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ok here is the deal im bulding a new rig and i want to place my hdd with the iron plate face down are there gonna be any problem???
 

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no problem at all :)
 

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So do heatpipes work upside down? I have considered a upside down case,and my board is laced with heatpipes.
 

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So do heatpipes work upside down? I have considered a upside down case,and my board is laced with heatpipes.
yea, its in a closed tube...so the hot will still travel to the cold.
 

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So do heatpipes work upside down? I have considered a upside down case,and my board is laced with heatpipes.
i don't think they work 'cause of gravity (coolings fins are on vregs and northbridge) and if you put it upside down, the hot will stay at top (southbridge, who is just a block of cooper usually)
 

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Think there MIGHT be a issue as i thought about that with mine. Hottest part of mine is the bottom of the heatpipe which is running about 5c hotter than the top. Maybe the temps would swap lol ? tried flipping your case upside down? ( make sure you remove cds\DVDs out of drives).

Maybe you be able to cool yours better than i can and my video card is in the way of me cooling mine more. unless i replace it with some 3rd heatpipes.
 
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my case is upside down, see pics.

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=48063

everything works like its supposed to. only thing is that the GFX card dont get fresh air so i had to mount a cooler on top of the card.

i would say go for it.

the only profit for going upside down would be that the PSU has cool air now. allso the processor is in the cool area.
 

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my case is upside down, see pics.

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=48063

everything works like its supposed to. only thing is that the GFX card dont get fresh air so i had to mount a cooler on top of the card.

i would say go for it.

the only profit for going upside down would be that the PSU has cool air now. allso the processor is in the cool area.
thats nice but why in the name of god you turn your case?
 

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there will be no issues with the heatpipes hell you mount them sideways in a normal case why would it be any diff upside down?
 
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Heatpipes should work with gravity, but because in general, that's not the case (CPU coolers, look at the heatpipes on many of those, they're horizontal in a tower case), so there's a wick inside them instead, which atracts the fluid back down to the part that's heating up.
Basically, they'll work fine upside down.
Hard drives are fine upside down, they're made to work in all sorts of weird conditions when inside laptops, so don't worry about that.
Only that that shouldn't be upside down is the disc drive, for obvious reasons... and if they're not that obvious, well, think of it like this.. the CD/DVD is loose in there, so if it's upside down, it'll fall, and be hard to insert when ejected, and possibly rattle about when inserted...
 

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unless its a laptop style cd/dvd drve that locks the disk in place ;)
 
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unless its a laptop style cd/dvd drve that locks the disk in place ;)
Or actually a slot-loading one, heheh, hadn't quite thought of that (unless you mean the slot-loading ones in fact)
 
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