Stop Doing It Wrong: How to Kill Your CPU Cooler (AIO Mounting Orientation)

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A lot of PC builds online (including manufacturer photos & NR200P builds) incorrectly mount AIO liquid coolers, leading to pump noise/whine and early cooler failure.
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We've wanted to do this video idea for a long time now, but finally got around to it after seeing an increase in manufacturers incorrectly picturing liquid coolers installed in their cases. Bitfenix and Cooler Master have both shown installation procedures that can actually kill the cooler, while pretty much everyone else has shown some form of sub-optimal installation that will minimally hurt the acoustic performance of coolers. In instances of mini-ITX cases like the Cooler Master NR200P, we've noticed a lot of build photos on forums online (and in TRvid media, but we don't blame the YTers or builders for overlooking this) installing coolers bottom-mounted. This, we think, isn't an issue with the reviewers or the PC building enthusiasts, but with the educational materials provided with the cases. The fact that there is an explicitly mentioned bottom-mount for radiators in a case where it's very likely to be used is a problem, and any case with such a mount should include warnings against installing closed-loop liquid coolers with block-mounted pumps in these positions. Installing a custom loop bypasses this issue, since the pump is almost never going to be in the block, and therefore should never be at the top of the loop (it's more likely to be in the middle of the loop). But AIO CPU coolers should not ever be bottom-mounted with the pump at the top of the loop. Manufacturer websites (shown in this video) also commonly show front-mounted radiators with tubes at the top, which will become noisy as permeation increases, and sometimes can be noisy immediately. This video is a PSA to try and help reduce pump whine, pump noise, and prevent liquid coolers from dying early or overheating.

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00:00 - Stop Doing It Wrong!
03:14 - Mounting AIOs Wrong Can Kill Them
04:52 - How Liquid Coolers Work
05:52 - Cutting Open a Cooler & Building a Test Vehicle
07:02 - Proving a Point with a Clear Coldplate
07:30 - Important Science: Air Gap & Permeation
08:55 - Manufacturing an AIO Cooler
10:03 - Permeation & Plastic Deformation
11:00 - Experiment Setup
13:00 - Good: Top Mount, Tubes Down
14:46 - Bad: Bottom Mount, Tubes Up
15:52 - Lowest Point vs. Highest Point in the Loop
17:10 - Pump Starved for Water & Plastic Decay
17:56 - Bad: Front Mount, Tubes Up
19:50 - Ideal Orientation for Front Mount
20:03 - Good: Front Mount, Tubes Down
20:58 - FEP, EPDM, & PTFE Tubing Explained
22:50 - Permeation & Evaporation Rate (Ideal Conditions)
24:24 - Air Bubble Formation & Pump Noise or Failure
25:01 - Stop It!

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Gamers Nexus 2 yıl önce
FOLLOW-UP answering common questions from the comments in this one, like cavitation, custom loops, tubes not reaching, and more! trvid.com/video/video-tU7D6y_QYcI.html Grab a rugged, anti-static work surface for your PC building and modding projects! Our Medium Modmat is in stock and shipping now: store.gamersnexus.net/products/medium-modmat-gpu (this is also a great way to support the work we do while getting a highly usable tool in return!). Our GN Wireframe desk-sized Mouse Mats are also in stock and shipping now (and under 25% remain of this run after only a week!): store.gamersnexus.net/products/gn-wireframe-mouse-mat Another PSA: Cavitation isn't happening in your CLCs/AIOs. The motors aren't that powerful, you'd need to go to industrial applications for that. Cavitation is when water vaporizes on the surface of an impeller, which isn't happening in these hobbyist-level motors. With cavitation, air isn't in the voids formed but water vapor is. With CLCs/AIOs, it's just air bubbles getting pulled through the loop (not cavitation). Learn how liquid coolers are made in our factory tour: trvid.com/video/video-y16azp7Wh14.html Watch our most recent CPU cooler review video for updated thermal data on the best CPU coolers for PC builds: trvid.com/video/video-KPLWlkHPlyo.html
Hadley S.
Hadley S. 2 aylar önce
Just bought the Corsair h170i elite capellix 420mm AIO. I will be mounting the radiator at the top of the case and the pump below it. I’m going to be cooling a 7950x that has a target temp of 95C. I know with a larger radiator it takes longer to get to 95C. Will I have to worry about too high radiator temps with the cpu running at its max 95C? Thank you for this video.
Aravind Raja
Aravind Raja 3 aylar önce
Using 10900 and 3080 4k 30-60fps on a TV feels good
Adapter Crash
Adapter Crash 3 aylar önce
@Aravind Raja 55 back to 45, 55 back to 45, 55 back to 45
Adapter Crash
Adapter Crash 3 aylar önce
Yo micro can you top right that radiator
iLLeag7e 3 aylar önce
Thanks for making such a thorough video. You have earned my respect.
Louis Rossmann
Louis Rossmann Yıl önce
I am going to check how hihi put my office PC together after watching this. Thank you for this!!
Zandohaha 10 aylar önce
@GrinFlash The problem with liquid cooling a PC for DOTA is that the pump gets clogged up with salt.
GrinFlash Yıl önce
@Florb Fnarb "Dota is very poorly optimized and demanding AAA game". Hence it's liquid cooled 😉
Florb Fnarb
Florb Fnarb Yıl önce
Your office computer is liquid cooled?
Automatiic Yıl önce
You too huh?
CrazyCoffee Yıl önce
Oh hi Louis lol.
M0rph3u5 Yıl önce
This is the video that literally changed the shape of thousands of PCs since the day it was released and for the foreseeable future.
LifeLess999 29 gün önce
smh really you all needed this video........................
wet toaster
wet toaster 4 aylar önce
@JOSHUA KANE statement was based on the prior comment I was replying to. I meant that he’d be implying that by what he said.
JOSHUA KANE 4 aylar önce
@wet toaster many still would because no one thinks of everything all the time. Only someone who doesnt do much would claim they dont make mistakes like this.
Doodle Caboodle
Doodle Caboodle 7 aylar önce
@Andrew B me when i refuse to watch the video.... He stated pretty explicitly that AIO's like this have an air gap that will progressively get larger. Causing a pump to get bubbles if mounted up higher... Which makes it run dry.... Which will kill it....
Riri Corp
Riri Corp 3 aylar önce
This was incredibly informative and educated me on the science behind AIO water cooling so I could make more informed decisions with my build. Thank you very much!
Alien zone
Alien zone Aylar önce
@RedEye Directive Gaming less power then mine but so may not need that much cooling mine 5.5 and not fully turned up only at maby 86% overclocked and it just heating up alot when I game but hope u the best of luck look for good filter 1 that was my big mistake with last pc case and it was pain to clean every few days
RedEye Directive Gaming
@Alien zone i have a amd ryzen 5 5600x unlocked max boost 4.50Ghz with a zotac GeForce 3060 oc edition 12Gb
Alien zone
Alien zone Aylar önce
@RedEye Directive Gaming Ok ya I was running a old 3gen intel i5 so I had to upgrade to a new motherboard and I upgrade to a 12th gen special edition cpu and that is a heater basicly and the gpu I got to that pore out heat it's like a 1000wat heater in my room and a 280mm radiator is not getting the job done when gaming only on video so I need to switch to a 420mm radiator or do a diy one with 2 or a bigger 1
RedEye Directive Gaming
@Alien zone oh I dont need a cpu thata still good. I just need a new case.
Alien zone
Alien zone Aylar önce
@RedEye Directive Gaming yes thay are but if u doing a newer cpu thay need more air flow and corsair have just that so it all depends on the cpu
Altairiel Yıl önce
9/10 people: *Repositions cooler* The 10th guy: *Flips PC Over*
Ewandion Ong
Ewandion Ong 12 gün önce
Just change your gravity settings
DoObs Aylar önce
Sounds like a easier solution in the case of a custom made pc XD
CheeseEnjoyer Aylar önce
I’m that one guy
Canan KOLATAR Aylar önce
@Der René von 1983 did u get F in Geography?
Sergey Pupko Music
Sergey Pupko Music 2 aylar önce
It's called using 100% of your brain. 😂😂😂
Enigma Machine
Enigma Machine Aylar önce
I also think AIOs should have a fanless option for cheaper so you can get matching fans if you dont like the fan design they use but maybe im just crazy
Ramingo1983 2 yıl önce
Oh well... A lot of people are going to open their cases today. Well done GN!
Sergey Pupko Music
Sergey Pupko Music 2 aylar önce
@Akash Singh some of us still rock cases that don't allow for top mount. My case barely let's my regular 120mm fans clear the motherboard. No way to mount the thicc boi Arctic rad there.
D 3 aylar önce
@Scott Brand so what were the findings?
barbatus 6 aylar önce
No I know I was doing it wrong when I did it but my case gave me no other options.
Awesome video, would have been interesting to see what it looks like when the AIO is on the side next to the CPU where half of each reservoir is above the pump. I'd guess it's not ideal Since you might lose a bit of the cooling capacity if there is enough air.
Paul N.
Paul N. 4 aylar önce
I’m currently building my first PC and is gathering all my parts, but had no idea that positioning was that important. I thought you installed your cooler as normal out of the box and everything will run its course 😅. I can’t imagine frying my PC/motherboard from being reckless lol. Thanks for the video!
Brian Edward Shook
This is quality content. So much effort was done to educate the viewers
Queerton Yıl önce
If you guys are in a predicament where your water block HAS to be at a high point than your radiator I suggest getting an AIO with a decoupled pump separate from the water block, like Be Quiets Pure Loop and MSI’s aio
welder1 20 gün önce
I take into context that there is an exhaust flow direction along with the reality that heat rises. Using these 2 factors helps me arrange my case and get better performance out of my builds.
Fuckoff 3 aylar önce
You guys are very thorough with your testing and you have infrared video to back it up. I'm very impressed with your testing procedures and lack of sponsorship. Keep up the good work
Nailbunny1000 2 yıl önce
I've had so many people dismiss me as an idiot for telling them their coolers are mounted improperly. This video feels downright vindicating.
Sergey Pupko Music
Sergey Pupko Music 2 aylar önce
I just had a dude call me an idiot for front mounting tubes down and block me before I could send him this and let tech Jesus call him an idiot.
Tripod Catz
Tripod Catz 3 aylar önce
Yah, but you told me my cooler was mounted improperly in front of my girlfriend, Dude! Wait - the cooler wasn't mounted in front of my girlfriend I don't mean. I meant that you told me my cooler was mounted improperly and my girlfriend was present when you told me. ANYWAYS, I was super-embarrassed because my girlfriend though I was a genius up until that point. That's why I called you an idiot. The preceding story was entirely made up (computer geeks don't have girlfriends, ever). Still, it's fun to pretend, right?
ItzsDev 4 aylar önce
this is wrong way to mount the cooler
Greymane_Gaming 4 aylar önce
@jazzochannel yes on the ambient air temp... I live in a location with cold winters and hot and humid summers... the major difference in my PC cooling is my room's temp. As a welder, I am used to being hot and a 90f room is okay with me... my old PC however used to overheat constantly with air or liquid. Kicking my room's ac unit on stopped it. That being said... I have just bought a new h100i lc specifically because I like the lower profile and had the extra few bucks... but if the cpu had come with an air cooler, I'd have used that instead and saved the cash because the difference between the 2 for me was only 2-3c at ambient/uncontrolled room temps... and too hot is too hot when it's tripping the thermal protection of you system.
jazzochannel 5 aylar önce
@Johnny Flech yes. that's who i'm talking to. AIOs are a massive gimmick with marginal benefits over air cooling. custom pc-liquid-equipment is an overpriced niche marked. also not worth the effort or the cost imo. it's all very overpriced, very "elitist" equipment that gives the user 5-10 more FPS in a game or completes some task in 275 minutes instead of 295 minutes, lets say. The performance you gain from using these products vs the price and time to set up is for the most part not worth the effort - but that's a subjective judgement and it depends on how you value your time. don't even try to play the "enthusiast" card with me. "PC temps do not exceed 90°C ever" Sounds like you haven't lived in a area where ambient temp is 35-45 C and you're trying to compile or render some project that takes more than 60 minutes. Note this: liquid and air cooling is equally useless if the ambient temps are high. they are equally dependent on ambient temps.
SilentShores Yıl önce
Incredibly informative and clear for gamers to understand maximizing performance and longevity! Awesome GN!
Love Lovevon
Love Lovevon 9 aylar önce
I'm glad I found your video. I'm no pc guru. I've decided to build my own PC because I don't want a pre-built system. I love how you explained everything in laymen terms. So now I can consider many factors before making a purchase ie. Cord length and how the manufacturers orient their radiators in their products and install instructions. Thanks!
K H Yıl önce
Although I think the information here is vital to understand how and why, some people might be turned away by its length. You could publish a shorter version of the video just showing people the correct way of doing it, and reference this video in the link for those who want to dive deeper.
Michael Angelo
Michael Angelo Yıl önce
Right, his monotonous voice and reading cadence is intolerable.
Mike In Canada
Mike In Canada 7 aylar önce
Love this type of content. I installed a Kraken x61 on top for a Xeon x5650 running at 4.72 GHz back in 2015. That AIO was getting roasted until 2019, when I installed it into my Ryzen 3800X rig. Both PCs have been used for gaming or mining 24/7 for 7 years with the same AIO. It's still going.
Oshato 4 aylar önce
Great vid, really coherent with lots of explanation behind the scenes of AIOs. Thank you for sharing this knowledge with us!
Der_Rusher 2 yıl önce
short version: waters goes down, air goes up. your pump is running dry while your system is gonna fry!
La Bestia Humana MX
La Bestia Humana MX 2 aylar önce
Glad, I read this before watching the entire video. Lol
Adapter Crash
Adapter Crash 3 aylar önce
I gotta guy he gotta press similar function in the cooling unit cept you don't have to change the fluid and clean it
Jérôme Laignel
Jérôme Laignel 3 aylar önce
🤣 you nailed it, gosh how many words did he need to get the exact same result as your comment ? 😅😂
CS X 5 aylar önce
What about if the tubes are on the side?
BaseyMiC 6 aylar önce
das war so deutsch von Dir xD
Allen Yıl önce
Thanks for sharing this info. I just got one on my first build, I would've figured I had it set up the best way because it looked like the marketing material. Gonna try and reset the position now for ideal flow. This and Steve's videos really great explanations.
Sohail Gustasab
Sohail Gustasab 10 aylar önce
Fantastic video. Thanks for going to so much effort to show how this all works. This is exactly why I love your content so much.
renee smith
renee smith 9 aylar önce
Doing research on my first build. Glad I saw this video before starting it. I was going to install the AIO exactly the way you said NOT to. Now that I know this I will make sure to install the radiator at the TOP of the case. Thank you so much for saving me from making a massive mistake right off the bat.
IonNight 24 gün önce
This is really good to know. My Corsair H80 died in 2019, but it was 7 or 8 years old. It was mounted correctly and I think the pump suffered from aging.
Replacing my 120mm AIO today with a 240mm AIO. CyberpowerPC got the install right on my pre-built and my 120 works great but I just wanted something bigger and cooler (literally and figuratively). I've never replaced an AIO before so this video answered virtually every question I had about installing it correctly. Thank you for digging into the details and breaking these AIOs down. You describe it in a way thats not too technical but still covers every minute detail so guys like me can understand. Great job and thanks again!
Jarrett Hobbs
Jarrett Hobbs 2 yıl önce
Unfortunately, front-mounted, tubes-up is often the only way a particular liquid cooler will fit it a particular case, either because there aren't appropriate mounts anywhere else and the tubes are too short for tubes-down, or because there's an issue with clearance related to the motherboard or the RAM that prevents mounting it in the top of the case.
Draxion 15 gün önce
phunyguy 4 aylar önce
Asus Tuff Gaming mATX case/motherboard/280mm AIO also suffers this same issue. Cannot top mount, RAM in the way, and front mount can only go hoses up because the (riveted in) PSU shroud is in the way. Woe is me. I keep getting water noises a few times a day, like a trickling noise from it shuffling some air around, so probably need to replace the chassis before I have to replace both the chassis and the AIO.
The Firehawk
The Firehawk 10 aylar önce
@Gamers Nexus There's also a tradeoff to be had here, shorter tubes = less permeation, it might be worth it.
Annie Worroll
Annie Worroll 11 aylar önce
@Mike Wazowski If you have to run it in a front mount with the tubes at the top, then yeah, mount it as high up as possible. It may not be ideal, but it's better than nothing.
Killersoul711 11 aylar önce
@Gamers Nexus I kinda would like the bubbly noise like if I'm nest to a water turtle tank filter or if I'm a scientist doing chemicals
azbrez 6 aylar önce
Thank you for this extremely informative video before I install my liquid cooler. How do we feel about a 120mm square radiator being mounted with tubes on the side rather than the bottom? Based on this science, it seems that it would function at least just as well as tube on the bottom since both tubes would still be totally submerged where they meet the radiator.
MrZomfgwtfbbq 24 gün önce
About to build my first AIO based PC. Glad I saw this. Thanks mate. Great job explaining everything!
Anthony 10 aylar önce
I just built my newest PC a few weeks ago and I am so thankful to find this video! I installed the AIO cooler just like you said . I have a cooler master 280mm with the tubes down, going up to CPU. I am having no problems at all! Thank you so much!
Bryan 3 gün önce
how did he help you if you already had it on correctly
Theodoros Karnavos
Theodoros Karnavos 24 gün önce
Awesome video. Mad props to you and your channel. I remember when I first installed an AIO on my 2500K and was searching for the proper way to mount it... (almost 10 years ago I think) Came across some pretty stupid suggestions that made me doubt my ...education... (physics was probably my favorite subject in school) I was going through sites and some videos and was constantly thinking "that can't be right". Fast forward to recent years, I've been low key looking at a replacement case for a "secondary" PC I have and bad radiator placement is very common on many of products pictured.
Mahe N
Mahe N 7 aylar önce
Thank you for enlighten us, and huge thanks for making this video. You are totally awesome. I almost thought I need a new cooler but following your instructions saved my pc. flipping and putting pump pipes lower and keeping the radiator its position upper then pump and saved lot of noise. Surprising is that, last 12 years I had Radiator pipes up never got any issues but when started cleaning my pc and I added new thermal past and plugged it back same as before nothing changed, suddenly its started making very loud bubble noise and my pc temperatures where very high up to 80C in min and also got shut down by its self, I wasn't sure what's happening. I thought Its time for new cooler but luckily I watched your video followed your instructions solved my problem straight away, I still little spectacle about it, slight small noise hardly I can hear and my CPU temp is back to about 32-38 that's awesome. (I kept the radiator pipes down and whole radiator higher then the cpu pump).
Joshua Chesney
Joshua Chesney 2 yıl önce
I've been looking everywhere for the answers that literally only this video provides. I'm building with an AIO for the first time in two days. I did so much research and was convinced until this moment that tubes up vs tubes down didn't matter for front mounted radiators. I'm so relieved to have GN finally provide a definitive answer on this, yet pissed that AIO has been around for God knows how long and only now is there a correct answer floating around as to how you're supposed to mount your shit.
Maxik Yıl önce
It is a marketing trick. Manufacturers want you to buy their coolers more often by improperly mounting it and shortening the longevity of coolers. The faster it degrades, the sooner you have to buy another one pushing their sales up
Zenon Tutorials
Zenon Tutorials 2 yıl önce
@Francis Sauve does it make a difference if the tubes is on top, cause i think it will block the space for my graphics card.
Francis Sauve
Francis Sauve 2 yıl önce
If you mount it at the front with tubes down, you'll have better cooling and noise levels
Paul Fairchild
Paul Fairchild 2 yıl önce
DispelTheMyth Steve answers that in the follow-up video. Orientation of tubes coming out of the pump makes no difference.
Rishi 2 yıl önce
I thought only about air intake or exhaust & front/back fan mount, gamer nexus deserves big brain tutorial award.
Cassidy B
Cassidy B 10 aylar önce
The problem I find is the tubing on these AIO coolers is nearly always too short to mount them properly with the tubing at the bottom of the radiator as described in this video. If the manufacturers would just make the tubing a bit longer this might actually be a possibility, but pretty much every build I've done that isn't top mounted has to be upside down due to the pitifully short length of tubing provided on these units.
Hououin Kyouma
Hououin Kyouma 8 aylar önce
@Jamison Munn ah, yeah that could be it too, could depend on your definition of upside down.
Jamison Munn
Jamison Munn 8 aylar önce
@Hououin Kyouma i am going to try again tomorrow. It could just be because I only have the cheapest mid tower cases and a pretty big GPU.
Hououin Kyouma
Hououin Kyouma 8 aylar önce
@Jamison Munn just seems crazy to me lol I've built maybe 13 or 15 cases in the past 2 years or so. And never had any issues. The inky issue I've had so far is actually with my personal build. The hoses are too long for the mesh 2 case I have by Lian Li. So they look ridiculous, bit annoyed by that, but it's by corsair, the liquid ice 3 fan rad
Jamison Munn
Jamison Munn 8 aylar önce
4 cases and I dont have one that could mount properly.
Hououin Kyouma
Hououin Kyouma 9 aylar önce
Luckily all the ones I've used by coolermaster were long enough, love them
Lie-Various Yıl önce
I finally got around to watching this and this helped me realise I definitely mounted mine wrong even though it looks correct :D I'm getting that water trickling noise and have been terrified of pushing my CPU since I was absolutely sure something was wrong with my installation
J Scrub
J Scrub 8 aylar önce
Your incredible! I have been wanting someone to do an in depth video about this. Again your amazing, Thank you for all this hard work!
Zach Wright
Zach Wright 5 aylar önce
I can’t believe I haven’t learned this until today. Been building PCs for over a decade. Got a BIOS error this morning that my CPU temps had hit the junction maximum. Watched this video, see that my cooler is mounted improperly but don’t have time to fix it today so I’ve rotated my case to sit on its head and tilted 30°. CPU temps have dropped back to normal and a new cooler is on its way :)
shoyru166166 Yıl önce
its lovely how simple some problems in life can be, if only there were actual view windows into the inner workings of things
MvZ Podcast
MvZ Podcast Yıl önce
I don't think you'll ever get the credit you deserve. You really provide the most objective and supportive information on PC building on the biggest video platform in the world
Dustin Snider
Dustin Snider 10 aylar önce
i love the shot gun blast of information you guy give. just right to the face. i really wish i could mount my H150I that way but the case design simply doesn't allow it. shouldn't have gone for the 360mm if i had known this i would've instead purchased the 280mm and top mounted it. my msi gungnir case doesn't support top mounted 360mm radiators. the top of the radiator is still higher then the pump but i will be more careful about this issue in the future.
David jeffers
David jeffers 3 aylar önce
I’m surprised I haven’t seen any manufacturers with their tubes half way up the rad. Where the fluid enters from half height, goes to the top of the rad, all the way down, and half way back up before returning back to the tubes. This would allow the rad to be installed in any direction plus likely provide GPU clearance.
Erique Dobson
Erique Dobson Aylar önce
@lynda jones All 2 manufacturers? Of what? AIOs? Radiators? Pumps? I don't understand your comment.
lynda jones
lynda jones Aylar önce
@Erique Dobson all 2 manufacturers
Erique Dobson
Erique Dobson 2 aylar önce
From an engineering standpoint, you couldn't do this without reducing the total surface area, and thus your cooling performance. You'd also PROBABLY have to deal with air getting trapped in the middle near the outlet. Air does indeed want to go up, but it's happy with local minima, especially in low pressure systems like AIOs. Kinda like how a boat flipped upside down will keep a pocket of air a few meters underwater.
David jeffers
David jeffers 2 aylar önce
@Weeblicker it’s clear you’re not picturing what I’m trying to portray because that’s exactly how water works. Imagine 1/2 up on one side 1 full length down on the other then the other half way back up the original side…
David jeffers
David jeffers 2 aylar önce
@Weeblicker maybe not but it is how flow works. Imagine the front half split and the back half full. Now connect your intake to the front mid going to front top. This passes to rear top, full length to rear bottom. Passes back to front bottom. And front bottom to front mid just below intake, the now cool water exhausts to pump line. You still have 240m of cooling but from intake to exhaust you are roughly mid-aio the whole time.
Sanja Madtech
Sanja Madtech 3 aylar önce
Hi, did you ever try to add additional radiator to cpu cooler? like 2 x 360 for CPU cooler? would like to see such a test ;)
Dieter Schoenmann
Dude you are genius, what an EPIC job! Absolutely best explanation I ever seen and ever needed. THANK YOU!
Mikey D
Mikey D Yıl önce
This is exactly why a good case design makes this trivial. The Lian Li 011 Air / Air mini has a mounting area on the backside of the case, so if you mount tubes-down there, you can easily reach a hybrid / liquid cooled GPU at the bottom portion of your motherboard. Now for the CLI cooler, the case has a radiator spot at the top of the case to make a proper install easy.
Abstrakt 7 aylar önce
Got myself the dynamic mini to do a build in shortly. Is Side mounting the aio rad okay ?
Hashbias Shate
Hashbias Shate 2 yıl önce
Always wondered if radiator orientations mattered, but all the other videos only talk about thermals, and not about what happens to the radiator and noise etc. So thanks!
802 Garage
802 Garage 2 yıl önce
@Skelath All the other noises you are referencing have water being added to a system rather than a closed system. In a large contained system where droplets can form and fall, your other theories might stand. Inside of heat pipes there is no room for the liquid to form droplets and fall onto an open surface. It will basically condensed on the sides and slide back down. Otherwise there is very little movement in the system.
Skelath 2 yıl önce
@ytilanigiroon One thing you learn when becoming a technician is that google is your biggest resource, specially when new technology comes out. But hey, have great night yourself, I certainly did by reading all these made up answers.
ytilanigiroon 2 yıl önce
@Skelath I'm glad you found Google. Nearly had to make the lmgtfy link personally. 😉 Have a good night/day/whatever!
Skelath 2 yıl önce
@ytilanigiroon Also to further elaborate thermal heat pipes use capillary action aka it's the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of, or even in opposition to, external forces like gravity. During operation of a heat pipe, heat supplied to the evaporator vaporizes the working fluid, which travels down to the condenser. The vapor condenses in the condenser, and the liquid is drawn back to the evaporator by the wick, using capillary forces.
Skelath 2 yıl önce
@ytilanigiroon As I stated, I enjoy all the "made up" answers people give, and also find this conversation very entertaining.
A K 8 aylar önce
Hey Steve, I have a quick question. What about AIO coolers that have the pump in the radiator (like the Fractal Lumen)? Should I avoid a top mount for that AIO? Thanks and keep up the great work.
Dean Zeelie
Dean Zeelie 9 aylar önce
Great video, but how does it effect the AIO units where the pump is situated in the middle of the radiator? Because the pump will always be drowning in the coolant. Does it still matter whether the pipes is on top or bottom? I understand it's even the same as a car engines where you want the engine(heat source) drowned in coolant and slightly below the rad.
Outlet 11 aylar önce
Your video was excellent and very informative. I was pleased to see that my installation was done correctly. (Small pat on my back.) I have never understood why these AIOs use non-transparent tubing. I would like to see my coolant moving thru the system. That way, I could see that the pump was working correctly and any air bubbles in the loop. Also, why do the manufacturers not include a separate reservoir in the loop? That would allow me to see two things: Any air bubbles are being expelled and knowing that the loop is completely filled. Maybe you could produce a video showing how to add transparent tubing and a reservoir to the AIO. I'm thanking EK here, but my PC came with AIO installed. Before you build that gaming PC, determine what you will place into the case to ensure that they will actually fit, width, length, and height.
Danny Smith
Danny Smith 9 aylar önce
Great video, I am in to mechanics and understand vehicle radiators, and how the air travelles around the system always reaches the highest point. I have a corsair 4000d corsair suggest the 360mm radiator, to me suggests its an air free 100% liquid system, I was considering the 280mm because it fits at the top making cooling better because heat always rises. This video has helped me make up my mind 100% understanding they are not an air free sealed units, so the 360mm configuration is definitely not an ideal choice, like shown on the corsair site.
Awaiting Input
Awaiting Input 7 aylar önce
This is easily fixed by redesigning how the tube interfaces with the radiator. Rather than going straight into the radiator, there should be a small pipe, with one end always submerged (imagine a drinking straw). That way, any air that gets trapped in the top of the radiator will not interfere with the suction back to the pump.
Unspecified User #429
Unspecified User #429 6 aylar önce
It'll always get more air in it though, over time. I'd just fit a hygroscopic automatic bleed valve.
Vathik 2 yıl önce
This type of content, along with things like calling out MSI over their shady reviewer relations, is what make me confident that GN is a trusted Source of tech knowledge.
Mach Daddy
Mach Daddy 8 aylar önce
Excellent demonstration! Outwardly I thought that these water cooler systems seemed "simple", but I think I'll stick with aircooled systems. Makes me wonder what the instructions for these units say, assuming that people actually read them.
BiscuitPuncher 7 aylar önce
I was looking into building my first water cooled system but in all honesty, I think sticking with air cooled is the best approach.
Alacon Jet
Alacon Jet Yıl önce
I wish you had addressed pump-in-rad design, even though it's not very common, because I'm sure people are wondering how to mount those types of AIO.
JZ1917 Yıl önce
This is amazing content. Thank you for making this!
Les Poy
Les Poy Aylar önce
Yep. You must use the top of the radiator (I/O pipes below) as an air trap. I installed a vertical radiator, so the air trap was above the pump n block by about 3.5cm to ensure it gets no air gets into it too. It worked flawlessly. Very quiet, very efficient, faster on loads, and temps were the absolute best. Because if the pump is too low, if there is any air is in the top of the radiator, the pump has to push water up OUT of the IN radiator to flow into the OUT radiator. To have gravity place an immediate resistance onto the pump is not optimal. I feel, even if you have a top mounted radiator, the pump too low will have to push water upwards into the IN radiator and rise up before it will come back out of the OUT radiator. Keeping the pump just below the air trap with as little of the res water above, in a 100ml system, will reduce static pressure on the pump by at least 90 grams even when the PC is off. But the pump and IO pipes MUST be below the air trap and the IN line to the pump n block on top above the pump n block OUT line as in the video^ .
Ryan Hampshire
Ryan Hampshire 10 aylar önce
seems to me that once you have the part that attaches to the cpu you could just attach it to an aquarium pump outside the case. and since your using a better pump where orientation doesnt matter simply place the radiator inside the mini fridge sitting next to the computer desk or strap it to the side of a box fan, maybe drop the radiator all together and just cycle the flow from inside an actual fish aquarium. either way you save hundreds, regain space in the case and gain superior cooling even if you do little more than run the tubing to a 3-5 gallon water jug. or go all out.
Coffinspired 2 yıl önce
The lengths y'all went to for the purpose of proving a pretty obvious point about AIO's is insane. You're all insane - I hope you know that. And that's why we love you.
Rafe Zetter
Rafe Zetter 3 aylar önce
Just bought my first water AIO and after reading around was starting to have doubts about installing it because of so many people complainign about gurgling and pump whine etc. I had all but decided to return it in favor of the "big ass noctua" that's proving so popular (and MUCH cheaper), however it seems it could well be they were all just mounted wrong.
Mauricio Flores
Mauricio Flores Aylar önce
Well, i bought my corsair h70, 8 years ago and no problem so far
DerelictDiva Aylar önce
The noctua n15 is comparable to many 240 or 280 rads in terms of cooling, thermals and sound, based on GN charts from most recent best of video. It can’t compare to the 360 or 420 rads, but if you don’t need that much cooling, then that kind of air cooling is totally viable. GN tested the n15 with a i9 12th gen, so it was up to cooling that stock. I like the safety of air cooling - I personally prefer parts that don’t have even the potential to fail in a way that will damage other parts, but that might be my engineering background. I am thrilled aio are so so much more reliable than when they first came on the market tho.
Mike Chin
Mike Chin Aylar önce
@Thomas B plus if the air cooler has 2 fans, its very unlikely both would fail at once, the other fan will probably be enough to keep it running
MrIgorasty 2 aylar önce
bought kraken 6 years ago and i’m using it wrong ?😂 still is quite and efficient. buy aio!😊
Giorno Giovanna
Giorno Giovanna 2 aylar önce
@Dumbo the air cooler featured in the video wasn't a random air cooler but rather the best one noctua had to offer. More often than not AiOs beat air coolers
Sum41rthe1 Yıl önce
You mentioned it might not be the coolest as you have to exhaust. You can easily put the radiator fan closest to your intake fans as intake too. It is mostly pulling in cool air with the other case fans, while the fan furthest is set to exhaust (this is for my 240mm aio and running cinebench stress tests I didn't hit more than 68c)
Patriot 03
Patriot 03 2 aylar önce
I think it's more important to just have good airflow in your care either way, in my case I prefer to have my CPU AIOs as exhaust at the top of the case (I have to imagine the rising heat helps, steve wrote it off but I think heat rising is a potent force that I'd prefer my fans not have to needlessly combat) with large intake fans in the front of my case, the back case fan is also an exhaust. So I've got cool air entering the case thanks to large powerful fans and that air flows past the GPU and out of the exhaust, this deliberate flow helps cool all the components in the case including the drives. I'd be a bit concerned about having a top mounted exhaust and then using the nearby case fan as an intake, I wouldn't want to impede the airflow going over the GPU in anyway because it also needs access to cool air/airflow. In the end of the day what matters for the inside components is total airflow measured by volume, the more air that runs past the components per unit of time the better so there's no need for a convoluted setup just sensibly choose how you want the air to flow and utilize the big front case fans which can deliver the majority of that flow. Preferably maintain slight positive pressure in the case to help avoid dust.
William Sullivan
William Sullivan Yıl önce
Well I sure opened my case up lol!! I had my front mounted 240 rad in the wrong orientation flipped that thing around and now it's quieter and runs between 5-7°c cooler on full load and about 4°c cooler at idle thanks guys keep up the great work.
chris roberts
chris roberts 11 aylar önce
Steve, thank you for this explanation on the proper mounting for AIO coolers. It makes perfect sense. In My NZXT case, I mounted my lian li gallihad 3 fan radiator on top. It works very well and never hear it. The other thing about my nzxt case is that it has vents at the top of the case too so the hot air will easily escape. My case has three 120 mm fans in the front of the case pulling fresh air into the case. At idle the Cpu is at around 20 deg Celsius. Even under several pcmark benches, the cpu never got above 38 degrees Celsius.
Smasher Devourer
Smasher Devourer Yıl önce
Wouldn't curving the tubes so that they are lower than the top of the radiator technically trap the air in the radiator? If air moves to the top, wouldn't it not be a stretch to assume that the air wouldn't go down the tubes and then up again? Particularly if the pump isn't really strong enough to move air? Asking because this is the only way I can install my radiator...
kelly brown
kelly brown 2 yıl önce
I love how everything you do is straight number based. No flashy slides or misleading information. just raw data. Thanks again.
kelly brown
kelly brown 2 yıl önce
@YouCensored welcome to politics, they all are including democrats and Republicans. Let's get back to the topic here.. computers..
Mathew Long
Mathew Long 2 yıl önce
Politics not factored at all, Ben Shapiro would have a factgasm thanks to Steve's and GNs authentic and traditional approach to education and journalism.
Reckless Yıl önce
I'm an industrial pump mechanic, I can tell you right now when you seat the AIO improperly you're going to get air in the impeller, that causes cavitation(micro explosions of air), which will absolutely ruin any kind of centrifugal pump. Great video.
Draynged 11 aylar önce
@IIIrIpI7III This is all nonsense for clickbait payoff! Some of it is possible, but you need to buy a real shitty AIO...
IIIrIpI7III 11 aylar önce
How would seating it improperly cause that issue?
drb0mb Yıl önce
guys, a pump mechanic doesn't know about physics, and this isn't cavitation. the impeller would have to be spinning so fast that it creates a low pressure area strong enough to prompt evaporation in the coolant to cause cavitation. those evaporation pockets would then collapse like a rubber band being pulled back and snapped in a no-fucking-around effort to return to stable pressure. what's happening here is more like swishing mouthwash around, which doesn't displace molars over time.
Fabio Lessa
Fabio Lessa Yıl önce
No way on this earth this scenario would cause cavitation. Cavitation IS NOT the mere presence of air/bubbles in the flow. Cavitation is what happens when due to low-pressure sessions (usually vortexes) the liquid goes to a vapor state (liquid's vapor pressure equilibrium) and right after the low-pressure session ends, the vapor transition back to liquid. That usually happens extremely fast which in turn generates pressure/shock waves. These shock waves are what, in turn, damages the structure. These little cute pumps are FAR from being able to generate these pressure shifts. That being said, the bubbles do cause all the harm described in the video. However, it's not due to cavitation, but rather due to all the reasons Steve correctly pointed out. -- Mechanical-aeronautics engineer/turbine engineer here.
Phat Vato
Phat Vato 7 aylar önce
Much appreciated Gamers Nexus, Absolute and Awesome information regarding AIO`S. Had i watched this earlier, my Msi AIO would not have died in six months. I'm now running a Cooler master AIO , mounted tubes down.
Pauleta85Gaming Yıl önce
Best video ever!! Good work!! TIP: Always try mounting the liquid cooler at the top with the case standing and wiggle the tubes with the pump pointing down and radiator above them (just before you mount it) 😉
JordanH Yıl önce
My pump is mounted facing right, as that's how it was designed to be out the box. Think it's worth remounting it so its facing down ?
mofoq Yıl önce
reminds me of the days when I ran a custom loop (long before AIOs were even a sparkle in the inventor's eye) and I had a reservoir+fill port with beads at the highest point (and to capture air bubbles)
Zengrath 2 aylar önce
I ordered an Artic liquid freezer II and love that their online manual links to this video, haha. I already know this video very well but I love that they refer to this video to explain the important of proper radiator installation.
Quick420ful 2 gün önce
My favorite video so far guys.Love the cpu mount with plexiglass when working correctly But I love the teardowns of ripoff dells and other crappy overpriced prebuilts too.I mean how hard can it really be to build a good prebuilt,and mass produce it honestly.We've all built nice personal pc's over the years,all they need to do is tap into one persons setup and copy it if they are really thAT INCOMPETANT,ROFL.
Phoenix X
Phoenix X Yıl önce
Some coolers can have a glycerine build up issue in the head block too over time. Last dead cooler i replaced for someone i pulled open to look at, and the heatblock was blocked solid by hardened glycerine. Why they put it in there to begin with, my guess is as a lubricant.
Bryan R Thompson
Bryan R Thompson Yıl önce
Question, what’s the difference between rad up tubes down, but the cooler tube side sits on a horizontal instead of the vertical? Meaning cooler tubes coming out the side Vs straight down like in your example? That’s how mine is mounted, and I haven’t had any issues, but I’d love to correct if I could eek out more performance :) Cooler - NZXT Kraken, before the refresh with the digital screen. CPU - 3950x
James Biser
James Biser Yıl önce
Opionion on what processors should have water cooling vs ones that don’t would be epic
Stephen Partridge
Interesting video, how about a system where the radiator is mounted with the tubes at the side with both tubes above the pump?
Tev 2 yıl önce
Undid my rookie mistake and flipped my Radiator just the other day, it’s quieter already and looks a lot better. Really nice to know *why* it’s quieter, better temps etc.
Shawn Pitman
Shawn Pitman 2 yıl önce
@T Pagz No, the rad is still the top of the loop.
T Pagz
T Pagz 2 yıl önce
@Gamers Nexus On a top mounted rad - does it matter what orientation the hoses are in on the pump itself...side, top or bottom?
Gamers Nexus
Gamers Nexus 2 yıl önce
Excellent! Great to hear that it helped!
Tahoedan 2 aylar önce
Do you think if you top mount the rad that it would be a good idea to shim the in/out end down a bit so that the high point is at the other end of the radiator ?
Dave John
Dave John Yıl önce
My real world test of 10+ years with an H50 and H70 is that it made no difference...So I think "May" is the key word. I would rather have the CPU run cooler with a front rad (Cold air coming in) than worry about whether a pump will last less than 10 years. Never heard any extra noise from them.
Bau N3RD
Bau N3RD Yıl önce
Nice designs, but I'd imagine they are pretty hard to clean if you don't do it right away. I'm lazy af, so I'd go for a plain surface.
Saulo Satoshi
Saulo Satoshi 4 aylar önce
Great video, guys!! The BEST I saw about water cooler. I wish I saw it earlier. All my questions and doubts were answered with this video. This is for sure the best and most elucidative video about water cooler setup I have ever watched. And you guys really showed the air and the liquid working in the cooler. Other videos only talk about stuffs and don't really show what happens inside the cooler. Great work, guys! Congrats and thanks a lot for doing this video.
Sauce 4 aylar önce
Wouldn't you also want the block tubes to be on top so that air can't get trapped inside the block even if it's below the radiator?
Camden Norris
Camden Norris 2 yıl önce
I swear next year at ces if i see any tempered glass radiators or aios im gonna blame this video.
Tech Initiate
Tech Initiate Yıl önce
@Andrew Hunt me and my wife had these coolers. It's nice because they have ports for you to add coolant and or dye. You can change the tubes when they get old and no longer clear. It was a gateway for me to a complete custom loop, but was definitely my favorite AIO.
hautedaug 2 yıl önce
tempered glass + internal RGBs incoming
RandomTechS@#T 2 yıl önce
Hopefully with water level and water temp indicator
SpaceRanger 2 yıl önce
@tiestofalljays that's crazy you can buy a radiator and pump for a car for that..Seeing this video and how poorly made these are .the only thing decent are the hoses..and even then those fittings are knock off an fittings
Μαριος Σωτηρακοπουλος
Honestly a tempered glass on the rad that can be removed would be insane for the refills :D
John Henneberger
John Henneberger Yıl önce
Okay, so I watched the whole cooler video... Super-informative but the one thing I didn't hear (or don't recall hearing) was a definitive 'best' orientation. Simple question, top mount versus front mount (assuming tubes elevations are right) - is one better than the other? I'll toss in a request for a video too... you do a lot of case reviews, which are great. But I don't ever recall seeing one that focuses specifically on 'best cases' for water cool solutions. Having a water cooler changes so much... fan selection, noise levels... would be great to see best cases for AIO watercool.
Alex K
Alex K 3 aylar önce
Front is better. If tubes are long. If not, take arctic freezer 120 agd install on back exhaust. Top is 20-30% hotter because of hot air of you cpu.
D Y 6 aylar önce
great vid but i think you should show how all different types of closed loop coolers should be mounted
Local Man
Local Man 11 aylar önce
I just bought and installed my very first AIO at the weekend (it's a corsair capellix elite) I put the Radiator at the top with the fans as an exhaust. I know a lot of people say you should do the fans as an intake, but honestly I think this is better for me, as I heard it can help with cooling the GPU more. My CPU isn't that powerful tbh (an 11th gen i5) Also if I wanted it to be an intake I should have gotten the bigger Rad with the 3 fans and put it on the front of my case. My case is a Corsair 680x though, so has good airflow.
Dowlphwin 10 aylar önce
I always cringed at the idea of running radiator fans outside-in. Radiators are meant to dissipate a lot of heat, and blowing all that into the case seems stupid. Although it seems even newer graphics cards tend to suck air in, dunno. I guess the other components inside are less heat-critical and you can just blow air out somewhere else, but that would typically be the front, which can be problematic. And it could also be bad if you combined liquid and air cooling systems.
Great video some people just can’t watch a long video so they skip around and then they don’t learn everything. you did a great job thank you I understand what I need to do now
nauroticdax Yıl önce
I had a disaster last night with my aio, it's an uphere branded single fan aio rear mounted tubes down on a 3600, I don't remember buying it but I would imagine it being reasonably well reviewed/price was what lead me to it. I noticed that my idle temp has been getting higher recently and when I start ANY game fans immediately peg to 100% (sometimes even when it's idling and windows starts a background process it Ill stay at 100% for a little while...in my experience the thermal grizzly I used has been good for around 5 years so I was sceptical it was a tim issue but I reapplied it anyway. After reapplying in bios the fans pegged at 100% and the heat is climbing past 80 and despite doing the air bubble dance the pump (which was previously silent) is now screaming. After opening the loop by removing the cpu plate I found a heap of brown residue (no idea what it is) in the corner of the intake channel and the fins are covered in this slimy residue, after some cleaning with acetone first then a rinse with distilled water and refilling loop pump first (and more bubble dancing) it runs about as well as it did from new...this aio is 9 months old... Tl;Dr Despite what the manufacturer says these aio's can be user maintained and if you suspect degraded performance over time due to insufficient cooling I would advise getting some distilled water take the cold plate off inspect for residue and clean it out (if there is any) and by pulsing the pump and adding water you can refill the loop just remember that you will be adding an air bubble when you put the plate back on so you need to get that bubble back into the radiator...might save you buying a whole new aio
Katsu Abe
Katsu Abe 2 yıl önce
I live in a hot region and my idle temperatures dropped 10C just changing the radiator position. Thank you, Gamers Nexus.
LyKosa 2 yıl önce
Filipino To Be not meaning to be rude here, I'm genuinely curious. Why did you bother replacing your 9900k with what is essentially a 9900k that needs a whole new motherboard? Considering that Z490 doesn't even get you pcie 4.0 support, that seems like a pretty pointless upgrade to me, in fact I'd barely consider it an upgrade as its more or less the same as what you had before. But hey, it's your money, spend it however you like.
Rei Ayanami
Rei Ayanami 2 yıl önce
Katsu Abe where are you from?
ClubLulu 2 yıl önce
Preda R6
Preda R6 2 yıl önce
@Tzi K thats oke its 3 years now and im upgrading my pc in a few months so it did what it needed to do and thats cool my cpu voor 3 years
Sup D
Sup D 2 yıl önce
Filipino To Be Well based on this video (from what i understood), while that mounting position is not ideal, but it mostly affects the longevity of your AIO, rather than efficiency (yeah there is efficiency loss, but its nothing major probably). Considering you have a 10700k system, i guess yours is a new one, so you won't probably find any issue quite this early.
Tuggy Peppa
Tuggy Peppa 20 gün önce
🙏 Thank you for helping me on my first build, I was so stuck on this issue and it was preventing me from finishing my build. Why was it so hard to find this video when it's exactly what I need for my questions yt!!?
Mark Estrada
Mark Estrada Yıl önce
Yay, I did it right! I was clueless, but it seemed the proper way (Dune reference). I have been building systems since 1995. Mostly AMD and Cyrex. I think I was the first gamer overclocker at least. I overclocked my HP 486-20 successfully to 33 Mhz. in 1993. I noticed it was getting really hot so I cooled it with a desk fan. I was really into Ultima, and it would work fo a little while, and then crash. You couldn't run games in Win 3X, so you had to make a DOS boot disk. Loadhigh=EMM386, baby! I still wasnt satisfied
Unbound 6 aylar önce
Air can be trapped at any high point, *not only the highest point. So you want the system to be set up so that the air naturally bleeds out of the CPU mount (rather than into it).
Eric Lopez
Eric Lopez Yıl önce
I feel this is like a board meeting where everyone is nodding their heads, but no one understands what’s going on.
Disco Yıl önce
Not really. They made it extremely easy to understand everything they were trying to demonstrate.
Leynen Slucker
Leynen Slucker Yıl önce
I don't like what you said, but I'll give you my upvote
Alisson Santos
Alisson Santos 6 aylar önce
Thanks for the excellent informative content, now I know why my aio makes noise, I always thought it was a design error on corsair's part, I will change his orientation as soon as possible.
Joel Jacobson
Joel Jacobson 2 yıl önce
When I was building my PC a couple months ago I watched 5 videos on how to set up my AIO with a front mounted radiator and they all had the tubes at the top. Thank you for shedding some light on this. Also flipping a radiator was more of an ordeal than I thought it would be.. Edit: I was not experiencing any noise or issues, but just wanted to be safe. Edit:: You may want to inform your buddies Linus and Jay about the stuff in this video
Preston Morris
Preston Morris Yıl önce
I'm still running a 240 aio system on my 2500k overclocked to 4.4 for 11 years now. Still just as good as it was originally. Mine has always been mounted on top. I'm excited for my 12600 build
KC W Aylar önce
Thanks so much for doing this video. I have been going mad with the rattling Noise constantly coming from my cooler for months. I got it from Ibuypower, and it was mounted just like in the front mount, tubes up section. I don't know what to do, because I don't believe there is room to flip the radiator, as the video card is in the way. Is there anything else we can do?
SmallfryRie Yıl önce
Mind blowing that this video and many others have been made and I'm still being told to flip my AIO or I'm going to kill it when I have my tubes down and pump lower than the top of my rad. Unfortunately seems like this video and/or others have not set into people's minds well.
Kyle B
Kyle B Yıl önce
I had a AIO cooler get really noisy so ended up replacing it after about 2 years of use, seeing this now I can say it was because we mounted it wrong in the first place. I did get a new AIO cooler, mounted it at the top of the case due to space limitations but turns out it was installed the correct orientation. Phew!
Windmill Yıl önce
Glad to see after many years that my AIO was installed correctly and that Corsair H100 leaking wasn't my fault.
Eric Hilton
Eric Hilton Yıl önce
I just purchased an Arctic Liquid Freezer 2 A-RGB 360 cooler (new RGB version of the original, released on May 13th 2021), they are literally linking THIS VIDEO in their web based installation instructions. You know you're doing something right when the manufacturers link your video as part of their education on how to use a product! Great job GN!
Grilth Vatore
Grilth Vatore 8 aylar önce
Every front mounted AIO I've ever seen has had the tubes at the top, I always thought it was a bad idea, and I always did tubes at the bottom myself, but I never knew if it actually mattered at all. Then this video pops up in my feed randomly, 2 years after it was posted, and finally I'm validated lol.
afgncap 4 aylar önce
It's not that it's a bad idea, very often mounting it tubes bottom will make it hard or impossible to mount longer gpus. As long as the pump is below the highest point of the loop it should be ok. The worst thing that can happen is some bubbling noise in a radiator. I am currently using be quiet! silent loop 2 mounted like that but it has a port for refilling and it comes with a bottle of coolant so if it ever starts to be noisy I will just refill it. It is suboptimal but there won't be any damage.
Brandon K
Brandon K Yıl önce
Very cool. Thanks for the explanation of all of this. Makes perfect sense. Very well made and explained. 👌👌
jwiz1911 Yıl önce
Great video, I learned a ton from this! Thank you!
GothamChess Tried To Beat My GM Mom...
What size watercooler is right for you?