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Need some suggestion on problem I am having with my Rad fans.

post #1 of 6
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Hi,
I am wanting to ask if there is any suggestion you can give to help me out. Here is the problem: I am trying to set my rad where the fans suck air out of the house and blow it over the rad. I am using a set up where fans on both side of the rad with shrouds. The problem is I live in a old house with animals, so after about 2 or 3 weeks dust and pet hair and dust bunnies keep getting built up against the Rad fins. So I turned the Rad around so it sucks air from inside the case and blows it out, but now I have hotter air from the system blowing over the rad and so my temps are higher then they where. I will post a pic of the case as I was building it so you can see what I am talk about.

I dont want to compromise airflow, but I have to figure out something. I was thinking about buy mesh filters that can be removed and cleaned but I am scared that it will mess up airflow. anyway I hope you can help.
    
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post #2 of 6
Can you raise your system off the ground a bit. As this will help somewhat. You can buy dust filters, but I find they restrict airflow too much.
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Its already off the floor by about 4" do you think more would be better? I am just not sure, just dont want to have to keep pulling my system apart once a month to clean out the Rad, but I do want it to cool like it should, I am pushing the thremo threshold as it with my OC at 4.3 with it the way it is now, but I was getting better when it was the other way.
    
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post #4 of 6
Try put the pc on a desk the higher the better relay as dust from the floor will get on the rad easy ,

But also dust filters are a good idea
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I was think of this when I was looking at filters, But how much airflow will I lose I am using is Yate Loon 120mm x 25mm Fan (D12SH-12).
    
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post #6 of 6
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Has anyone add something like what I am suggestion above to theyre systems, and if so how much change in airflow?

Also my Res had 1/4" in and outlets, and i have barbs that are 1/4" to 1/2" on them, could this be constricting my water flow to much in my loop?
    
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