Important to note: I have a 1070 and 1080ti that dump a bunch of hot air into my case. 1: 140mm exhaust 2: 120mm front connected to the CPU AIO. Components. As for fan placement, If you're only placing fans on one side of the radiator, it doesn't make much difference. Well, it obviously matters but I am wondering if it's ok to mount the rad upside anyway. Dec 2, 2016 32 0 1,540 1. AIO radiator placement. Make sure you filter the intakes too, and avoid putting intakes at the top of a case because heat rises, dust falls, and top intakes are not usually filtered. Forums. How about the 240mm AIO system's placement? 120mm radiators are common in entry- or mid-level AIO CPU water coolers. For an AIO, It's best to suck in fresh air. I mean, should the radiator be facing outwards with the dual fans facing the inside of the case? Does it matter if it's upside down, aka the hoses at the top rather than the bottom? Thread starter Leox22; Start date Nov 25, 2017; Sidebar Sidebar. assuming the AIO cooler tubes are long enough i would place the radiator in the front. I can’t wait for a 420 aio when enough mesh front 3x140mm cases are released. I've just purchased a full tower (be quiet!Dark Base 900) which has plenty of space for fans and my AIO CPU cooler (Corsair h100i), so now I have radiator mounting options and would like to figure out the optimal placement for my AIO radiator.. You can use an AiO as intake or exhaust, but having it as an intake at the front would give lower CPU temps. L. Leox22 Commendable. People who put an AiO on top will have it as exhaust. Previous Next Sort by votes. Especially if your GPU is not a blower-style card. Hardware. ! As the case comes with 3 120mm fans was thinking of using 1 as an exhaust fan at the rear and the other 2 up top as intake. And let it be the choice, do I attach the fan to the radiator as an exhaust (meaning the intake side of the fan be facing the radiator or the reverse? Would it be okay to mount the radiator under the 240mm CPU AIO? Don’t: Have the radiator push its … Logic would dictate that air bubbles will be a the top and might get inside the pump. Any recommendations would be helpful! Or should the radiator always be above the pump, being a "clean" freak and all i wouldn't want to make a push pull in the back of the case because it would cover up the nice RGBs of my Asus z390-E motherboard. AIO Radiator mount. This is my 1st time using an AIO as the CPU cooler and also having to consider the placement of fans for cooling. Many cases now have dedicated radiator mounting rails, so you can refer to the manual for compatibility details. Maybe aio hose mounting considerations will occur to the designers that work at companies that sell aios. 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