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Hi guys, another noob question from me today: which cpu block placement results in the best temp? horizontal or vertical?
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I'm assuming your asking how your CPU cooler should be situated? It really depends on your case. If it has a top fan as the exhaust, the cooler should be blowing (pointed in that direction and in the horizontal position) in that direction.

To give you an example, initially my air cooler was blowing to the the rear of my case and then I switched it to blow to my top exhaust fan and I got a 3~4*C difference in temps for both idle and load temps.

Of course hot air naturally rises so exhausting it there would definitely give you the best temps. Make sure to set up your fans for positive pressure though so you get less dust in your case.
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Originally Posted by amang View Post
Hi guys, another noob question from me today: which cpu block placement results in the best temp? horizontal or vertical?
Since you are posting in the water cooling section, you must be asking about CPU water block orientation.

To answer this question, I point you to a good study. It is not anywhere else but right here in OCN:
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...i7-tested.html

Pay attention to Orientations section in the middle of the post.
Summarily speaking, it depends on which water block you use. Regardless, most exhibit a delta of less than 1C.

I hope this helps.
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