The space and gap on the top side to route the tubes is pretty tight if you have taller RAMs. Asus motherboard usually has the RAM slots a few mm lower, thus a bigger gap for the tubes.Hello everyone, Happy Easter!
One question about the choice of the AIO. Is it really better to have the tubes going below the PSU?
I'm looking for an AIO with a single power/pump cable (rather than having a SATA cable alone to power the pump) and the finalists are the EK240 and the Fractal S24.
The S24 has the pump in the radiator, so with the radiator placed on top it would not be the optimal position for bubbles of air, however the tubes length allows to route them below the PSU.
On the other hand, the EK240 has shorter tubes but the pump on the CPU block which is not the highest point.
Other than having softer curves on the tubes (U shaped route for the Fractal rather than S shaped of the EK), would it be really better to have the tubes going below the PSU? Is the curve above the PSU too tight?
In my mind below the CPU you have to manage more (and thicker) cables, at last to mobo and GPU, while on top you have only the AC cable.
I see, thanks for the clarification. I have an Asrock B450 with Trident Ram, so I will have to take some measurement for my choice since the slots are really near the upper borderThe space and gap on the top side to route the tubes is pretty tight if you have taller RAMs. Asus motherboard usually has the RAM slots a few mm lower, thus a bigger gap for the tubes.
I have Gigabyte mobo and Corsair Dominator RAM. No way I can route both tubes on the top side. So they go through the bottom.
Radiator is 30mm + 30mm for both fans is 60mm, you only have 55mm.
I was hoping it would be ok reading this post from Dan1) Yes this should fit. The total space until you reach the motherboard is 60mm
2) this depends on you PSU wires. If you have thin ones 15mm shouldn't be a problem.
Yes using a B550i, depends on the heatsink, if it is rigid mount no, but if you can move it about yes. In other words only heatsinks that attach with rubberband/o-ring so you can offset the heatsink forward (over the connector) and slightly off to the side.Anybody using an Asus B550-I? I want to mount a gen 3 m.2 on the backside but am debating whether to squee a heatsink on it. It’s naked now & not touching the case divider but I think adding a heatsink would be a very tight fit.