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I installed the DRP3 90 degrees from the way most mount it then flipped the fans so they were pulling and exhausting out the top.



which makes the exhaust 120 sitting to the left of the cooler mostly pointless I assume.

I have two 140's in the front pushing in



Basically it's currently set up with positive case pressure in the traditional way.

Now that my CPU cooler is exhausting out the top and there is a spot for a 120/140 on the bottom I was pondering pulling the exhaust 120 and putting in the floor pushing in. That would give a steady bit of airflow over the accelero, then pull the bottom 140 and move it to the top as exhaust..

What does OCN think of my ideas, there's nothing wrong with the setup as it sit's other than what I perceive as non-optimal airflow
 
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I would try it and see what component temps do. Worst case is you move it back. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by GermanyChris View Post

I installed the DRP3 90 degrees from the way most mount it then flipped the fans so they were pulling and exhausting out the top.



is this more or less an aesthetic decision? thermal's wise, you are pulling the heat from the GPU into the CPU HSF so it's not "ideal".

it doesn't matter as much for your current reg since your GPU is only using a single 6pin power plug which means the TDP of the GPU isn't that high in the 1st place but I just want you to be aware that if you were to switch to a more powerful GPU, there may be an issue with heat being pulled into the CPU HSF.
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Originally Posted by GermanyChris View Post

I installed the DRP3 90 degrees from the way most mount it then flipped the fans so they were pulling and exhausting out the top.



is this more or less an aesthetic decision? thermal's wise, you are pulling the heat from the GPU into the CPU HSF so it's not "ideal".

it doesn't matter as much for your current reg since your GPU is only using a single 6pin power plug which means the TDP of the GPU isn't that high in the 1st place but I just want you to be aware that if you were to switch to a more powerful GPU, there may be an issue with heat being pulled into the CPU HSF.

Yes absolutely..

I'll probably never go above a single 6 pin card again whether it be AMD or nVidia. I don't need the HP of bigger cards so I'm unwilling to pay the price increase and the extra from the wall.
 
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