I am building a PC and will be using a Corsair H100i as the CPU cooler, i am thinking of replacing the stock fans with 2 Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Case Fans; i want to build in a Fractal Design Define R4 window version case....however because of the Noctuas' unappealing color scheme, i am wondering if i can flip the radiator upside down so that the fans would be hidden (the exposed side of the radiator would be facing down)...is this even possible? will it affect performance? And finally what way should i have the fans blowing in order to achieve the best performance out of the cooler (push or pull)???
Thanks in advance!
I short: Is it possible, yes; will it affect performance, no; which way should I have the fans, pull.
The fan configuration (Push or Pull) will not make any difference in performance, the same pressure differential is created and the CFM will be the same. However I recommend a pull configuration (so rad - fans - case) as it allows for easier cleaning and based on your question will provide you with the aesthetics you require.