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not sure how effective this would be, but going off of the shroud in the middle, or even with a fan in the middle, what if you used say electrical tape or something and taped off the sides of the coolers? so that the air goes straight back? i think that would be a quick test to see if there is any gain in performance?
   
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Covering the sides of the cooler makes it perform worse. I think having air flow out the sides helps lavage the edges of the fins, transferring more heat from fin to air.

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Misc Charts (ones that were overkill for the main article):

 

D14 with 3000 rpm Servo Centaur and friends

 

D14 with Delta and Mechatronics Fans

 

D14 with 38mm San Ace E

 

D14 with 38mm San Ace G

 

D14 with 38mm San Ace Highspeed

 

D14 with 38mm San Ace , Medium and Fast, 1950 - 2280 rpm (specs)

 

D14 with UK2K and Panaflo Medium

 

D14 with UK3K


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On the subject of shrouds (put your browser to full screen to get all of this, or download the image):

 

TOA and SPL of Selected fans on a Noctua D14, Push-Pull, Push-Push and Pull-Pull + shrouds

 

This is from an earlier set of test runs, can't be compared directly with the current set of runs.

 

Hmm. From examining this data I can see that my memory was wrong: shrouds made no difference until getting up to a 150 cfm fan, where s shroud actually improved cooling. The two H101 runs show a typical variation.

 

Now I suppose I'll have to re-do the shroud runs with the more precise techniques I use now.


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hmm interesting, well at least here's more solid proof that extra fan in the back doesn't help too much good job though on everything
   
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So, I haven't finished my build, but I have put together my setup for my Noctua D14. I'm going to place it in a HAF X with 2 x 200mm on top. I replaced the two Noctua stock fans with the following:

Replaced the 120mm with a SickleFlow 120mm (2000rpm)
Replaced the 140mm with a Scythe Slipstream 2 140 (1700rpm)

On the back of the HAF X, I replaced the stock 140mm fan with a Scythe Ultra Kaze 120mm, 38mm thick (3000rpm).

Is the set up on the Noctua, with a faster rpm fan positioned as the outer fan bad? Should I get a faster fan for the inside?

Also, I was thinking that the 38mm 3000rpm would be a great exhaust for the back, or am i creating a "vacuum cleaner"?

thanks for the info and +2 for the personal message help!
post #27 of 64
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opiatevader

 

Your setup looks pretty good. I would make sure you have two top intake fans.

 

An alternate exhaust fan might be another KM2 (SS-140) 1700 rpm fan, or if you operate with an all-intake setup you could cut out the rear grill with one of these, and go with no fan in the back.

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my d14 uses a weird push fan...

i dont remember the brand, i can take if off if you want to really know.

it is a 3800 rpm fan 120x38

Running that with a Cooler Maste rblade master in the middle, with a Yateloon SH as exhaust

Im looking to optimize this setup, if I have to get new fans, such as some ap-15s or something so be it.


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ehume

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your awesome write ups on this cooler it was one of the main reason's i went for the Noctua thumb.gif
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I say we put some money in a hat and buy him a Silver Arrow. So we can see the tests biggrin.gif
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