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I will be getting a retention braket for my s1283 soon and was wondering if my heat sink should be rotated 90 degrees or stay facing the same direction. Also the fan only gose to 1500 rpm should i replace it?
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Thanks Justinjja
Edited by justinjja - 6/17/08 at 7:35pm
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Is there room under the PSU for it to "breathe". I have mine fan facing down but my case is vented under the PSU.
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the psu has 2 fans one the takes air in and one that blows it out
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Idea! Turn that PSU upside-down! That way it can get rid of all that hot air accumulating at the bottom!

Apart from that, I think vertical is better, so try mounting it facing the back exhaust fan. Adding an intake fan in the top drive area will help with this setup as well.
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I'd do a 90 degree turn to LHS for your CPU HSF. I'd bet you could reduce the top fan speed right down and not make much difference to temps if you rear fan moves a lot of air..

I'd bet that your video card fan actually forces air the other way (towards the card).
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Lol did anyone else notice the SLI bridge with no second card? What's up with that?

Anyway your best bet without having to re-do your whole airflo is to have the heatsink blowing air out the back fan and add an intake in the upper drive bays in line with the heatsink.
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noldevin

Lol i plan on using it in the future and didnt want to lose it
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Hum my sig looks different than everyone elses... ill get on that
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Keeping it where it is or rotating it 90 degrees should make very little difference.

I've done both with my Xigmatek.
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