What's a shroud?

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  1. Psychotria

    Psychotria (Banned or Deleted)

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    Related to water cooling (I just read the term in the water cooling forum). I googled and can see what they look like, but I don't understand what they do. Should I get a pair for my kuhler 920?
     
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    they are like a spacer... you can make a ghetto one by removing the fan blades and hub from an old fan.

    whether they are useful depends on the fans static pressure and the fpi of the rad. I personally don't use shrouds as they take up too much space :p

    yeah... beat Creekin
     
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    Hmm ok. Thanks for the explanation. I'll probably not get any for now then. I have about 30 million old 120mm fans (ok, maybe not that many), so I might do some experiments, though!
     
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    Hahah. Thanks Creekin; that's the article I just read (you linked to it in another thread) and made me ask the question :D

    Edit: it's a very good article (nice methodology) and I've bookmarked it
     
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    A shroud forces the air to go through the radiator. Without it, the air will just go around it because there is less resistance.
     
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    Everything is becoming clear now... well, as clear as mud anyway :D I think the best thing for me to do is dismember some of my spare 120mm fans and see if shrouding makes a difference for me!
     
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    in a car engine yes
    but rad fans bolt flush to the rad so thats not much of an issue here :)

    silicone gaskets do the same gig :thumbup:
     
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    This roundup may help choosing a radiator fan;

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/331629-28-cooling-roundup-2012

    Although I have nfi which charts to look at :D
    Restricted CFM test looks like the logical choice for pull fans, db tests are at the bottom.

    The Gelid wing's look good though, and come in a 4 pack, there's also a deal on Scythe 1850 GT's here if your after 4 or more.
     
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