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post #1 of 4 Old 02-04-2006, 06:48 PM - Thread Starter
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As the title says which would be best bang for the $ 2 fans or 4 fans since i am planning to upgrade my air cooling on the heatercore to get my load temps down a bit. Currently using 2 of these http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...6&Sku=ULT31814

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I use two on my heatercore, but I'm sure 4 will help a bit.

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What I have found is that it makes no difference in airflow- you're going to push or pull the same amount of air through the core regardless of how many you have pulling or pushing. Currently, I have 2 Antec Tri-speed fans blowing on lowest setting, 2 @ 30CFM each, and I notice no difference in load temps at full blast versus the lowest setting. I think you only need 2 fans, but that's just me.

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I notice a 2-3C difference when I have my 2 fans on full blast and turned all of the way down. I think the reason for having the 4 fans is to get more of an even airflow? I dunoo. The only reason I didn't put 4 fans on mine is I am a cheap bastard.

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