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Which way am I supposed to mount the a70 on a 2600k? horizontally or vertically? Is there a difference in performance?
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I like mounting my coolers blowing towards the back fan in the case.
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I like mounting my coolers blowing towards the back fan in the case.
+1, I always mount them this way.
post #4 of 15
You will want to mount it vertically IMO. That way you can set up push/pull and have it blow the hot air out the rear exhaust fan.

In the end it really doesn't make a difference since you have exhaust on the top of the case as well, I'd personally prefer the hot air blowing out the back rather than the top.

Hope this helps :-/
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I guess it's unanimous. I'll try the back way. What does push/pull mean?
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I guess it's unanimous. I'll try the back way. What does push/pull mean?
Push/pull is the reason they give you two fans with the heatsink. A fan should be mounted on either side of the heatsink.

The one closest to your dvd drive bays should be pushing air into the heatsink.
The one closest to the rear exhaust fan of the case should be pulling the hot air out of the heatsink and sending it out the rear exhaust fan.

If that makes sense
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Push/pull is the reason they give you two fans with the heatsink. A fan should be mounted on either side of the heatsink.

The one closest to your dvd drive bays should be pushing air into the heatsink.
The one closest to the rear exhaust fan of the case should be pulling the hot air out of the heatsink and sending it out the rear exhaust fan.

If that makes sense
got it, thanks for the info!
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post #8 of 15
just make sure they face the same direction and not pushing towards each other or away from each other. unless your case is really big or is meant to be vertical, don't mount it vertically, from my experiences you get slightly better temps that way
   
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post #9 of 15
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dumb question, how do I know if each fan is going to blow in the correct direction?
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and it looks my Asus board has "cpu fans" but has a 4pin connection where as my heatsink fans use 3-pin. do they have adapters for this? Is that the only way I can take advantage of the Asus fan controller for the cpu?
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