Case Bender
Original poster
Apr 24, 2019

Has anyone tried to swap out a AIO Cooler head pump with tubes, from a bigger radiator to a 92 mm Alphacool Radiator, to fit in one of your systems? Or do I have to learn everything I can about "Custom watercooling" and spend hundreds of $?

I'm using a Ncase M1

Ncase M1 Silver (With window)
Intel I7-8086K
Msi Z390i m-ITX
16 GB 2666 mhz Ram
Asus RTX 2070 Turbo
Silverstone SFX Fully Modular 800W PSU
250 GB M.2 NVMe 970 Evo boot drive
2 TB SATA M.2 860 Evo Gaming drive
2 TB SSHD Multimedia drive
Be Quiet Shadow rock TF 2 CPU Cooler
2 Be Quiet Silent Wings 3 120 mm PWM


Shrink Ray Wielder
Jan 20, 2018
Well that's a good argument :p Still, I'd probably wait, but a radiator swap could probably be done. You'd just need suitable barb fittings for the tubes from the AIO, and a suitable coolant. You probably want to look for an AIO with a copper radiator already, as AIOs with aluminium rads are likely to have metals in their structure to avoid galvanic corrosion (which will then cause corrosion when paired with a copper rad).

Other than that, you'd likely need the AIO in hand to measure the inner diameter of the tubes (impossible to know beforehand). And don't mix coolants. Flush out the AIO, replace with a new coolant (premix coolant is easy and safe).
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