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Benefits of mobo-facing coolers?

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Im talking about coolers like THIS

What sort of advantage to they carry over the traditional air coolers that don't face the motherboard?

I assume you position the fans so they blow air onto the mobo,aiding with cooling, but is it really noticeable?

I suppose it would also give more room for window fans...

Anything else?
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Saves space, it's shorter, and IMHO it's nice to have a little air blowing over your MOSFET heatsink.
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It's better for the components around the socket, and HTPC's. That's basically it. But if you get a downdraft cooler you must make sure that you have adequate case airflow to dump that heat out of your case, otherwise the cooler will be continually sucking in hot air to cool itself.
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