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Do you guys foresee much of a flow/performance difference in mounting my radiator horizontally on top of my case with the in/outlets pointing upwards and tubes arching back down into the case instead of facing down with tubes going directly down into case. Probably not, eh?

Oh, and painting a radiator. My radiator came painted satin black. Painting the outer shell isn't a huge ordeal, but I wanted to paint the fins white. Advice on paint choice and if I should just paint over the satin black layer, or if I would have to possibly remove it?
    
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Do you guys foresee much of a flow/performance difference in mounting my radiator horizontally on top of my case with the in/outlets pointing upwards and tubes arching back down into the case instead of facing down with tubes going directly down into case. Probably not, eh?

Oh, and painting a radiator. My radiator came painted satin black. Painting the outer shell isn't a huge ordeal, but I wanted to paint the fins white. Advice on paint choice and if I should just paint over the satin black layer, or if I would have to possibly remove it?
It will just be extra tubing doing it like that plus the outlet wont have gravity pulling the water down the pump will have to push it.....I wouldn't paint the fins anymore each layer of paint interferes with the thermal transfer of the fins...In other words the more paint you goop on the fins the worse it will cool...
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It will just be extra tubing doing it like that plus the outlet wont have gravity pulling the water down the pump will have to push it.....I wouldn't paint the fins anymore each layer of paint interferes with the thermal transfer of the fins...In other words the more paint you goop on the fins the worse it will cool...
Hrm. Not even a very light layer of white?

The side that would be lightly painted has fans on it sucking the air through the other (non-painted) side. Does that make a difference?
    
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Hrm. Not even a very light layer of white?

The side that would be lightly painted has fans on it sucking the air through the other (non-painted) side. Does that make a difference?
Thats up to you it might not hurt it much if you just mist it and not lay it on real thick....I wouldn't paint mine though...
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Dang it Ira, Always with the nay saying!

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Dang it Ira, Always with the nay saying!

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Hahaha, okay, I think this is the LAST question I'm going to ask about this. Mainly because it is the last part I need.

What (black) fans do you recommend for my radiator, with a decent balance of silence and performance?

EDIT: Never mind, got it. Thanks.
    
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why dont you mount the rad barbs downwards? like me?
check some pics in my sig.

So what fans you getting?
Panaflo's?
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