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AP181 modded fans, static pressure affected?

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Hi all,

I want to cut off the grills on my Silverstone AP181 and run them 'exposed' over radiator in a pull config.

As far as I understand, the grills are used to channel airflow.

However, does this mean that there would be any significant hit on static pressure of the fan?

Thanks
post #2 of 3
You could buy the FN180 and save cutting up a fan, that way you would find out. Personally I don't think the grills help, I think they cause more restriction.

There is only one way to find out
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Originally Posted by Baron C View Post

Hi all,

I want to cut off the grills on my Silverstone AP181 and run them 'exposed' over radiator in a pull config.

As far as I understand, the grills are used to channel airflow.

However, does this mean that there would be any significant hit on static pressure of the fan?

Thanks

static pressure is a function of the fan blade design and the power of the motor. for a rad fan, you'd be better off ordering the AP182 since it has a stronger motor in the 1st place. cutting the grill simply ruins a perfectly good AP181. it would not improve the static pressure of the fan since it's running on the same fan blade and the same motor.
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