"Vertical vs. Horizontal Case Cooling"
by Puget Custom Computers; Matt Bach; 09/08/2011
https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Vertical-vs-Horizontal-Case-Cooling-89/page2The below is from the Q&A for the FT02 on Silverstone's site
There are two main types of heat pipes used in popular aftermarket coolers, they are groove and powder. Groove heat pipes are very susceptible to gravity while powder heat pipes are less so. To achieve best performance in either heat pipe technology, they need to be placed horizontally or have the heat source side located below the other end of the heat pipe. We recommend choosing and installing components with heat pipes carefully by taking into consideration of the following examples:
The orientation of an enthusiast motherboard in a normal ATX case
The orientation of an enthusiast motherboard in the FT02
As the illustrations above show, most enthusiast motherboards with heat pipes will work fine in the FT02, the heat source is located below other parts of the heat pipe.
Horizontal style cooler
Good orientation Good orientation Bad orientation
Many CPU coolers can be rotated when installing on motherboards, the illustration here shows a SilverStone NT06-E
The illustration here shows a VGA cooler that will not work well in the FT02 because the heat source side (touching the GPU) ends up being located higher than the other end.
See the Q&A for the FT02 on Silverstone's site. http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=242&area=en
I have seen some much more detailed data on heatpipe orientaiton in VGAs, but can't find it now.
Originally Posted by Danzle
Gaming G6 and Strix DCUIII are the names of MSI's and Asus' GTX980Ti bzw the modelspecific coolers.
The fins go perpendicular to the FT05's airflow and would benefit not only in the fanless mode to keep the cards cool. Sadly there are no tests regarding SLI in the FT05.
That cooler should be okay. The problem happens when pipes in the down position are too long and gravity slows or stops the wicking action that draws the liquid back to GPU chip. This caused the water to puddle in the lower end of pipe and do nothing .. meaning the heatpipe does not move heat away from GPU block.
Originally Posted by PSILVA
a little help please, next month I will buy the phantek box pro m case along with phantek fan hub, I can connect my noctua nh-U12P not PWM and my four Noiseblocker M12-3 fans (not pwm also) to the fan hub and connect this to CPU fan connector on the motherboard and thus control the speed of fans by bios, that is correct?
That is correct. Just keep in mind the case fans will only be changing speed dependent on CPU load / heat, not GPU load / heat.Edited by doyll - 1/27/16 at 4:50am