My friend has a Phenom II x4 955 and this mobo
, his case is a Raidmax Ninja (the psu is located above the mobo) .
Not long ago he bought the Asus silent knight AL
and installed it, vertically... And it blows air downwards , on his GPU. So i was wondering since it's impossible to install this HSF horizontally , he should at least let the air go into his PSU to make it exit the case, instead of blowing it on his GPU, and keep the warm air inside. I still have doubts if the PSU should get that hot air, since PSU's are very sensitive to high temperatures.
So what do you think , should he leave it as it is , or turn the HSF around ? Also his temps didn't change much from the AMD stock HSF(only idle went down by 4C)
P.S. How the heck did those guys at Asus , that designed the Silent knight didn't see the problem with using it on AMD mobos?