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Hyper 212 Plus Fan Flip?

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October 3, 2013 11:36:45 AM

Hey everyone,

I have a Hyper 212 Plus in a NZXT Phantom Black case.

Previously: Had the fan on the Hyper 212 Plus closer to the front of the case. Since the fan at the back of the Phantom case pushed air from the inside out, it worked great: the Hyper 212 Plus would send air from the CPU straight out the back case fan.

Currently: I bought a couple more sticks of RAM, and now the fan on the Hyper 212 Plus won't fit on that side, so I switched it to being on the back side of the heat sync (closer to the back of the case). However, now the Hyper 212 Plus is pushing air toward the front of the case while the back case fan is trying to pull air in that area and push it out the back - i.e. not as conducive.

I want to keep the fan where it is on the back side of the heat sync (have to, because of the RAM), but I want to flip the fan so that it pushes air out the back instead of toward the front. To do that I would need to pop the fan part off of the bracket part, but I didn't see a way to easily do that. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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October 3, 2013 11:45:53 AM

If you have the rubber stoppers on the plastic piece which rest against the heat sink you will need to peel those off to expose the screws. Undo the screws and place the plastic brackets on the other side of the fan. I find using a small electrical drill with a philips head helps because the fan itself does not have the grooves pre built for the fan so you have to manually force the screw through the holes in the fan.
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October 4, 2013 6:48:46 AM

u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya said:
Lift the little black pads. There are bolts under them. Use a razor blade, knife or small flat head to start it then peel it off like a sticker.


Thanks, that's what I needed to know!
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October 4, 2013 6:48:59 AM

burdenbound said:
If you have the rubber stoppers on the plastic piece which rest against the heat sink you will need to peel those off to expose the screws. Undo the screws and place the plastic brackets on the other side of the fan. I find using a small electrical drill with a philips head helps because the fan itself does not have the grooves pre built for the fan so you have to manually force the screw through the holes in the fan.


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