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Fan Spacing on a Hardware Labs SR1 560 Radiator?

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Hello everyone,

As you may or may not know when mounting 140mm fans onto a Hardware Labs SR1 560 radiator there's that gap (2-5mm) in-between the fans, my question is if I were to eliminate these gaps would I actually get better airflow performance over the radiator? I'm not that well versed in airflow dynamics, so I turn to those with more understanding. If it improved performance just a tiny bit then I probably wouldn't waste the time. Tomorrow I'll take some pictures of my fully assembled Case Labs STH10 and probably start a work log!

Thanks in advance, Systemlord. wink.gif
post #2 of 6
Im not sure but it could make a very slight difference. The question is, what would you use to block those spaces?
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Im not sure but it could make a very slight difference. The question is, what would you use to block those spaces?

Weather stripping.
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I would but I doubt you would notice much of a difference really wouldn't worry about it especially if your using low rpm 14cm fans..
    
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I would but I doubt you would notice much of a difference really wouldn't worry about it especially if your using low rpm 14cm fans..

I probably should have stated that I'm using Gentle Typhoons 1850rpm fans mounted to 140mm adapters, so going with fast fans probably be less of an issue.
post #6 of 6
Then i would add weather strips since retaining that positive pressure is important since this is the only thing really cooling your rad and at 1850 rpm Gentle Typhoon you get a far bit of pressure.

Sorry i thought you would use low rpm 14cm fan which have such poor pressure that I doubted there would be any difference.

Good luck with the build smile.gif
    
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