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Did I install my radiator upside down?

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Hi, Does it matter that the hoses are coming from the top instead of the bottom?

The pic attached is while my case is standing up vertically


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post #2 of 16
I don't know for sure but, I read somewhere that if you have your radiator like that, It can create air bubbles in the loop.
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post #3 of 16
Nope. I ran my h50 for ~1 year like that, no issues.
post #4 of 16
nope...doesn't matter...but can you straighten out the pump assembly over the cpu? it'll look a little less like you just threw the thing in there :-)
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It doesn't really matter.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xTweetyBird;14608403 
I don't know for sure but, I read somewhere that if you have your radiator like that, It can create air bubbles in the loop.

False. It's a CLOSED loop. Air can't go in, air can't get out.

To the OP, it's perfectly fine.
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like others have said it doesnt really matter but to me id rather run it with the tubes down just in case
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ipwnnubletz;14608416 
false. It's a closed loop. Air can't go in, air can't get out.

To the op, it's perfectly fine.

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post #9 of 16
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Its running at around 31-35C at idle on my i7 2600K, it did make some bubble sounds when I first turned it on. I would prefer not to mess with it, im horrible at applying thermal compound.

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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by teeheiman;14608492 
Its running at around 31-35C at idle on my i7 2600K, it did make some bubble sounds when I first turned it on. I would prefer not to mess with it, im horrible at applying thermal compound.

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Hi,

The one thing about turning them upside down is the bleed time.

I'm running one of my three rads upside down and instead of two or
three days to bleed it takes a few weeks.

Other than that no problems;)

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