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so i tried to install this CPU cooler but when i put the fan on the side of my dvd player it won't fit with my RAM so can i put it on the other side of the cooler without loosing temperature on my cpu? So in brief do the side of the fan is important? and if i put it on the other side do i need to plug it elsewere?

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It doesn't really matter which side you put the fan on. You will want it to be moving air in the same direction, though, so make sure it follows the general airflow of your case once installed. This will probably involve switching the clips to the opposite side of the fan. And you should probably plug it into the CPU fan header on your motherboard.
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You can either try install the fan from the front blowing air to the back or turn the cooler 90 degrees and install the fan at the bottom side blowing air up!
     
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You can either try install the fan from the front blowing air to the back or turn the cooler 90 degrees and install the fan at the bottom side blowing air up!
but if i put it on the other side how do i make the fan run in the oposite direction i just need to put the connector on the other side too?
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but if i put it on the other side how do i make the fan run in the oposite direction i just need to put the connector on the other side too?
Thanks creton123, my fellow Canadian, not sure if I get you right but:

Answer#1: As long as the cable is long enough... you should be able to plug it into the same place w/o switching to another one.

Answer#2: to switch between installing a push fan and a pull fan, all you have to do is to flip around to the other side of the fan and install onto the same spot on the heat sink or just simply keep fan in same direction and install the fan on the other side of the heat sink.

Installing it as a push fan should be better than installing it as a pull fan...

Not sure if any of these are the answer(s) you are looking for.


Edited by ocman - 11/8/11 at 7:35pm
     
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yeah they qere thaks a lot now i'm ready to OC this 2500k
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keep the fan facing the same way...and move it to the other side...remove the heatsink to do this..or you may get a nasty cut knuckle (i did)..just keep the socket in sight so you do it right..
 
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I'm wondering the same thing. If the chassis has a top mounted exhaust fan, would it be a good idea to mount the cooler so that the fan blows air from the bottom of the case, over the cooler and out the top of the case??
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I'm wondering the same thing. If the chassis has a top mounted exhaust fan, would it be a good idea to mount the cooler so that the fan blows air from the bottom of the case, over the cooler and out the top of the case??
Weather you have a rear case exaust or top fan exaust, either will be fine. The trick here is to remove the heat from the cooler to the outside of the case and to have clearance for your rams.
Keep in mind heat rises so more than likely a top mount exaust direction would be optimal.
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Hi Everyone,

I have the same issue with the Hyper 212 EVO...

I'm using Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 board with Corsair Vengence 8GB DDR 1600 RAM sticks ( with the really tall fins ). The EVO mounted vertically still interferes with the RAM. Looks like the only way to mount the EVO is horizontal with the fan in pulling out the back.

Is it more efficient having the fan push not pull or it doesn't matter?

I'm not going to go crazy overclocking the i7 2600k... maybe around 4 ghz...

Should I use the EVO in a pull configuration and not worry about it or buy something else that will clear the RAM's fin?

Thanks.. I appreciate your help,

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