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Cooling Air flow through rad

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FlashPanHunter, 9 Sep 2003.

  1. FlashPanHunter

    FlashPanHunter What's a Dremel?

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    I just heard that its best to have fans about an inch above a radiator, and have them pull air through it to cool it down, but that seems to be illogical. Right now I have fans mounted flush to my rad, pushing air through it. Which gives the best performance, cooling water down wise.
     
  2. olv

    olv he's so bright

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    The reason for mounting about an inch away means u get rid of the dead spot in the middle of the fan. and pulling seems to work best for most people if done properly with a shroud because the air must come through the rad and cant get pushed out the sides or anything.

    thats the way i understand it,
     
  3. FlashPanHunter

    FlashPanHunter What's a Dremel?

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    Alright, I get it. Looks like some changes need to be made...
     
  4. Theo

    Theo What's a Dremel?

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    Better yet, mount a pair of the same fans on each side of the Radiator. This will cause one fan to push the air through the rad, and the other fan will pull it. If you're using low cfm/noise fans, this method could be ideal as it'll make sure that the air gets all the way through :>

    Someone else should explain it better.. I'm crap with technical stuff.
     
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