Originally Posted by Art Vanelay
Well, you won't have any annoyances with radiator placement or the pump dying if you go with AX3.
You will retain one more slot and probably stay a bit cooler, with the mod; you also won't run into the issue of other components breathing in exhaust from your graphics card, with the mod.
Overall I'd say the mod wins, unless you don't really care about noise all that much, or you can't fit any more radiators.
Ok. For a radiator, is there still space in my case here:
That pic is not updated but the only modifcations are:
1.) I'm using a different SSD
2.) I'm using a different video card,
3.) The fans on my CPU cooler are in pull/pull config.
4.) Slot pillars are cut out with nibbler.
5.) 200mm side panel intake fan is installed.
How do you install a radiator? I have 0 knowledge in water cooling or whatsoever. I don't even know if we need a fan for a radiator or something.
Also, with the AX3 are there alternative (hopefully better) ways on installing the VRM heatsinks provided in the package? AFAIK, AC instructs the user to use the included thermal glue to install those small heatsinks. The problem with that is that they are permanent. That will make it hard for me to return the card to stock when the time I will be selling it.