Originally Posted by Arm3nian
The reverse is just an option for those who want it. For one it allows you to see the gpu waterblocks. Another benefit is that in a standard tray, the cpu is near the top of the case. When flipped around, the cpu is on the bottom and the gpu's are near the middle. So if you position your reservoir and pump near the top of the case, instead of pumping the water in an upwards direction or horizontal, it can go down in an angle, increasing flow
Shazaaammmm there batman,
That's as wrong as Optix One's rantings.
Whether the pump /res is at the top or bottom of your system, since it's a loop, the pump sees the same resistance to flow if it "pushes coolant up first" and then the coolant "falls down" after, or falls down first and pushes up after.
It's a loop, it takes the same energy to move the coolant wherever in the loop you apply it.
The "put the pump at the top idea is kinda like saying stage coaches had smaller wheels in the front so it was always rolling down hill to make it easier on the horses.
DarleneEdited by IT Diva - 11/28/13 at 12:35pm