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RX 360 + AP-15. Push or pull?

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Mounted on the ceiling of my 700d for my new loop - should the fans be setup to push or pull? I know having both would yield the best performance but if you had to choose one or the other which one would it be? Which would be quieter?

I have a 140 intake fan in the rear and another 140 intake fan on the bottom as well.

My loop is res > pump > rad > cpu > mobo > gpu > gpu > res.
    
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There are many things that play into which is better, but the review linked below is what helped me decided fan config on my rads.

http://martin.skinneelabs.com/Radiat...ng-Review.html
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This is taken from the link posted above:

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Push Vs Pull - This depends on fan speed/power. The high speed fans at 2000RPM with a 38mm fan thickness provided the best performance in a push condition. The slow speed fans with 1350RPM with a 25mm fan thickness provided the best performance in a pull condition. I would estimate that performance line is likely to cross in the 1500-1700RPM range where they are equal. So.... slow speed = pull, high speed = push, medium speed = it doesn't really matter.
So with AP-15's it looks like a "push" configuration would be your best bet, but it shouldn't make too much of a difference.
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Thanks fellas! +Reps!

I didn't realize how "scientific" this could all be! But I think this answers my question. Push it is!
    
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post #5 of 8
Most definitely push with those fans.
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i would do push for sure! plus with AP-15's you want to show them off
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Whichever is quieter for your case. With my case, the only way for the fans to be quiet is if they are pulling. I have ap-14's, so I guess it really doesn't matter either way.
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Whichever is quieter for your case. With my case, the only way for the fans to be quiet is if they are pulling. I have ap-14's, so I guess it really doesn't matter either way.
Putting a shroud on GTs helps greatly in push.
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