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Top mounted radiator problem.. need advice :(

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I got a problem with my TJ07, im curently trying to fit a radiator on the top which is done, but right now i cant install my fans on the radiator inside of the case, my motherboard is in the way frown.gif

but here is my question, would it be better to put my radiator outside of the case and put these fans inside, or my fans outside ?

i know that if i take the air inside of the case it will be hotter than outside but if i grab the air from outside there is no way out ?..

thx in advance
post #2 of 11
Mount the rad on standoffs. Then it gets fresh air.

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post #3 of 11
If you don't want a rad sitting outside your case (I wouldn't), then mount the rad in the case and the fans outside the case. You can mount the fans as intake or exhaust per your preference. Whether your fans are pushing or pulling air to the rad will make little difference.

I personally prefer my rad fans to be intakes so they are getting the coolest air possible. Then a single exhaust fan at the rear of the case is enough to get rid of the hot air from the rads.
post #4 of 11
case is too pretty to have a rad on top or anywhere outside. is there no room at the bottom?
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Originally Posted by jhaze84 View Post

If you don't want a rad sitting outside your case (I wouldn't), then mount the rad in the case and the fans outside the case. You can mount the fans as intake or exhaust per your preference. Whether your fans are pushing or pulling air to the rad will make little difference.

I personally prefer my rad fans to be intakes so they are getting the coolest air possible. Then a single exhaust fan at the rear of the case is enough to get rid of the hot air from the rads.

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post #6 of 11
You can put the rad in the bottom compartment.
Or you can do it like me, you go for inverted atx and with a micro atx motherboard you can mount the rad in the top.
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post #7 of 11
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Here is my build right now

i had this in mind right now, my rad is outside , i was still thinking that since the rad get hot, it will create some heat inside the case,
but if i grab the air from inside while throwing some air from outside would it be better like that ?
it still look clean ennought tongue.gif
post #8 of 11
Could you place the rad in front? The case is massive inside and look a lot nicer and neat with the rad inside. The heat from the rad won't be a problem because they ain't that hot.
post #9 of 11
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Ive already looked for that option but i just dont like how it end to have to replace the front panel, i need bracket for this too.

i still can put the rad inside and those fans outside it will stil work, if the heat is not that a problem

it would be better like this rad inside, fans outside ?
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Icepak View Post

Ive already looked for that option but i just dont like how it end to have to replace the front panel, i need bracket for this too.

i still can put the rad inside and those fans outside it will stil work, if the heat is not that a problem

it would be better like this rad inside, fans outside ?

In my opinion yes, I have 2 rad (1x360 and 1x240) inside and have no problem at all.
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