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There are often heated debates (no pun intended), in the cooling section over what is the best fan arrangement for a given application. No one can be certain of what is the best fan system or CPU/GPU cooling without actually testing. People can speculate but they could be completely wrong without actually testing as their are hundreds of PC cases and thousands of PC/hardware configurations.

The link (with video), below will give you the basics on laminar and turbulent air flow along with info. on boundary layers. It may make it easier to understand exactly what happens with different fan configurations and why good air flow thru the case is more important than just blowing air into the box, (PC). wink.gif

http://www.frostytech.com/permalink.cfm?NewsID=97348

http://www.frostytech.com/permalink.cfm?NewsID=97349

http://www.frostytech.com/permalink.cfm?NewsID=97350

http://www.frostytech.com/permalink.cfm?NewsID=97351
Edited by AMD4ME - 3/8/12 at 8:00pm
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I would suggest at least including some quick phrases, quoted to give us an idea of what we're about to click on wink.gif
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

I would suggest at least including some quick phrases, quoted to give us an idea of what we're about to click on wink.gif

How about the Video titles of Laminar and Turbulent Air Flow front and center on the home page?

I added the direct links to make it easier... biggrin.gif

Hope that helps. thumb.gif
Edited by AMD4ME - 2/15/12 at 3:19pm
post #4 of 13
Really good explanation really bad COMPARISON from Theory to Real there is a big gap
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Originally Posted by justanewguy View Post

sorry but thats useless, as usual when i see frostytech

frosty may not always have the most objective reviews when they stack the odds in favor of something they want to have a good reviews on. However, these are films about basic fluid dynamics from the NSF. they are 100% accurate smile.gif
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first one blew my mind
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frosty may not always have the most objective reviews when they stack the odds in favor of something they want to have a good reviews on. However, these are films about basic fluid dynamics from the NSF. they are 100% accurate smile.gif

No one has shown that Frosty Tech's data or testing methodology is inappropriate, inaccurate or "stacked" to favor any product.

Unless you have proof of these absurd statements, everyone should refrain from making these meritless, disparaging claims as it is a disservice to people looking for accurate, objective scientific test data on HSFs performance.
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are you the owner from Frosty Tech?
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only in theory u can treat air like a fluid?
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are you the owner from Frosty Tech?
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I have absolutely NO association with Frosty Tech what so ever - but meritless, deragatory statements about any website are inappropriate unless you have the proof to back up your claims. If you have it, post it or stop the malicious comments as it is a disservice to people who desire objective, accurate, scientific HSF test data.

Let's keep this thread on topic about air flow.
Edited by AMD4ME - 2/16/12 at 7:56pm
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