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Okay, so I was going to order the Coolit ECO ALC thingy today, but then I started hearing all this talk about this Push/Pull stuff. What is it? I know it's something about fans, but please explain further O_o
Edited by Stefy - 8/22/12 at 4:03pm
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its one fan in front of the radiator and one in back. One pushes air thorough one pulls air away
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
its one fan in front of the radiator and one in back. One pushes air thorough one pulls air away
^ That.
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You would use two fans. 1 either side of your radiator. One drawing air into the rad and the other forcing it out to obtain maximum airflow.
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post #6 of 17
Diagram time!!!

Key
|=Radiator
[]=Fan
<=Airflow direction

<[]|[]<

Or >[]|[]>

Air is "pushed" though the radiator, then a fan on the opposite side of the radiator "pulls" the warm air out of the RAD. Preferably out of the case.

Hope that helps!

EDIT: Outdone by picture above ^^^ +Rep
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post #7 of 17
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Oooooh, ok! Hehe, thanks for the picture! I better order two identical fans then?. I will have one Antec fan from my case, but it's very noisy once you turn it up, so I think I'll replace it. Any recommendations for this?
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Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
Oooooh, ok! Hehe, thanks for the picture! I better order two identical fans then?. I will have one Antec fan from my case, but it's very noisy once you turn it up, so I think I'll replace it. Any recommendations for this?
A Gentle Typhoon at 1850rpm.

They have a great Performance/sound ratio.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
Oooooh, ok! Hehe, thanks for the picture! I better order two identical fans then?. I will have one Antec fan from my case, but it's very noisy once you turn it up, so I think I'll replace it. Any recommendations for this?
2 identical fans is a good idea.

Good fans are......

Gentle typhoons: Very Quiet
CM BladeMasters: Good static pressure fairly quiet
UltraKaze: Very Loud but MAX performance
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Ultra Kaze's should have a mandatory headphone requirement They're very loud, especially shoving air through a confined space, so be ready to undervolt or learn to deal with the noise if you get them.
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