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Where should I mount my heatercore?

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Ok, so I will be mounting my heatercore on the top of my case. I want to know if I will be better off mounting it outside of the case with the fans blowing case air out or inside of the case with case fans blowing outside air in.

Also wondering,will having fans on both sides will make a big difference?

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i know you need the coldest air blowing through the heatercore, so i would say on outside with air blowing in case.
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Im just finished building mine today (about 1hour ago)and i have out my heatcore out side becouse i could do with less warm air in my case also you should get better temps with it outside i personly think that it would make little diffrence if you had fans on both sides but thats my opinion

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Well, Is it the Single or Double heatercore?

If its the single, You could either have it mounted on the back of your case just using the rear exhaust fan to cool, Or in the front (If it will fit, Does the front bottom use a 120mm?) and have a little less air moving over it, But it would be alot better for functionality/looks.

Whether its in or out the case, It all depends on how much airflow you can get in the case.

Like, if you leave the front door open most of the time there will be more then enough air to keep a reasonable temperature.
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It's a double, I'll be doing the 77' Bonneville HC. Everything is going to be closed up, but I have 2x120 fans (intake in front and exhaust in back) and 1x92 (side window intake) so I think I will be doing it on top, my case temps were usually around 23C or so.
    
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post #6 of 9
Well, Then outside it is.

The only other possible way to keep it inside the case is to mount it in the top drive bays and have cool air coming down into the case from uptop, But thats only if you have enough clearance from the PSU.



Like this, Its from an Ebay auction, Don't know why its all corrupted though..

Here is the link just in-case you want to check out some more of the pictures there.
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well I was thinking of doing just that, but then I was wondering which one would give the best temps.
    
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Well, To be truthfull, The differences are very small.

Maybe 1-2°C, Maybe 3, But still, That isn't much to sweat over.

Then again, It all depends on what YOU want, Performance, Or functionality?

If you want every single °C you can achieve, Outside the case.

If you want to have the ease of moving your computer in one piece and not having to take off the water cooler, Move the case, Move the water cooling, Then re-attach it, Then its in the case for you my man!
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i saw that ebay auction, that seems like it would work nice if you had space.
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