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http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4540
Is this 240mm as good as it says or worth the price? What radiators do any of you recommend for the price/maybe has a built in res?
    
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Is this 240mm as good as it says or worth the price? What radiators do any of you recommend for the price/maybe has a built in res?
The Feser XChanger tested better
    
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OK, as promised, I dove into some fan testing today, the first part of more to come.

Step 1, brainstorm how to quantify fan performance quickly
Step 2, collect materials
Step 3, Build It!

So Im thinkin, how to measure not air speed, but actual air flow? Fill an identical amount of space with different fans, so here goes:



Test fitting w/ fan from Titan Fenrir cooler (it died on me, good thing to as it sent me down the H50 path!)


Backside


High tech volumetric measurement device


Before taping


PWS jumpered (green to any black)


Musta been runnin out the door for lunch, this one got blurry:


Some brand new guinea pigs


Results next...
    
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I used two methods of testing, seeing as how just flipping the switch would mean the fan wouldn't be at full speed for the entire run. So method 1 was just turn er on and time it. Method 2 was to keep it flat until fan was full speed, then flip it up and time. Each test done 5 times and averaged.

Titan Fenrir:
Test #1 avg: 3.19s
Test #2 avg: 2.29s

Corsair H50
Test #1 avg: 4.22s
Test #2 avg: 3.52s

Cooler Master R4 Red
Test #1 avg: 3.92s
Test #2 avg: 2.92s

I also had a stock exhaust fan from my HAF 922, but that thing was just embarrassing so I didn't complete the test.

I have several more types of fans coming in soon, as well as shrouds. I plan to test all the fans both free air and in front of the H50 radiator to measure pressure drop/efficiency. Gotta wait for some more goodies to come before I pull it apart tho
    
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Then I tested p/p setups mounted in-case for a real world translation:

Idle temp/Prime95 TCase temp in C

Corsair->Rad->Stock CM exhaust 35/59
R4->Rad->Stock CM exhaust 34/58
Corsair->Rad->R4 exhaust 33/57
R4->Rad->R4 exhaust 32/56

Also measured cooldown times, and they pretty much line up same, 1-2C faster for each step.

Oh, and tried an intake setup as well, def. no go in my case, 8C rise!

Oh, some pics too:



Edited by Agaeris - 2/3/10 at 9:13pm
    
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The Feser XChanger tested better
It's like 50 dollars more though!
    
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It's like 50 dollars more though!
Yes it is! if your looking for value/performance middleground, the GT is a pretty good unit. The feser is top of the line, but you pay for it.
    
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So r4s 90cfm or scythe slipstream, or scythe s-flex, or scythe ultra-kaze?
    
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Yes it is! if your looking for value/performance middleground, the GT is a pretty good unit. The feser is top of the line, but you pay for it.
How many degrees lower would you estimate? If it doesn't lower more than 4 degrees on load, I would buy the GT.
    
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How many degrees lower would you estimate? If it doesn't lower more than 4 degrees on load, I would buy the GT.
http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2008...r-shootout-1/4
    
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