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post #11 of 14
Shrouds is what really matters (IMO). I think if you can a push pull deal but it still helps with a shroud no matter which way your going.
If you have the room that is.
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post #12 of 14
Really depends on the rad, and how close together the fins are. If they are far apart it really doesn't matter, but like in the GTX and thermochills, where the fins are really close together, pushing a rad through would cause some turbulence and distort the air flow, while pulling will evenly pull the air through the rad with less or even no turbulence.
Well thats how i think of, for a test, blow hard on a GTX or thermochill rad, you will notice alot of air bouncing off and going towards the sides.
Then try suck with your mouth on one side and place you hand on the other side, you will notice some smooth air being pulled evenly through the rad.
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post #13 of 14
I think shouds are even more important for more industrial fans like panaflos whith the larger hubs. Also pulling does as mentioned draw air in from the deadspots better than pushing.

Anyway, definately pull, and shouds are even better. I'd even go as far as to say shrouds are a must with the bigger hubed fans.
    
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post #14 of 14
Pulling is better for rads. Theres a topic that Transonic (believe it was him) proved it with.
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