Compare PricesHardware, RAM, Memory, Motherboards, ProcessorsSoftware, ProgramsGaming, Games, Consoles
DWPG.Com - Radiator Fan Shroud   
 
 Navigation
  Home
  Articles
  Tutorials
  Reviews
  Industry news
  Forums
  About us
  Submit news
  Downloads
  Disclaimer
  User articles
web design vancouver
 Radiator Fan Shroud
Introduction
By: Keith Thompson, May 21, 2002  Print this article

Using a watercooler in your computer, mounting the fans directly on your radiator leave you with a deadzone in the center of the fan. Read on as we show you how to make a shroud for your fans to optimize performance.

o

Watercooling may be the fastest growing aspect of PC modding. While you can argue with this viewpoint, you cannot argue with its positive results. In that regard, I have a little heater core mod I did recently that I would like to share with the readers. While this is not a simple project, neither a very complicated one, I think the average modder can pull it off with some patience and the proper equipment.

I designed the shroud to stand off of from the heater core nearly 1” to give the passing air a chance to swirl. All fans big or small have a dead spot directly in their center. If you were to place the fan directly to the shroud two problems are going to arise. First the core is not going to be cooled in this dead zone and second, you're going to restrict air that you are trying to push or pull through the heater core. In my system I am using the push/pull format. The front fan is pushing air across the core while the rear fan is pulling air across the core. This gives a true CFM airflow. Both fans used are Panaflow 120mm 86 CFM.

 Search for prices:  

  Introduction
  First step
  Making the Jig
  Making the Four Sides
  Making the Faceplate
  Mounting the Shroud
  Testing the Construction
  Conclusion


ZIRE 71 PDA
Palm Computing
 Compare Prices

SS51G ATX Tower
Shuttle
 Compare Prices

256MB Secure Digital Card
SanDisk
 Compare Prices

RADEON 9800 Pro 128MB DDR
ATI
 Compare Prices
 Featured article


 Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter featuring site news, articles, reviews, latest press releases and more!

Please enter your email adress below and click Subscribe:



All documents and graphics published on this site are copyright © 1999 - 2019, DWPG.Com.  All rights reserved.
Web design, Search engine optimization and development by Sverre Sjøthun and Sigbjørn Lie, Nixtra.com.

DWPG.Com Sitemap