Just a quick question about cooling

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    I have been given a CORSAIR Hydro CW-9060010-WW H55 120 mm CPU Cooler.

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    I have the water block installed in the middle of the three Fan slots I have right at the top of the case..

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    Sorry the Lighting strips are hindering the picture a little.

    The question is about the direction of the fan, Would it be best to have the arrow pointing upwards towards the fins of the water tank.

    Or The other way around to pull air through instead..
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Hmm, first of all, I have no idea as I never had liquid cooling.
    Does the water go directly out towards the CPU and then directly in from the CPU? I guess...it depends if the tank gets warm or not?
    If the fan was on the CPU, you would need it to hit the CPU.
    ....I don't know.
    I am sure someone will help soon.
     
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    MIG-31 HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    I found the answer online, I did have the fan set up slightly incorrect..

    I don't matter where you locate the Fan and water block. Because of my positioning its to be the fan right at the opening oh the case and then the block underneath.. With the fan direction aimed at the fins (Very much as it would be air cooled)

    And BTW its a whole unit which is maintenance free.

    The Block on the CPU is also the Pump, So the liquid does circulate. Picture above were not very clear..

    I have had a water cooled PC Before, just never installed one my self.. (And this one were very fiddly with board in the case)
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I don't trust liquids near my computers, no matter what. I am glad it works for you. Also that you found a proper answer. :)
    Happy gaming.
     
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    I've been running my H-50 for 7 years now without any problems whatsoever.

    Considering that heat rises I can only think of one way to put it. The fan blowing through the radiator upward with chassis fan(s) pushing air into the case from below.
     
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    My NZXT has 3 80mm front intakes and a 120mm outtake at the back.. Case wise its fine for cooling.
     
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    This isn't entirely the case though. There is one thing you need to keep in mind when using one: air rises. There's always a chance of a trapped air bubble being present in the system, so you need to position the rad in a way that the liquid is always on the bottom. For instance, if you mount it at the back of the case you would want the tube connections at the bottom, not the top, that way air can never pass-through the line to the pump. The way you have it now follows the same logic as any trapped air will be at the top of the case, opposite of the tube connections.
     
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    And in the time since, I were not 100% convinced about the position..

    So I have no revised it since..

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    And that's that's the best I can get.
     
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    Good to find this out! Thanks for sharing this!!
     
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    IMO, I'd put it back where it was. The new location, if you have the fan pulling air in it's blowing the air from the rad back into the case. If it's set up for pull, then you are fighting with the fan at the top left that I see (which I assume is pulling air out the top), and air flow is going to suffer.
     
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    I have gone back to my corsair Air Cooler since the last post and returned the water cooler..

    I don't like the look of the pipes where ever the rad is placed.

    I also did not want it set as the rear exhaust either. As I have already replaced the 140mm fan only a few weeks ago.

    Thanks anyway.
     
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    A front mount pull configuration is ok. As far as gravity is concerned, you just need to make sure the pump is the lowest point in the system.

    It's possible with a front mounted rad, that you'll end up with a bubble in the line or pump. Easily solved by tilting the case so that the rad is on top, let it run for a short bit, and return it to its normal position.

    I have a custom cut front mount that works beautifully in pull, with no issues. 110i GT(X).
     

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