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post #1 of 30
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Hey guys, need some opinions here to help lower my cooling a bit. I've got 2 pics attached below of how my heatsink is positioned on my mobo and wondering if maybe I did it wrong. How it is now, my HS fan is blowing out towards my back case fan which is blowing out of the case. Seemed like the most logical positioning to me, but a friend of mine suggested that it might help cool more if I turn my heatsink around the other way, and have the fan blow THROUGH the heatsink towards the rear of the case and still have the back fan exhaust from the case. Any opinions?

post #2 of 30
Definitally have it blow through the HS towards the back exhaust fan.

BUT don't turn the heatsink around. If you do, the fan will just suck the air into the front of the case. What has to move is the fan. Switch sides and flip it so that the sticker faces the exhaust fan.
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post #3 of 30
Yup yup, turn it around so the fan blows through the heatsink and then out the exhaust in the back.
post #4 of 30
Yeah. Pushing air through the heatsink first will definitely be better since you have the exhaust fan there to pull it through the other side a bit.
 
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post #5 of 30
Once again - through the heatsink out the back - same as mine
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post #6 of 30
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Ok, awesome, well I think that pretty much settles that. However, just to address Adrienspawn, I have no choice but to turn the heatsink around as the fan doesn't fit properly on the opposite side of the heatsink, but I will flip the fan around as well so it pushes through the heatsink towards the back of the case. Thanks for all your quick responses!
post #7 of 30
That case fan is an intake fan, no point in flipping the HSF if you don't also flip the case fan.
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post #8 of 30
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That case fan is an intake fan, no point in flipping the HSF if you don't also flip the case fan.
No, I have it turned to be an exhaust fan. I thought it was the other way when I first installed them, and hooked 3 up before I realized I was putting them all on backwards, lol. But yea, the case fan is blowing out.
post #9 of 30
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Originally Posted by xipetotec View Post
No, I have it turned to be an exhaust fan. I thought it was the other way when I first installed them, and hooked 3 up before I realized I was putting them all on backwards, lol. But yea, the case fan is blowing out.
So those are not recent pics?
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post #10 of 30
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Yea, that's what it looks like now. Why?
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