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Aside from it looking strange.

Reason is my XSPC Rasa CPU block's inlet is on the left side and the outlet is on the right side. My reservoir is on the right side and I want to do res/pump-->CPU block-->reservoir-->GPU-->res/pump. If I mounted it right side up the CPU block tubes would criss-cross and it would feel extremely awkward to look at
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No disadvantage, it would cool exactly the same. So long as the water in going into the "IN" and not the "OUT"
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Orientation does matter for some blocks, for the Swiftech Apogee XT the screws need to be aligned with the locking lever.

Not heard of the XSPC block having anything like that though, you could always give the installation instructions a quick look though, if it isn't mentioned there, don't worry.
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will work fine just make sure you dont confuse the inlet and outlet.
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The XSPC block's insides are symmetrical, it shouldn't matter as the coolest spot would be in the center, and no matter how its orientated the center is still the center.

Also the screws/pins/w.e are the same on both sides
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The XSPC block's insides are symmetrical, it shouldn't matter as the coolest spot would be in the center, and no matter how its orientated the center is still the center.

Also the screws/pins/w.e are the same on both sides
It's not symmetrical. Looking at the block right now, I can see copper on the outlet and there is nothing visible in the inlet.
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It's not symmetrical. Looking at the block right now, I can see copper on the outlet and there is nothing visible in the inlet.
The copper block is

But not the top

which doesnt matter
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post #8 of 15
you need to pay attention to the inlet and outlet because it channels the water to the center of the block so how ever you mount the block just make sure you use the inlet and outlet as its wrote on the block.
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post #9 of 15
depends..

the proper orientation allows a more even flow, which then evens out your temps.

Vs.

getting partial coverage.


Also the blocks have set cooling zones... and these line up with the DTS to give u better results.

So its up to you.


How different is it? Look at vapors test and assume its going to be a difference between the worst mount and best mount.
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Well being a nobody could you not take the top off the block rotate that but leave the block in the right orientation just a thought
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