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Has anybody tested the effect of shrouds on air coolers like a TRUE or Noctua?
Not that I know of, not with any data to support it anyway. Why are you going back to a HSF?
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Ok, i tried to read thru all the testing data, but still aren't too clear, I have a rad on the back of my case, and bought 2 broke 120x38mm fans to use as shrouds, will this yield lower temps by a few ºC? if it will, cool, if not, Oh well, they will act as a rad box so I can route the lines better.
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Ok, i tried to read thru all the testing data, but still aren't too clear, I have a rad on the back of my case, and bought 2 broke 120x38mm fans to use as shrouds, will this yield lower temps by a few ºC? if it will, cool, if not, Oh well, they will act as a rad box so I can route the lines better.
Use Martin's radiator calculator to see what effect the use of shrouds will have.
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Ok, i tried to read thru all the testing data, but still aren't too clear, I have a rad on the back of my case, and bought 2 broke 120x38mm fans to use as shrouds, will this yield lower temps by a few ºC? if it will, cool, if not, Oh well, they will act as a rad box so I can route the lines better.
It should depending on how much of a load you have on your rad, the higher the load the more shrouds will help. I can usually knock off a couple of C at least with them.
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