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December 21, 2013 12:39:06 PM

I have a little question. I just bought all my parts but I'm pretty new at building computers and I'm confused about installing my CPU heatsink. I bought a Hyper 212 EVO heatsink but I don't know which way to point the fan. Should I point the fan towards the front of the case? Or the back of the case?

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December 21, 2013 12:42:24 PM

Your fan should be going towards the back of the case or top of the case (back preferred). The airflow should make an S pattern in your PC.

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December 21, 2013 12:48:47 PM

Blaise170 said:
Your fan should be going towards the back of the case or top of the case (back preferred). The airflow should make an S pattern in your PC.



Okay... I have a Corsair 200r case that includes a fan in the back of the case. Does this change anything or is it all the same?
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December 21, 2013 12:50:36 PM

Nope. The fan in the back sucks the air and pushes it out the back. Your front panel fans will bring air in, back panel fan will push air out.

Also for future reference, bottom mount fans will bring air in, top mounted fans will push air out.
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December 21, 2013 1:05:28 PM

Blaise170 said:
Nope. The fan in the back sucks the air and pushes it out the back. Your front panel fans will bring air in, back panel fan will push air out.

Also for future reference, bottom mount fans will bring air in, top mounted fans will push air out.


Thanks! :D  Yeah, I only have 2 fans that come with the case. Are the bottom and top fans necessary or will I do fine without them? I looked at a few pictures. If I set up my heatsink like this will it be okay? http://www.overclock.net/t/632591/cooler-master-hyper-2...
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December 21, 2013 1:13:37 PM

Top and bottom fans aren't necessary, just help keep your ambient temps down. Setting up your EVO like that will be fine.
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December 21, 2013 2:23:14 PM

Blaise170 said:
Top and bottom fans aren't necessary, just help keep your ambient temps down. Setting up your EVO like that will be fine.


Thank you, you've been very helpful.
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