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Where to mount my Rad?

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I am building a custom case today, Had everything mapped out and i just thought of something.. Should i mount my Rad on the top or bottom? Or does it not matter?
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It doesn't really matter, just set it up wherever it is easiest depending on where your pump and res are
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Like the person said above, it doesnt matter, but as a word of advice. If you are making your own use the rad placement to your advantage with routeing the tubing, use it in a way to showcase the watercooling tubing not necessarily the rad itself. The cleaner you can make it the better. thumb.gif
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in my previous build i had the rad on the back with the ports on top and this time i have it with the ports down. seems like it was easier to bleed before, but now it is easier to drain. i guess it was a trade-off
    
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