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Can I use fan to cool huge radiator such as MO-RA 3

post #1 of 24
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Not a computer fan, but a normal 110V fan
9*120 or 9*140 radiators are huge
Too many fan cables around it would be ugly
I'm thinking of using a 110V fan(or tower fan) to cool the radiator
Is it good?
Then there will be only one power cord
post #2 of 24
of course, as long as your temps are low. but you do know those fans cost more electric to run too
post #3 of 24
It's possible.

Try it out for yourself.

But i doubt you'd get any static pressure to blow through the fins.

9x 120mm with a single fan controller and Y splitters is a much more sound investment.

Also, what do you need a 9x120mm fan for?

my tri SLI 970 runs fine on a 360+240..
post #4 of 24
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what do you need a 9x120mm fan for?.
"Because I can."

post #5 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post

9x 120mm with a single fan controller and Y splitters is a much more sound investment.

Just like I said, "9 fan (single side) or 18 fan (double sides) cables around the radiator would be extremely ugly"

Even if you sleeved, still extremely ugly
post #6 of 24
If it moves air through the fins, it'll work. A more traditional approach would get better noise levels, though.
    
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post #7 of 24
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If it moves air through the fins, it'll work. A more traditional approach would get better noise levels, though.
but I can have much more choices if I use traditional fan
or, a portable air conditioning is much better
post #8 of 24
Yes you can!! and the result can be quite impressive if you get the right one. If you can find a speed controller too then the issue of noise that others have alluded to is no longer an issue, further, once you know the voltage at which you are comfortable with the noise/performance you can just use a transformer.

If you can find a 4 pole or 6 pole fan (motor) you will be halfway there.

Consider looking at those fitted to air con units... they are designed for rads

I did it just a bit bigger still... this is a 24" 8 pole plate fan
post #9 of 24
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OldChap, please, more pics! Extremely interested in this stuff!
post #10 of 24
XS is down this morning ....when the site is back up I will link you to the rad info and build.

I am in the process of re-vamping the associated pipework and pump (got it about half done yesterday) so I should be able to get more info on performance when done but simply put, with the temporary pump this will hold water at <1deg C over ambient with the fan on tickover and with a c2q, 920, 950 and 2600K all crunching
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