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I have got a quick question. I soon plan to purchase a UT60 480mm RAD to my top modded 800D. Due to the thickness of the rad while I am still able to fit the fans for push without fully obstructing the rubber gaskets, the space is very tight. I have [2x GT AP1850], [2x GT-AP29 PWM controlled] and [4x GT AP14]. I am aware that the Gentle typhoons excel at both pushing and pulling. Only downside to pulling would be having my fans visibly mounted at the top of my case. I wonder with the UT60 being a low fpi and thick rad would pull be less effective than push.

Also an alternative idea is to use pull for the first two 120mm mounts on the rads in order to give less restrictive space for the cable management from the board and then to use push on the remaining two 120mm mounts. Basically I would use my AP-15's as the first two fans for pulling since there 9 blade design would be best suited for pull vs my (7 blade)AP-29 which would them be used as the pushing fans.

Side note: Considering the fans that I will be using, might it be a wiser choice to go with a UT45 over 60, since based on martins tests the UT60 RAD only gains a small increase in heat dissipation.
Edited by Nightingale - 4/13/14 at 4:18pm
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I think you would get better performance with either a XT45 or ST30 in push/pull over a UT in push or pull.
Other than that, push or pull maybe very little difference but push tends to perform slightly better in most cases.

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Pepe, Since surface area is king when it comes to Radiators, I have heard of people using 120mm GT's coupled with 140mm to 120mm shrouds on 140mm RADS. They have said that the fans performance(noise to CFM ratio) is the same or better than 140mm fans since most are cheaply made/engineered compared the the more common 120mm.

If this is indeed the case I was thinking of maybe an XT45 560mm Rad instead.

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Edited by Nightingale - 4/13/14 at 4:52pm
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A 4x140 mm will not fit in your case.
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You are correct, it's length is to large.
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My gut feeling tells me that a 140 rasd would perform better with 140mm fans.
But since you can't go with 140 rad, than this is not relevent.
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My gut feeling tells me that a 140 rasd would perform better with 140mm fans.
But since you can't go with 140 rad, than this is not relevent.
There have been more and more good 140mm fans coming out recently, so I'm inclined to agree with Pepe. A few years ago I would agree that GT's with adapters would have been your best option, but there are a handful of good 140mm fan choices out now. Phanteks and Cougars being the first that come to mind
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