Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Water Cooling

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old February 9, 2009, 10:02 AM
donimo's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 831
Default different fans on each side of rad? (push pull)

Hey all, I was just wondering if it is ok to have different fans on each side of a rad? I have the sapce to fit 2 more fans on the back, and the filters on the front I put on restrict the flow quite a bit so it may make a difference.

Question have is that I have Noctua p12's on the front, but I have 2 spare antec tri-cools (no more p12's) and on low they are quiet so I was wondering if that is ok?

Cant find any infor to say one way or the other...

Noctuas are rated at 54cfm, tri-cools at low are rated at 39cfm, my line of thought was that the resistance from the filters plus the rad should slow that down quite a lot from the rated 54, so 39 from the tricools should help it out instead of slowing it down, thoughts?
__________________
Mobo GA-Z77X-UD3 CPU i5-3570K stock RAM:2x4GB Patriot Viper 1866 1.5v GPU:XFX HD6850 BE + Gigabyte HD6850 @820/4400MHz Case:Bitfenix Raider w/2x 200mm + 135mm PSU: Corsair HX620
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old February 9, 2009, 11:26 AM
MpG's Avatar
MpG MpG is offline
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 3,144
Default

It should help things out. If the two fan speeds are different enough, the slower fan will be pretty much useless, but there has to be a pretty large difference in their speeds before that point is reached.
__________________
i7 2600K | ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z | 580GTX | Corsair DDR3-2133
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old February 9, 2009, 11:35 AM
donimo's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 831
Default

I figured, the noctua on my 120 rad (no filter) is putting out a fair bit more air (by the hand-o-meter) compared to the amount coming out the 240 rad (with filters).

There is less than 30% difference between the 2 fans, and I think the filters+rad slows the air by at least 30%...


cool, the tricools are led fans to so much more baller...
__________________
Mobo GA-Z77X-UD3 CPU i5-3570K stock RAM:2x4GB Patriot Viper 1866 1.5v GPU:XFX HD6850 BE + Gigabyte HD6850 @820/4400MHz Case:Bitfenix Raider w/2x 200mm + 135mm PSU: Corsair HX620
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you like my new rad? Push-Pull FTW!!! Sniper Water Cooling 26 December 8, 2008 08:09 AM
Fans for Push/Pull on PA120.2 Supergrover Water Cooling 20 September 14, 2008 07:18 PM
Push vs Pull on a Rad? Supergrover Water Cooling 10 October 16, 2007 07:13 PM
VR-Zone posts side-by-side comparison of 8800s and r600s Babrbarossa Video Cards 4 May 2, 2007 08:50 AM
DX10 / DX9 side-by-side screenies for CONAN Babrbarossa Reviews & Articles from the Web 4 May 1, 2007 04:00 AM