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post #11 of 25
it's not so much ugly fan wiring colors as it is ugly fan colors. the best fans seems to be some of the hardest to look at.

but hey, great idea with the marker. i use acrylic paint pens on mine, but it's all the same result.
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Originally Posted by PB4UGO View Post
it's not so much ugly fan wiring colors as it is ugly fan colors. the best fans seems to be some of the hardest to look at.


First thing that came to my mind..... great fans im sure but so damn butt ugly, I won't get anywhere near em, don't care how good they perform.


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post #13 of 25
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it's not so much ugly fan wiring colors as it is ugly fan colors. the best fans seems to be some of the hardest to look at.

but hey, great idea with the marker. i use acrylic paint pens on mine, but it's all the same result.
Disagree. Some of the worst fans are the hardest to look at because they design the fans to look cool to noobs who will then buy them. Some of the best fans are all black, no LEDS and have fins.


Marker dosnt always leave a even coat and if your not careful it leaves streaks on anything it touches.. I have literally replaced the entire cable with a black one. i think sleeving is the most effective method. If you have all the tool (Not improvised ones) then it should only take about 5 min per fan. ANd in the end its less clutter in your case

Another solution might be to buy about a foot or two in heat shrinks. and just shrink it around the cable.
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post #14 of 25
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Marker dosnt always leave a even coat and if your not careful it leaves streaks on anything it touches.. I have literally replaced the entire cable with a black one. i think sleeving is the most effective method. If you have all the tool (Not improvised ones) then it should only take about 5 min per fan. ANd in the end its less clutter in your case
Again, like I stated earlier, the Gentle Typhoons wires have a soft, textured wire coating, so the marker sticks to it very well. Other fans have glossy and smooth wire coating, so it may not as work as well. This is why I stated, "YMMV" I don't have sleeving or heatshrink of any kind lying around, so this was my solution.

If this simple tip is not good enough for you, don't do it then. Don't poo poo the idea just because its not up to your "standards"
Edited by 1ceTr0n - 10/22/11 at 10:55pm
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post #15 of 25
... hah I could have done this way.

I ductaped the whole wires... I feel stupid now.
 
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post #16 of 25
+ rep for such a simple yet graceful way to hide the wiring there 1ceTrOn !

This will work great for those times when I can't find the correct shade of iguanna poop to color the wires or buy $50 worth of sleeving stuff/tools for a $15 fan as StuffStuff seems to like.
But then that is just me.

I like the simple and obvious fixes the best.

Of course I would probably just spray paint the whole thing while the computer is running to get a nice "wind blown" effect too. HA !!!
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Again, like I stated earlier, the Gentle Typhoons wires have a soft, textured wire coating, so the marker sticks to it very well. Other fans have glossy and smooth wire coating, so it may not as work as well. This is why I stated, "YMMV" I don't have sleeving or heatshrink of any kind lying around, so this was my solution.

If this simple tip is not good enough for you, don't do it then. Don't poo poo the idea just because its not up to your "standards"
im not "poo pooing" your idea. I do remeber saying if your not careful. And suggesting that if you do have money ( I didint say it directly but sleeving is very expensive) then it worth sleeving..
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Disagree. Some of the worst fans are the hardest to look at because they design the fans to look cool to noobs who will then buy them. Some of the best fans are all black, no LEDS and have fins.

i absolutely agree...Noctua just came to mind because they ARE decent fans, and the phrase "when the **** hits the fan" never had a more literal connection.
Edited by PB4UGO - 10/22/11 at 11:16pm
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post #19 of 25
A bunch of heatshrink would work too, though it would certainly cost more.

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I just use white heat shrink to match my white th10
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