When I first built my computer I oriented the CPU cooler incorrectly. It blows air out of the top of the case. It seems to work ok, my temperatures are really good and I have a 200mm exhaust on the top so the flow makes sense. Lately, however, I've noticed a rattle and I think my CPU fan is causing it. I feel that reorienting it would likely remedy the issue, but idk if the benefit would outweigh the risk of possibly damaging my CPU.
If it's rattling and you don't remount it, it will cause way more problems down the road. --- Intel 4930k || Asus X79 Deluxe || MSI 760 4GB || Kingston HyperX 16GB RAM + 240GB SSD || Thermaltake 1200w PSU PC Wishlist: 27" GSync, KB
#3WerdnAndreWPosted 2/5/2014 7:17:33 PM
Sleeve bearing fans wear out faster when horizontal. --- Corsair 500r ~ P8Z68-V Pro ~ i5 2500k ~ Hyper 212+ ~ Corsair 2x4gb ~ TX750w v2 ~ 560 Ti ~ F3 1TB ~ Crucial M4 128GB ~ Xonar DG ~ Tt Meka G1 ~ Asus PA248Q