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A "rad mount" is just a fan mount. Many cases have mounting areas in the back for 120mm or 140mm fans. Companies that make 120mm and 140mm AIO water coolers are well aware of this, and now those areas can be called fan/rad mounts.

If there is air in your 120mm or 140mm AIO water cooler, mount the rad so the hoses are at the bottom of the rad. Use the tapping method to move the air into the rad, and let it settle at the top where it can't be moved back into the system.
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already said the hoses are installed at the bottom, definitely understand a radiator mount is a fan. The 932 doesnt have 140mm mounts at the top. Tap method... who knows if its doing anything
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already said the hoses are installed at the bottom, definitely understand a radiator mount is a fan. The 932 doesnt have 140mm mounts at the top. Tap method... who knows if its doing anything

heaven forbid anyone to mod a case.
when a sealed rad is mounted vertically, a bubble can get trapped at the top. doesnt matter if its barbs at the top or the crossover. if you mount it horizontally, the air can get trapped at the top of the rad but the top will be a water channel and there will be other channels to still pass the water through. and it has a better chance of getting trapped where it wont have negative effects.
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Not saying i cant mod the case, in fact i acknowledged that thats what it would take smile.gif just would rather not if i could fix it without. I think its more than a bubble though. Corsair wants to send me an H100i, just havent decided to swap it yet. Guess I should then i wouldnt have this issue
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I'm still trying to figure out where the 140MM issue comes into play. After all the H60/80/100 wherether the "i" model or not use 120mm mountings. Not 140mm.

Edit....Nevermind. I just realized that you have the H90. which is 140mm......doh.gif
Edited by Erick Silver - 4/18/13 at 2:11pm
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I'm still trying to figure out where the 140MM issue comes into play. After all the H60/80/100 wherether the "i" model or not use 120mm mountings. Not 140mm.

Edit....Nevermind. I just realized that you have the H90. which is 140mm......doh.gif
post #22607 of 28253
So will shrouds drop temps even lower with the h100i/h80i? And would you shroud both fans or just the push fan or just the pull fan?
post #22608 of 28253
The shroud helps to eliminate "dead zones" in the airflow pattern. I would use a shroud on the push fan only. This is the fan that will be blowing directly into the rad. The pull fan just helps to pull the hot air away from the rad and as such does not require a shroud.
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So will shrouds drop temps even lower with the h100i/h80i? And would you shroud both fans or just the push fan or just the pull fan?

This is debatable. There are people in this thread who have installed shrouds on aio water coolers (using 25mm thick fans, and a 25mm thick shroud) and seen no difference in temps at all.
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So will shrouds drop temps even lower with the h100i/h80i? And would you shroud both fans or just the push fan or just the pull fan?

I agree with Eric and Merg ... but it all depends on your setup and how high if any your overclock is?
Shrouds became popular when the original H50 came out years ago and many users saw a 3c-5c? improvement using shroud(s) with a med to high OC and depending on whether they changed out fans to higher performing static pressure fans or not.

The H80/H100 i-series have seen significant engineering improvements in the pump/coldplate(block)/and fans over the original H50. I doubt you'd see more than a 1c difference with a shroud on the push or pull fan. And considering the space the shrouds would take up in say an H100i "stock" setup, I think the 25mm shroud space needed would be better spent on Pull fans instead, unless you have more than 77mm (thickness) real estate to work with.

Shrouds showed an improvement with lower static pressure/slower rpm fans in the past, and some will go to [THIS] as their source, but I think it is outdated/mismatched for comparison with the new, better engineered AIO's of today wink.gif

Bottom line IMHO ...

Push/Pull > Push/shroud = or -1c? "stock setup" for the H100(i) and possibly for the H80(i) as well.
 
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