Which is The Best Position for a Tower CPU Cooler?

Our Tests

The data acquired in our tests is shown in the table below.

Configuration Room Temp. Core Temp. Temp. Diff.
Fan facing video card, vertical motherboard 16 °C 58 °C 42 °C
Fan facing video card, horizontal motherboard 16 °C 60 °C 44 °C
Fan facing memory, vertical motherboard 16 °C 62 °C 46 °C
Fan facing memory, horizontal motherboard 16 °C 64 °C 48 °C

The graph below shows the difference of the core temperature minus the room temperature for each test.

which is the best position to install a tower cooler?

Author: Rafael Coelho

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.

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