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Instead of buying or making a shroud for my rad, I was thinking I could use that weather stripping stuff at the hardware store(its like foam but with adhesive on one side and comes in a roll.) I used it on my car to seal the airflow on the radiator and I am thinking why wouldnt it work on my computer rad?.
I have some of it laying around thats pretty thin and should work.

Like this but thinner

To get a better visual i would be lining the border of the fans -> case and case -> rad and rad -> fans with it to create a seal. It should help eliminate dead zones or whatever they're called right?

What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 4
Hm, it might not create enough distance between the fans and the radiator. I'm not sure exactly how thick a shroud should be to completely eliminate the dead zone from a 120mm fan. I'd say if the distance is small, you'll be fine using the material you linked.
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It depends on your fan configuration. If you're using Push only, you will want a large-ish gap, like nearly an inch or more. In Pull config, 3/8" would be fine and probably less than that. Some fans have an abnormally large center and those would need further distance.
 
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post #4 of 4
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push and pull. the rad will be on top of my case and 2 fans will be pushing from inside the case and i would seal between the rad and the case and between the top fans and the rad. does that sound ok?

in this order top to bottom looking from the side of it:

fan
seal
rad
seal
case
fan

Also the fans are 140mm.
Edited by aar0nsky - 12/13/11 at 8:28am
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