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I've looked at fan shrouds, but I see very little people posting pictures using them. Do people think they are worth putting in?

As far as I have read the idea of the shroud is to distance the fan from the radiator so the "dead spot" in the middle of the fan isn't so apparent. This would increase the air movement through your radiator and thus improve cooling. Tell me if I got that wrong...

Does anyone know if it is worth doing?
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It is worth doing.

It does help make the dead spot in the middle smaller/disappear = better temps, however slight.
    
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It's an easy modification that will slightly reduce temperatures while also reducing vibration, noise and resonance coming from the fan.

Martin did some awesome shroud testing, I suggest you check it out: http://martin.skinneelabs.com/Radiat...ng-Review.html

They are far from necessary and many people (including myself) run without them. However at $2-3 per fan it's a pretty cheap upgrade.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
It's an easy modification that will slightly reduce temperatures while also reducing vibration, noise and resonance coming from the fan.

Martin did some awesome shroud testing, I suggest you check it out: http://martin.skinneelabs.com/Radiat...ng-Review.html

They are far from necessary and many people (including myself) run without them. However at $2-3 per fan it's a pretty cheap upgrade.
Yeah...the test basically suggests that if you are doing push/pull already, they will provide virtually no benefit. If you are doing just push or pull...then they are worth the effort.
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