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http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?285753-CPU-water-blocks-roundup

Was wondering if anyone here has done this and/or if it actually has shaved degrees off your temps/helped chip be cooler
  
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I can't imagine orientation of the block making much difference.

I suppose if the nozzle and/or water channels are oriented differently relative to the CPU's die shape, this could make for some difference, especially on bare-die parts.

Orientation of the ports themselves is meaningless, with regards to cooling.
Edited by Blameless - 10/22/13 at 4:05am
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For me, it makes sense as the DIY has a rectangular shape instead of a square shape.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

I can't imagine orientation of the block making much difference.

I suppose if the nozzle and/or water channels are oriented differently relative to the CPU's die shape, this could make for some difference, especially on bare-die parts.

Orientation of the ports themselves is meaningless, with regards to cooling.
I thought the same until I saw a experiment on ocn with the koolance 380i and how its vertical mounting led to 2-3 degrees cooler on many systems. It was something about the heat being dissipated which goes up and the way the block was made, I wasn't sure about it for all others

If only I could find the thread rolleyes.gif Would love to hear more opinions though!
  
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any opinions?
  
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will be remounting tomorrow any opinions?
  
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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.
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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 tongue.gif

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 test
Edited by INCREDIBLEHULK - 10/25/13 at 1:12pm
  
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