11-30-2018 02:47 PM - edited 11-30-2018 02:48 PM
I recently purchased an Omen Obelisk Desktop (875-0014) and was curious to know if it was possible to install liquid cooling without removing the motherboard. From the research i've done it appears there is no cutout behind the CPU to install a new bracket. It is advertised as an easily upgradable computer with enough room for liquid cooling so I assumed it should be easy right?
I've listed my specs below. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Desktop - Intel Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
1TB Hard Drive
11-30-2018 04:22 PM
Welcome to the HP Support Community @loumagoo
You should be able to add them without removing the motherboard.
The cutouts are mounted at the top of the case.
You can mount one to your CPU and another to your GPU.
He used a 120mm Corsair fan:
12-03-2018 11:17 AM
Welcome to the HP Support Community @Shawnlzc
The upper center fan is liquid cooling for the GPU card:
12-09-2018 01:16 PM
You'll have to remove the motherboard to access the mounting bracket. The OEM one has to come out and is stuck down with some pretty heavy duty adhesive, I used a plastic spudger and slowly worked it loose, then you will be able to insert the AIO cooling bracket. I used the Cooler Master LC120E RGB and it makes a really big difference in CPU temps.