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I'd really like to put 2 fan shrouds between my 240 rad and the 120x20mm fans that are on it. My problem is my radiator will not mount properly due to space limitations within my case.

I've tried using using 120x20mm shrouds I made off some old fans I had laying around. I'm pretty sure if I was to buy some of those 120x12mm fans and make shrouds outta them that I can get everything to fit in my case but my question is, will using such a thin shroud give me any cooling benefits compared to not have any in the first place?
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Yes, a 12mm shroud would be an improvement.
But why not stop screwing around and get some better fans?
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All my case fans are yate loons that pull 80 cfm, they're not bad by any means but I'm just trying to squeeze as much performance as I can out of them.

I'll pick up 2 of those slim 120x12mm fans and make some shrouds, thanks.
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