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Which direction should I install my Hyper 212 Evo?

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February 15, 2012 9:55:56 AM

I've got an NZXT M59, with a side intake fan, and 2 exhaust fans, one at the back and one at the top rear. I'm not sure if the cooler's fan is an intake or exhaust. Should I orient the cooler so the fan is blowing towards the back exhaust fan?
February 15, 2012 11:17:35 AM

Here's a fantastic guide with pictures on how to install a CM 212+. Its should be nearly identical to the EVO. There's even comments regarding orientation (horizontal vs vertical) that may answer your own question. Airflow does run front to back, but all depends on how your Chassy fans are set up.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258023-29-installing-...

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February 15, 2012 11:47:14 PM

Brokaryote said:
I've got an NZXT M59, with a side intake fan, and 2 exhaust fans, one at the back and one at the top rear. I'm not sure if the cooler's fan is an intake or exhaust. Should I orient the cooler so the fan is blowing towards the back exhaust fan?


Push air out the back of the case. I put a thin line of thermal paste on each of the copper pipes, seems to be working well. Temps are 35/37 c idle and 60/61 prime95. Just make sure the hold down bracket is oriented correctly. Its very tricky look at the included instructions. The "elbows" should be pointing out not towards each other and theres a little nook for the bracket to catch.
March 31, 2014 3:36:01 PM

The question is does the fan on the 212 blow away from the heatsinks or towards them. You guys aren't reading correctly, and I was also looking for this same answer. I noticed mine has an arrow pointing in towards the heatsink so I'm assuming that's the direction it blows.
a b K Overclocking
March 31, 2014 3:42:34 PM

Derek Barnes said:
The question is does the fan on the 212 blow away from the heatsinks or towards them. You guys aren't reading correctly, and I was also looking for this same answer. I noticed mine has an arrow pointing in towards the heatsink so I'm assuming that's the direction it blows.


In normal configuration. the fan blows into the heatsink fins.
a c 390 K Overclocking
March 31, 2014 4:08:04 PM

It should be pushing the Air through the heatsink towards the rear exhaust.
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