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Thread: Thermalright Ultra120 extreme N/S or E/W does it matter?




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    Default Thermalright Ultra120 extreme N/S or E/W does it matter?

    Just wondering if anyone has had experience with mounting a Thermalright Ultra120 extreme East/West instead of North/South in a tower case.
    Was the performance equal or worse?

    Shouldn't really matter, should it?

    Btw - there won't be a heat buildup issue; 120mm fan on heatsink, x2 120mm fans at top of case and x1 120mm at the back.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Thermalright Ultra120 extreme N/S or E/W does it matter?

    Assuming N/S is front to back, I went E/W because I didn't want my fans nose to nose.
    IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/Herk56/New%20Computer/P1000904.jpg[/IMG]
    I wanted to make sure I had good circulation of air within the case. The way I have it set up blows air across the NB and on the video card as well. The case has a 120mm for intake and another for exhaust, coupled with the 120mm cpu fan, the case and contents should stay cool.

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    Default Re: Thermalright Ultra120 extreme N/S or E/W does it matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by herk56 View Post
    Assuming N/S is front to back, I went E/W because I didn't want my fans nose to nose.

    I wanted to make sure I had good circulation of air within the case. The way I have it set up blows air across the NB and on the video card as well. The case has a 120mm for intake and another for exhaust, coupled with the 120mm cpu fan, the case and contents should stay cool.
    Interesting that you've set it up that way, personally I have mine direct the airflow to a case exhaust fan for removal. Also interesting you have your fan sucking instead of blowing.

    I see two sets of wires from the m/board header, are you using a two fan push - pull setup?

    Quote Originally Posted by brutisb View Post
    Shouldn't really matter, should it?

    x2 120mm fans at top of case.
    That would be the deciding factor for me, I'd have the cooler in the same orientation as above but with the fan blowing the opposite way so the air is exhausted via the two 120mm fans at the top of the case

    EDIT: You won't need a cooler over there for the next couple of months anyway :p

    I miss NZ winters for overclocking :)
    Last edited by ANZAC_ELITE; 05-07-2008 at 08:40 AM.
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    Default Re: Thermalright Ultra120 extreme N/S or E/W does it matter?

    Unless that setup is in a case that turns an ATX mainboard around to a BTX position (or you have a strange desktop case) then your setup herk56 is badly setup as naturally hot air rises but you're tryin' to blow hot air downwards which is against the laws of physics and all you're doing is heating things up more by sucking down warm air from the top of the case and trying to blow it over already warm components (blowing upwards or to the back is the way to go).
    Last edited by wayout44; 05-07-2008 at 03:21 PM.

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