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Long-term negative effects of running an H100[i] vertically

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I was looking at this picture from the Switched On Tech Design site, and how they orientated this cooler:

fractal-design-define-r4-built.jpg

http://www.sotechdesign.com.au/fractal-design-define-r4-does-a-corsair-h100-cooler-fit-in-the-front/

I cannot find a good quality, nicely designed, mid-tower case to fit this cooler. I found the Fractal Design Define R4 case, but curious about long-term negative effects of running this cooler in this orientation. I'm thinking of the possibility of the pump sucking in air from the coolant, with the pump sitting at a level higher than the radiator.

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None. There are no long term negative effects. It's just a radiator mounted sideways, it's fairly common.
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What about any potential air in the system, isn't it a bad idea for a pump to be sucking in air?
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Originally Posted by aln688 View Post

What about any potential air in the system, isn't it a bad idea for a pump to be sucking in air?

The system should already be bled of air, thus no air to enter the pump. It'll be fine.
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Closed loop systems don't have any contact with air. It's a radiator mounted sideways, don't over think it.
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