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October 7, 2012 12:24:49 AM

I have a Hyper 212+ and I am debating which way to install the heatsink. I have 2 140mm's on top and a 120mm on back. I also have 120 in front and a 120 on the bottom next to my PSU. One of my 140's were supposed to be on my side panel but it makes a humming sound when on my side panel. If it helps I have a NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower. If my fan orientation is bad please leave sugggestions below. Thanks!!! :) 

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October 7, 2012 12:37:47 AM

If it doesn't cause a problem with RAM clearance, position it so that it flows with the greatest volume of air. It sounds like the two 140mm fans on top are moving more air than the single rear fan?

FWIW I went with a horizontal air-flow setup for RAM clearance and it works well.
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October 7, 2012 12:45:04 AM

Z1NONLY said:
If it doesn't cause a problem with RAM clearance, position it so that it flows with the greatest volume of air. It sounds like the two 140mm fans on top are moving more air than the single rear fan?

FWIW I went with a horizontal air-flow setup for RAM clearance and it works well.


Yeah my RAM is low profile so it should fit. Thanks for your reply.I guess it would make sense because I have 2 bigger fans on top.
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October 7, 2012 1:12:37 AM

Also make sure that there is plenty of room on the intake side to draw in air without restriction.
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October 7, 2012 1:14:15 AM

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