Question Cable and tubing management question!

Sep 21, 2019
I'm currently building a PC for the first time in 7 years and I'm curious if there is any risk with a few different wires and the AIO tubing for my CPU cooler, for the way I have it set up currently.

Please see the attached image:

1. Will the tubing be okay in this arrangement? Will having it right next to the CPU power connector cause any heat issues? Will it be a problem for airflow?

2. Will this tubing arrangement cause any problems with leaks? There doesn't seem to be much tension, but it is slightly more than if I had it going straight down and across the middle of the board.

3. Will the USB Corsair Link cable be okay running directly next to the CPU 8 pin power? Is it okay to route this USB cable underneath the motherboard heatsync?

Thank you for your time in reading my questions!
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You shouldn't have any problems with this configuration. The tubing is flexible enough that these mild bends shouldn't cause undue wear and the 8 pin power connector doesn't get hot, and even if it did there will be cool water running through it so it would remain cool.