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Old October 6, 2008, 12:53 PM
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I'm about to try my first water cooling loop. I just wanted to know if a fan shroud is a necessity and if it makes that much of a difference? Opinions appreciated.
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Old October 6, 2008, 01:04 PM
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It's not absolutely necessary, in fact most folks seem to do fine without it. That said.... it will improve airflow a bit in that it will help get rid of the "dead spot" in the middle of the fan.
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A nice easy mod to make your own shroud :Get some cheap or old 120mm fans. Cut the Fan part out of it. There you have it, the perfect shroud.
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In my experience, the shroud is not worth the cost. I have done with and without and none of my most recent loop use one.

Also, I see you use a vendetta-2 on a dual core, wich is a really good set up already. Are you going water for a bigger overclock ? If so, what are you current temp, and what is limiting your overclock ?
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Old October 6, 2008, 07:26 PM
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I just wanted to try water cooling for the sake of water cooling. I haven't started overclocking, I just assembled the rig and got it going. Going to try overclocking it this weekend.
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Old October 6, 2008, 07:50 PM
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Speaking of Shrouds.....

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Now that things got some junk in her trunk wow thats massive. Are those the Zalmans??
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I just gutted 2 old 120mm fans.
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Did you put some kind of metal piece on the sides, where did you screw them?
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Those are the Thermochill Shrouds, with Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000RPM's. Got this sucker from Black_Ice-Dragon.
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