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So I went out and bought a Silverstone Fortress FT03, and I plan to watercool it with the H70 but the guy at the place I bought it at told me that mounting the H70 with the radiator fans blowing to the sky will cause failure of the pump. Is this true?
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Not that I know of. Generally you want it mounted on the back of the case w/ it intaking air.
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So I went out and bought a Silverstone Fortress FT03, and I plan to watercool it with the H70 but the guy at the place I bought it at told me that mounting the H70 with the radiator fans blowing to the sky will cause failure of the pump. Is this true?
Depends on how your case's airflow is set up.

I for one found lower temps by setting up my fans to exhaust air, instead of pulling in. Though for others intake > exhaust.

Best option is to test it out yourself and see what yeilds better temps. In any case, the fan orientation will not cause failure, unless of course you set both fans opposite of one another, one pushing into the rad and one pulling into the rad
    
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the fans make a terrible noise you might want to change them.
    
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So I went out and bought a Silverstone Fortress FT03, and I plan to watercool it with the H70 but the guy at the place I bought it at told me that mounting the H70 with the radiator fans blowing to the sky will cause failure of the pump. Is this true?
This doesn't even make any sense. The pump is in the block, so the orientation of the radiator and fans has no bearing on the pump. Maybe what he was thinking was that you're not supposed to put the rad below the pump, which is true insofar as Corsair recommends not to, since it might cause air to accumulate in the pump. But that's a moot point in your case since you can't practically mount the rad below the pump in the FT03 anyway.
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You shouldn't have a problem with mounting it on the top of case. But definitely exhaust only in your case, there's nowhere else for the air to go in the FT-03.

I'm not sure what fans come with the H70, but if they're sleeve bearing fans, swap them for ball or fluid bearing fans, since they'll be mounted horizontally. Many sleeve bearing fans have problems in that orientation.
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