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    Radiator, Water-Cooler and Push/Pull fans - little help please!

    Hi all,
    I've read a few guides on push/pull cooling with radiators/water coolers such as the H50 and just want to make sure I'm understanding it correctly/set it up correctly!

    I've got a H60 coming, plus 2 x 120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoon at 1450rpm.I'm using a Fractal R3 case which has 1 front fan fitted and one rear - the latter which will be replaced by the H60's.

    I was going to create a push/pull system, so essentially the system would pull the cool air with the front fan and then I was going to attach either one of the Scythe's to one side of the radiator and have the other corsair H60 exhaust fan the other side to push the cool air through the radiator and out the other side, thus exiting the system. I was then going to use the other Scythe to push the hot air out of the top of the case as well.

    Is this recommended? Or should I replace the H60 exhaust fan with one of the Scythes so far two matching fans and use the Corsair one elsewhere?

    Or have I overlooked the most obvious!

    As I say I've looked at a few vids and guides, but just want to keep my system as cool as possible as I'm overclocking and am a little unsure of the cooling side of PC building.

    Cheers

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    Re: Radiator, Water-Cooler and Push/Pull fans - little help please!

    push pull needs matching fans m8

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    Re: Radiator, Water-Cooler and Push/Pull fans - little help please!

    Ok mate,
    have actually heard didn't always need to match - or can be slowed with a controller etc.

    Ok forgetting that idea can I simply use the H60 as an intake, attach the scythe fans to the top of the R3 as an exhaust and use the front fan as another intake? I also might use another scythe for an exhaust on the side. I'm planning to mount the radiator near the top so essentially the air it sucks in should exit straight through the top.

    I think I'll stick with that as I don't need matching fans in that case right? And that would seem to get some nice airflow.

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    Re: Radiator, Water-Cooler and Push/Pull fans - little help please!

    sounds ok, reason for matching fans is to allow proper flow through the rad, if the out fans can push more air it negates the need for one on the inlet side.

    more in and less out creates turbulence also buggering it up

    never found the need myself, i do push or pull, never both as its just more fan noise for what may only be 1 degree.

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