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January 13, 2013, 11:56 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Metro Vancouver
This is just a thought more than anything else.
Would it help with cooling if the heatsink fins on a tower style heatsinks are on an angle and/or if the sides were blocked to focus air through the fins?
I'm just thinking rather than 'guiding' air through the heatsink, what if the air was actually hitting the fins. Would the surface area increase sufficiently to the point where modding a heatsink is worth while?
How do you feel about if the sides were blocked? I feel like it might interfere with the actual cooling but at the same time, it might do better because air is focused into the middle rather than dispersing all over the place. Do most fans do a good enough job at creating air pressure that this is negligible?
It would be pretty interesting to see someone try with awesome mod skills because I got none.
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