Originally Posted by noob-lord1000
hey guys which do you think is better? one 360 monsta 80mm thick rad with push pull config? or 2 30mm thick 360 rads with push alone?
its corsair SP120 performance ed fans
im really not sure cus if you think about it its really 80mm thick vs 60 mm if you stack em.. but which and why?
I have rads of all thickness (25, 30, 45, 60, and 80) and I would take 2 30mm 360 radiators in "push only" mode over 1 80mm 360 radiator in "push/pull" mode every day of the week and twice on Sunday. I am not a huge fan of "radiator sandwiches" though.
The reason why I would go with a 720 thin radiator with 6 fans over a 360 thick radiator with 6 fans is because of sheer frontal surface area (which when you are talking about moving air out of the case, it more important, especially when you are talking about doing it quietly, than surface area due to thickness) and the ability to push the air out of the case better. Yes having fans in "push/pull" will get you some better results, but typically, the results for "push/pull" on thinner radiators will get you less of an improvement over "push/pull" on thicker radiators. That is why I always use "push/pull" on my 60mm and 80mm radiators, but I don't worry about it on 25 and 30mm radiators, because the air on a "push only" doesn't slow down and linger as much going through thinner radiator.Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 3/21/13 at 3:23am