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I have an HW Labs GTX 560... simple question. Does it matter which side is used for IN or OUT?
 
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Nope!
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I'm pretty sure it does as I believe the internal layout is different than your standard radiator

http://martinsliquidlab.i4memory.com...TX-Review.html

I would want the coldest air hitting the hot side(barb side) of the rad
Edited by 86 5.0L - 5/20/11 at 7:55pm
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I'm pretty sure it does as I believe the internal layout is different than your standard radiator

http://martinsliquidlab.i4memory.com...TX-Review.html

I would want the coldest air hitting the hot side(barb side) of the rad
This is what I thought.... but I don't know how to figure out which side should be in or out
 
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
This is what I thought.... but I don't know how to figure out which side should be in or out
With the rad facing you with the inlet/outlet at top, the right one is the inlet and the left one is the outlet. The side facing you is the 'hot' side of the rad and 'push' fans should be placed on this side.

See pics 1 and 2 for demo.

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With the rad facing you with the inlet/outlet at top, the right one is the inlet and the left one is the outlet. The side facing you is the 'hot' side of the rad and 'push' fans should be placed on this side.

See pics 1 and 2 for demo.
aha
I got it right.....i just randomly placed mine

thanks for the info +rep to you
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With the rad facing you with the inlet/outlet at top, the right one is the inlet and the left one is the outlet. The side facing you is the 'hot' side of the rad and 'push' fans should be placed on this side.

See pics 1 and 2 for demo.
Uhh.. why would you want to blow hot air over the cooler parts of the radiator, that diagram makes no sense.

The push fans should be placed on the cooler side so the fans push cooler air over the hotter side helping it cool the fluid better.

...at least that's what common sense is telling me. The only way I could understand it being ok to have the fans pushing hot air over the cooler side is if the cooler side is actually still warm. Because if you place push fans on the cooler side (which is actually still warm) semi-warm air will be used to cool the hotter side instead of pure ambient air temperature cooling the hotter side.
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Just because it's the cold side doesn't mean it's actually cold.
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