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I am planning out my water cooling layout and I relized I could not put my res in my intended spot because those damn Gigabyte G1 coolers are so long... So i will now put the res underneath/in front of the exhaust fan. Its a 250ml res so its quite tall and its blocking a bit of my fan. Here are pictures:


Now obviously the air cooler will be gone, opening up more space for airflow. The res is covering up about a quater a bit less of the fan. I guess i could slide the fan up about an inch since my case has fan slots not holes. Should I do that? should I downsize to say a 150ml res? Thanks guys!

(dont question my micro atx board, lol, im waiting for my new MSI 970 Gaming mobo to come smile.gif)
Edited by ethanh100 - 9/25/15 at 2:29pm
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I wouldn't worry about it. My previous water cooling was setup like that and it worked just fine. That stock phanteks fan does not move that much air anyway.
    
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ok cool. Just saying tho those fans are pretty high end, $15 a piece.
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Price doesn't exactly mean good.
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yeah I know but im just saying they are good, ive sped them up a bit to see what they can do and they are good, and the price just kinda backs that up.
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phanteks fans are pretty kickass and nowhere near 'not-that-good'.
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I am planning out my water cooling layout and I relized I could not put my res in my intended spot because those damn Gigabyte G1 coolers are so long... So i will now put the res underneath/in front of the exhaust fan. Its a 250ml res so its quite tall and its blocking a bit of my fan. Here are pictures:


Now obviously the air cooler will be gone, opening up more space for airflow. The res is covering up about a quater a bit less of the fan. I guess i could slide the fan up about an inch since my case has fan slots not holes. Should I do that? should I downsize to say a 150ml res? Thanks guys!

(dont question my micro atx board, lol, im waiting for my new MSI 970 Gaming mobo to come smile.gif)

no, that's fine. in fact I'm going to move mine to that position soon. the res and bracket that go where you wanted in between the gpu and drive bays actually impeeds airflow if you mount it there. biggrin.gif

edit: you can always move the fan higher as long as you are using a top radiator that's shorter than ~465mm. the 140SP fans move alot of air. if you need any tips or help with what watercooling hardware is optimal to use in this case, post it here. thumb.gif
Edited by PureBlackFire - 9/26/15 at 6:00am
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