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Shrouds from dtek

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Neco

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Nov 17, 2001
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Waterloo, Wisconsin, USA
Eventually when I decide to build an entirely new system, I was thinking of getting the Radiator/shroud combo myself


it'd be nice to hear from owners of the product(s)
 

meatpipe

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Nov 28, 2001
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I'm using 2 of them,(push-pull fan setup) and they work well. I just did'nt have the time to make my own. The shrouds keep the air flow directly on the radiator. I can't tell you they dropped my temps by X amount of degrees because I made a few other changes when I installed them....
 

muddocktor

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Nov 1, 2001
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New Iberia, LA
I'm using the shroud/radiator combo on my P3 1.26S system and they are very nice. It will handle the heat load of that 1.26S running at 1711 mhz @1.81 volts, plus a 120 watt pelt with no problem, using a 103 cfm Sunon fan. I figure that it is dissipating around 180 watts of heat with no problems and with my reservoir tank temp of around 35-36° C, which is where my waterblock returns the water to first. I'm about to add a 172 watt pelt to the system because I lost my 120 watt pelt due to AS2 foiling and becoming a conductor, shorting out the leads. I will see how it will do with an extra 50 watts of heat load in the next few days.
 
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mcrites

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Jul 20, 2001
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Herndon, VA
I just go 2 of them, and I think they rock! The only thing that I would change is to use regular nuts instead of wing nuts so I can fit my fans down on the screws, there is a protruding place from the fan, that blocks the wing nut from turning, nothing a trip to Lowes can't fix. The shrouds have a seal around them, and are light as a feather. The screws can fit through the fins without a problem, and can fit through 2 shrouds on the radiator. The only thing I have to do now, is straighten them up a bit, and get some regular nuts to secure my fans to the shroud. Good job dtek.
 

Neco

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Waterloo, Wisconsin, USA
Just curious guys.


I'm thinking of possibly picking up a Radiator/Shroud combo.


Is there any "most effective" way to mount the fan ?

Suck or blow ?

just so I get the answer I want, what I mean is.


from the shrouded side, should the fan be mounted so it draws air through the radiator, or pushes ?

and does anyone know how "quiet" that setup might be with a decent fan ? my current shroud is cardboard (rather noisey evenw ith my fan @ 7volts)
 
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mcrites

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Herndon, VA
I bought 2 shoruds, and I am going to run them in a push pull configuration. I am not sure if the shrouds are already mounted, but they are easy to put on. I am using my own ford escort heater core modified by myself. :D