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So I have an ITX case, CM Elite 110. I can't fit a 240 so I am looking at a 120. The reason I have so much of an issue is that even with the SFF PSU, the PSU covers about half of the Wraith cooler with about 1-2mm to spare. Needless to say, it is very loud. Almost unusable.

Anyone using a 120mm AIO for a 3600 or 3700x?
 
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using an aio water cooler might give you space on the cpu mounting side but from the looks of the case, you need enough clearance for a radiator and a fan mounted on top of it... and also enough clearance for those tube...
i dont recommend the aio water cooler for that case...

^ the website shows its a nightmare spaghetti fest of cable management in that case...

could you upload some pics, maybe the forum guys can see and then go from there?
 

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mount the fan from the outside? will that work? i too have a small case and my GPU was taking over the side exhaust, so i mounted a fan from the outside. Just cut a two chunks from the mesh to pass the fan plug through. works well :D
 
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So I have an ITX case, CM Elite 110. I can't fit a 240 so I am looking at a 120. The reason I have so much of an issue is that even with the SFF PSU, the PSU covers about half of the Wraith cooler with about 1-2mm to spare. Needless to say, it is very loud. Almost unusable.

Anyone using a 120mm AIO for a 3600 or 3700x?
The Elite 110 really isn't conducive to performance parts of any sort at all.

Have you considered a SG05 (with SFX PSU) or SG13 (with ATX PSU) before? They are pretty damn small, retain the same layout as the Elite 110, but have a fair bit more space at the front of the case for a 120mm AIO that can be fit in pretty easily. Even more space in the case of the SG13. I know from experience that with a modular PSU, even without custom sleeved cables (ideally), it's a relative breeze to build in either of them. My NZXT X31 had no real fitment problems on LGA1150 with either the SG05 or SG13.

The issue with the Elite 110 is that although it is of the same layout, it's quite short, length-wise. Three problems:
- Limits the length of GPU that you can use, same goes for the SG05 kind of
- Barely enough space for a standard 25mm thick fan, let alone a fan + radiator
- PSU cable clearance, especially for modular units with their PSU-side connectors taking up space, is called into question

Alternatively, the Elite 110 does have 76mm of clearance to work with. Cooler-wise, that means that a Noctua NH-L9x65 and NH-L12S could be in the running too. With the L9x65 (65mm), you're looking at Wraith-like performance in a small case (hell, it was the original of the two chunky 92mm top-downs), but potentially reduced noise with the A9x14 fan, which is pretty quiet, but acoustic performance is dependent on the case. The NH-L12S (70mm as it is out of the box) seems to be around the L9x65 in performance, if not a little better due to it following the C14S' style rather than the L9i and L9x65, but chances are the A12x15 (even though it's a 15mm "thin" fan) can move more air while remaining quieter than the A9x14. Fan is also underneath the heatsink on the L12S, no worrying about it contacting the PSU.
 
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The Elite 110 really isn't conducive to performance parts of any sort at all.
Yeah, tell me about it. I had the case hanging around from another project and was trying to do this on the cheap.

I am going to have to buy a new cooler one way or the other so I figured I would start there. A local shop near me has the Alphacool Eisbar and Eisberg as well as a few others. I need to see what thickness rad I can fit in the front. I wish there was a shorter 5700xt I could pop in.

Edit:. As a side note, this just my experimental build. My main PC is the other end of the spectrum in a Tower 900.
 
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Ok, so here are my choices:

  1. Thermal take water 3.0 Performer
  2. Thermal take water 3.0 Performer C with low noise connector (China Only?)
  3. Silverstone TD03.
  4. Alphacool Eisberg
  5. Cooler master MasterLiquid 120L
  6. NZXT Kraken 22
There are more but these are generally the ones under $80 or close to it. I may just go with the cheapest because it has to be quieter than the Wraith.
 
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alphacool has the advantage of the quick connector,fill hole and keep care radiator thickness of 45mm but for me too expensive for a 120mm aio

but here ya can quickly look what features ya want like warranty or what thickness+++

The Eisberg is the most expensive on this list at $89.99. They also have the Eisbear but that is $117.99. I am not paying that for a 120mm AIO. I will likely just go with the Tt Water 3.0 or something since it is like $64.99. I would prefer to keep it under $75 but the Eisberg does have a slightly thicker radiator.

I use a Arctic 120 on a 2700 with good results. Pretty quiet too.
I know there are other models out there but these are the ones I get locally and not have to wait for an eternity to have something else delivered.
 
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I know the M22 sucks but the others on the list should perform similarly it will just come down to the Fan you put on it and how much noise you're ok with.

Not sure about the 120 but the 240 and 360 thermaltakes have really short tube length compared to corsair that may work in your favor if its the same on the 120mm variant.
 
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The CoolerMaster hoses aren't that flexible, so that has to be taken into consideration too, although they are cheap and effective.
 
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I know the M22 sucks but the others on the list should perform similarly it will just come down to the Fan you put on it and how much noise you're ok with.

Not sure about the 120 but the 240 and 360 thermaltakes have really short tube length compared to corsair that may work in your favor if its the same on the 120mm variant.
Yeah, ok with some noise. Just not the jet engine I have now. And short hoses are ok in this case.

The CoolerMaster hoses aren't that flexible, so that has to be taken into consideration too, although they are cheap and effective.
Shouldn't need to do much twisting so that may not matter.
 
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Shouldn't need to do much twisting so that may not matter.

if its one of the newer versions with the sleeved tubing I don't think that's an issue anymore.

Just double check user reviews some tubing cracks really easy with any kind of bend which would be a really bad day.
 
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It's hard to find a 2 x 120mm AIO that beats the better air coolers.... even at 2200 rpm the best 120m copper radiator has max cooling capacity of 94 watts ... aluminum will not do as well.
 
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It's hard to find a 2 x 120mm AIO that beats the better air coolers.... even at 2200 rpm the best 120m copper radiator has max cooling capacity of 94 watts ... aluminum will not do as well.
You must not be reading the same reviews I am. I am seeing 120 AIO stay pretty close or surpassing revered air coolers. Also, if you didn't read the thread, I am not fitting any air coolers worth a damn in my mitx case.

@John Naylor , for example:

 
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