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just got my becooling aquastealth2 + 5x5in radiator

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warflyr

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well, my computer is toren apart right now, on my laptop
(aquacoil 6.75x5x4.5 cooling coil)
and trying to figure out how the hell to mounth this radiator in the case, its very large
i have a q500, and still there is no way im goingto mount this in the buttom front of the case
there is enough room in the back top, and the fittings would work best if i had the air getting sucked out of the case to the outside/back of the case
but will that work as good, im thinking of doing that, but instead building a duct, so it gets the air from the top of the case (outside) and blows it out the back
whats your opinions?
 
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warflyr

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if i flipped the fan around, so it would be sucking air through the radiator, instead of blowing it through, would it loose performance? cause i think i might be able to mount it better that way
 
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warflyr (Jul 11, 2001 04:33 p.m.):
if i flipped the fan around, so it would be sucking air through the radiator, instead of blowing it through, would it loose performance? cause i think i might be able to mount it better that way

I've heard that it may be better to have the fan sucking.

You may want to watch your languge, f*** is not accepted in these forums. Just thought I might inform you.
 

Flash

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Yep, common wisdom says suck, don't blow. I haven't done a comparison so I don't know for sure. But since the kit makers do it this way I'd assume they've done the tests.
 
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warflyr

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well it came with the fan mounted so it would take air for the outside, and blow it over the radiator, but you guys think itll be better running it the other way, with it sucking the air out of it, i think that would make for sence, im going to try it and see if both seem to have the same air flow
 

Ferg

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In response to the same question a BE Cooling techie told me

You should push air onto the standard 6.5x5" radiator... If you set it up
to pull air, the fan blades will be right up against the radiator, and will
create more noise.
 
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warflyr

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well, they arnt up to the blades, and its not making any noise, it seems this way, i get more ait flow, if i dont do it this way, i have to get fittings to turn the pipes around for the radiator, unless i want to blow air from the inside of the case to the outside (front), i was going to have to radiator right up next to the case, then have the fan suck air from outside, through the radiator, and into the case, then have 3 (maybe4) 80mm fans suck air out the back
any other suggestions?
 
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warflyr

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i miss typed the topic btw, its the aquacoil 6.75x5x4.5 cooling coil, not the standard radiator
 

Flash

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I'm thinking it would be a bad idea to blow the hot air from the radiator into the case. Of course it's also not a great idea to suck hot air from the case through the radiator. In the best of all worlds you'd have the radiator and fan outside the case, sucking cool air from the room through the radiator and expelling it back into the room. Of course that would require that you mount the radiator somewhere other than the case.