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Looking into picking one of these up because my case temps aren't too great (My GPU throws heat all over the place.)
As a result I'm wondering if one of these would be able to somehow be mounted externally so the I get the best temps.
Does anybody know if this is possible with a CM690 case?
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you probably can, but unless if you keep the rad away from the exhaust, it will still get some of the gpu heat plus the tubing might not be long enough.. have you tried mounting it on one of the intakes?
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post #3 of 10
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I haven't got one at the moment, I'm only going to pick one up if this is possible.
The reason I wouldn't mount one on the intakes is because I would end up with hot air flowing across the mobo and into the GPU which would be a tradeoff for having a cooler CPU
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Im not sure how you would get the radiator outside of the case unless you're planning on modding the cooler.
    
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I guess the hoses aren't long enough then?
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I guess the hoses aren't long enough then?

i would say no
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How would you run the tubes into the case then? The tubing is not removable (not easily, anyway lol), so you could mount it outside the case, but how would you attach the block, even of the tubing was long enough? Just leave the side panel off all the time or something?
     
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post #8 of 10
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Ok now I know that it's a silly idea I'm wondering about mounting inside the case.
Compared to a hyper 212, is it worth getting a H70/H80 or possibly even a h100.
Right now my idle is ~38-42c depending on room temp and 100% load with prime 95 is 75c.
I'd mount it in my case probably at the back.
Also I worry about the problem of leaking, is that much of an issue?
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I would say ita better to get a h60 for your gpu and keep the hyper 212 for the CPU
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Well I went and got a H80i and two noctua NF-F12's.
I hope it will work as well as I'm hoping. I want load temps of 60c or lower.
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