I have a Scythe SCMG-3000 120mm Heat Pipe CPU Cooler - I've never used an after-market CPU cooler before.
Wondering where to mount the fan on this bad boy? I was hoping to provide a picture, but when I click on insert image, it asks for a URL and I don't have a URL of the picture of my case.
Hope this makes sense without a picture:
Option A - Should the fan blow the air through the heat sink fins - directly above the cooler is an exhaust fan blowing out the top of the case - so in this case, the fan would be mounted below the CPU, pushing air upwards.
Option B - Or should the fan mount on top of the heat sink fins, placing it about four inches from the top exhaust fan, placing the fan above the CPU, pushing air upwards.
Initially I had Option B, with the thought of the fan sucking heat produced by the fins and blowing it up into the exhaust, but the picture on the box shows the fan blowing through the heat sink, hence my question on Option A.
Also, the Scythe fan is only running at about 400 rpms - will this increase if the CPU is stressed? Have not run any stress tests yet - this just seems like a very low RPM.
I think the way it's designed, it can only be mounted on the top or the bottom (right now the fan is on the top) - Also, I don't think I can turn it another way as this would put the side of the heat sink against the top fan.
I'm thinking if I mount the fan on the bottom, and have air blown through the top, this will pull hot air from the heat sink as well as the GPU and allow it to exhaust at the top of the case.