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#geekmoment I just wanted to share my latest project while i have been couped up indoors!!
i9 9900ks - watercooled
Z390 aorus elite
64gb ddr400
RTX 3070
1tb NVMe Drive
9tb Mech Drives
Corsair 850W PSU
In a corsair 680x case - aircooled with commander controller.
For me this is very sexy
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so in short i would like to thank all those that have helped me with my project with random questions etc,

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very nice build. however your radiator inlet and outlet is below your cpu block. you need to have the radiator inlet and outlet above the cpu block or else air bubbles will get trapped in the cpu block (bad) and not in the radiator (good). just flip it 180.
 
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very nice build. however your radiator inlet and outlet is below your cpu block. you need to have the radiator inlet and outlet above the cpu block or else air bubbles will get trapped in the cpu block (bad) and not in the radiator (good). just flip it 180.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbGomv195sk

@ 1:50 they are saying add the pipes on the bottom. (confused now)

Also Corsair saying bottom....

https://help.corsair.com/hc/en-us/a...should-I-mount-the-radiator-of-my-AIO-cooler-

One good mounting position is to mount the radiator of the cooler at the frontal area of the case interior. The side of the radiator where the tubes connect should be at the bottom, and the pump should be mounted in a position where it is slightly lower than the top of the radiator, where air is captured.
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbGomv195sk

@ 1:50 they are saying add the pipes on the bottom. (confused now)

Also Corsair saying bottom....

https://help.corsair.com/hc/en-us/a...should-I-mount-the-radiator-of-my-AIO-cooler-

One good mounting position is to mount the radiator of the cooler at the frontal area of the case interior. The side of the radiator where the tubes connect should be at the bottom, and the pump should be mounted in a position where it is slightly lower than the top of the radiator, where air is captured.
The rad is fine so long as the top of the rad is above the CPU, pipes at the bottom are better also. Any air pockets will sit at the top of the rad since that's the highest point.
 

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very nice build. however your radiator inlet and outlet is below your cpu block. you need to have the radiator inlet and outlet above the cpu block or else air bubbles will get trapped in the cpu block (bad) and not in the radiator (good). just flip it 180.
That would be bad because air would trap at the radiator outlet. Radiator barbs at the bottom is correct.
 
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true the air would likely get trapped at the outlet but either way you going to get air in your pump then right? if you have a way to mount the rad with tubes at the bottom and above the pump/block then your good to go
 

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true the air would likely get trapped at the outlet but either way you going to get air in your pump then right? if you have a way to mount the rad with tubes at the bottom and above the pump/block then your good to go

You don't need the barbs above the pump, you only need the top of the rad higher than the pump so that is the prefered place for trapped air to gather.

In reality, I wonder how important the height really is... with the dynamic nature of the pump, I wonder if air really would get trapped in the pump? I believe the most important aspect is the flow of water out of the radiator, and an air gap at the top of the radiator, when the barbs are at the top, would prevent the flow of water from the rad to the block, which would be catastrophic. Therefore, I think orientation of the rad is critical, but I'm not so sure about the height... what do others think.
 
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very nice build. however your radiator inlet and outlet is below your cpu block. you need to have the radiator inlet and outlet above the cpu block or else air bubbles will get trapped in the cpu block (bad) and not in the radiator (good). just flip it 180.
If your flow pressure is sufficiently high, it won't trap air in the block at all. I've had several builds with the CPU block above and not one has experienced any problems... Also, because of the case designs, it has been impossible to mount the rads any higher anyway.
The OP has done it right. Air will rise to the top of the rad and remain there, rather than circulating around the loop and through the block.
 
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Thanks Guys.... all of your comments are much appreciated and this machine is quality. :)
 
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