These are the components I have:
- MB: Gigabyte 970A-D3P
- Heatsink: CM Hyper T4
- Case: Bitfenix Neos
As you can see, the air flows upwards, but the case doesn't have a hole in the up part to let the air out. Ideally I'd be pointing toward the rear fan, but the motherboard locks won't allow it that way (I'm using AMD board).
There is about 1 inch between the top fan and the top of the case; and there is also 1 inch between the whole Heatsink and the rear fan. I also got 2 intake fans in the front part of the case.
- Can this setup bring overheating issues since the hot air would be stuck in the top part?
- Should I invert heatsink airflow downards?
- Should I use only 1 fan for space reasons?
This is a diagram of the airflow based on the fan position. Also I forgot to mention that I am NOT overclocking and I won't be, just want to know if the fan array is dangerous enough to either change case or replace motherboard (as it seems like the issue is the AM3+ not being able to be rotated, like intel does)
- Blue square are fans
- The red line means that part of the case should be kind of hot.