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Yeah I expect the Bonnie to do really well also. It doesn't have the thin flat tubes the GTX/GTS series has, but it is really nice and thick/dense in the fins. I would expect it to perform similar to the BIX series which probably also excels in the strong fan side but not quite up to GTX performances.

I'm just not sure how to test the Bonnie right. It obvious needs a shroud to make use of the extra width. I'll probably try it with just the fans ziptied on the face first, and then with a custom shroud. I also want to do a few shroud and fan experiments, but I'm waiting for that until I get down to the single radiator because then I'll have plenty of fans to do the stacking with.
Have you already checked out the Bonnie shroud guides here? They look like they would do pretty well, maybe use some foam weather strip to seal it all up good..

..How to make a dual heater core fan shroud...

..Easy to make Shroud for the Bonnie

The GTX and BIX really come to life with a shroud...Thats something else i look forward to seeing, it would be great to have the most used rad's and how well the respond to shrouds and fan combo's...I used to think shrouds didn't have that much impact, I used them, but I would use thinner ones, just whatever sized aluminum channel that I had on hand...Since I did that shroud testing I use at least a 1.5" depth now...Look forward to seeing the double fan pull, thats a interesting thought...

Hope your not getting burned out on this testing, its never ending I know, when you do one test everyone wants you to do more...I love tweaking on this gear, but when I have to record it all and format and all that crap its just not fun...So don't get burned out on it, your getting to the good stuff now...
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Have you already checked out the Bonnie shroud guides here? They look like they would do pretty well, maybe use some foam weather strip to seal it all up good..

..How to make a dual heater core fan shroud...

..Easy to make Shroud for the Bonnie

The GTX and BIX really come to life with a shroud...Thats something else i look forward to seeing, it would be great to have the most used rad's and how well the respond to shrouds and fan combo's...I used to think shrouds didn't have that much impact, I used them, but I would use thinner ones, just whatever sized aluminum channel that I had on hand...Since I did that shroud testing I use at least a 1.5" depth now...Look forward to seeing the double fan pull, thats a interesting thought...

Hope your not getting burned out on this testing, its never ending I know, when you do one test everyone wants you to do more...I love tweaking on this gear, but when I have to record it all and format and all that crap its just not fun...So don't get burned out on it, your getting to the good stuff now...
Yeah, the shrouds part I'm sure helps, I'm just not sure it helps as much with the thinner rads as it does wit the thicker types or maybe the higher the restriction the less it helps...not quite sure.

I've thought about weaning off the testing a few times, but I like leaning more about this stuff myself and being able to share that with everyone makes it even more fun. My favorite part is having a package at the door or a slip to run to the post office and not have any idea what it is. I get alot of suprises that way and it feels like Christmas every time... I just have to tell myself that I'm controlling the pace and workload and keep the casual fun pace or I'll overwork myself. That's what was happening with the fabrication stuff and I lost interest fast.
    
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Yeah, the shrouds part I'm sure helps, I'm just not sure it helps as much with the thinner rads as it does wit the thicker types or maybe the higher the restriction the less it helps...not quite sure.

I've thought about weaning off the testing a few times, but I like leaning more about this stuff myself and being able to share that with everyone makes it even more fun. My favorite part is having a package at the door or a slip to run to the post office and not have any idea what it is. I get alot of suprises that way and it feels like Christmas every time... I just have to tell myself that I'm controlling the pace and workload and keep the casual fun pace or I'll overwork myself. That's what was happening with the fabrication stuff and I lost interest fast.

Don't lose interest please!!

I was telling a buddy of mine at work about you and how great your testing methods are. How they are easily reproducible and overall what great work you do. So hope you don't lose interest.
    
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Great review as always Martin. I'm lookin forward to your swifty rads review
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Yeah, the shrouds part I'm sure helps, I'm just not sure it helps as much with the thinner rads as it does wit the thicker types or maybe the higher the restriction the less it helps...not quite sure.

I've thought about weaning off the testing a few times, but I like leaning more about this stuff myself and being able to share that with everyone makes it even more fun. My favorite part is having a package at the door or a slip to run to the post office and not have any idea what it is. I get alot of suprises that way and it feels like Christmas every time... I just have to tell myself that I'm controlling the pace and workload and keep the casual fun pace or I'll overwork myself. That's what was happening with the fabrication stuff and I lost interest fast.
The only shrouds I ever tried on a skinny rad was a 240 BIP once, to the best of my memory it didn't seem to help a lot with it...But thats been a while now and I just don't really remember either....I was only pushing a 160 W or so load on it to, you really cant tell much with that light a load....

Yeah the goodies in the mail have to be a perk.....Like you said just do it at your own pace and keep it fun, it could turn into work way to easily if you let it get out of hand, I'd hate to see that happen...
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