Question Front Mounted AIO fan placement

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I'm using it as an intake and I don't have an option to change that because of the current PC placement. Fresh air goes in the front, exhausts out the back and top. For now, the fans are behind the radiator and pulling in air through the radiator, which means my RGB fans are not visible at all from the front. I was wondering if I can put the fans on the front of the radiator and still use them as an intake, would that be fine? Would I have to change any other configuration?

Case: Corsair AirFlow 220T
AIO: NZXT Kraken X53 240mm
2x Top and 1x rear fans: exhausts
Front 1x fan + radiator: intake
 
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Lutfij

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

We're going to need a little more information. Can you please mention the make and model of the AIO, the case and the orientation of all fans in the case? If you read through the watercooling sticky(in my sig)>Closed Loop Cooling section, you'll see that it doesn't matter. Push or pull will be fine. If you want more out of your AIO, going for a Push/Pull setup will be a good thing, provided your case has the internal clearance to allow about 50mm(2xfans)+radiator thickness inside the case.
 
Oct 8, 2021
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0
10
0
Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

We're going to need a little more information. Can you please mention the make and model of the AIO, the case and the orientation of all fans in the case? If you read through the watercooling sticky(in my sig)>Closed Loop Cooling section, you'll see that it doesn't matter. Push or pull will be fine. If you want more out of your AIO, going for a Push/Pull setup will be a good thing, provided your case has the internal clearance to allow about 50mm(2xfans)+radiator thickness inside the case.
Just updated my original post with more information and thank you for the help!
 
I'm using it as an intake and I don't have an option to change that because of the current PC placement. Fresh air goes in the front, exhausts out the back and top. For now, the fans are behind the radiator and pulling in air through the radiator, which means my RGB fans are not visible at all from the front. I was wondering if I can put the fans on the front of the radiator and still use them as an intake, would that be fine? Would I have to change any other configuration?

Case: Corsair AirFlow 220T
AIO: NZXT Kraken X53 240mm
2x Top and 1x rear fans: exhausts
Front 1x fan + radiator: intake
All radiators have holes for fan mounting on both sides, one side for mounting in case and other side for fans, hole spacing is identical on both sides so yes you can move them to front just make sure they are oriented right way to blow thru radiator. You will have to sandwich fans between radiator and case mount, screws should be long enough.
 
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