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Single fan on a triple rad?

post #1 of 17
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Ran into a problem with my new build, I can only fit one fan on my triple rad, it's a uhm, I forgot the model exactly but it's a triple 120 hardware labs rad.

Anyway I can only fit one fan on it because the other two are obstructed by the heatsink on the motherboard, and the top of the ram/ram clips, it's going to be in with a single 120rad too, which i'll stick two fans on to try and make up for it.

so, is this going to be awful? any advice on what to do? smile.gif

Edit: it's going to be cooling the stuff in my signatures rig

thanks
post #2 of 17
Move the whole thing. Cut a hole in the case and have the radiator stick out.
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by JDA,ugosz View Post

Move the whole thing. Cut a hole in the case and have the radiator stick out.

I'm trying to mount it inside, I had the top of the case cut and a mounting bracket made by Chilled PC for it (hidden under the "hood" of the case)

here's the case: http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=572&cl_index=1&sc_index=25&ss_index=138&g=f

if I could find some lower profile heatsink for the top bit (northbridge??) on my motherboard I could mount another fan on it I think

I'll take some pictures in a bit and post them
post #4 of 17
You could try some slim fans like the scythe slipstream.
post #5 of 17
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good idea on the slim fans. the ones I am using are gentle typhoons, if the slim ones are even just 3/4 as thick as the standard GTs they should fit
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by paradoxum View Post

good idea on the slim fans. the ones I am using are gentle typhoons, if the slim ones are even just 3/4 as thick as the standard GTs they should fit

Hopefully they'll fit, no way you're going to cool all that with a single fan.
post #7 of 17
are you doing a push pul config? if so use the slipstreams so they can fit inside and mount some gentle typhoons on top to help any struggle the slipstreams may have.
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Originally Posted by Taylorsci View Post

Hopefully they'll fit, no way you're going to cool all that with a single fan.

Well as I said, i've got another single 120 rad which i'll put two fans in push/pull on it.
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are you doing a push pul config? if so use the slipstreams so they can fit inside and mount some gentle typhoons on top to help any struggle the slipstreams may have.

Not planning to on the triple rad, not enough room. maybe with 6x slim fans it would work

Edit: according to here: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/026/sy1225sl_detail.html the slip streams have the same thickness (25mm) as a gentle typhoon. what gives? frown.gif
Edited by paradoxum - 11/10/11 at 11:16pm
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by paradoxum View Post

Well as I said, i've got another single 120 rad which i'll put two fans in push/pull on it.
Not planning to on the triple rad, not enough room. maybe with 6x slim fans it would work

I wouldn't recommend all slim fans, they aren't as good as the gentle typhoon ap-15 family, but here is and example of someone using the slipstream to fit over an h-80 rad.

Edit: but if worst come to worst slim is better than none by far lol

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Edited by FlamingMidget - 11/10/11 at 11:21pm
post #10 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylorsci View Post

Hopefully they'll fit, no way you're going to cool all that with a single fan.

Well as I said, i've got another single 120 rad which i'll put two fans in push/pull on it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlamingMidget View Post

are you doing a push pul config? if so use the slipstreams so they can fit inside and mount some gentle typhoons on top to help any struggle the slipstreams may have.

Not planning to on the triple rad, not enough room. maybe with 6x slim fans it would work

One 120 with push/pull won't make up for two missing fans on the 360. Rather wasteful to not use the 360 to it's potential also.
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