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My current setup allows me to pull air from the rad. Am I loosing a lot or is it the same as pull?

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post #2 of 15
When comparing push and pull there is no performance difference. But I would suggest that you use pull because if you use push ALOT of dust can easily build up between the radiator and fan unless you have it filtered of coarse. But just for future reference if you ever wanted to do a push pull config it usually isnt worth it. Since you will see only a few degree (if that) difference.
post #3 of 15
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When comparing push and pull there is no performance difference. But I would suggest that you use pull because if you use push ALOT of dust can easily build up between the radiator and fan unless you have it filtered of coarse. But just for future reference if you ever wanted to do a push pull config it usually isnt worth it. Since you will see only a few degree (if that) difference.

Have you experienced this? Because I would think it would be the other way around...
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post #4 of 15
Yes I have experianced this and getting dust off of a radiator is a little annoying redface.gif so run you fans in pull if you can or just filter fans if you run in push. If you dont filter in push you will get alot of dust build up.
post #5 of 15
There are so many more factors to consider... you can't just say they're the same. And push/pull is always better. Where are you getting your info from.

OP, how are your rads set up in your case. Are you pulling air as exhaust ? We need more info.

Basically, it depends. What rad you're using, What fans, Rad orientation.. etc.
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post #6 of 15
The pull over push from my experiance and others. Also on a pre made loop there isnt much difference if you want to run push pull config easily under a 5 degree change. But if you were talking a custom loop with a thick radiator or high fpi then yeah run push pull. But if your running in a pre-made closed loop sysytem push pull isnt with the extra $20+ in fans to get a very little performance difference.
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Maybe 5° is just what he's looking for. It's up to him if it's worth it. The fact is there is more to consider.
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Heres ya a good read on push vs pull and some kit reviews.
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post #9 of 15
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Maybe 5° is just what he's looking for. It's up to him if it's worth it. The fact is there is more to consider.
A 5 degree difference is best case. He more than likely wouldnt get that, like I said less than 5 degree. Also I told him the performance difference he would get so If he feels that $20+ worth of more fans is worth it then go for it. Like you said maybe its worth it to him. He could have a high ambiant temp and the ~3 degree difference is the deciding factor for an overclock it just depends on the situation. Just trying to give him information thumb.gif
post #10 of 15
You do get better performance pushing air (No restriction of air entering fan). The other thing is if you are pulling, heat from the rad goes through the fans and can cause a longevity issue. Personally I have dust filters on my fans which do a good job of keeping dust out of my rads. There is some restriction with them but saves from having to blow out my rads all the time.
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