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Since I ordered the P182 case to go with the tuniq tower heatsink, should I mount the tuniq sideways show the fan is facing the top exhaust instead of the rear? And also which way should I have the fins pointing, towards the front or back? Thanks.
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post #2 of 15
If we consider the rounded side of the Tuniq Tower the front, then we can say the air flows out its left side. But the black part is the fan, and it's removable, so you can always turn it around.

Look at this pic. See the flat part? I'm calling that the back, and the side we can see is where the air flow goes out.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...+K8+CPU+Cooler
post #3 of 15
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Alright so have the rounded edge point towards the front of the case?
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post #4 of 15
Well, I'll leave that up to you to decide which is best for the case in your opinion based on the way you'll have the air flow.

But here's another pic that shows the fan most of the way out. It spins clockwise.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...+K8+CPU+Cooler
post #5 of 15
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Yeah. so was i right in the mounting of this? I hear im supposed to have the fan in the tuniq direct air horizontally with the top exhaust fan.
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post #6 of 15
I suppose you can do that. I was forced to with my setup, although I don't have a top exhaust fan installed. But it's not like the air goes straight out the side of the Tuniq Tower anyway. It seems like it gets very diffused by the fins and kinda goes out in a spray-like pattern. I was surprised when I first felt this. I figured it would go straight out.

Some guys recommended that I point it at the rear exhaust fan, but I couldn't due to my anal-retentiveness: I didn't want it touching the NB heat sink, even though other people have it mounted like that on this mobo.
post #7 of 15
Oh hey, nice processor.
post #8 of 15
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Yea I'm curious to see if I'll have mounting issues such as it touching the NB heat sink like you said. Will be interesting.

Edit: Yea OEM version. at 3ghz atm because its not installed yet lol.
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Yea I'm curious to see if I'll have mounting issues such as it touching the NB heat sink like you said. Will be interesting.

Edit: Yea OEM version. at 3ghz atm because its not installed yet lol.
Aw, the poor thing. Get it installed.

If you have all of your stuff near ya, you could do some fake installs just to see how it all fits. I did that when I first got the mobo as I wanted to see how it would all fit together once I got the rest of my stuff. Then I finally took the CPU out of the box, installed it, put the TT on, and just left it until the PSU and everything else arrived. Yeah, I was a little anxious to get it up and running.
post #10 of 15
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That's true. I got all the hardware. I got mx-2, so i should just put a bb sized drop in the middle of the cpu right? no spreading?
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