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Question. Did anyone tried to rotate the cooler 180 degrees and put the fan in the pull position - so it blows at the back air vent? I'm concerned about the ram clearance ( http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/hyperx/predator/beast ) and I want to prevent sata cables getting into the fan in Silverstone TJ08-e

Something similar to http://techreport.com/r.x/2012_4_18_SilverStone_Temjin_TJ08E_Evolution_Review/megafront-620.jpg

Thank you
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Tim1M View Post

Question. Did anyone tried to rotate the cooler 180 degrees and put the fan in the pull position - so it blows at the back air vent? I'm concerned about the ram clearance ( http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/hyperx/predator/beast ) and I want to prevent sata cables getting into the fan in Silverstone TJ08-e

Something similar to http://techreport.com/r.x/2012_4_18_SilverStone_Temjin_TJ08E_Evolution_Review/megafront-620.jpg

Thank you

I don't own that cooler, but it's fine to. It's just as good as having a fan on the front as it's sucking the heat out. Two fans are better again in some cases but the one pulling is fine. You should be within 1c of having the fan pushing air through. Just make sure it is pulling rather then pushing it backwards if that makes sense?

I try to avoid tall RAM in any builds nowadays though, for that reason purely.
 
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post #13 of 16
Thank you.
May I ask you additional question (even though it might be very stupid)?

It is noisier at the same rpm to pull rather than push? Dark Rock Advanced has only one position for the fan - and this side of the cooler has some sort of concave "saw edge" ( http://assets.vr-zone.net/12792/DSC02312.JPG ). There is probably a reason behind this shape and I wonder how much worse I'm going to make the noise with fan pulling from that side
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Thank you.
May I ask you additional question (even though it might be very stupid)?

It is noisier at the same rpm to pull rather than push? Dark Rock Advanced has only one position for the fan - and this side of the cooler has some sort of concave "saw edge" ( http://assets.vr-zone.net/12792/DSC02312.JPG ). There is probably a reason behind this shape and I wonder how much worse I'm going to make the noise with fan pulling from that side

Surely you can turn the CPU cooler around? Rather then just move the fan, I didn't even realize that the other side wasn't flat. tongue.gif

So my advice is to turn the CPU cooler around, so it's facing backwards but flip the fan. I.E The fan is pulling rather then pushing.
 
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Surely you can turn the CPU cooler around? Rather then just move the fan, I didn't even realize that the other side wasn't flat. tongue.gif

So my advice is to turn the CPU cooler around, so it's facing backwards but flip the fan. I.E The fan is pulling rather then pushing.
That is exactly why I've asked "Did anyone tried to rotate the cooler 180 degrees" in my first post wink.gif
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That is exactly why I've asked "Did anyone tried to rotate the cooler 180 degrees" in my first post wink.gif

Yeah my bad, like I said I didn't realize that it wasn't perfectly square haha. Either way now we both know! thumb.gif

Sorry for any hassle mate. smile.gif
 
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