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post #1 of 9
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I don't understand why AMD designed their boards so that the HSF faces bottom to top. Is there a cooler out there for AMD boards that can do intel style position?
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post #2 of 9
A lot of CPU coolers give you the option.
Check out the manufacturer's website and read the instructions before you buy.
One cooler I am looking at is the Cooler Master Hyper TX3, and it allows either horizontal or vertical fan positions.

Good luck !


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Yea, most coolers out there can do the front/back orientation on AMD boards.
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post #4 of 9
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I ordered a 212, can that do it?
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by nibnab View Post
I ordered a 212, can that do it?
sure can,

and for the record all stock HSFs whatever u buy are top to bottom configurations. you wont find front to back unless you buy aftermarket liek the 212+
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post #6 of 9
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thanks guys! rep added
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by nibnab View Post
thanks guys! rep added
Remember that you have to fold the retention bracket inside the heatsink before installing it.
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post #8 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Citra View Post
Remember that you have to fold the retention bracket inside the heatsink before installing it.
Will have to keep that in mind! Whatever you mean lol
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post #9 of 9
i wrote a guide about mounting the corsair a70 in the horizontal position. it should also work with other heatsinks. the guide is located in my sig
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