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Wouldn't a top down cooler create turbulence or disruption in the airflow pattern
    
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Originally Posted by Canadarocker View Post
Wouldn't a top down cooler create turbulence or disruption in the airflow pattern
That's what I would think. Every fan blows up in my FT02.
    
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i think this mobo has VRM in same place as gigabyte MB?
left heatsink from CPU?
http://limages.vr-zone.net/body/11447/1-1.png

if yes than go for noctua D14 or Silver arrow...you can push middle fan down to base of cooler and then air will go directly to the VRM heatsink

in raven 2 evo my MB VRM temps droped by 6-7C
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
That's what I would think. Every fan blows up in my FT02.
Ya, they all are set up that way by default, its sort of the entire idea of the case design
Edited by Canadarocker - 4/5/11 at 2:29pm
    
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Ok first of all I apologize for bringing up this older thread.
There is a lot of good input here, but I was hoping for some further discussion.

Has anybody attempted this? Using a topdown cooler in an RV02 case? with the p67 sabertooth or not. I'm very curious.

I'm about to go with this exact setup and have been looking all over the net for further information on this. I've got an NH-D14 right now and was thinking of popping that in my other rig and buying a NH-C14 for this one.

thanks!
Edited by EM2J - 6/19/11 at 5:35am
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