Originally Posted by geggeg
Once the block is installed, use the rotary fittings on the side to lower pressure and have the tubing follow the route of least resistance. Try doing a dry run to get an idea.
If you are re-mounting the block, wipe off the thermal paste and apply a new layer if you have some more paste. If not, you would have to get some.
I was not re-mounting, just doing it for the first time. Bought some corsair TIM in case something goes wrong. I installed it even thou it had some pressure on it, but the structure seems pretty solid and I remained confident. Hope nothing goes wrong.
Originally Posted by X-PREDATOR
is this the case??
this cooler should be able to fit in the top, even if just in a push or pull config exhausting out it will do more than fine, like geggeg said..ly case flat on its side...mount the pump/block first,,remember to keep a little pressure with one hand on the center while in Xpattern tightning the screws,,,and definitely redo tim....only need to use a tiny dobble in the center..
heres a quick guide..not the same exact cooler but same principle
Yeah, that's the case! It doesn't fit the top with the air coolers under it. I can't put the radiator outside on top because there's not room to pass the tubes. The only way I could put it on top is if I had radiator inside and fans outside, but that doesn't seem a good alternative.
I installed the radiator before the block, because it was installed outside on the front, but was very careful. I had room to sacrifice the lower 5.25" bayer to pass the tubes through. Did the X pattern to tight the screws, but didn't put pressure on my finger so I don't apply the TIM before tightening it (does that makes sense? Read that somewhere).
I did watch this video before, but he didn't put the fans on the radiator.. That was my whole problem.
The front has some foam inside, hope it doesn't burn with the heat.
It doesn't close perfectly too because of the radiator thickness.
Full config. Look how little space I have on top to put the radiator + fans.
This config seems solid to me, so cool air goes through cpu and gpu and exhausts on front. I have more air exhausting than entering. Block has some pressure clockwise, but seems solid on this structure. If it seems unnatural I can find another position or try another config. What you guys think?
Thanks a lot for all the precious help.