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does XSPC in/out matter?

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i have an XSPC GPU block, and one side says in, one side says out, but does it really matter which? ( i have mine reversed, but if its no big deal, no point in draining it all to flip.


thanks.
post #2 of 11
It most likely would make the block more restrictive, thus affecting your temps.
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post #3 of 11
For a universal block it may matter somewhat. I doubt there's much difference for full-cover blocks, though.
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Should be pretty easy to tell if you can find a picture of the dismantled block.
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post #5 of 11
not sure on the gpu blocks, but the cpu blocks that i have had, seem to have bumps/nods/ridges on the in side and smooth on the out side.
i think this is to "disrupt" the water (for lack of a better word/term) for better cooling.
i have only had mid price range blocks, so i don know about the high end ones.
if you want to and have the time, you could run a test, using the out as the in, and give us a report.


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post #6 of 11
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AH,,, sorry guys, my mistake, its a CPU block, not GPU, sorry.
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Originally Posted by ClaytonGFinley View Post

AH,,, sorry guys, my mistake, its a CPU block, not GPU, sorry.

It's funny because I read it as CPU instead of GPU. Guess I can read minds. tongue.gif
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AH,,, sorry guys, my mistake, its a CPU block, not GPU, sorry.

no worries, but i would still use in as in.
i figure they they have done research on it-well, i hope they have-lol


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you can always test each way, but that would be a pain in the tush.
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post #9 of 11
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i'm not too good with all this, so here is a link to the dismantled block

http://www.overclock.net/t/920021/warning-to-all-with-xspc-rasa-cpu-blocks-or-rasa-750-kits
post #10 of 11
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yeah, i think it matters for this block, which is fine, as i'm working on a custom case, and i just cracked the final puzzle i need to get it just the way I want.

case build log here
http://www.overclock.net/t/1207790/modding-an-old-case-for-new-parts-build-log/10#post_16348497
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