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What position of rad & fan in this chamber?

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Hey there!

I'm going to rebuild my WC setup shortly, and I'm going to put a separate chamber upside the case to rearrange the rads and fans. I use an Alphacool XT45 360 rad and a Airplex XT120 and nidec gt ap14.

I don't know what's the best position to put them. My computer is placed on the top of a tv-forniture, near of the roof

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The distance betwen de future chamber and the roof is about 50mm

I made a "paint-style" to explain what I want to relate. The top of the chamber has holes to let the air enter/leave





What do you think? First picture or second one?

Thank you all
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and your GPUS are watercooled right? and these are your only two options? what i find a bit tricky with both is that they either lack the amount of air to push out/in to the case
    
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I think you're best off having them set up as the second picture, that way you're never going to have the rads blowing warm air at each other, just my 2cents smile.gif
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and your GPUS are watercooled right? and these are your only two options? what i find a bit tricky with both is that they either lack the amount of air to push out/in to the case

Well, I don't think there were lack of air to this chamber (remember, it's a completly separate chamber) , but it's true that around the case the air don't circulate too much. The air will come from both sides (maybe more fresh) in the first option and from the upside of the chamber (maybe hotter due to air comin' from the real case) in the second one
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I think you're best off having them set up as the second picture, that way you're never going to have the rads blowing warm air at each other, just my 2cents smile.gif

That's one of my question, if blowing air to each other i'm going to have worse temps because of the hot air not evacuate correctly, warming the all chamber

Thank you all
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That's one of my question, if blowing air to each other i'm going to have worse temps because of the hot air not evacuate correctly, warming the all chamber

Thank you all

Yes I think due to them being quite close it's possible what you just described would happen.
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