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I was just looking at some pics of my WC setup and I noticed that if I reversed my tubes on my heatercore that my tubes would be a lot more contained. So basically I am wondering if it would matter if I made what was labeled Intake my outbound and what was labeled outbound my intake.

I am also wondering if I added a 90 degree elbow between my CPU Block and my GPU Block would this bring my flow down a lot? The tubing is kinda collapsing, so I am thinking it would be better to put one in. My dad who used to work on water mains said not to worry about it and that I am probably getting more restriction from the tubing collapsing then I would from the elbow.

I'm guessing that doing these two things won't make much if any difference, but it never hurts to get a few opinions first.
    
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Im not quite shure about the first Idea, i think it might work, but idk..
For the second, i would leave the elbow out unless it is angleing downward, then your ok. You wont see much difference, but every little thing counts
    
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ok....picture time. It looks like crap but I don't care. You get the point.

    
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ok....picture time. It looks like crap but I don't care. You get the point.
Yea, you should be fine with that elbow, it will probably help vs having unnescessary tubing.
    
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Try to limit 90 degree turns,Look to see if you can use a 45 degree fitting if not then you need to do what ya need to do.

Also if you can reroute the tubing (chnge order) of components to remove the need for elbows that will give you better flow and better cooling.
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