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So instead of buying shrouds at 10-20 bucks a piece, can I take some old 120mm fans I have laying around and cut out the fans and just use the outer shell as shrouds? I was also just informed that if you already use a push pull configuration, that shrouds will make no difference. Is that true?
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Yes, that will be OK
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Exactly what I did.
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Would I see a "substantial" difference in cooling as they claim you will?
    
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post #5 of 18
No. Generally 5% gain and really is dependent on the fan speed.

For my build, it is a MUST have to get the most out of it. since the typhoons fan hubs are a bit bigger then most, it helps that much more plus, when running fans under 800RPM, you need every little bit to help.
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post #6 of 18
a few degrees at most probly but if you do push pull you wont see any increase.
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a few degrees at most probly but if you do push pull you wont see any increase.
Really?? Why is that?? i was debating on shrouding all 5, why won't it help the dead spots?
    
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Thats what i was told by a few members i guess cause the blades spin at differt rpms on front and back and hit differt spots at differt times. If you got enugh fans you can destroy try it but i dont see it being a big help with already having push pull your rad probly aint maxed out.
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Thats what i was told by a few members i guess cause the blades spin at differt rpms on front and back and hit differt spots at differt times. If you got enugh fans you can destroy try it but i dont see it being a big help with already having push pull your rad probly aint maxed out.
What a bummer. I wanted a couple degrees moar, as I have atleast 10 old 120mm fans laying around my shop.
    
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SO can someone confirm that shrouds with a p/p setup will make no difference??
    
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