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2 AIO's in the Meshify C?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm a bit new to water cooling.

 

So I got a new build up & running and would like to lower the (constant 81C) temps on my 2080 Ti. Big brain me didn’t realize once I install a 280mm rad in the front of my case (Meshify C) there’s no room for additional intake fans on the front or bottom. I’m thinking about getting an NZXT Kraken G12 kit for my GPU instead of trying to mod the PSU shroud for another intake fan.

 

I’d like to use a 240mm AIO with the G12 in the top of the case as intake for best cooling on the card, but don’t like the idea of 2 radiators sucking hot air into the case as its only intake.

 

Would this setup be a problem? I just don’t want to hotbox the rest of the components in the case. Would a different radiator placement / config make more sense here?

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I don't see it being an issue? Your CPU and GPU won't overheat since they're both on water, and I can't see that air being so warm that it hurts your mobo/ram/etc.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Statik said:

I don't see it being an issue? Your CPU and GPU won't overheat since they're both on water, and I can't see that air being so warm that it hurts your mobo/ram/etc.

Sweet I'll probably give it a go. I was mainly thinking about VRM and M.2 drives getting hot.

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The top's probably not fitting any fan+radiator, I remember someone not able to get NZXT X52 and Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro and Corsair Vengenance LPX in the case with the rad and fan up top. The solution at the end is to place the top fans externally.


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you Should be able to do it. I have my 9700k and 2080 super both liquid cooled in the streacom DA2. You should also keep in mind that the water temperature will be a lot cooler than the GPU/cpu temp, so having them both as I take shouldn’t be a problem 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

The top's probably not fitting any fan+radiator, I remember someone not able to get NZXT X52 and Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro and Corsair Vengenance LPX in the case with the rad and fan up top. The solution at the end is to place the top fans externally.

Crap you're right about the clearance. Looks like it's either going to have to be low profile ram or a 120mm radiator. To keep it all inside the case at least.

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I just did my new build with the Meshify C TG with a top mounted Cooler Master ML240R, it fits just fine, you just have to watch your clearances with ram and mobo heatsink, do not go for super tall ram (my Ripjaws V works great), but in my experience it should be fine. Also, note your GPU length. My GPU is 306mm in length and the case supports a maximum of 315mm with the front fans installed, with a radiator in the front it will be even tighter (it would not even come close to fitting in my build, but my 5700XT is massive). Just ensure that your GPU+Rad+Fan all add up to less than about 325mm, you might get away with a bit more tho but don't count on it. If its less than 315 then even better and you should have some breathing room for getting everything in there. If you would like me to do some measuring on my case just send me a DM and I proabably can get them to you sometime tmr or the next day.

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11 minutes ago, IAMABOSS said:

I just did my new build with the Meshify C TG with a top mounted Cooler Master ML240R, it fits just fine, you just have to watch your clearances with ram and mobo heatsink, do not go for super tall ram (my Ripjaws V works great), but in my experience it should be fine. Also, note your GPU length. My GPU is 306mm in length and the case supports a maximum of 315mm with the front fans installed, with a radiator in the front it will be even tighter (it would not even come close to fitting in my build, but my 5700XT is massive). Just ensure that your GPU+Rad+Fan all add up to less than about 325mm, you might get away with a bit more tho but don't count on it. If its less than 315 then even better and you should have some breathing room for getting everything in there. If you would like me to do some measuring on my case just send me a DM and I proabably can get them to you sometime tmr or the next day.

The pic in the original post was of my actual build, with the GPU and front 280mm rad installed, and they fit nicely. I just checked the Meshify C's specs for clearance on a top radiator and it's 40mm for any mobo components. Since my ram is ~50mm tall, I might swap it out for something lower. In the worst case scenario with mobo heat sink clearance issues I could end up using low profile fans on the top radiator lol.

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24 minutes ago, oversurprisedguy said:

The pic in the original post was of my actual build, with the GPU and front 280mm rad installed, and they fit nicely. I just checked the Meshify C's specs for clearance on a top radiator and it's 40mm for any mobo components. Since my ram is ~50mm tall, I might swap it out for something lower. In the worst case scenario with mobo heat sink clearance issues I could end up using low profile fans on the top radiator lol.

Ok that pic being your build makes much more sense, its been a long day, somehow I missed that. Honestly, you might expect a 3 slot 2080ti to be able to stay cooler than 81C, from the pic of your build I see that the fans on the 280 are not sealing against the radiator in that configuration. With the fans not sealing it might not create enough static pressure to move adequate air to cool both CPU and GPU, just an idea tho. But back to your question, yes it does look like some shorter ram/low profile fans would be necessary for a top rad+fans in your build. But it is totally doable. Side note, having your AIO tubes as the highest point in the cooler loop can cause bubbles to gather in the tubes, the exact location they should not be for longevity and maximum performance, generally its best to have the pump being feed by gravity by having the rad(reservoir) in a position where the tubes and pump are always pressurized by gravity, just something I have heard, probably not something to worry about until that AIO is a few years old, it just will need to be refilled with water sooner to remove those bubbles. 

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15 minutes ago, IAMABOSS said:

Ok that pic being your build makes much more sense, its been a long day, somehow I missed that. Honestly, you might expect a 3 slot 2080ti to be able to stay cooler than 81C, from the pic of your build I see that the fans on the 280 are not sealing against the radiator in that configuration. With the fans not sealing it might not create enough static pressure to move adequate air to cool both CPU and GPU, just an idea tho. But back to your question, yes it does look like some shorter ram/low profile fans would be necessary for a top rad+fans in your build. But it is totally doable. Side note, having your AIO tubes as the highest point in the cooler loop can cause bubbles to gather in the tubes, the exact location they should not be for longevity and maximum performance, generally its best to have the pump being feed by gravity by having the rad(reservoir) in a position where the tubes and pump are always pressurized by gravity, just something I have heard, probably not something to worry about until that AIO is a few years old, it just will need to be refilled with water sooner to remove those bubbles. 

Yeah the fans that came with the EVGA CLC have a pretty strange directional dish shape. They look like they're designed for a push config but I flipped them to pull to get better steady airflow inside the case. I'll test out some different fans and configs before I go all in and replace the GPU cooler.

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