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post #1 of 11
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Hi there I'm going to be using a RX480+RX360 in push config in my new build. Just wondering if I should use a rad grill or fan grills for the side with no fans on it to protect it. Thanks
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post #2 of 11
I'd consider something like these fan filters as well. You'll lose a small bit of cooling efficiency but it's a lot easier to clean these than remove the fans to clean the rad.
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post #3 of 11
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I'd consider something like these fan filters as well. You'll lose a small bit of cooling efficiency but it's a lot easier to clean these than remove the fans to clean the rad.

I already have the filters for the fans taken care of I was wondering about the side of the rad with no fans on it. Thanks
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post #4 of 11
More safety never hurts! I would say go for the Fan grillz.
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More safety never hurts! I would say go for the Fan grillz.

Alright so just to verify you say 120mm fan grills instead of a triple or quad rad grill is the better route. And do you think 1/4 inch screws would be long enough to attach to rad. Thanks
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post #7 of 11
Just use the same for both sides, if you like a nice triple grill get 2 one on each side or use seperate fan grills on both sides, its your personal taste really but it will look better having something there than nothing

Also only have fan filters on your intake, you dont need them on the exhaust
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post #8 of 11
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Can anybody verify that 6/32 1/4 inch is long enough to mount grill to the rad. Thanks
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post #9 of 11
I personally used standard case screws to mount some fan grills to my rad. It came with 4 x 6-32 (1/4" Long) screws for this purpose as well, so I think you're fine.
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post #10 of 11
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I personally used standard case screws to mount some fan grills to my rad. It came with 4 x 6-32 (1/4" Long) screws for this purpose as well, so I think you're fine.

though if it stops before it bottoms out just using your fingers to tighten it, you ran into one of the tubes, so you'll need shorter screws, chances are you won't, but just be cautious so you don't need to use jb weld to fix your new rad(s)
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