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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-23-2018, 04:40 PM
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Martinsliquidlab did testing on this but since archived on a new site may be difficult to find. We still carry a lot of mindsets over form last millenium practices but the thing is hi SP fans are really a thing of the past except in rare instances. Back in the day 30 fpi fans were common, now we see mostly 8 - 12 fpi stuff. In addition, especially w/ Intel / nVidia stuff, we are not seeing the temperature wall be the stopping block nowadays ... for the most part, when I am OCing, I am hitting voltage levels that make me skittish before I hit temp levels that I am concerned with.

Pull generally performs better up to about 1500 rpm ... push is better above 1750 rpm.

"It was very clear that when using two fans per radiator section, that the radiator intself acts as a flow spreader and provided great benefit to straightening out the air for the second fan in a push/pull configuration. Just like doubling up with a pump, there is a pressure benefit to doubling up on fans and this translates to about a 20-30% performance gain. The added fan pressure simply means and added gain in air flow and corresponding performance. None of the experimental pull/pull or push/push configurations provided any noteworthy benefit as it seams the air is simply too disturbed from the first fan to allow the second to perform properly when air is moving."

I couldn't find the article I was looking for where he addressed your issue but the search feature of the new site isn't very fruitful.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post
Exactly. If you want lights, buy lights. If you want air movement, buy fans.
lol I'm a RGB Heathen that's selling wraith PRISM.

More on topic , Phanteks Halos are probably a better option for the OP. Instead of giving up performance for bling, you gain the ability to use the best fans without any downsides.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-29-2018, 10:57 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by toolmaker03 View Post
have you considered getting some phobya fans shrouds and adding the lights you want to that?

that is what I did so that I would not need lighted fans.

the sad part here is that I did all of the lighting, but I have only turned the lights on about 4 times in the past year. most of the time, the lights are in the off position when the PC is running, because I don't sit there and stair at my PC, while I am playing a game. so there is no good reason to leave the lights on.

The quality of the picture is so low i cannot see a damn thing :/
You are making a very good point though about how useless rgb is inside a computer, it's fancy for pictures and maybe if you want to throw some lights during a party at your home otherwise it is downright useless

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