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What puzzles me is that the same fan looks to have a very distinctive performance as intake and exhaust with the honeycombed grill. When I switched the position I figured that as an intake the fan has an air space in the back to pull air from, and as an exhaust there is the honeycomb right in front blocking the flow. Would not be the grill flow capacity, but the phisical restriction.

But on post #15 shows little difference in between intake an exhaust. I am kind of scratching my head here, because the difference in between my Corsair AF140 as an intake and exhaust is visible. Maybe the hand feel is misleading, but I could swear that as an intake it moves much more air.

I'll do some tests with the side panel open. I was even considering to buy two 120 fans, one SP and another AF to see which one fares better with the honeycomb in front.


Edit: well, stupid me biggrin.gif The top honeycomb is way tighter than the side one. Hence why the performance difference is so clear. It was my bad, sorry.

But I tested with a fan in the same honeycomb and I still feel that it fares better as an intake, but then I could call it almost subjective. Maybe I'll test with one SP and another AF to see the difference.
Edited by Contiusa - 2/25/16 at 12:21pm
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CrazyElf posts good stuff. thumb.gif

Have you seen his http://www.overclock.net/t/1590547/why-you-should-probably-not-buy-a-clc-cooler/0_20
Yes, yes i did. redface.gif
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Work in progress. One intake for GPU and one intake for CPU.
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Work in progress. One intake for GPU and one intake for CPU.
Looks nice. What are our temps like?
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Looks nice. What are our temps like?
What, in that case? No idea, it's the case I'm modding to give away to my friend. Cutting out the rear honeycomb grill at the moment. Already lined the inside panels with 5mm foam to cover up the redundant vents and (hopefully) reduce resonant vibrations by a bit.
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Well, I think I'm done. Front and rear grills gone. Fan firmly lodged in the 5.25" bays. A bit of foam to cover up all the silly useless holes.
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Looks like it will work very well. thumb.gif
With the front grills it even looks stock. biggrin.gif
Look forward to hearing what the temps an noise levels are when it's all together.
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I've already tested the noise. Those are a bit peculiar fans. Enermax TwisterStorm. They're silent enough, when set to 1500 rpm mode and run on 5V or 7V. They can push silly amounts of air when run at 3000 rpm, but then they sound like a hair dryer. I'll just have to play around a bit and find the an acceptable level of noise. Here's a test done by some italian review site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrlBZgTWx9c
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Is that top fan in the front attached somewhere or just stuffed in the foam frame?
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It's just squeezed in there at the moment. Cut the foam plug slightly larger than the hole and it seems like it provides ample support fighting the compression.
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