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I'm still inbetween coats of paint that are drying from the last batch. Lots of very light coats. But I thought I would post some pictures of disassembling the 140mm fans. They were similar....but a little different. The 140mm fans just seem huge once you've gotten use to handling 120mm fans...







To disassemble...first pull back the sticker on the frame...





Underneath the first sticker is a little round rubber plug. This differs from the second sticker that was on the 40mm baby fans. In the picture below, I've already flipped up the rubber plug with my exacto knife.





Then position your exacto knife underneath the little round clip.....and gently pull upwards. It will pop right out. Then, the fan blades will slide right off the frame.





Next...do all your prep work of taping....





This picture is of the blades from the earlier today batch of 120mm fans and the 40mm baby fans. The frames are still drying...but these are done. Same as previously...I used multiple light coats of paint....and I used two different colors to best match my case. They came out nice again.





Should have some finished pictures tomorrow of all the fans painted. May not be done with wiring/sleeving yet...but I'll post what I've got tomorrow.
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Drones are so 13 seconds ago. This computer will be used to locate, map and plot exact coordinates for Paris Hilton 24/7. Just because. tongue.gif

What a waste of electrons ...wth.gif

EDIT: So is the NanoSLI bearing just another sleeve bearing? Have you had any problems running them horizontally (extra noise / vibration) ?
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I have to confess I've never tried painting fans, although more and more you see people doing it. You obviously have it down at this point.
Might have to give it a go sometime. Thanks for the detailed look.
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What he said.
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What a waste of electrons ...wth.gif

Yeah....you're probably right. Back to drones, I guess. Drones.......that follow Paris Hilton around....have an accompanying Android app that will let you all log on anonymously and watch the live video feed.


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EDIT: So is the NanoSLI bearing just another sleeve bearing? Have you had any problems running them horizontally (extra noise / vibration) ?

It looks sleeve'esque I guess. I haven't broken one down completely to see what is inside the axis. Maybe I'll do that with one of my extras when I'm done. The strange part is that all sleeve bearings, that I know of, are sealed. This one is not. No round clips to remove...you just pop the fan blades on and off. Not sure what they've done here....but it was the quietest and best sounding of all the fans I auditioned, and I auditioned a lot. No difference vertical or horizontal. And SOOOOO easy to paint, since you take them apart in seconds.


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I have to confess I've never tried painting fans, although more and more you see people doing it. You obviously have it down at this point.
Might have to give it a go sometime. Thanks for the detailed look.

I find painting fans kind of fun. Some people hate it though.
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Pictures of fans from last night.

It's a whole fan family. Daddy (140mm), Mama (120mm) and Baby (40mm)






I mean....how cute are these little fans? If you're trying to convince your girlfriend that you need to drop a bundle on a new rig...just show her this picture and tell her she can have lots of them in her favorite colors. You'll have her.





I still have to do the cable/sleeving on these...but wanted to show you where I was with them.
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It looks sleeve'esque I guess. I haven't broken one down completely to see what is inside the axis. Maybe I'll do that with one of my extras when I'm done. The strange part is that all sleeve bearings, that I know of, are sealed. This one is not. No round clips to remove...you just pop the fan blades on and off. Not sure what they've done here....but it was the quietest and best sounding of all the fans I auditioned, and I auditioned a lot. No difference vertical or horizontal. And SOOOOO easy to paint, since you take them apart in seconds. .

Thanks for the info. Actually ordered 3 Arctic F14's today to replace the Phobyas I have now on my 420 (yea, shocker, some people don't buy fans in packs of 50 wink.gif ). Perhaps I should have tried out NBs ... Always had very good experiences with arctic cooling stuff and I really didn't want to spend € 15 - 20 / fan (F14s are 9 each).
These Phobyas I have now also come apart super easy but they make the worst rumbling noise I ever heard when mounted horizontally (all of them, so it's not 1 faulty fan). Possibly the worst fans I have ever owned ... mad.gif
(Full name: Phobya G-silent 14 1400rpm Black Silent lachen.gif Edition . Do NOT buy, unless you really want them for some stupid reason and are going to use them vertically)

EDIT: Oh sneaky sneaker ! Posting some pics while I'm typing a reply. Almost closed this tab redface.gif
Edited by Bloitz - 10/31/12 at 11:49am
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yea, shocker, some people don't buy fans in packs of 50 wink.gif

say what?!!! packs of 100 then, right?!

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These Phobyas I have now also come apart super easy but they make the worst rumbling noise I ever heard when mounted horizontally (all of them, so it's not 1 faulty fan). Possibly the worst fans I have ever owned ... mad.gif

Yes, the Phobyas were part of my audition...and they were loud. Good lookin'.....but loud.
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Here is the family....plus all the cousins, Aunts and Uncles. In this batch, I did 4x 140mm, 7x 120mm, and 4x 40mm. But...as discussed, one of the baby fans didn't make it, so I'll be ordering some more today.




And no. The answer is no. There will be no domino videos with this batch. tongue.gif
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Here is the family....plus all the cousins, Aunts and Uncles. In this batch, I did 4x 140mm, 7x 120mm, and 4x 40mm. But...as discussed, one of the baby fans didn't make it, so I'll be ordering some more today.

And no. The answer is no. There will be no domino videos with this batch. tongue.gif

 

 

 

 They are missing little stickers too...

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