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Windows 7: HSF Position?

26 Aug 2012   #1
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
HSF Position?

Hi i got CM 430 Elite Case and Xigmatek LOKI CPU Cooler (like Hyper 212). Problem is when i install 2 120mm's on the Top of the Case so the CPU Cooler does'nt fit at all so i have remove the fans from top. My question is can i position the CPU Cooler upwards? instead of placing it in regular position like throwning air to the back of the case.


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26 Aug 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Very interesting question....I would like to see some pictures of your current layout and positions of fans.
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26 Aug 2012   #3
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok i post in few mins
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26 Aug 2012   #4
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

in the first pic i installed 2 fans but with them on top it does not let the board with fit with the CPU cooler like this so i had to remove like in the 2nd pic.


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26 Aug 2012   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have you considered mounting the fans on the outside of the case? Obviously, they would need to be in the same orientation so that they are drawing air out, and you will probably (advisably) need to install a safety grid to protect your fingers from the spinning blades. In addition, you will need to find a way of feeding the power connectors back in to the case (a suitable hole, protected by a rubber grommet).

Alternatively, yes you could turn the heat sink round so that it sits with the fan on the bottom, which should give room to mount the case fans as normal. You will need to check the airflow direction, and if it is drawing air away from the heat sink, turn the fan around so that it is feeding air in. Otherwise, you might find it overheats as there will be no air flow through it (thanks to the case fans). Obviously, all this will depend on whether it will physically fit in any other orientation than what you have at the moment.
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26 Aug 2012   #6
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I seen some people modded there 430's and installed water cooling's and also like you said by installing the fans outside but i dont wanna do any modifications in the case although i installed 1 fan in the botton (intake) and other one will be going on the side window (intake also) but i really wanted them to stick on the top as im also using fan controller coz i wanted to the see the side window clean without any fan
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26 Aug 2012   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You could turn it if it will clear everything. It appears like the ram might be a problem. It appears that you back case fan is blowing inward. Check the direction of air flow on all your fans. The only sure way to tell if you can rotate the cooler is you to try it carefully making sure it doesn't hit anything.
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26 Aug 2012   #8
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The cooler will not touch rams as its higher in height and no the rear orange fan is blowing air out
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26 Aug 2012   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Funny, all my fans blow air towards the logo. If it won't hit the ram or anything else that is good. From where I'm sitting I can't tell from the picture. Must be my position on the planet.
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26 Aug 2012   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

If you can orient the CPU cooler towards the top mounted fans then fit the top fans as exhaust that would cool like crazy!
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