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Could you place a rad in any position? (would it affect flow rate?)

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This might be a noob wc question to ask, but I've seen that placing a pump at certain angle affects the flow of the pump and may even damage it *seen another thread or two** but was curious to ask about the placement of rads.

I'm planning to add more rads to my wc rig and noticed I could connect the rad easier if I have 1-2 rad thread openings at the top rather than the usual bottom. My question is would placing the rad, having the input/out fitting openings at the top rather than the bottom affect the flow rate??
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Don't believe so. Water will still move through it no matter what.

Plus, a lot of people use rads at the top. That's the default mount on my HAF 932, and I haven't had any trouble with it.
    
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Don't believe so. Water will still move through it no matter what.

Plus, a lot of people use rads at the top. That's the default mount on my HAF 932, and I haven't had any trouble with it.
sweet thanks!, I guess it wouldn't hurt based on what you said, I guess I have to just do a trial and error
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Nope, radiator orientation does not affect flow rate or performance. In fact having the fittings at the top of the rad is more desirable because it makes bleeding easier. When you have barbs at the bottom of a radiator you usually have to shake the case around a lot and tip it upside down in order to fully bleed it, as air will be trapped in the upper portion of the radiator.
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Nope, radiator orientation does not affect flow rate or performance. In fact having the fittings at the top of the rad is more desirable because it makes bleeding easier. When you have barbs at the bottom of a radiator you usually have to shake the case around a lot and tip it upside down in order to fully bleed it, as air will be trapped in the upper portion of the radiator.
thanks for the insight charlie, much appreciated. Now I have no concern with how I want to mount the gpu wc portion of of my new rig

will keep you and everyone else updated on the progress and final stage of my wc gaming rig
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Good luck!
    
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