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Old 02-04-17, 10:06 PM
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NZXT S340 Water Cooling

Hey guys quick question, I have the NZXT S340 and am curious if anyone has used a 120mm/140mm radiator in the top of the case? I only see them in the front, pushing warm air into the case. I was looking at the Corsair H90 and it seemed like it would fit, but it would be very tight on that top port. If you are using the top as your radiator exhaust, let me know what cooler you use and how the fitment is!

My system is:
Z170A Asus MoBo
GTX 1060 3GB
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2TB HDD

I am currently using 3 140mm fans (2 in front and one on top) and a 120mm (rear) for cooling.

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Old 02-04-17, 11:36 PM
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Not that i have an S340 but there is nothing wrong with having the rad in the front, the amount of warm air is negligible and with decent airflow only affects temps by a degree or two so get a good 240/280 AIO and you'll be good to go
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Old 03-04-17, 01:14 AM
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actually as said front mounted rads putting warm air into a case is more of a myth than proven fact unless your running a stupid oc with an aio the warm air (if any) put into the case by a front mounted rad is even extremely negligible your gtx 1060 is more likely to put warm air into the case over a front mounted aio.

if your concerned about it heres what i would do get a good 280mm aio take your existing 140's put 2 in roof exhausting air the third in the rear (if it'll fit) or the 120mm as intake.
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Old 03-04-17, 01:55 AM
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I've got a 360X with a front rad and it's fine. Temps on the CPU are the same as when I had a top mount exhaust in my old 500R
GPU temps are a little warmer if anything but only a couple of degrees. I run a small glass box so I expect warm..

Edit - as S_I_N pointed out I think the difference in GPU temps is not caused by the AIO - although there would be a slight restriction on the air flow it's negligible when you put your hand in the case it's still breezy
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Old 03-04-17, 04:45 AM
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Thanks for the responses guys I appreciate it! If that's the case, about the heat in the case being minimal, then I'm all for a 280mm in the front as an intake/rad exhaust.

What are some quality brands of AIOs and water coolers that won't break the bank? The NZXT ones seem fairly responsibly priced. The Corsair h110i series has always caught my eye. Any personal preference or preference across the forums?

As for fan locations, I know this topic has been beaten like a dead horse. Pushing or pulling air through the radiator? Having the fans go one direction, into the case obviously, either in front of the radiator pushing through the fins or behind the radiator pulling through the fins. The easiest way for me is like a cars radiator, the cooling fan pulls air through the radiator fins for optimal cooling potential. So fans behind make more sense to me.
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Old 03-04-17, 05:33 AM
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I have the X62 from NZXT and love it, it not only performs well but looks good whilst doing so, I have mine in push pull with EK Vardar fans and it's virtually silent, I can highly recommend it.
And it doesn't matter if the fans are in push or pull, TTL did a vid showing that but for the life of me I can't remember which one it was
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Old 05-04-17, 07:55 PM
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What about these brand like 'DeepCool' 'MasterLiquid' 'Enermax' they're the same size as say the X62 or X61 but almost half the cost. Has anybody used these before? I really am interested in the Kraken X61 or the Corsair H110 since they're exactly what I want and 100-120 bucks, but could I get the same quality with these 'offbrands?'
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Old 05-04-17, 08:08 PM
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I have reviewed both the deepcool captain 240 and ex120 both are great. I'd recommend the 240 or ex240 over a 120 for the CPU.
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Old 09-04-17, 06:22 PM
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After the week doing research the Corsair H110 and H110i have really caught my attention as 280mm radiator systems. For whatever reason, the h110i is 30 dollars more than the regular H110, and I'm not sure why. The H110 is slightly thicker, but the H110i is slightly longer. The H110i is louder according to newegg. The H110 doesn't seem to include the "software" that the H110i has. I assume is keeps tabs on the radiator temp and CPU temp, pump speeds, so on so forth. I would prefer the H110, due to it being just a bit thicker, and shorter. A 280mm WILL fit in my S340 case, but it will be tight and the fans will need to go in front of the radiator which isn't a problem.

Has anyone reviewed or used both? LGA 1150 and 1151 use the same mount, right? (I think I'm correct on that, I just wanted to be sure)

Dimensions of the H110i: 140mm x 330mm x 27mm
H110: 140mm x 312mm x 29mm

That's pretty much half an inch length wise between the two. Shorter is better, in my cases case.
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Old 09-04-17, 10:58 PM
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Just get the non i, the i is for the link software which monitors temps and things and TBH Corsair's software can be pretty hit and miss I had the H115 and wish I'd kept it instead of buying the H110i GT which i got rid of
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