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So i have an S340 Elite that I'm maybe considering cooling my future ryzen cpu in and was wondering about the most appropriate mounting positions for an AIO like the x63 in that case? I watched a gamer's nexus video recently showing that the pumps (if placed at the front of the case) should be on the bottom and not the top? does anyone have both of these products who can confirm that a mounting position like this is possible, or will it only fit with the pumps upright?

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19 minutes ago, Areyn13 said:

So i have an S340 Elite that I'm maybe considering cooling my future ryzen cpu in and was wondering about the most appropriate mounting positions for an AIO like the x63

There wouldn't be much point to using an AIO in the front of that case as it has no airflow, just stick to the biggest air cooler that will fit, as it'll have a bit more access to air.

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I have a S340 Elite, a kraken X63, an overclocked i7 6900k (and used to use a Noctua NH-D15). It fits, but only with the tubes up.

 

It also cools the CPU better than the D15, while being quieter.

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I've got a S340 with a NZXT X61.

Both X61 and X63 are 280mm AIOs.

You'll need to mount the AIO with the tubes at the top.

 

Yes, tube up top is not ideal, but I've had it set-up like this since November 2016.

AIO basically already served it's life...cooling a daily used i5-4690K @ 4.8 GHz.

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7 hours ago, fabarati said:

I have a S340 Elite, a kraken X63, an overclocked i7 6900k (and used to use a Noctua NH-D15). It fits, but only with the tubes up.

 

It also cools the CPU better than the D15, while being quieter.

 

16 minutes ago, -rascal- said:

I've got a S340 with a NZXT X61.

Both X61 and X63 are 280mm AIOs.

You'll need to mount the AIO with the tubes at the top.

 

Yes, tube up top is not ideal, but I've had it set-up like this since November 2016.

AIO basically already served it's life...cooling a daily used i5-4690K @ 4.8 GHz.

Have either of you ran into any cooling or acoustic problems having a 280 mounted at the front with that case?

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18 minutes ago, Areyn13 said:

 

Have either of you ran into any cooling or acoustic problems having a 280 mounted at the front with that case?

 

The rare occasion of the "sound of water flowing" when booting up.

Usual pump hum... nothing out of the ordinary -- Gamers' Nexus mentioned (slightly) louder pump hum / noise when the AIO is mounted sub-optimally.

Then again, I can't compare the X61 AIO vs my custom water loop so, and I don't have another AIO so...

 

Cooling issues?

Nope...not yet.

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Intel X99 Rig (Officially Decommissioned, Dead CPU returned to Intel)

  • i7-8086K @ 5.1 GHz (still tweaking) -- i7-6800K
  • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master -- ASUS X99 Deluxe
  • Sapphire NITRO+ RX 5700 XT Special Edition -- 2x Sapphire NITRO R9-Fury in Crossfire
  • 32GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3000 CL14 (16GB TridentZ RGB + 16GB Red/Black TridentZ)
  • SanDisk 480 GB SSD + 1TB Samsung 860 EVO + 1TB Intel 660p NVMe
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 850W P2 + Red/White CableMod Cables
  • Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition
  • Ekwb Custom loop
  • Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum + Corsair K70 (Red LED, anodized black, Cheery MX Browns)

Intel Z97 Rig (Secondary)

  • Intel i5-4690K 4.8 GHz
  • ASUS ROG Maximus VII Hero Z97
  • Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7950 EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition ACX 3.0
  • 20 GB (8GB X 2 + 4GB X 1) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz
  • Corsair A50 air cooler  NZXT X61
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  • Antec New TruePower 550W EVGA G2 650W + White CableMod cables
  • Cooler Master HAF 912 White NZXT S340 Elite w/ white LED stips

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  • Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD + Kingston V300 120GB SSD + WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD
  • Corsair TX850 (ver.1)
  • Cooler Master HAF 932

 

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9 hours ago, Areyn13 said:

 

Have either of you ran into any cooling or acoustic problems having a 280 mounted at the front with that case?

Nope. It's handling a 4.3 GHz 6900k with eases, better than my old Noctua. My 1080ti FTW3 is a bit toasty, but it's still within spec. And no pump or water flow noises. I'm much more annoyed with the sounds of my harddrives.

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