Mounting the H70 is very unique. I’ve never seen another setup that uses anything like it. Corsair instructs the user to install the ring with the back plate as shown below. Then you place the pump on the CPU, then push down and twist it so the tabs on the pump slide under the tabs on the ring. I found this to be impossible unless the screws were loosened at least three or four turns. Then after twisting the pump into place, I’d hold it down while I tightened the screws properly. Not a big deal, but something to take note of anyhow.
The H70 mounting hardware installed in MAX11L.
And on today’s test system.
The other thing that really surprised me was the stiffness of the tubes. They do allow for some maneuverability with a little work and some patience, but they’re much easier to deal with if you don’t need them to do anything fancy.
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