Top-Mounted Exhausting Radiator; Does Fan Side Matter?
This is kind of a strange question, I'm not asking about push vs. pull here, per se. I'm upgrading to two alphacool 60mm radiators, as my slim dual 240mm radiator's can't keep up with a 3570k plus two 780's now that the gpu's have been added into the loop (plus I live in Texas, so ~80F ambient in my condo isn't unusual). My question is, on a purely aesthetic bounds, I would like to have my top radiator exhaust by pulling through the radiator instead of pushing it out form the bottom. In both cases its gonna be an exhaust, but would the hit on static pressure from having to pull across the radiator to exhaust make a huge difference?
The top radiator would be a 360mm alphacool UT60mm, and the fans would be 3 gentle typhoons. Basically the question of mounting fans to the roof pulling out, then the radiator, vs mounting the radiator to the roof, with the fans on the bottom pushing out. Make sense?
The pump is a DDC335, and the other alphacool would be a UT60 240mm with intake at the front. The case is a Fractal Mini R2. '); }
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