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I see this nice big hole on my motherboard tray right under the processor and I know its so I can mount a big a** heat sink, but I was wondering, would cutting a hole in the side panel and mounting say an 80mm fan there help with cooling any? Am I ?
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could make a small differences since your cooling other side pf processor .. and since we are on OCN


DO IT!!!!!!!!

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I see this nice big hole on my motherboard tray right under the processor and I know its so I can mount a big a** heat sink, but I was wondering, would cutting a hole in the side panel and mounting say an 80mm fan there help with cooling any? Am I ?
You're not . Some cases even have a grill on that side panel to mount a fan to exhaust heat from the back of the CPU. I don't think I've ever seen anyone mod a motherboard tray for a fan, YET. Sounds like an interesting experiment.
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You're not . Some cases even have a grill on that side panel to mount a fan to exhaust heat from the back of the CPU. I don't think I've ever seen anyone mod a motherboard tray for a fan, YET. Sounds like an interesting experiment.
^This. You should try it!
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post #5 of 23
I thought about mounting a low profile HSF to the back side, a large one frontside, and smashing the cpu/mobo between them. But didn't know if it would ground something out.

On topic, I don't see how it would hurt anything with just a fan, so try it and let us know
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Azza Hurrican has a fan premounted under the socket cutout.

I'm really interested in seeing if it helps any.
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When I was doing some fan testing I did feel some warmth creeping out from underneath the mb. So cooling the back might get a temp drop.

Wasn't there a two-part heatsink that had a separate fin stack that attached to the back of the mb?
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Quote:
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When I was doing some fan testing I did feel some warmth creeping out from underneath the mb. So cooling the back might get a temp drop.

Wasn't there a two-part heatsink that had a separate fin stack that attached to the back of the mb?
That would be the Thermalright IFX-14 + IFX-10 (the back cooler). It works by having rather flat heatpipes that reach around the back of the motherboard and comes out with a tower above the ram slots.

I'm curious to know if anyone has modded the IFX-10 to work with the updated Thermalright mounting system (or any other one for that matter).
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A friend of mine cut a hole in a sniper case to put a fan on the reverse side of the processor behind the motherboard, I thought it was a pretty neat idea when I saw it. Not sure on how much it helped though, but it sure looked cool.
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post #10 of 23

aye dont mind me pantaloons.


its a 120mm fan old old old might be a delta but i only saw a 1c drop under load and the north bridge went down 2c. biggest effect is now my board feels cooler
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