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post #11 of 18
As I know, shroud will lower both temp. and noise
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Yes, you can do that.
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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
Yes, you can do that.
I was just informed that if you're already using a push pull config, that shrouds will make no difference. True?
    
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post #14 of 18
In the absence of a veritable answer, I say shroud what you can when you can, regardless of whether a setup is in push/pull. What I can say with confidence is that shrouding will reduce airflow noise.
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post #15 of 18
I'd maybe think about doubling up 2 25mm fans as shrouds and going to a push config on that (for a total of 50mm shrouds). Best setup I ever had was with 38mm shrouds in a push.
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Originally Posted by capt_zman View Post
I'd maybe think about doubling up 2 25mm fans as shrouds and going to a push config on that (for a total of 50mm shrouds). Best setup I ever had was with 38mm shrouds in a push.
So only push now?!?! I'm so confused. I thought push pull was best barnone, I was starting to think shrouding made no difference in this config, and NOW only push is best with lots o shrouds. Someone make sense for me please.
    
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post #17 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonesey I7 View Post
I was just informed that if you're already using a push pull config, that shrouds will make no difference. True?
It's not that it makes no difference, it's that the difference it makes is so slight.

Until you get into extremely high speed fans, the amount of air passing through a radiator is the main limiting factor. When you only have a single set of fans on your radiator, adding a shroud increases the amount of radiator surface area available and decreases the resistance for the fan. It's not that you're increasing the radiator's surface area as much as you are just decreases it's resistance to airflow.

When you already have fans in a push-pull configuration, air flow is much closer to the maximum capacity of the fan and thus shrouds don't have as much as a noticeable difference.
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post #18 of 18
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Thanks guys for all the help. I've decided that, well, I already have all the extra fans lying around that I can gut, I have the space on the external round to shroud all my existing fans, so even if it's only a degree or two, I say why the heck not.
    
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