My rose glasses are not obstructing my perceptions of reality.
Your top radiator has 2x fans on it, therefor it is not passive.
The reality appears to be you have no functional option but to have negative pressure. You have no other intake options. What your negative pressure is accomplishing is lowering the airflow through your radiators .. something that in my rose tinted view is negative performance.
I really do understand that you are getting what you think is the best out of what you have .. and while that may be very true it does not change physics and that your intake flow limitation is severely limiting the cooling ability of your radiators.
Honestly, 'possessive' and 'negative' flow is seriously misunderstood. Do you have any idea what the actual pressure differential involved is? Even with your extremely limited intake area I doubt it's enough to even be felt. Normally it's something like the difference between sea level and 3 meters above sea level. In your severely limited intake case it might be more like 6 meters. Any way we look at it, (rose tinted or whatever) it's almost nothing.
Like I said before, I really don't care, except for the false rationalization. I suppose iIf I had enough H2O components to experiment I could get an Evolv ITX and have a play, but it's almost an effort in futility .. simply an extreme case (no pun) of too much in too little. Edited by doyll - 8/21/16 at 12:11am