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Old February 7, 2008, 06:12 PM
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Nah, no need to have a push/pull config - it's just my personal liking. 3 (good) fans in push config is plenty. If you wish to have more than 1 fan on a single molex, you can solder the wires together (I solder upto 3 fans together), same colors and connect only 1 molex. Cleans up a wire mess real quick.
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you think i should ditch the double rad i have and keep just the triple? or am i going to get anymore from having both the triple and the double in the loop?
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I'm a big fan of Push Pull too. I notice way more air coming out of the back of the Rad when I have fans on both sides. Plus it looks darn cool!
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Old February 7, 2008, 06:36 PM
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Could we have a pic of your setup?
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lol well, thats the thing, the reason i'm all 20 questions is because i've ripped my mobo and all that out of the tight crappy case i had and put it into a spot that is similar to the rig i saw in a pic i saw of your rig... too much goin on and no airflow through the case before. i can give you a shot of what it looks like right now though...
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be a while to get a pic though, still all in pieces.
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I pulled all the guts out of my box last night and put it on this stand. It was such a pain to get at things with the wires and hoses going into that cramped box...

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Problem#1: Looks like you're stacking your radiators. Unless you're using jet engines for fans, this is almost never desirable, and the slower your fans are, the worst the situation gets. This Thread briefly explains why it's a bad idea, but in a nutshell, the hot air that comes out of the first rad is too warm to do jack squat to the fluid going through the second rad. So all you've really done is introduce an extra source of restriction in your system.

Unless, of course, those rad fans are pointing in opposite directions, which I still wouldn't think is a good idea. Either both banks of fans are fighting for a small amount of air, or their blowing air into each other. Either way, not good.
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yeah, they're blowing in oposite directions. when i put my hand to the front of each rad i can feel a good amount of wind, so i dont think they're fighting for air. theres about an inch between the two rads and nothing constricting the airflow around them. Just a blanket answer maby, about how many degrees difference, with the dual and the triple "should" i see over air? that way i know if the system is truly not working efficiently?
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But what's your loop?
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