Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

More rads or more fans?

Last response: in Overclocking
Share
July 22, 2012 12:19:38 AM

My Prodigy build is coming along (very) slowly (still ordering parts lol), and now I'm trying to decide how to go about cooling everything.

I won't know for a fact until I measure when I get the case, but it looks like I could possibly fit 2 240 rads and 1 120 in the case, but if this even fits, I'd most likely be limited to one fan per rad. Or I'm positive I could fit 3 120 rads with all but one in push-pull, possibly even all 3.

Which setup should I go for? I'll be cooling a 2600k @ 4.5ish and a 690HC, slightly OC'd. Maybe RAM too, if I decide to be silly.

More about : rads fans

a b K Overclocking
July 22, 2012 5:24:22 AM

high FPI rads and high RPM fans 3600RPM+ ='s lots of heat transfer low FPI rads and low RPM fans 2500RPM- not so much so you need more rads or larger rads to do the job if you want to do this with 2 240 rads you will need good ones high FPI high RPM and a fan controller for the fans other wise you may need 4 240's to cool it at clocked settings you will need all 3 for stock settings.
m
0
l
a b K Overclocking
July 22, 2012 5:28:23 AM

i just resently upgraded from 3 240's rads to 2 360's and 2 240's for this kind of loop with low FPI rads and low RPM fans.
m
0
l
Related resources
July 22, 2012 8:35:10 PM

I appreciate the info, but you completely missed my question.

As far as fans go, most likely I'd use Corsair SP series for pushing due to the higher static pressure, and if I have room, standard white NZXT fans to pull (for looks). I don't know how you consider 2500rpm 'low', as that's generally the highest speed I see before getting into Delta fans.
m
0
l
a b K Overclocking
July 23, 2012 2:57:00 AM

exactly thay are low to mid but high is 3600+ combined with high FPI rads a couple of 240's it could cool your rig but the fans your using can't do that so go with low to mid FPI rads and 3 240 rads might handle the CPU clock but not GPU's clocked as well
m
0
l
July 26, 2012 9:33:57 PM

You're still not getting it.

A) My rad space is HIGHLY limited and 3 240s are impossible, 2 240s is already pushing it

B) I'm not asking about FPI or fan speed, I'm basically asking, "Which is better, 1 120 and 1 240 rad in push-pull or 2 240s, only pulling?"

C) 3 240s to cool JUST a 2600k @ 4.5? I can't take anything you say seriously now.
m
0
l
a c 330 K Overclocking
July 26, 2012 9:50:34 PM

Quote:
B) I'm not asking about FPI or fan speed, I'm basically asking, "Which is better, 1 120 and 1 240 rad in push-pull or 2 240s, only pulling?"


Using push would be better if the fans are > 1200rpm

Quote:
C) 3 240s to cool JUST a 2600k @ 4.5? I can't take anything you say seriously now.

Minimum 2x 240's if you are adding the 690. Don't WC RAM...it's not necessary. RAM blocks are highly restrictive and DDR2/3 already runs very, very cool as it is.
m
0
l
July 26, 2012 10:38:29 PM

Whoops, I meant pushing, my bad! And thank you, 2 240s for the whole system sounds much more reasonable. I highly doubt I'll do the RAM, it'd be more aesthetics than anything if I did, since I think a couple blocks would look very nice with everything else.
m
0
l
!