Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI
thanks for the info helps alot, also because i have a micro board i setup my hyper212 the right way yes?
sucking from the dvd drive side pushin to the rear
The setup shown in the pic is not very good as heat exhausted from the card will be sucked into the 'push' fan of the heatsink. Obviously, this is not desirable. See pic below.
As for your future setup, I understand your concern that the lower fan of the 212+ might be too close to the back of the graphics card, when the 212+ is oriented upward.
Judging from your pic, the distance will probably be less than 2''.
There are a few things to do concerning this situation:-
Install a 120mm/140mm fan to the side panel upper fan opening of the 690 II Advanced. You may even use an air duct to further focus the air to the space between the 212+ and the back of the card.
Do not use a 'push' fan at all to get max distance between the 212+ and the back of the card. Using just 1 'pull' fan for the heatsink will lose around 2C under load. Not too much, IMHO. For a single-layer cooler like the 212+, a single 'good' fan (push or pull) is usually enough.
Use a higher CFM/static pressure 120x38mm fan as the top 'pull' fan
You need to check to make sure there is enough clearance all around for you to orient the 212+ upward.Edited by windfire - 5/8/11 at 6:48am