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Hi, just wanna ask, how did you managed to remove the rubber/plastic plug of your Cougar Vortex fans inorder to detach the fans from the case?
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Hi, just wanna ask, how did you managed to remove the rubber/plastic plug of your Cougar Vortex fans inorder to detach the fans from the case?

Right, I didn't realise this at first and had to ask Fateful_Ikkou (Member of NZXT Tempest club as well) about it. There is no plug on Vortex fans, they're entirely held onto the fan frame by the magnets inside. This complicates thigs as it's very easy to damamge or even snap fan blades trying to take it off.

Try to evenly distribute pressure when removving it, as well as avoiding putting any strain on the outer areas of the fan blades, as thats the weakest part of the fan.

If you like, I can make a short video of my approach to the disassembly of my Vortex fans!
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ooh, me, me, I'm subscribed. Hah. Looking good so far, even without much updates. biggrin.gif
I have one suggestion for the thread. One thing I always look for in other logs that have more than 10 pages is a table of contents. lol. It makes it much easier for new readers to see what's been done on the build. And it'll encourage new readers to read through the log, because they can skip all/most of the chatter in the log. thumb.gif Making one would be easy at this stage having just 5 pages. tongue.gif
GL with your health, school, and the build! thumb.gif

Yes! A table of contents sounds like a really good idea, I guess I was just wary of adding one to this as there's no real set order to the way in which I'm completing the tasks, I very much just jump around, working on whatever I feel like at any given time! Will have to do this at some point though as the log will get longer as I progress. Thanks!

Also, thanks of the praise for the build! Being my first modding project, I'm a little out of my depth!
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post #53 of 127
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Right, I didn't realise this at first and had to ask Fateful_Ikkou (Member of NZXT Tempest club as well) about it. There is no plug on Vortex fans, they're entirely held onto the fan frame by the magnets inside. This complicates thigs as it's very easy to damamge or even snap fan blades trying to take it off.
Try to evenly distribute pressure when removving it, as well as avoiding putting any strain on the outer areas of the fan blades, as thats the weakest part of the fan.
If you like, I can make a short video of my approach to the disassembly of my Vortex fans!
Yes! A table of contents sounds like a really good idea, I guess I was just wary of adding one to this as there's no real set order to the way in which I'm completing the tasks, I very much just jump around, working on whatever I feel like at any given time! Will have to do this at some point though as the log will get longer as I progress. Thanks!
Also, thanks of the praise for the build! Being my first modding project, I'm a little out of my depth!

So that clear things a lot. Was wondering why the center of the frame (where the location of a plug should be) was not nudging or at least showing some signs that it could be removed. frown.gif I would totally appreciate it if you could make a video on how to remove it if it wont be much of a hassle for you. biggrin.gif I have 5 120mm vortex fans back here waiting to be removed and painted in to white when that happens. biggrin.gif
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So that clear things a lot. Was wondering why the center of the frame (where the location of a plug should be) was not nudging or at least showing some signs that it could be removed. frown.gif I would totally appreciate it if you could make a video on how to remove it if it wont be much of a hassle for you. biggrin.gif I have 5 120mm vortex fans back here waiting to be removed and painted in to white when that happens. biggrin.gif

Yep, I was scratching my head about it for at least 15 minutes before giving up and asking someone who I knew had previous experience with them.

I'll be able to get a video done of the process, but bear in mind the quality might be an issue, stuck with a 5MP camera phone!
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Yep, I was scratching my head about it for at least 15 minutes before giving up and asking someone who I knew had previous experience with them.
I'll be able to get a video done of the process, but bear in mind the quality might be an issue, stuck with a 5MP camera phone!

That would be cool! smile.gif ill be waiting and thanks in advance. biggrin.gif
post #56 of 127
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Ok, I'm thinking of taking the heatsinks off of my new Corsair Vengeance RAM and respraying them white. My question is this; will that affect their ability to dissipate heat?

Edit: I've also started implementing a table of contents on the first post. Thanks to choLOL for proposing the idea!
Edited by evil_scotsman - 4/4/12 at 3:38am
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Ok, I'm thinking of taking the heatsinks off of my new Corsair Vengeance RAM and respraying them white. My question is this; will that affect their ability to dissipate heat?
Edit: I've also started implementing a table of contents on the first post. Thanks to choLOL for proposing the idea!

Hmm, I've seen a few threads here showing painted heat sinks for ram and motherboards. Some people say they're making a big mistake, but the posters seem to be very satisfied with the results. Lemme look for some threads.

Glad I helped! biggrin.gif

edit: here, one ram heat sink paint mod http://www.overclock.net/t/731818/red-tiger-ram-mod/0_20
Edited by choLOL - 4/4/12 at 5:54am
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Hmm, I've seen a few threads here showing painted heat sinks for ram and motherboards. Some people say they're making a big mistake, but the posters seem to be very satisfied with the results. Lemme look for some threads.
Glad I helped! biggrin.gif
edit: here, one ram heat sink paint mod http://www.overclock.net/t/731818/red-tiger-ram-mod/0_20

Thanks for the link, great help there!
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post #59 of 127
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Fan disassembly

As per Phoenix18's request, I shot a short video demonstrating how I disassembled my two Cougar Vortex 140mm fans.
Edited by evil_scotsman - 4/4/12 at 12:31pm
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post #60 of 127
Hi Evil-
Can you tell me how you got the blades off of the cougar fans? I absolutely love the performance of these fans, but the orange shade that they come in is a bit off for my needs. I was thinking of painting them, but didn't want to break them trying to pull the blades off.

Thanks!

Project looks like it's coming along nicely by the way-

EDIT: looks to post directly above my own doh.gif
Edited by bob808 - 4/4/12 at 12:49pm
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