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post #11 of 27
Go with #3. 30mm is plenty of enough room. thumb.gif
post #12 of 27
if you go with #1, just remember your flow, must enter the air flow out side, otherwise you will be blowing hot air across the the other rad.
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post #13 of 27
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Go with #3. 30mm is plenty of enough room. thumb.gif
Yes, #3 would be the most effective. I'd worry about the center fans in a 6 fan setup, but 30mm will be just fine with 4 fans.
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remember to leave enough large enough intake holes to pull your fresh air from. and youll need to make sure you dont suck much of that already warmed air back into the rad box.
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And which push/pull would that be?
1- Is bad since it will just transfer heat from one rad to the next.

2- Is the best imo, only because you could put an extra rad in the bottom if it were made big enough, and warm air could rise up and out the middle as I drew up here (nothin' fancy).


3- Is better than 1 but could possibly recirculate the warm air back into the rads since warm air rises, intakes on the side could still do this but it wouldn't be as bad, this is just what I'm visualizing again.


Just my 2cents.
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You all have very good advice. So from what I've read, 3 will be the best choice, but I want to try to make this as compact as possible, so do you guys have any thoughts on how to maximize the intake while keeping it small? Ideally, I would basically want the picture of number three surrounded by a box, maybe with a little bit if space in the front or back to fit a pump. Thanks again!
     
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post #17 of 27
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You all have very good advice. So from what I've read, 3 will be the best choice, but I want to try to make this as compact as possible, so do you guys have any thoughts on how to maximize the intake while keeping it small? Ideally, I would basically want the picture of number three surrounded by a box, maybe with a little bit if space in the front or back to fit a pump. Thanks again!

Make the intake side/panel out of perforated aluminum. thumb.gif

Here's a rad box I made where the bottom was perforated aluminum.



post #18 of 27
That beautiful shiny aluminumum drool.gif

if you have a machine shop in town (which what town of 4000+ doesn't) you could have them shear you down some perforated steel, stainless, or aluminum.
Then take some hollow square tubing or angle iron (angle aluminum) and bolt the perf. to it with some self tapping stainless screws, the perf should allow you to bolt the rads/fans directly to it with little to no modification to the holes.

I'd suggest aluminum as it's the easiest to work with and so you don't end up with an 80lb rad box! Will probably need a base so it won't tip over unless you plan on laying it on it's side.
I'd say it would be a work of art if you were to have someone mig/tig an aluminum box as the base and use it as a coolant reservoir... But we all know aluminum isn't good for water cooling. biggrin.gif Not to mention the cost for some custom fab work.
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So do you think I could arrange it just like three, and build the whole thing out of perforated aluminum, so I'm not worried about intake?
     
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if you can wrap a frame in perforated metal, it will help. 6/12 fans will need a lot of air unless you use low cfm fans.
what size are you planning to be max size? no one even asked this. im surprised.
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