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Push/Pull or Use fans somewhere else.

DoHbOyBlAzEd

77 months ago

So I went out and bought a Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme because my Zalman liquid cooler just simply wasn't up to the task anymore. I also picked up a couple Corsair AF120 High Performance fans because I price matched them down to $11.25 a piece and figured a push/pull might net me some benefits. Turns out running the push/pull setup only nets me 2-3c cooler temps (under load, Prime95), whereas on my Zalman it made a 4-8c difference. In your guys opinion, should I just leave the fans on the cooler or place them in other locations in the case (Corsair 500R)?

Zalman Ultimate Liquid Cooler (Prime95 load) : 82c

Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme Push setup (Prime95 Load): 63c

It's been a long day, don't think I can figure this one out for myself right now.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I answered my own question, push/pull it is. Nearly silent 61-62c prime95 load. It was 63-65c with stock fans but on extreme cooling settings which is quite loud. I would recommend this cooler to anyone looking, especially for what I paid, $122 CAD taxes in with the price match on the extra 2 fans. $2 cheaper than a H100i, here atleast.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

for fans on radiator you should get sickleflow fans. it pushes/pulls air easier through spaces like radiators

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Fans were already purchased, the local place doesn't carry the sickleflow fans as far as I know. I considered the Corsair SP series, but the price match on the AF series was too good.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

i see well if it works it should be fine haha

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

****, 20c cooler than my old liquid cooler, I can't complain at all.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

lol whats it oc to?

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