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Im just wondering guys as im doing a push/pull config on an RX240. I wasnt going with one. Just wondered if it is recommended?
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post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by 8564dan View Post
Im just wondering guys as im doing a push/pull config on an RX240. I wasnt going with one. Just wondered if it is recommended?
It is recommended because it will get rid of the "dead spot" but its not required.
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Is the dead spot where the fans arent reaching? I may have to get one at a later date. I cant fit it inside my case. Maybe i could if i didnt do push/pull? Later maybe, but not now i have 4 AP-15s.
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A radshroud will remove the spot that the Fan's motor blocks. Basically making your fan more effective because it now covers more area and cools a larger portion of your radiator.

However, the difference between a shroud and not having one will at most be a degree or 2 and is only recommended if you either a) have money to burn or b) have some useless fans lying around that you can destroy and make into a shroud.
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A radshroud will remove the spot that the Fan's motor blocks. Basically making your fan more effective because it now covers more area and cools a larger portion of your radiator.

However, the difference between a shroud and not having one will at most be a degree or 2 and is only recommended if you either a) have money to burn or b) have some useless fans lying around that you can destroy and make into a shroud.
Noted . I should be fine then.
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The shroud does also help with fan noise?
I mean, the rad is blocking airflow, therefore the pushing fan will be noisier, than with free airflow. Does it reduce noise, when i place a shroud between them?
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The shroud does also help with fan noise?
I mean, the rad is blocking airflow, therefore the pushing fan will be noisier, than with free airflow. Does it reduce noise, when i place a shroud between them?
It will reduce noise on noisy fans a bit, but if your fans are already pretty quiet, you won't notice a big difference.
    
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A radshroud will remove the spot that the Fan's motor blocks. Basically making your fan more effective because it now covers more area and cools a larger portion of your radiator.

However, the difference between a shroud and not having one will at most be a degree or 2 and is only recommended if you either a) have money to burn or b) have some useless fans lying around that you can destroy and make into a shroud.

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Space willing... most setups that are internal would see greater gains going push/pull rather than wasting it with a shroud.
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I am going to install a home made shroud to my RX360 next weekend so I will let you guys know if I get temps drops
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