CPU fan blows up or down only ?

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by Mr soft, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Mr soft

    Mr soft New Member

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    I'm building a rig for my father in law.

    It's a basic build

    7750, GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-DS4, ATI 4350 2 gig ram.

    I don't know if I ordered wrong or what but the CPU cooler only seats facing up or down the MB.

    Which way would you face it , I was thinking down and maybe if possible move the graphics card to the bottom Pcie?

    Heres a photo so you can see the problem.

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  2. bomberboysk

    bomberboysk Active Member

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    If that fan is set to push in a push setup where its blowing into the psu, id leave it that way. Better to have it blowing out an exhaust(psu) than two fans working against each other.
     
  3. Mr soft

    Mr soft New Member

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    Hey cool, I thought the PSU was push. So the fan out the back , push or pull ? What about the graphics card , drop it down to the bottom slot to distance the heat ?
     
  4. StrangleHold

    StrangleHold Moderator Staff Member

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    Leave it like it is. The CPU and Power Supply are both intake fans. If you turn it around they will fight each other for air.

    The Video card doesnt look that close, it should be fine. Plus the Orange slot is a 8X slot on that board.
     
  5. Mr soft

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    Hey thanks for the help guys . I set the CPU and MB up on the table , I only noticed when I mounted it in the case. I'd never seen this before .
     
  6. Turbo10

    Turbo10 Active Member

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    By the looks of it that fan its going to blow hot air straight across your graphics card and thats a bad idea. The exhaust fan is pulling the air out of the case so youd be best pointed the CPU HSF at the exhaust fan so the hot air is taken out of the case
     
  7. StrangleHold

    StrangleHold Moderator Staff Member

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    The CPU fan is a Intake fan, it sucks air, its not blowing anything on his video card.

    Thats his problem, the fan only turns down or up. He cant turn it toward the back exhaust fan. With the limits he has the setup now is the best.
     
  8. bomberboysk

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    That rear fan IS connected now right? Because what i see from here it doesnt appear connected.
     
  9. Mr soft

    Mr soft New Member

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    No it's not. I only just mounted the board when I took that photo. Should I use that one as an exhaust or intake, as now it will be blowing out the PSU. Could another option be to turn the fan on the PSU to create an intake and have the CPU blowing down and the rear fan an exhaust ?
     
  10. zer0_c00l

    zer0_c00l Active Member

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    my heat sink only mounts sideways also. keep it the way it is your temps should be fine . mines sitting on top of a 4870 and no heat problems at all. :D [​IMG]
     
  11. StrangleHold

    StrangleHold Moderator Staff Member

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    No just leave the back fan as a exhaust. The set up is about right considering you cant turn your CPU fan toward the front of the case.
     
  12. bomberboysk

    bomberboysk Active Member

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    Front to back, and bottom to top for airflow, so rear fan as exhaust, yes.
     
  13. Mr soft

    Mr soft New Member

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    Thanks guys :)

    I will leave it as it is, I'll let you know what temps I get when I fire it up.
     

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