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Vertical or Horizontal?

Poll Results: Vertical or Horizontal Mount

 
  • 25% (1)
    Vertical
  • 75% (3)
    Horizontal
4 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
hi all,

just wondering whether people have noticed a temp difference between vertically mounted or horizontally mounted air coolers (specifically the nh-d14).... atm i have it horizontally mounted with my empty drive bay (which has the fan in it) mounted in topmost slot to increase airflow.

i have included some highly detailed expert airflow diagrams lachen.gif that shows my current setup.

thanks in advance for any ideas/advice


 
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post #2 of 4

Horizontal. Your vga will block allot of air from getting sucked into the fan if it's vertical.

post #3 of 4
To go vertical you will need at least 40mm between GPU and cooler intake fan. More is better.

If you remove the rear vent grille and make a duct from back of radiator to vent all heat from cooler will be dumped out of case. It's what I do.
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
mk thanks guys, will leave as is (horizontal)...
 
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