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Old April 8, 2011, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ImmaPC View Post
Hey actually general question...since the H series coolers are radiators and thus have densely packed fins versus air coolers, would they benefitmore from high speed fans?
That was the point of my post and ilya's above.

Heatsinks aren't designed for high-airflow/pressure fans, they're made for medium/low speed fans to keep quiet due to the wide spacing between fins. Radiators have much denser fins so a high-airflow/pressure fan should (in theory) have a much larger effect.

It obviously depends a lot on your ambient temperatures too, but it's more likely you can get "cold" air from outside the case with a radiator compared to using "warm" air in the case and forcing it over a heatsink at 100+ CFM.
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