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BI GTX flow direction?

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Hey guys, just had a quick question. Does anybody know if there's a certain direction the water is supposed to flow on the Black Ice GTX rads? My temps have been a little high and I remember reading somewhere that the flow direction does actually matter for this particular rad. I'm pretty sure I had my cpu block in the correct orientation and I don't see any clouds in my tubing or anything. Thanks in advance!
    
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no, it does not matter just like a gpu wb
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Originally Posted by newpppp;13399105 
no, it does not matter just like a gpu wb
It does matter with the GTX as it's a 2 pass design.

I don't know which way it's suppose to go without looking at one closely, you can see which side goes to which side of the rad, you want the inlt to be on the out side of the air flow.
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It does matter.
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Another interesting design that makes the GTX series unique, the dual-pass dual-row flow pattern. The GTX flows front to back instead of side to side like most other. There is a hot side and a cold side flow configuration at work, placing your fans becomes a bit more important. Some planning on your build is necessary here, depending on if you want the barb side to be the first or second pass. Using the right port as inlet and left outlet, the barb side is the first pass or hotside and the back is the second pass/cold side. Left outlet and right inlet makes the barb side the second pass cold side.

Link:http://skinneelabs.com/hwlabs-gtx-360/

Edit 1: This thread has a nice diagram to explain as well:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/372126-black-ice-gtx-360-a.html

Edit 2: adding the pics below for easy reference
Edited by windfire - 5/5/11 at 10:06pm
post #5 of 5
oh!!! it does matter!! sorry for that!

see here http://skinneelabs.com/hwlabs-gtx-360/
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