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Old May 31, 2009, 10:34 AM
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Would a single 120mm blackice GT rad cool better in a either a push or pull? what about push + pull?

Would the added fans/effort be worth it?

Same question applies to my swiftech 2x120mm rad
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Old May 31, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Feser recommends pull for single fan, probably the same applies to other brands. You also can sandwich fans in push/pull around your rad. Rather important to use rubber sealing mat between fan and rad.
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Old May 31, 2009, 11:06 AM
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hmm, and where and how much would these rubber sealing mats cost?

I'm already way overbudget for this watercooling adventure of mine... I should have quit at 200 bucks spent.
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Old May 31, 2009, 11:14 AM
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Just go down to the hardware store and get some of that black foam they sell for sealing doorframes and cut it to size.
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Old May 31, 2009, 11:17 AM
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Is it REALLY important that I have this? is it worth the hassle?
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Old May 31, 2009, 11:18 AM
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I only bothered with it for my PA120 because of the smaller outer surface area. On my 220 & 320 rads I just slapped the fans directly onto the rad.
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Old May 31, 2009, 11:20 AM
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Alright. I guess I'll skip it then. seems like a huge pain in the butt.

Since I've got some extra fans I think I'll go push/pull. Thanks.
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Old May 31, 2009, 11:35 AM
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I only bothered with it for my PA120 because of the smaller outer surface area. On my 220 & 320 rads I just slapped the fans directly onto the rad.
that's the way I flow just put the fans on as long as there good then so are you.and if your gonna use the foam just get it from the hardware store like sswilson says.
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Don't those mats are supplied with rad? Separately they are about $5.50 ....If you don't have them no biggie.. all depends how anal you are... ha-ha...
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how much of a difference will those mats make.
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