hey guys, I have a coolermaster hyper 212 evo for my new build, and im planing on getting 16gb of ram (4x4GB). I hear that there is a risk of these 2 components not fitting together on my ASRock z77 e4, so id like to know, if the fan gets in the way of the RAM, will moving the fan to the other side of the heat sink and having it pull from the heat sink and push out the back of the case be as efficient as having it pull from inside the case, then through the heat sink? (thats how it comes)
thanks for any feedback!
I don't have the cooler you mention, but from what I read, you can pull the air out the back like you want. I don't know what the cost to performance would be though. It seems that you might gain a degree or two, but that is speculation.
I also think that pointing the cooler up will also gain a degree or two as well. This depends on your case, of course, but most cases favor front to back, even with a top exhaust. I accidentally put my cooler facing up once, and decided to try it out. I have a top exhaust and everything. I gained a few degrees compared to front to back.
Switching the mounting clips to the opposite side of the fan and then installing the fan on the other side of the 212EVO works too, assuming there is enough clearance between the HSF and rear exhaust for that.