[SOLVED] AIO mount, tubes as highest point of the loop?

iPeekYou

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Hello there,

My PC is in sig, and I am looking to mount a 240mm AIO on my rig. The problem is, I can't put it anywhere else other than the front which has mounts for 3x 120mm fans. Normally you'd mount it on the top two, but this case has no clearance up top above the top 120mm fan, so the AIO won't fit there. Not to mention there's an accursed USB/3.5mm audio jack that's mounted at the top, but its assembly sits just behind the top fan. Mounting 240mm AIO is possible, but with no fan at the top half.

The only place I can feasibly mount it is on the 2nd and 3rd fan mount, but that will leave me with the pump being higher than the top of the rad. Since this is a small case, the tube length should be able to fit, with some length left over. I was thinking that since I can't have the top of the rad as the highest point in the loop, can the tubes be oriented as the highest point instead?


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USAFRet

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I realize that, but being new to watercooling in general, I have no idea why the tubes shouldn't be the highest point instead since air rises to the top of the loop?
Over time, as air collects in the system...that top curve is where it will end up.
Eventually making a whole bubble, where the two sections of liquid are no longer connected for a smooth flow.
 

iPeekYou

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over time ull get more air trapped until waterflow stops working...longevity unknown
its still better then collectin air at pump (which would kill it)
btw u can move rad outside of case
I thought of mounting the fans outside to make it easier on the tubes, just prefer not to since it'll look jank. Might be my last resort though.
 

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I realize that, but being new to watercooling in general, I have no idea why the tubes shouldn't be the highest point instead since air rises to the top of the loop?
Over time, as air collects in the system...that top curve is where it will end up.
Eventually making a whole bubble, where the two sections of liquid are no longer connected for a smooth flow.
 

iPeekYou

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Over time, as air collects in the system...that top curve is where it will end up.
Eventually making a whole bubble, where the two sections of liquid are no longer connected for a smooth flow.
Ahh right it didnt occur to me. Thanks for your help.
I'll make do with whatever the install ends up to be.
 

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