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Old 10-04-13, 09:05 AM
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Black-Blue Fans

I am planning on building a custom waterloop some time later this year and i want to have a black and dark blue color scheme (unique as f*ck, right?).
I want 120mm fans with a black frame and dark blue, non clear, non LED raped blades. Unfortunately i can't find any decent ones. Most blue fans are either clear, have LEDs, have a too bright color or are just terrible fans.
I want them to be about as good as my Noctua NF-P12 PWM (i thought about getting some more of those, but you know noctua's color scheme. i cba to color them myself, but if it is my only option i will consider it).
I have seen some black and dark blue fans around here, did you all color them yourselves?
Also a few dark blue rads would be amazing, do those exist?
I really don't want to open my own colouring lab, too messy.

Just btw, don't expect to see anything any time soon, currently i aim at autumn to do the loop. First i need my new CPU/Mobo/RAM and that will cost a good bit.

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Old 10-04-13, 09:49 AM
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What about the Alpenföhn 120mm Wing Boost Plus PWM Fan?



I have no idea about the performance or noise, but OverclockersUK have them for 14 quid and the German site Caseking have them for €14,90 each.
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Old 10-04-13, 10:18 AM
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hm. they have a little bit more airflow but therefore a way higher fan speed. + i cannot have anything with a german name in my rig, i dunno why, but i would highly dislike that. would need to peel off the sticker. does anyone have any of those and can tell me if they are any good?
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Old 10-04-13, 11:45 AM
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this is about the color i am looking for (i actually don't mind much if the blade is blue and the frame is black or vice versa).
This is from Pexon's build i think, at least it was posted by a guy named Pexon on KBMOD and the build quality left little doubt that it is him.
But i am quite sure he colored them himself.
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Old 10-04-13, 11:50 AM
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this is about the color i am looking for (i actually don't mind much if the blade is blue and the frame is black or vice versa).
This is from Pexon's build i think, at least it was posted by a guy named Pexon on KBMOD and the build quality left little doubt that it is him.
But i am quite sure he colored them himself.
That is Pexon's build yeah...
There's a build log on here of how he did it:

http://www.overclock3d.net/forums/sh...=38824&page=70

Very long thread so hope you have the time haha.
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Old 12-04-13, 08:25 AM
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i have done some research, especially about a case. my budget for it is around the 200€ mark and there really aren't a whole lot of options. i had the bitfenix shinobi XL and the switch 810 in mind, then i settled on the 810 because the shinobi supports max 55mm rads.
i looked around for a radiator, my initial idea was to put a 420mm/80mm and a 280mm/80mm in. i looked through some of alphacool's stuff and i found the monsta whites and i fell in love with them immediately, unfortunately they are only available in 360mm. has anyone ever put two 360mm/80mm rads into a switch 810?
the gunmetal version with white monsta rads and some blue mixed in would look amazing.
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Old 12-04-13, 12:02 PM
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To put 2, 360mm rads in, you'd have to cut out the floor of the optical bays to get it in the front.
Although - considering you'd lose every single drive bay by doing this, you may be better removing the optical bays altogether.

You'd be better getting a 360 white and 240 normal, then painting the normal one to match...
Or it may be better for colour matching to get 2 normals and paint them white.

You could always wait for a 240mm white version to be released? I'm sure they'll bring it out at some point.
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Old 12-04-13, 01:19 PM
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To put 2, 360mm rads in, you'd have to cut out the floor of the optical bays to get it in the front.
Although - considering you'd lose every single drive bay by doing this, you may be better removing the optical bays altogether.

You'd be better getting a 360 white and 240 normal, then painting the normal one to match...
Or it may be better for colour matching to get 2 normals and paint them white.

You could always wait for a 240mm white version to be released? I'm sure they'll bring it out at some point.
well i still have about half a year to go before i get anything. i hope they will release one until then, or even better, a 420mm and a 280mm.
i cba to paint them myself, i have no experience or tools whatsoever.
are there any other cases you guys know of that would fit two 360mm/80mm rads? in a price range of max 250€.
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Old 12-04-13, 01:27 PM
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What hardware are you actually looking to cool?

Very few normal sized cases support multiple 360mm rads due to length restrictions on the bottom, then optical and hard drive cages in the front.

Planning ahead that far is pretty pointless in the PC world as things change so quickly.

Also, due to lack of support for high pressure 140mm fans, you're better off just getting a 360mm, and if you go for a 60mm thick one instead of the monsta, you may get away with push pull.

Chances are you're going overkill on rads here, and just running into problems because of it.
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