i've had the cooler facing upwards but
I'd Like to faceit so the fan blows straight towards the cases rear fan..which means i need to rotate it 90 deg. on the cpu.
the problem with this is that the xigmatek s1283 is so big it seems to be right on top of one of the motherboards chipset heat sinks. without bolting it down it doesnt seem to touch it but i think it will if it gets tightened.
does anyone else have this setup?
The other way around and you'd have 'em crossing over the cores, but none of em on it like that one down the middle!
And then you may wanna apply thermal paste by drawing a thin line down each of the three heat pipes where they contact the IHS of your processor. And then none on the CPU. The real goal is having no paste under the spacers between the heat pipes on the bottom of the xiggy.
I'm currently using the xigmatek HDT-S1283 on an Abit IP35pro XE with the fan blowing towards the rear of the case. Sure its tight, but it fits and doesnt come in contact with anything.
Hope this helps.