AdviceCPU and GPU AIO radiator placements dilemmaPosted:

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Hi Everyone,

Currently building my new PC and having placement issues for both CPU and GPU AIO radiator. I have purchased a Corsair 570x white case that comes with 3 120mm fans in front and want to place my 280 mm AIO (GamerStorm Castle 240EX white) with my GPU 120mm aio radiator (Gigabyte Aorus 1080 TI waterforce AIO), the cpu aio being on top of the gpu aio placing it in front of the case. The issue is the ends on both sides of the radiator is too high that the screw placement can't align for the gpu for the bottom fan as I place the CPU AIO.

As I really want to make this work, i would really appreciate any advice/ideas and willing to do anything to figure out how to make the gpu AIO radiator stay in 1 place without having to do anything to void the warranty on the GPU. I'm willing to modify the Corsair case (i.e drill holes) if needed.

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Thank you
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That's definitely not going to work. Radiators are not designed to fit next to more radiators.

Mount the CPU AIO rad up top or in the front of the case, and put the GPU AIO rad in the rear.
Also, if it's a 240EX you have, then it's a 240mm AIO, not 280mm. The 280EX would be the 280mm variant.
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This is something really stupid that I'd probably do. I like this.

You could make your own bracket that attaches to the front fan to offset it a tad. A 3D printer would be your best bet for this

I'd also consider attaching the GPU AIO to the CPU AIO via long screws. You'd maybe have to find custom length screws for this or just by long ones and cut them down but that way, you can stack rads.

Get creative. Find some glue or sticky back Velcro and go ham
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Adam wroteThis is something really stupid that I'd probably do. I like this.

You could make your own bracket that attaches to the front fan to offset it a tad. A 3D printer would be your best bet for this

I'd also consider attaching the GPU AIO to the CPU AIO via long screws. You'd maybe have to find custom length screws for this or just by long ones and cut them down but that way, you can stack rads.

Get creative. Find some glue or sticky back Velcro and go ham


Lmao I'm glad we think a like, for how sexy this setup going to look, im throwing the rule book out of the window.

To make this stupid idea even more sexy, I was thinking about buying these cylinder stainless steel standoff screws for the bottom of the gpu radiator, which the idea of this is to put round thin rubber pieces on both ends of the screw and turn the screw out to make it higher so that it pushes the gpu radiator against the cpu radiator. Waiting for the screws to arrive and hope they work the way i imagine it would.
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The 3D printing bracket is actually a really cool idea, this would definitely make it look clean and not jury-rigged.

Thank you for sharing that!
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