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post #11 of 19
Yes you can very easy just rotate heatsink with mount still in place.
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post #12 of 19
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Assuming I get new fans in the future, would FDB fans be the best?
Also, I know people like the Scythe fans like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185065
But this one has the same CFM but with 20 dBA less noise! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835226045
Which would be better?
EDIT: Also, it only seems to make noise when they are at their max speed, which I think they are at by default. Is there a program I can use to maybe slow them down a bit? Also, the noise is random. Sometimes when I start my PC there is almost no annoying noise, other times I can't stand it.

Out of those two, Id suiggest
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185065

You could slow them down by plugging them into your CPU fan header and a 12v fan header and using Speedfan to lower the RMP.
post #13 of 19
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I think you misread what I'm talking about. I've noticed the Hyper 212 EVO and 212+ heatsinks can be easily rotated while mounted, whether that is good or bad idk, my temps are good. My question is if I could take the mounting bracket off, and rotate the heatsink 90 degrees, without lifting it up, and then reattach the bracket. Would that be fine or still create air bubbles somehow?
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I think you misread what I'm talking about. I've noticed the Hyper 212 EVO and 212+ heatsinks can be easily rotated while mounted, whether that is good or bad idk, my temps are good. My question is if I could take the mounting bracket off, and rotate the heatsink 90 degrees, without lifting it up, and then reattach the bracket. Would that be fine or still create air bubbles somehow?

It will, not enough for you to notice. Unless your temps are read in Fahrenheit.

Are you nervous/anxious about reapplying goop? If so, why? Don't like bear handing your zillion dollar parts? Forgettaaboutit!

Do it enough times, it turns into riding bike memorabilia. Soon enough you'll start putting goop and super glue on your router CPU cause you overclocked it with DD-WRT and need that VRM heatsink from the old P4 HP.
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yes you can, i did it and my temps are just fine
   
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Well I decided to go ahead and rotate it. However, when I was unscrewing the mounting bracket, it took two of the standoffs with it! That made the heatsink fall forward, so because the CPU was exposed, I decided to remove the whole thing and reapply thermal paste after cleaning it. I did that, tightly secured the backplate and standoffs, and reattached the heatsink and fans pointing front to back. I started my PC up, it worked fine, and temps are the same. About 29-31 idling, vs 39 with my Sunbeam CCF.
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Well I decided to go ahead and rotate it. However, when I was unscrewing the mounting bracket, it took two of the standoffs with it! That made the heatsink fall forward, so because the CPU was exposed, I decided to remove the whole thing and reapply thermal paste after cleaning it. I did that, tightly secured the backplate and standoffs, and reattached the heatsink and fans pointing front to back. I started my PC up, it worked fine, and temps are the same. About 29-31 idling, vs 39 with my Sunbeam CCF.

Good for you! See, the computer gods had a plan for you. all along thumb.gif
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This sounds like a horrible idea
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Hyper 212 EVO, no problem with PK-3 compound.
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