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In our never ending quest as case modders to give our case that extra "clean" and "special" look, we are always looking for improvements, even to the tiniest detail. For me and my newest case rebuild project *Night Fire* I decided to give up on the noisy coolermasters which had a decent silver color fan wiring.

To replace them, I went back to my beloved Gently Typhoon AP-14' fans and needed a extra one to keep my new build running cool. unfortunately, out of the box, Gentle Typhoons have some pretty awful and bright looking red and yellow wiring.

Of course, this could be simply solved with some proper sleeving and heatshrinking. But what if you don't have the time, materials or desire to do this? Are you destined to be stuck looking at lame looking positive, negative and rpm wire colored wiring? I sure as hell wasn't for *Night Fire* and I thought of this astoundingly simple, quick and effective solution! Ingenuity is truly the mother of invention!



With some black, permanent markers I had lying around, and because the wiring on these fans has a "soft" texture, the ink should have no problems sticking to the wiring and not get rubbed off. All fans have different wiring, so your results may vary along with type of marker





Because my markers were somewhat dry and the textured wire coating, it took several passes to get all the wiring entirely covered up evenly. YMMV






Around 10 minutes of time, a permanent marker later and wallah, mucho better! Look ma, no sleeving!





Ugly colored fan wiring begone!





You could also use this tip for your front paneling wiring, power or data cabling as well or any other wires you deem *unworthy* to look at because of the colors. Again, depending on the texture, glossyness of the wire coating and type of marker, your results may vary accordingly.

Edited by 1ceTr0n - 10/22/11 at 9:07pm
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mind = blown

It's one of those stupidly simple mods that you just forget trying to get to a more complicated solution. My Sharpie will have good use tomorrow.

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post #3 of 25
So obvious yet never thought of! Thank you
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Blackout the label as well.
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I've been considering this same thing but I wasn't sure how it'd turn out...

Now to remove all those pesky fan adapters I don't need!
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Time to use my sharpie before they dry out.Thanks
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Hmm, I was following the pictures well OP but can you provide some of you actually doing what your saying? I am confused about the technique you used.
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Blackout the label as well.
You could if you want too, but I like seeing the labels for my Typhoons *shrug*
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Hmm, I was following the pictures well OP but can you provide some of you actually doing what your saying? I am confused about the technique you used.
Ummm, take the marker, and go up and down each wire until the coloring is completely covered up? Thats it.

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mind = blown


P.S. That's one BIGASS fan you've got up there!
Lol, thats why Antec calls it "The Big Boy"

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=NzYmMTU=
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Hmm, I was following the pictures well OP but can you provide some of you actually doing what your saying? I am confused about the technique you used.


It takes years of study and practice. Don't even try it.
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