna mash in ur AIO cooler with force and dont take care at all... u could get leaking but thats due to ur own bungling


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probably as safe as air cooling as long as you don't damage it or put the tubes under a unhealthy amount of stress or pressure..


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The chances are very slim. Corsair (and pretty much all AIO makers) will do tons and tons of testing in the worst case scenarios to make sure it does not leak. 

 

EDIT: Pretty much the only way it will leak is if it is damaged when handling it. Out of the factory, it shouldn't leak if it passes QC. 

 

Firstly Corsair does not make any of their coolers. They use the Asetek coolers.

 

 

I know that brands like Corsair have very good reputation with this sort of thing, but what are the chances that a, say, corsair H100i CPU cooler will leak and destroy my system? I know some people say that Corsair will replace all your damaged parts, but to be honest, I just don't buy that. It doesn't say anything in their warranty about that and a few of the people on LTT forums have told me that this is false.

 

 

The chance of any AiO leaking are slim as they are tested. In saying that not every single unit that goes out is tested so there is still a chance. I say just pick a reputable retailer and you should be good


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I know that brands like Corsair have very good reputation with this sort of thing, but what are the chances that a, say, corsair H100i CPU cooler will leak and destroy my system? I know some people say that Corsair will replace all your damaged parts, but to be honest, I just don't buy that. It doesn't say anything in their warranty about that and a few of the people on LTT forums have told me that this is false.

Are you only just picking up an aftermarket cooler? Or are you upgrading?


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Very well. I'm pretty certain the OEM will do testing to ensure it doesn't leak, so the point still stands. Is there a secondly? 

 

They do test them when its in development and they may also test every 1000th or something but not every single one that goes out. You can also look at what happened with the H110i GT when it got recalled as Corsair didn't know about that the cooler couldn't handle sub-freezing temps (yes i know that you cant get those temps but shipping can). every company can only test for so many different things. 

 

The Firstly was to the post not to you. 


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I wouldn't buy corsair paying out for damages either..... I would just run it outside of the case if that is possible (maybe on some paper towels...) and check if there are any problems with your particular unit.... chances are likely slim for a aio to leak... but best to err on the side of caution.

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The chances are very slim. Corsair (and pretty much all AIO makers) will do tons and tons of testing in the worst case scenarios to make sure it does not leak. 

 

EDIT: Pretty much the only way it will leak is if it is damaged when handling it. Out of the factory, it shouldn't leak if it passes QC. 

So, basically just be careful handling it.

 

^^^this however if you do custom watercooling like a full custom loop you run what's called a leak test to test for these types of things. AIO coolers like nzxt and corsair you don't need to worry about maintenance and that stuff.

Yeah, heard about 24hr leak tests. But, yeah I'm have an AIO corsair cooler so yeah

 

Are you only just picking up an aftermarket cooler? Or are you upgrading?

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I know that brands like Corsair have very good reputation with this sort of thing, but what are the chances that a, say, corsair H100i CPU cooler will leak and destroy my system? I know some people say that Corsair will replace all your damaged parts, but to be honest, I just don't buy that. It doesn't say anything in their warranty about that and a few of the people on LTT forums have told me that this is false.

 

I've had 2 leaks ever in my custom loop, one was a tiny weeping leak from a dud fitting that I spotted in my leak testing stage, the other was the top of my res that someone had bought when I bought it from them, the O ring wasn't sealing the res properly and it was pooling on top, again, no damage, spotted it several weeks after running the loop, only thing it would of killed is an SP120 fan.

 

Watercooling is safe as long as you're not a dumbass, AIO or CLC are sealed tight from factory. As stated above unless you damage it you'll be fine.


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