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post #30022 of 105883
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Out of curiosity, why do people prefer putting the fittings towards the rear of the case on the top rad? I see it so often.

I had to. Because of my case unless I drilled some holes the rad wouldn't fit with the ports facing down. I also heard that it's actually better because the air won't get trapped in the rad as easy because air rises.
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Sorry, I don't mean facing down. If you were looking at the side of your case, I mean to the left towards the rear, rather than the right towards the optical bay.
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post #30024 of 105883
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CSQ design is a hit and miss with me as well. I actually like the design and think its different than most other companies but I don't want every component to carry that design in my rig.

I actually really like the design look of the CSQ. I guess I am one of the few but I am just scared to use their products because of said things all over this forum however I would gladly switch all of my WC components if EK wanted to give it to me for free tongue.gif

*cough* *cough* ahem.
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Sorry, I don't mean facing down. If you were looking at the side of your case, I mean to the left towards the rear, rather than the right towards the optical bay.

For me it was just the fact that my case came with grommeted holes in the back for tube routing. I could have put it towards the optical bays but then there was no easy way to bring the tubes into the case. I could have put the ports facing down towards the optical bays but again there was no holes for the ports so I would have had to drill some. I am going to make some changes and maybe even try and get the rad in the bottom. This was the only way I could figure it out without drilling any holes and with the fittings I had..
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post #30026 of 105883
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Sorry, I don't mean facing down. If you were looking at the side of your case, I mean to the left towards the rear, rather than the right towards the optical bay.

I think, generally it's case specific orientation. It is more easily mounted that way without any modification necessary. In my Switch 810 the fittings would not allow for my optical drive in the top bay spot (or anything else really) plus I would have to cut out some of the optical bay bracketing. I would like to do it that way though, and run a xflow rad. I could enter the rad right out of my bay res/pump and then drop down from the rear port to my CPU with minimal tubing reqd.
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I suppose I view tubes pretty much like wires. The more I can hide behind stuff, the cleaner it looks and the happier I am. That's the primary reason why I still prefer bay res/pump combos.

With my previous setup, you only see three tubes:



Because the major stuff is all hidden behind the optical bay wall.



I think that's worth losing an optical bay over.
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post #30028 of 105883
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I suppose I view tubes pretty much like wires. The more I can hide behind stuff, the cleaner it looks and the happier I am. That's the primary reason why I still prefer bay res/pump combos.
With my previous setup, you only see three tubes:

Because the major stuff is all hidden behind the optical bay wall.

I think that's worth losing an optical bay over.

Agreed. Optical media is nearing the end of it's life anyways. tongue.gif
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post #30029 of 105883
I always put my fittings to the front where it's closer to the pump and res.
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EK releases new D5 X-RES series pump/reservoir combo units Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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The first and only CSQ unit that I am thinking about getting, looks pretty nice smile.gif
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