Liquid Cooler Placement

Jan 24, 2019
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Here are my case dimensions:

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Should I buy this CPU cooler and place it at the top of the case or?

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Should I buy a 360MM Liquid CPU cooler and place it at the front of the case?

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I will be using the i7 8700k. Thank you for your time guys.

Here are some direct links to the products:

Carbide Series 275R Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Gaming Case — White

LL120 RGB 120mm Dual Light Loop RGB LED PWM Fan — 3 Fan Pack with Lighting Node PRO

Hydro Series™ H100i RGB PLATINUM 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler

Hydro Series™ H150i PRO RGB 360mm Liquid CPU Cooler

 

Darkbreeze

Titan
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IMO, the 360mm cooler in front is the better option, especially for that high core count CPU. Even more so if you have plans to overclock. Even if you don't strictly NEED that level of cooling, it will certainly allow you to operate at whatever level of performance you need while greatly reducing the noise levels from high RPM fan operation on the smaller cooler since the larger surface area will do a better job of removing heat from the system without the need for as much high speed fan operation.

But certainly either of those coolers will work in either of those configurations. If you top mount, I recommend that you configure the cooler for an exhaust configuration, and obviously if you front mount you will want it to be configured for intake.
 
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Thank you for the reply, I'll see if anyone else has anything to say also.
 

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