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Is it the END of the world to put an AIO front mount tubes up?

So I have an EKWB 360mm front mounted in a BeQuiet 500dx. I watched Steve at GN video about how the safest way to mount AIOs is either in the front with tubes down or on the top with tubes down. I tried my hardest to mount in the front with tubes down but the basement part of the case pressed REALLY hard against the tubes at that position and I was not comfortable with it. I know the possibility for air bubbles exists with my current orientation but is it the end of the world? I want to have it for around 5 years with no warranty issues. Will the pump have to run harder or anything with the tubes up front mount? 

  

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as long as the pump is BELOW the barbs on the radiator, you will be fine and have no issues. 

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1 minute ago, Skiiwee29 said:

as long as the pump is BELOW the barbs on the radiator, you will be fine and have no issues. 

Oh yeah it absolutely is then 

  

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it's not the best but good enough.

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It will be fine. A good AIO cooler will not have air in it. Only cheep and poorly made AIO units will.

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7 minutes ago, ausham said:

It will be fine. A good AIO cooler will not have air in it. Only cheep and poorly made AIO units will.

Even the best aios will lose some liquid over time and its better to plan for that 

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2 hours ago, xhackforeverxdx said:

Even the best aios will lose some liquid over time and its better to plan for that 

Pretty sure they all have at least some air in them. Pretty sure Steve brought that up in his video too. 

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2 hours ago, ausham said:

It will be fine. A good AIO cooler will not have air in it. Only cheep and poorly made AIO units will.

Heh... NZXT but those aren't cheap at all

 

All AIOs have some air in them

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50 minutes ago, Caroline said:

Heh... NZXT but those aren't cheap at all

 

All AIOs have some air in them

 

1 hour ago, m9x3mos said:

Pretty sure they all have at least some air in them. Pretty sure Steve brought that up in his video too. 

If they have air in them they are ether cheap or poorly made or defective.

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3 hours ago, xhackforeverxdx said:

Even the best aios will lose some liquid over time and its better to plan for that 

Only if they leak. And don't go quoting that nonsince about the coolant passing though solid tubbing. That is wacko tin foil had stuff.

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10 minutes ago, ausham said:

 

If they have air in them they are ether cheap or poorly made or defective.

So Corsair H100 platinum, Arctic, Alphacool and EKWB are cheap and poorly made

 

ok then

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1 minute ago, Caroline said:

So Corsair H100 platinum, Arctic, Alphacool and EKWB are cheap and poorly made

 

ok then

please don't quote me ever again, thank you

No water cooling loop AIO or custom should have air in it. You can call it cheep, planed failure, poor design or whatever when it comes to AIO Im inclined to believe its done on purpose to limit their useful life expectancy. Most of the major companys that sell AIOs don't make the AIO units themselves but rather market then for other far less trusty company's anyway so one should tread lightly when buying one.

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No seal is perfect all aios will lose some water over the years so planing for that is not a bad there is a reason some higher end aios have a refill port jesus  

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*The coolant inside of a liquid cooler is a mixture of propylene glycol and distilled water, with the split of these depending on what environment the manufacturer expects the cooler to occupy. This mixture doesn’t “evaporate,” per se, but does slowly permeate the tubes containing the cooler*

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