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Hi there, I have a 2017 year H115i radiator and have had it in the front of the Fractal Design Define R6 case, with the hoses at the top of the rad, but now I've had some issues with intermittent overheating (new thermal paste, it started occurring after I removing the fans and rad for cleaning and changed their orientation multiple times to gain better access to the screws etc.) - fixed by rattling or tapping the hoses - so I'm looking to install the rad at the top of the case so it is definitely all higher than the pump, which might help. My question is regarding the pump - does it matter if I rotate the pump 90 degrees? At the moment the hoses are facing towards the case side panel on the right side with the usb connector on the bottom. I was thinking if I rotated it 90 deg I might have less angle in the hoses which would help circulation. I assume it's ok beyond aesthetics of having the Corsair logo on its side (I don't have glass panels).
I am running the H115i platinum AIO in a case in which the radiator is horizontal mounted along the long axis across the front of the case. Everything is working well but I have a question that has been nagging me in the back of my mind. In my situation the input/output hoses are orientated on the right side of the radiator. Thus one hose is above the other. I can reverse this orientation by rotating the radiator 180 degrees in the horizontal plain so that input/output hoses are on the left side. In only one orientation would the input hose be above the output hose, which would seem is the preferred position, with hot liquid flowing through the radiator from the top to the bottom output. My nagging question is that I do not see any marking on the radiator, hose, or pump to indicate which hose in the output and which is the input. So which is which? Perhaps my assumptions of the water flow through the radiator are wrong. That it does not matter which hose in the input and which the output but I find that hard to believe. Does anyone know if 1.) the horizontal orientation matters and 2.) which is the input and which is the output.