Originally Posted by candy_van
You can always use different fans, or even paint them if you're willing to take the time to do it right.
Noctua is also going to be releasing black fans soon too.
I'm going to use a pair of Swiftech Helix's I've got lying around on the U12-S I've got coming.
Probably just sell of the ones that come with it since people like them.
Nf-F12 used on the Noctua U12S is overrated I think
There's reports of it having added airflow noise due to the vanes, plus it sucks (pun not intended) in pull by all accounts
The U14S is the leading single tower now but if you just want a pretty cooler than go for Prolimatech Megahalems or a Thermalright Archon/Macho/True cooler in BW version (black and white). The Macho/True coolers do have exposed copper so if you want to use up more money on the Thermalright Archon then that's up to you. Be Quiet tends to be pricey for the performance, unless you live in the UK or Germany (then it's about 40-50GBP/Euro for the single tower which is less pricey but still high). The build quality on the Phanteks single tower isn't as high as the dual tower they make btw.
Be Quiet! Dark Rock 2 is $50+shipping over at NCIX right now , normally $80. http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=80360&vpn=BK015&manufacture=be%20quiet!&promoid=1316
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 is $80+shipping, normally $100 http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=80361&vpn=BK017&manufacture=be%20quiet!&promoid=1065Edited by AlphaC - 6/26/13 at 8:04pm