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I picked up a NH-D14 today for just a bit over 37 dollars after sales tax. I'm trading my ram (Corsair Vengeance) for some Kingston with normal heat spreaders to make it fit in my Antec 1200. The cooler will be replacing my Hyper 212+ . I found at it a local Essex. Excited to be getting it in my tower. I almost passed it up because I really don't need it at the moment, but at that price I couldnt pass it up. thumb.gif
post #842 of 3060
HI guys,

This is a question regarding the beaten to death topic of "dyeing your Noctua fans".
I know the P12's have been successfully dyed on overclock3d.net, largely due to being able to disassemble and reassemble the fan after the P12 parts soak in the dye/ boiling water an hour or two.

The NF-F12's have had no success stories from what I've seen, because this fan cannot be disassembled. I believe its related to a 'sealed bearing' of some short.

ANYWAYS, I was thinking, if we cannot disassemble the fan, and we just don't want water getting in the motor at the center, would it be possible to fill the narrow space with water-proof silicone, let dry, and then place the entire unit in black dye - and then peel out the silicone?
I'm not sure how well the silicone will hold, in terms of water-proofing, in the boiling water. Nor am I sure how easily the silicone will remove from the fans plastic.

Any thoughts? If it makes sense o more than just my head, I wouldn't mind being the guinea pig and trying.

Thanks for reading
post #843 of 3060
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Originally Posted by Dragon-Emperor View Post

HI guys,

This is a question regarding the beaten to death topic of "dyeing your Noctua fans".
I know the P12's have been successfully dyed on overclock3d.net, largely due to being able to disassemble and reassemble the fan after the P12 parts soak in the dye/ boiling water an hour or two.

The NF-F12's have had no success stories from what I've seen, because this fan cannot be disassembled. I believe its related to a 'sealed bearing' of some short.

ANYWAYS, I was thinking, if we cannot disassemble the fan, and we just don't want water getting in the motor at the center, would it be possible to fill the narrow space with water-proof silicone, let dry, and then place the entire unit in black dye - and then peel out the silicone?
I'm not sure how well the silicone will hold, in terms of water-proofing, in the boiling water. Nor am I sure how easily the silicone will remove from the fans plastic.

Any thoughts? If it makes sense o more than just my head, I wouldn't mind being the guinea pig and trying.

Thanks for reading

 

You're more than welcome to try, but you'll also need to pull off the sticker and fill the entire motor area with silicone as well. Even then, there are so many miniscule cracks and gaps that have to potential to cause catastrophe that I highly doubt it would work. You're more than welcome to try it though.

 

IMO, I wouldn't want to destroy a $25 fan with water rolleyes.gif

post #844 of 3060
Why peel off a sticker that could already be water-tight on its own? It's a metal sticker, right?
Unless the adhesive would give from the temperature change?

If I peeled off the sticker, I would just fill the opening with silicone. Filling the entire motor with silicone doesn't sound like a good idea when it comes to clean up.
post #845 of 3060
hey guys, when do we expect to see this cooler on the market. you guys know im a super nuctua fan and really want to get my hands on this on.

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=64&lng=en

if anyone happens to come across a release date,or better yet see one up for sale....plz let me know thumb.gif ill be looking to add this one to my system.
















thx guys for any info
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HI guys,

This is a question regarding the beaten to death topic of "dyeing your Noctua fans".
I know the P12's have been successfully dyed on overclock3d.net, largely due to being able to disassemble and reassemble the fan after the P12 parts soak in the dye/ boiling water an hour or two.

The NF-F12's have had no success stories from what I've seen, because this fan cannot be disassembled. I believe its related to a 'sealed bearing' of some short.

ANYWAYS, I was thinking, if we cannot disassemble the fan, and we just don't want water getting in the motor at the center, would it be possible to fill the narrow space with water-proof silicone, let dry, and then place the entire unit in black dye - and then peel out the silicone?
I'm not sure how well the silicone will hold, in terms of water-proofing, in the boiling water. Nor am I sure how easily the silicone will remove from the fans plastic.

Any thoughts? If it makes sense o more than just my head, I wouldn't mind being the guinea pig and trying.

Thanks for reading

 

You're more than welcome to try, but you'll also need to pull off the sticker and fill the entire motor area with silicone as well. Even then, there are so many miniscule cracks and gaps that have to potential to cause catastrophe that I highly doubt it would work. You're more than welcome to try it though.

 

IMO, I wouldn't want to destroy a $25 fan with water rolleyes.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Dragon-Emperor View Post

Why peel off a sticker that could already be water-tight on its own? It's a metal sticker, right?
Unless the adhesive would give from the temperature change?

If I peeled off the sticker, I would just fill the opening with silicone. Filling the entire motor with silicone doesn't sound like a good idea when it comes to clean up.

 

 

Silicone will just destroy the fan as well as water. You will practically glue the hub to frame.

 

So why don't you just take a page from Noctua themselves and drop the whole thing in all at once with out taking it apart? Only problem I see is with the "extreme" temperatures.

 

 

 

 

 

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The C- and L-series prototypes shown at Computex represent development projects for updating the existing NH-C14, NH-C12P SE14 and NH-L12 in 2013. In addition to the new heatsink prototypes, Noctua presented a SecuFirm2™ mounting solution for Narrow ILM Xeon E5 2600 platforms as well as IP66 compliant dust and waterproof fans for industrial applications.

 

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Wow that's really cool, I had no idea they were coming out with those fans. The reason I gave the advice I did was I guess I assumed he already owned a bunch of F-12's and was trying to avoid purchasing new fans.

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Originally Posted by Theroty View Post

I picked up a NH-D14 today for just a bit over 37 dollars after sales tax. I'm trading my ram (Corsair Vengeance) for some Kingston with normal heat spreaders to make it fit in my Antec 1200. The cooler will be replacing my Hyper 212+ . I found at it a local Essex. Excited to be getting it in my tower. I almost passed it up because I really don't need it at the moment, but at that price I couldnt pass it up. thumb.gif
That's a steal! Was it BNIB? And what's an Essex? Googled it but PoRn came up.

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hey guys, when do we expect to see this cooler on the market. you guys know im a super nuctua fan and really want to get my hands on this on.
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=64&lng=en
if anyone happens to come across a release date,or better yet see one up for sale....plz let me know thumb.gif ill be looking to add this one to my system. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






thx guys for any info
Nice rig. All Noctua'd up thumb.gif
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post #849 of 3060
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Silicone will just destroy the fan as well as water. You will practically glue the hub to frame.

So why don't you just take a page from Noctua themselves and drop the whole thing in all at once with out taking it apart? Only problem I see is with the "extreme" temperatures.








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That's AWESOME!
I know I am taking a gamble with the water and the temperature either way, but I'll see about trying today, if my local craft store has some Rit dye.
Regardless of how it turns out, I'll post my findings wink.gif
post #850 of 3060
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Originally Posted by mironccr345 View Post

That's a steal! Was it BNIB? And what's an Essex? Googled it but PoRn came up.
Nice rig. All Noctua'd up thumb.gif

It had been opened, but everything was still in the box. The common parts, install kits for intel and amd, and as well both fans. The heatsink is in perfect condition and undamaged. From what I gather from being in there, they buy returned, damaged, or opened items and sell them wholesale. They had it listed for 48.99 and then because it had been there since Feb. it was additional 30% off.
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