Originally Posted by Lucas Bezerra
Do you have plenty TIM? If the answer is yes, it would be very nice of you could manage a test for us! Just pay atention to the room teperatures, fan speeds, duration of the testing and temperature of the case air (you must do a break between the tests due to air warming from the previous test). IMO the temperature difference is real and is justified by the DIY's and block's asymmetrical layout, which probably matches on the 90º rotation.
Wish I could or had the time. Unfortunately I couldn't even get a dozen opinions so even if I was able to I would not do any test if no one was interested
It seems most people follow second hand information and never try to research it anyway, I know some blocks really do matter the mounting whether horizontal or vertical but in the thread I linked I saw no information WHY it was the "best mounting position"
the part that leaves me confused is mounting vertical makes the jet plate perpendicular to the chips dye and im not sure what could help cool the chip more, heat being dissipated up, flow of the water, or a random factor.
it just makes "sense" to mount the jet plate where the dye is but meh really no idea, wish I could do a testEdited by INCREDIBLEHULK - 10/25/13 at 1:12pm