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Noctua NH-D14 Placement? Antec 900 case

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I just bought a NH-d14, what position should I put it in? I have all stock fans in a Antec900 case, front 2 120mm are intake, rear 120mm exhaust, top 200mm exhaust..no side fan
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post #2 of 7
I would either point it up or point it to the back.

Preferably to the back
Edited by Triangle - 1/18/11 at 4:03pm
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post #3 of 7
To the back exhaust fan.
    
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OP, Congrats you got D14. biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 7
In my view pointing up is better. I could not install mine positioning back because of the heatsinks on the board which is the same as yours.
post #6 of 7
Place it with the airflow horizontally. Otherwise you will be drawing heat off the video card which is a vent to case design.

Also I don't know what your situation with your 5.25" bay is but I threw a 140mm on top of my DVD drive so that it blows outside air straight onto my NH-D14. @ 4ghz my i7-950 idles at 28c average. biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 7
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My 5.25's are full, I was thinking of pointing it exhaust up, but I am afraid of it drawing heat from the graphics card but I do have a slot cooler I forgot to mention that will be a slot or 2 below the gfx. Still don't know if I want to point it exhaust up or rear
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