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I think that they were implying a 45 degree turn...e.g. blowing from front of the case to back of the case. Two advantages are: 1) orienting from front to back capitalizes on the natural flow of the case...cool air from the intakes being pushed through the sink with the warmer air exiting the rear exhausts; 2) You actually cool other components as the air is pushed across the board

Also you don't suffer the ill effects of turbulence (with air moving both front to back and up and down...you have intersecting vectors which disrupt "ideal" airflow.

I however, also have a vertical orientation, but that is the result of the ultra only fitting one direction on s939 boards
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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk View Post
Just took it all apart again. Looks like there was a pretty even spread of tim, not enough to seap over the sides but covered just about all of the cpu (both hs and ihs are flat).

Earlier I mentioned that the hs is mounted vertically. Let me clarify: Vertically meaning airflow. The fan is mounted "under" the hs pushing air to the TOP of the case where the 200mm fan is located.

Upon re-reading earlier posts by Grunion and Desperado, I get the impression that they were suggesting the opposite. Why?

Airflow...In from the front>>>> thru the HS>>>> Out the rear.
Where is the fresh air coming from if it's mounted horizontally, do you have an intake on the bottom of your case?

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Airflow...In from the front>>>> thru the HS>>>> Out the rear.
Where is the fresh air coming from if it's mounted horizontally, do you have an intake on the bottom of your case?

EDIT> Well Put Poser
Grunion: There is a 120mm x 35mm 90 cfm Silenx blowing room temp air from the side of the case.

Overall, airflow is like this:

200mm exhaust on top of case on high, 3 (120mm) tricools up front - two in the center cage and one in the lower - on high all three intake, a (120mm) tricool for rear exhaust, I have a (120mm) tri cool on high mounted on the hs and a 120mm x 35mm silenx 90cfm on the side blowing into the case (I had to shave a corner off this one to make it all fit). The psu is mounted on the bottom of the case so not an issue.

Generally, airflow comes in from the left side, bottom front and middle front and exits through the top and top rear of the case. Should be a pretty nice flow I thought.
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Grunion: There is a 120mm x 35mm 90 cfm Silenx blowing room temp air from the side of the case.

Overall, airflow is like this:

200mm exhaust on top of case on high, 3 (120mm) tricools up front - two in the center cage and one in the lower - on high all three intake, a (120mm) tricool for rear exhaust, I have a (120mm) tri cool on high mounted on the hs and a 120mm x 35mm silenx 90cfm on the side blowing into the case (I had to shave a corner off this one to make it all fit). The psu is mounted on the bottom of the case so not an issue.

Generally, airflow comes in from the left side, bottom front and middle front and exits through the top and top rear of the case. Should be a pretty nice flow I thought.
You want airflow through the HS, through it..imagine a win tunnel in your case. What if there was a solid object in the middle of the tunnel, such as the top of the HS, air is deflected and travels around the HS.
Now with the HS mounted vertically the air flow travels through the HS fins instead of around both sides. Can you picture what I mean?

The pic is how mine is installed right now.


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actually...the side fan could actually be disrupting optimum air flow...the air coming from the intakes on the front and the air being pushed in from the side may be creating a pocket of "unstable" air...actually minimizing the efficiency of your HS fan to pull air from the case immediately below it and push it through the hs...

...your current fan configuration would be better suited for the aforementioned (grunion & desperado) horizontal alignment of the HS. Air would enter in from the front of the case and flow unrestricted through the heat sink...

bare in mind my understanding of aerodynamics is worse than the above explaination....
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I have to agree with Grunion. Besides, my experience with the case is that the 200 mm fan on top is not a gr8 fan. Were I you, I'd turn that puppy 90 degrees and get the heat flowing out the back of the case. BTW, those temps are not bad, even for stock, thought that HSF should do a little better. I know it's a pain... but I really think you'll get a degree or two better with the HSF blowing out the rear.
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ok, I'm back and hadn't seen the last two posts. Reseated - same results. Removed the side fan (to test the disrupted airflow theory) and temps actually climbed 1-2c. I've taken the hs off again and I'm setting it up to face the rear of the case but now I can't fit a fan on the side of the case.

EDIT: I already took off the offending corner of the case side fan but still can't fit it in there with the ultra.
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ok, I'm back and hadn't seen the last two posts. Reseated - same results. Removed the side fan (to test the disrupted airflow theory) and temps actually climbed 1-2c. I've taken the hs off again and I'm setting it up to face the rear of the case but now I can't fit a fan on the side of the case.

EDIT: I already took off the offending corner of the case side fan but still can't fit it in there with the ultra.
can you up load a pic???
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looks like this is as good as it gets for me. Remounted hs to face the rear of the case and temps are EXACTLY the same as before (Oh, I was able to mount the side fan - electrical tape does wonderful things).

I guess the next step is to push it and see what happens to temps then.

Poser, I'll post picks as soon as I can but give me some time.
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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk View Post
looks like this is as good as it gets for me. Remounted hs to face the rear of the case and temps are EXACTLY the same as before (Oh, I was able to mount the side fan - electrical tape does wonderful things).

I guess the next step is to push it and see what happens to temps then.

Poser, I'll post picks as soon as I can but give me some time.
Higher CFM fan on the HS, it'll drop your temps 1-3°c, I guarantee it
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