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VictoriusII

3 months ago

Thicker radiator without fans or thinner radiator with fans?

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  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

A radiator needs fans if you want effective cooling.

If you want passive cooling grab a HSF

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

well that depends on your use, If you want to have a small system and want it to be exceptionally quiet, you could go with passive cooling and not use fans on a radiator. But you would be restricted by part choice due to your cooling.

active cooling with fans will almost always keep parts cooler than a passive radiator, since you're moving cooler air through the radiator.

what were your plans with this idea?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Im just planning, but I want to build in a fractal design define r6, wich has very limited top radiator clearance. I want both performance and silence

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a Define R6, you will not have an issue with a top mount radiator. You could also do a front mount radiator, which is what i did

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks!

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