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Can I get a different exhaust fan for my cpu cooler heat sink?

I bought the Enermax black twister t40 and the fan is intake which I don't like cause my front case fan is intake which makes the cold air go up the case, my top fan is exhaust, my rear fan is exhaust. I want to have a exhaust fan for the heat sink so it makes the air flow out of my rear exhaust. No, the intake fan facing down and heat going through the top exhaust fan is not an option cause it blocks one of my dimm slots. Same goes for putting the fan on the right side of the heat spreader. Thanks for the help in advance guys

The blue arrow is the cold air from the intake fan
The red arrow is the hot air from the exhaust fans
The black arrow tells you the air is pull instead of push.

Big thanks to everyone for the help, I figured out that I had the perfect fit all along and now I can even do a push pull configuration! Everything worked out and this has been really fun interacting with you guys. Bye for now! :)










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  1. A photo says a thousand words, I can't follow what you mean unfortunately.
  2. leeb2013 said:
    A photo says a thousand words, I can't follow what you mean unfortunately.


    Sure, I'll go ahead and post photos just give me several minutes! :)
  3. leeb2013 said:
    A photo says a thousand words, I can't follow what you mean unfortunately.


    Still with me? Sorry I'm trying to do the best editing possible and trying to make this easy to understand.
  4. PhaseRebirth said:
    leeb2013 said:
    A photo says a thousand words, I can't follow what you mean unfortunately.


    Still with me? Sorry I'm trying to do the best editing possible and trying to make this easy to understand.


    Yeah I think he is following the post.
  5. I'm hanging onto the edge of my seat in anticipation!
  6. leeb2013 said:
    I'm hanging onto the edge of my seat in anticipation!


    in the process of uploading all photos now! :)
  7. leeb2013 said:
    I'm hanging onto the edge of my seat in anticipation!


    All uploaded!
  8. You could take the heat spreader off of the RAM
  9. dashboy1998 said:
    You could take the heat spreader off of the RAM


    Not an option with ram unfortunately
  10. Btw guys I'm about to go to sleep so if I don't reply you know why. I'll respond tomorrow when I wake up though.
  11. Mount the included 120mm fan as an exhaust fan (on your cooler) pointing to your rear exhaust. Then purchase a smaller fan (say a 90mm) and a mounting clip from Enermax. Then mount the smaller fan as an intake (high on your cooler) so that it clears your RAM.
  12. terry4536 said:
    Mount the included 120mm fan as an exhaust fan pointing to your rear exhaust. Then purchase a smaller fan (say a 90mm) and a mounting clip from Enermax. Then mount the smaller fan as an intake on your cooler so that it clears your RAM.


    He wants it to go up it sounds like.
  13. I think he was mounting it that way to clear his RAM.
  14. terry4536 said:
    Mount the included 120mm fan as an exhaust fan (on your cooler) pointing to your rear exhaust. Then purchase a smaller fan (say a 90mm) and a mounting clip from Enermax. Then mount the smaller fan as an intake (high on your cooler) so that it clears your RAM.


    After re-reading his post this might be what he wants.
  15. sorry, I had to get off the edge of my seat to go home LOL!

    I would mount the cooler so the fan was on the rear of the cooler ie. close to and parallel to the rear case fan, sucking the air off the cooler and blowing it towards the rear fan. Some heat would also go up to the top fan.
  16. If you mount the cooler so that it is parallel to the rear exhaust fan, you should not have any RAM clearance issues.
  17. Calculatron said:
    If you mount the cooler so that it is parallel to the rear exhaust fan, you should not have any RAM clearance issues.


    You mean just the cooler facing the rear fan and the cooler fan on the opposite side?
  18. Best answer
    With the cooler facing the rear fan it should fit, no matter where you have the fan installed on the cooler.

    I have the ETS-T40-TB, the basic variant of that cooler without the coating, and it fits fine with my G.Skill Ripjaws X, which are just tall enough to cause a problem if I had a stick in the far left DIMM slot. But since they are installed like you have your RAM installed, I have no clearance issues. So that will work, unless you plan on filling all four DIMM slots - in which case you picked either the wrong cooler, or the wrong RAM, and there is nothing we can do to help you besides tell you to leave that DIMM slot empty.
  19. Calculatron said:
    With the cooler facing the rear fan it should fit, no matter where you have the fan installed on the cooler.

    I have the ETS-T40-TB, the basic variant of that cooler without the coating, and it fits fine with my G.Skill Ripjaws X, which are just tall enough to cause a problem if I had a stick in the far left DIMM slot. But since they are installed like you have your RAM installed, I have no clearance issues. So that will work, unless you plan on filling all four DIMM slots - in which case you picked either the wrong cooler, or the wrong RAM, and there is nothing we can do to help you besides tell you to leave that DIMM slot empty.


    I've got great news mate, it doesn't block the ram slot after all and it's an absolutely PERFECT fit! Now I can do a push pull air configuration! Isn't that exciting? I really appreciate the advice and now I can finish this build.
  20. Cheers!

    I take payment in cookies. (But if you just want to sate our curiosity by relaying the temperature results, that'd be groovy too.)
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