77 months ago
I have been noticing people using just regular fans in cplace of the stock cooling fans that come with the H20 water coolers from corsair to NZXT and so on. I wanted to inform those who should no the benfits of a Regular fan from a SP (static pressure) fan.
Most regular fans with high air flow and very little static pressure are what you would call Good for case fans and move allot of air around. Which most cases need to stay cool.
Now Static pressure fans are good to push air through tight spaces I.E. Radiators/Heatsinks/or multiple HDD's in the front behind the intake fan. These reason as to why these are better is because these fans create more pressure in the air and can force the air through smaller spaces that have allot of resistance unlike regular air flow fans which move allot of air in low pressure but when trying to use these fans on radiators heatsinks and tight spaces they do not create the prssure to force the air through and thuse most of the air actually goes around the tight space then through thus cutting the affectivness of the fan greatly.
More infomation can be found here http://www.corsair.com/us/blog/corsair-air-series-fan-terminology-and-testing
Also if anyone else would like to add please go ahead.
So if you are looking for fans for a push-pull config for your radiator or something different than the stock fans for your heatsinks then go for Static pressure fans. If its case fans then ones with air flow fans.