Forum discussion tagged with radiator.
  1. XAKEP

    Question ASUS CPU_FAN , CPU_OPT and ARGB header for AIO Radiator

    Quick question. I am getting Toughliquid Ultra 360 AIO. The whole unit comes with very nice static fans but I want to replace them with RGB FANS. From what I understand my Asus board (new Z690 model) has CPU_FAN and CPU_OPT for radiator fans as well as W_PUMP header for AIO pump. So here is...
  2. S

    [SOLVED] Top Mounted AIO in Cooler Master TD500 Mesh

    I'm planning to use the CORSAIR iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT 360mm AIO in a TD500 Mesh case from Cooler Master. I only want to mount the AIO at the top. Will that be possible? I saw their website, saw a bunch of videos. But I'm not completely sure. Have any of you done that? Thanks for your time!
  3. yalsammarraie

    Question What case will fit my pc specs with a 360mm rad on top ?

    here is my pc build ( https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vPvp7X ) i am thinking of the p500a but its a bit expensive and i want other case reccomendations for these specs the 3070 Palit is about 300mm long what case can comfortabily fit my specs and keep the rad on top ? is the p500a good enough ...
  4. brendenmill

    Question Incredibly high CPU temps when idle

    Ryzen 3600 running mid 60s Celsius while idle, 80s when gaming. Running an MSI MAG Coreliquid 240R with 2 fans, and 4 more case fans. I've tried changing bios settings, as well as removing and re-installing my CPU cooler and CPU. I built this PC less than a year ago and I'm not sure what the...
  5. Hokunin

    Question Can a copper radiator on Mosfet chip touching the Chokes cause an electrical short?

    Due to certain reasons, I removed big radiator from MSI strix motherboard and installed my own smaller copper radiators on Mosfet chips, but I noticed too late that one of the copper radiator is now touching the choke(rows of shiny cubical things on motherboard). So my question is, will it...
  6. S

    [SOLVED] Will a 240mm rad fit in a Corsair 220T?

    Hey seeing if anyone has experience building with the Corsair 220T case. I wanna know if it's possible to fit a 240mm rad on the top of the case. I've read that you need low profile ram. Ppl are saying 34mm. I have the new Corsair vengeance pro sl stick which are 44mm in height. Will that be...
  7. Astraios

    Question be quiet! Silent Base 802 Case, or alternative for 45mm wide radiator

    I was looking into buying a new case in which I could install water cooling. I bought last year the Alphacool NexXxiS XT45 360mm Radiator V.2 and the smaller one 240mm XT45 V.2 since I planned to cool my GPU and CPU. I was expecting a "normal" GPU release and where I could get a new GPU since it...
  8. Spaceslug

    Question Bendy fins on this new AIO coooler I bought two days ago. Is this a major issue?

    I was just unboxing my Gamerstorm Castle 240 RGB V2 that I bought 2 days ago as I am building second ever PC. There are clearly visible bendy fins on the radiator. Please see: https://i.postimg.cc/yNBxQ3R4/IMG-20210623-233721.jpg This is a cheaper aio. Replacing it will be a huge hassle for...
  9. V

    Question What is my radiator coolant capacity?

    There's nothing on my radiator that tells me how much coolant I need. https://www.amazon.com/Alphacool-14191-NexXxoS-Radiator-Radiators/dp/B00BEZOR90/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=alphacool+monsta&qid=1621283955&sr=8-2 I purchased a couple 24 FL from coolance I hope is enough.
  10. UserTom

    [SOLVED] i7 11700k AIO fan placement

    Hi, I bought a Lian Li GALAHAD AIO 240 RGB, a Lian Li lancool II mesh RGB black tempered glass ATX case that comes with 3 intake fans in the front and I also bought a 120mm exhaust fan for the rear. How would you setup the AIO fans, intake, exhaust? I do not have the products already but I...
  11. R

    [SOLVED] Lian Li Lancool II Mesh AIO and front fan solution

    TL;DR 1. Are there any 360mm AIOs with long enough tubes to install them with tubes down in a Lian Li Lancool II Mesh? 2. Will a 280mm AIO + a 120mm fan fit in the front of a Lian Li Lancool II Mesh? 3. If the answer is Yes on question 1 and 2, which alternativ is better? (May need to read the...
  12. T

    [SOLVED] Does having a 3pin AIO pump connected to CPU_OPT get full voltage if the CPU_FAN is 4 pin PWM?

    Hi, I have a 4pin PWM noctua F12 as a radiator fan in the CPU_FAN header and the corsair H60 AIO (3 pin) pump in the CPU_OPT headerm my motherboard is asus z87-pro. My CPU_FAN RPM is controlled by the CPU temps detected on my motherboard (using Fan Xpert). Does the pump AIO receive full voltage...
  13. X

    [SOLVED] PC smells quite badly

    So, a couple of months back, i swapped out the PSU on my old computer for a new one since the fan was slowly but surely dying. Turns out the PSU was malfunctioning and it kind of blew up and fried my system. Great! I take the decision to get a new computer since I can't really do much with an...
  14. Multifilter

    [SOLVED] R9 295x2 Radiator=fan?

    I would like to buy a normal fan for the radiator of an R9 295x2 video card. Which do you think would be the better choice? Akasa Viper 120mm or Corsair SP120 (Not RBG)
  15. Pikotrain

    Question PC won't connect to monitor ?

    first off i bought an ibuypower prebuilt asus rog motherboard 12 core 3800x cpu 2080 super ssd etc So my radiator went out and i replaced it with a kraken as the original wasn't very good anyway. i literally plugged what i had to to get that switched and when plugging it in it says it’s not...
  16. Taisei.Y

    [SOLVED] Cleaning Corsair Hydro X radiators

    Hey, I have been planning a build for a few weeks now, and I have decided on going full custom watercooling using the Corsair Hydro X products. I have little knowledge when it comes to cleaning radiators. Will I need to clean the Corsair XR 5 radiators myself, or does Corsair clean them before...
  17. T

    [SOLVED] Need help with the cooling potential of my radiator setup

    Hi all, After measuring the coolant temperature of my setup, i was wondering if I could add a second GPU to my setup, given that 1080ti prices are down. Here are my specs and information below. Specs: Ryzen 7 2700x pbo 4.3ghz 1.46v Gtx 1080ti 2050mhz +60mv 4x32gb 3200mt Rm1000x psu Radiator...
  18. idwwwoqq808

    [SOLVED] Why do people directly connect CPU and GPU water blocks together?

    I've had this question for quite a long time. Why do most people connect CPU block directly to GPU blocks without radiators in between while building their water cooling system? It's also very common in manufacturers' example cooling systems. The coolant is heated by CPU block and then flows to...
  19. T

    [SOLVED] Noctua NF-F12 vs Corsair ML120

    Hey everyone. I'm looking to swap my SP120s on my Corsair H100i AIO, since they're getting old and kind of noisy. I can't decide between the Noctua NF F12 and the ML120. Both have descent CFM and static pressure. The ML should be better (and looks better) But I heard they are much more noisy...
  20. T

    Question radiator configurations on Lian Li O11 Dynamic

    Hey everyone. I'm thinking of buying the Lian Li o11 Dynamic (not the XL version) and I'm not sure if everything I have will fit. I have the h100i liquid cooler for my cpu, with a 240mm radiator, and I have the 2080 EVGA hybrid, with a 120mm radiator. But the o11 doesn't have a rear fan. I want...
  21. M

    [SOLVED] Radiator single fan stack vs doubble fan stack

    I remember watching a video (I think it was from Gamers nexus or JayzTwoCents) but I cant find it anymore, It was about testing radiators with fans on one side vs fans on both sides. Apparently depending on the Thickness of the radiator and the fin density, having too much fans caused the...
  22. Barry Cupas

    [SOLVED] having a Negative airflow in a water cooled pc bad??

    Hello Guys, I'm planning to custom water cooling my build (My case is Lian Li o11 Dynamic XL) , and here is the problem : 1) I'm thinking of installing two Radiators..... One at the Top and another at the bottom, and for intake It's gonna be 3 Fans placed at the Side of Lian Li case. so having...
  23. N

    [SOLVED] o11 XL fan placement

    Question about best fan placement through out my case. Right now I have a o11 XL with an Ek xe in push/pull intake at the bottom. I also have a nemesis gts 360 in push exhaust at the top, 1 back exhaust fan and 3 intake fans on the side. Is this the most optimal set up? or maybe switching the 3...
  24. J

    Question An Overkill Radiator Choice

    Hey Guys, I'm looking for a [redacted] Fat Radiator 360 mm which is not exactly what i need but what i want. I will be pairing it with a RTX 3080 and 3700X. So as per my googling i have found some rad's that i "can buy" and delivery is possible at my location[Alphcool is N/A :( ] Price =...
  25. P33r

    [SOLVED] AIO parts

    Hi There Was a leaking hose on my "Deepcool Gamer Storm Captain 240" Took the hose away and was left with a pump and a radiator. Can i sell them or use them custom? Regards Sry för my english
  26. WubLyfe

    [SOLVED] Is Push-Pull worth it for an AIO?

    I've gotten some good feedback on this on Reddit, but I'd like to see what this community thinks as well. TLDR: Is it worth it to do push/pull on an AIO rad when not using high static pressure fans and the rad is the only case intake? OP: Ok, so: I'll be moving from a Dark Base 700 to a...
  27. S

    [SOLVED] Should front-mounted intake radiator rest on bottom of case or closer to top?

    I am using a Fractal Design Define 7 case with a 280mm front-mounted intake radiator and I am putting an optical drive in the case. That leaves me two options for front mounting the radiator. I can rest it on the bottom as the manual shows. That leaves a gap on top between the optical drive...
  28. Optimus_Durex

    [SOLVED] Can I use two fans on a 360mm AIO?

    I recently bought the Nzxt Kraken x73 360mm Radiator... it comes with 3 fans. My case has already 3 fans in the front (really cool rgb fans) which means I would aim to do a push/pull config. The only problem is that I'm not sure if my case (Sharkoon TG6 rgb) fits all three of the fans on the...
  29. R

    [SOLVED] Do I need a second Rad for an RTX 30 build?

    Hi All, I'm currently running a custom water cooling loop with a 360 rad, that is only cooling my CPU (i7-6700k). My current GPU (GTX 1080) is air cooled. I will be getting an RTX card (probably 3080, maybe 3090 if the stars align and budgets can be met), and when it finally releases, I may...
  30. EridanusSV

    [SOLVED] AIO Fin Punctured. Still good?

    View: https://imgur.com/a/ZRkHLGF Links to images above... I punctured my Arctic Freezer II 360 cooler because my dumb@ss screwed in the wrong screw. The water lines are not punctured but then again I haven't started the system and do some extensive testing to see if it's leaking. Would a...
  31. T

    [SOLVED] Radiator compatibility issue

    Hello all. I recently bought a Corsair iCUE 465X RGB Mid-Tower Black ATX Case along with some other parts including a Corsair H115i 280mm CPU cooler. Now in the specs on the Corsair website and also on the vendor I bought from it says that this case supports 280mm radiators. However, as it turns...
  32. Brijesh Sundi

    [SOLVED] which cooling system is better 240mm or air cooler for ryzen 9 3900x or 3950x?

    I have only the option of 240mm radiator as my case supports only 240mm and i am planning to setup a new build with ryzen 9 3900x(Confirmed) or ryzen 9 3950x(MAY BE!! In future) should I go for 240mm radiator? OR I should go for be quiet's dark rock pro 4(air cooler)? but I am not sure whether...
  33. V

    [SOLVED] Correct Airflow with a Raradiator

    Hello! I'm having a hard time deciding on the airflow of the my case. So, first of all my case (TD 500 MESH) can handle 360mm top and front Radiator. Im torn between putting my radiator on top or at the front. My questions are if I placed them at the top with an exhaust, wont the fan only be...
  34. V

    [SOLVED] Need help deciding on AIO to use for CPU cooling!

    Hey Guys, I am building a new PC very soon (just waiting for Ampere to release) and am having trouble deciding on my CPU cooler, so I was hoping for a good recommendation. I will be cooling a 10900K inside a Phanteks P500A. I would prefer to use an AIO as I like the look. It doesn't have to...
  35. V

    [SOLVED] Front mounted radiator or top?

    Just wondering what is ideal for a 360mm AIO. Currently looking at using the Coolermaster MasterLiquid ML360R unless someone recommends anything else. If I mounted top I would have the fans exhausting and if front they would be intake obviously. Also, would be mounted in a Phanteks P500A FYI...
  36. F

    [SOLVED] Fan and radiator placement

    I have a case with 3 pre installed fans on the front and im pointing an exauhst fan in the back. My question is that I have a 240mm aio cooler coming in and Im not sure if I should place it on top. I want good cooling for both cpu and gpu heres a link to the case...
  37. PinaCaroline

    [SOLVED] Cant fit my radiator in?

    Hi so i have a fractual design focus g case and following pcpartpickers, it recommended the corsair icue h100i rgb pro xt.l 240mm... so i bought it... it doesn’t fit the top too wide tried to slightly bend the optical drive area to fit but i cant? And i accidentally screwed some of the coils...
  38. N

    [SOLVED] Push/Pull config Question.

    So i have a EK Xe 360 and I'm wondering if I can do push pull with different fans. The radiator will be at the bottom of my o11-xl with my 3 Riing trio high static pressure fans on top pushing and 3 Noctua NF-F12 at the bottom pulling. Riing trio fans rpm are 500 ~ 1500 and Nf-f12 doing 300 ~...
  39. iKrloz

    [SOLVED] Is this algae or corrosion growing in my watercooling parts?

    First things first, sorry for the long post but I don't want to just confuse people by not giving enough information since all loops are different. Now let me share with you my specs, my watercooling parts and some photos of the loop configuration: View: https://imgur.com/gallery/kZTjzVM...
  40. [SOLVED] How much space does a radiator need?

    EDIT: Sorry this was supposed to be in 'Cooling' but I clicked the wrong thing. I'm currently designing a liquid-cooled Ncase M1 and I'm wondering how much space a radiator needs on either side. basically, if my setup is Fans, radiator, GPU, how much space would I need in between the radiator...