just wondering if the fan allows me to sit it any way, so the heatsink on the fan takes up space in an up/down fashion rather than a left/right way..
and if it does actually fit both ways, which way should i sit my fan -_-;
never really thought about it, but now that im ready to overclock i want to do everything just right.
also, i have an antec 900, im sure that that is pretty important if i can indeed mount my fan any way, because of the 200mm on the top and the wind tunnel that can be moved to blow on the cpu. My question is: which way should i do et
Or just stick with the stock Intel CPU cooler, which should be fine unless you are pushing the CPU quite hard; DDR2-800 RAM suggests you won't be doing that.
I bought a custom rig similar to yours with the antec900 and zalman9500, originally i didnt have enough money for the the zalman so i stuck with the intel stock, my motherboard (x38-DQ6) reported a cpu temp of 60 degrees centigrade on idle.
i've mounted the zalman facing up and thats brought me down to 45degrees under full load(prime95)
my reason is i have 3 walls close to the rig (behind,left and right) the top is the most open space. in the end the antec900 draws air out from the top and the back, it shouldnt matter too much as long as you aim to the back or top.