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highpass
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Mounting a hybrid radiator in the Node results in the case not being able to close properly. If you inverse the mounting bracket you can rotate the fan 90º, and the case closes properly.

This means the hoses are then either above or below the radiator rather than on the side. Is this a bad idea?

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itsage
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Placing the radiator so that the hoses stay on top would be the best option imo.

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highpass
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That's what I went with. Having the hoses on the bottom cramps them up against the side of the GPU too much. Just want to make sure there isn't any issue with trapped air at the wrong point/pressure on the pump/etc.

 

 

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itsage
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That's a good plan. We'd love to see pictures of your setup!

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highpass
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Sure! Here you go.

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Sexy!

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nperei
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Nice  Curious did you use Node's fan or Evga's Fans? I'm going to install hybrid on Akitio node next week 

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lotharek
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hello all 🙂

here is my setup - 2*120 mm noctua push-pull with msi 1080 sea hawk

some mods to case has been done..ale power supply fan replaced with silend one running at 9v,

 

so far, at closed akitio, 3 hours of heaven bench, 49 degrees max at 22 outside temp.

so far, happy 

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itsage
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Your eGPU got a lot of fans! 😀

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igerard
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Thanx for the pictures, somewhere I prefer to let it open, I suppose that with the water cooling no need to close the box.

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silentbushido
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Posted by: lotharek

hello all 🙂

here is my setup - 2*120 mm noctua push-pull with msi 1080 sea hawk

some mods to case has been done..ale power supply fan replaced with silend one running at 9v,

 

so far, at closed akitio, 3 hours of heaven bench, 49 degrees max at 22 outside temp.

so far, happy 

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Really nice mod! Quick question, were the water cables to short, is that why you sandwiched the radiator with the 2 Noctua fans? I like your setup and wanted to use the same 1080 seahawk but just wanted to just use the corsair fan and radiator. I would imagine it would still be able to mount up? Thanks in advance for the information!

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