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Old 02-26-2010, 05:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Would it be alright if I had my heat sink (Thermalright)up and down EX:




Basically I have the Wide part of the Heatsink Facing the top of the case. Either way I put the HeatSink it does touch some components on the mobo. Since it is square I dont think contact wth the CPU would be the problem, and im not all that sure if this would be a problem or not. I just want the heat from the heatsink to get out of my case as fast and easily as it can basically.

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Default Re: Heatsink Direction alright?

That is fine as long as you can not exhaust towards the back. It is not always possible with all motherboards.
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Yeah, if the heatsink is not capable of exhausting threw the back of the case, then that setup is correct.
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Default Re: Heatsink Direction alright?

Alright thanks, I have another problem now though I did not realize that the Kraze fans are 35mm is there anyway I can still mount the heatsink because that piece that goes across the bottom of the heatsink does not stick out far enough the fans are over the holes so I cannot screw them into place. I really want to use these fans, but I need to figure a way how I can still mount the heatsink. Ideas would be appreciated.

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The clips are the same for the 38mm and the 25mm fan. Here's a picture showing the basic clip attachment.


And here's a picture of my True Copper with a Scythe Kaze 38mm and the standard fan clips.


If you just can't figure it out you can alway attach the fan with zip ties.

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You attach the heatsink first. Then you put the fans on after.
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