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Top mounted AIO or Front mounted?

Final question before I do a new build update post!

 

case: Cooler Master MB511

Cooler: 360MM Cooler Master ML360R

 

If i top mount i have to get a 240 instead (360 front support/240 top support/120 back support)

 

How would you push/pull the fans?

PC Set up 

CPU: I9-9900k

Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro-Wifi

GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gamin Z 

Cooling: Cooler Master ML360R AIO

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 16 GB 3000MHZ (8GB X 2) 

RAM: Corsair Vengence Pro Lighting Enhancement Kit (0GB X 2) 

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 

PSU: EVGA SuperNova G2 750 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular 

Case: CoolerMaster MB511 RGB 

 

Build Log found here:

 

 

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I always like my AIOs to pull in cooler air from outside the case, I'd mount it up front.

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1 minute ago, Velcade said:

I always like my AIOs to pull in cooler air from outside the case, I'd mount it up front.

Yeah, I agree on that part! So you would do a top mount with Thoes 2 pulling air in and the front three blowing out? would you also pull with the back 120mm?

 

PC Set up 

CPU: I9-9900k

Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro-Wifi

GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gamin Z 

Cooling: Cooler Master ML360R AIO

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 16 GB 3000MHZ (8GB X 2) 

RAM: Corsair Vengence Pro Lighting Enhancement Kit (0GB X 2) 

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 

PSU: EVGA SuperNova G2 750 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular 

Case: CoolerMaster MB511 RGB 

 

Build Log found here:

 

 

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typically i recommend top-mounted rads because warm air rises. either way, you'd only see a difference of a couple degrees on a 240 rad. If you want the best cooling, a 360 will give you the best results, as long as your front intake isn't choked.

 

If you want to do push/pull on your rad, you would just need 2 sets of fans, one on each side of the rad - moving air in the same direction. It may help slightly with temps but won't make a huge difference

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Just now, Derrk said:

If you want to do push/pull on your rad, you would just need 2 sets of fans, one on each side of the rad - moving air in the same direction. It may help slightly with temps but won't make a huge difference

 

1 minute ago, Justinzonfire said:

Yeah, I agree on that part! So you would do a top mount with Thoes 2 pulling air in and the front three blowing out? would you also pull with the back 120mm?

 

If you're just talking about fan placement, i like to have the front panel as intake and the top&rear pushing air out of the system

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If you mount your radiator in the front, you will warm up the air that is coming in your system. Instead if you have radiator mounted on top, your front intake will pull cooler air in, keeping overall temperature of all the system lower.

 

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2 minutes ago, Justinzonfire said:

Yeah, I agree on that part! So you would do a top mount with Thoes 2 pulling air in and the front three blowing out? would you also pull with the back 120mm?

 

Fresh air from the front.  Exhaust from the top and rear.

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3 minutes ago, Rex_G said:

If you mount your radiator in the front, you will warm up the air that is coming in your system. Instead if you have radiator mounted on top, your front intake will pull cooler air in, keeping overall temperature of all the system lower.

 

Not true.  Blowing all that hot air through your CPU rad can (and will) cause temps to be higher than that of a front mounted rad.

 

If the GPU is an open style card the placement of the CPU rad (top or front) is negligible on temps.

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3 minutes ago, Velcade said:

Fresh air from the front.  Exhaust from the top and rear.

My bad, you said front, I thought you said top "up front" I got you! do you know how I can find out if the hose will reach the front?

 

PC Set up 

CPU: I9-9900k

Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro-Wifi

GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gamin Z 

Cooling: Cooler Master ML360R AIO

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 16 GB 3000MHZ (8GB X 2) 

RAM: Corsair Vengence Pro Lighting Enhancement Kit (0GB X 2) 

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 

PSU: EVGA SuperNova G2 750 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular 

Case: CoolerMaster MB511 RGB 

 

Build Log found here:

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Justinzonfire said:

My bad, you said front, I thought you said top "up front" I got you! do you know how I can find out if the hose will reach the front?

 

You could measure them.  However if you're using the masterbox case and the 360MM Cooler Master ML360R you'll be fine.

 

They aren't reaching that far in that case.

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2 minutes ago, Velcade said:

Not true.  Blowing all that hot air through your CPU rad can (and will) cause temps to be higher than that of a front mounted rad.

 

If the GPU is an open style card the placement of the CPU rad (top or front) is negligible on temps.

Just saw Kyle's video on it and it makes sense. I guess I have some work to do today. Here is the video btw 

 

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@Rex_G Nice find.  Glad to see he included blower style cards.  I couldn't speak to those as I haven't tested them.

 

 

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Just now, Velcade said:

@Rex_G Nice find.  Glad to see he included blower style cards.  I couldn't speak to those as I haven't tested them.

 

 

I've watched this video like 13 times, I'm so antsy to pull the trigger on the right setup, the only thing left to buy is the CPU MOBO and Cooler. Doing it NOW

 

 

 

 

PC Set up 

CPU: I9-9900k

Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro-Wifi

GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gamin Z 

Cooling: Cooler Master ML360R AIO

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 16 GB 3000MHZ (8GB X 2) 

RAM: Corsair Vengence Pro Lighting Enhancement Kit (0GB X 2) 

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 

PSU: EVGA SuperNova G2 750 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular 

Case: CoolerMaster MB511 RGB 

 

Build Log found here:

 

 

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I suggested about a week or two ago in a different thread to have a 360mm AIO have air being pulled in from the front.

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6 minutes ago, mxk. said:

I suggested about a week or two ago in a different thread to have a 360mm AIO have air being pulled in from the front.

Yep! just wanted to make sure other enthusiasts have the same setup and actually works in theirs rather than paper or studies! that's what I will be doing! Getting my parts in on the 5th!

PC Set up 

CPU: I9-9900k

Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro-Wifi

GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gamin Z 

Cooling: Cooler Master ML360R AIO

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 16 GB 3000MHZ (8GB X 2) 

RAM: Corsair Vengence Pro Lighting Enhancement Kit (0GB X 2) 

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 

PSU: EVGA SuperNova G2 750 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular 

Case: CoolerMaster MB511 RGB 

 

Build Log found here:

 

 

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