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Best performance.... external or internal rad mount?

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Aesthetics don't really matter to me at this point since i am in the process of saving some money for a new case, so with my current setup will there be any benefit for either an external or internal rad mount over one than the other?

My air flow inside my case is really good since i have all the optional fans in place.
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probably you would like to go external, but you have a good case. imo external is better but i dont have watercool nor a big case
    
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post #3 of 6
The external mount should be better because the air outside is closer to ambient temps.
    
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external will always be just a little better than internal because of air circulation and the non-enclosed area catching heat that the case does act as
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post #5 of 6
External would be a little better.
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post #6 of 6
External Rads normally give a 1-2c difference from in the case but that also depends on where the psu exhausts how much air is moving through the case, the delta between the air in your case and room and the delta between your water and ambient temps. Generally the ambient room temp are lower than the ambient case temp due to the heat that is generated by internal components such as the chipset/hdd/gpu/psu so externals give that slightly cooler temp.
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