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post #1511 of 3109
I heard my name! biggrin.gif

Alpenfohn fans are good case fans. But not so good for radiators. At least that's my experience. Maybe B-Neg will say otherwise.
The biggest positive is that they are dead silent even at higher rpm and have a good airflow.
I got the Red Clover version that Kpoeticg linked.

However on their site a newer version is coming out: Alpenfoehn WingBoost2 - Blood Red

edit: those NB eLoops, I heard they suck (pun) in push/pull config, true?
Edited by SortOfGrim - 3/3/14 at 3:15pm
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Still pretty expensive if I'm buying 5 of them.
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I heard my name! biggrin.gif

Alpenfohn fans are good case fans. But not so good for radiators. At least that's my experience. Maybe B-Neg will say otherwise.
The biggest positive is that they are dead silent even at higher rpm and have a good airflow.
I got the Red Clover version that Kpoeticg linked.

However on their site a newer version is coming out: Alpenfoehn WingBoost2 - Blood Red

 

Well since you two are the main people i've seen talk about them, and he's a specialtech rep (not saying that he'd let that compromise him), i guess i'll wait for good comparison before recommending them again for rad fans. 

 

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Still pretty expensive if I'm buying 5 of them.

 

Any real good rad fans are gonna be somewhat expensive. Yate Loons have always been the best budget rad fans. Phobya eLoops are fairly reasonable. But after buying the NB Packaged ones, i can see why they cost more. They come with some helpful extras. Plus i LOVE that the fan connector ends at the fan and you plug extensions in there. Makes cable management much better.

 

I was saying before not to pay like normal GT Price plus 50 bux shipping, but there's a reason good rad fans tend to cost a bit more. They're manufactured better...

    
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I'm looking at 20 pounds for a single GT. That's sucky, used to be around £12 when they stocked them in Scan.

Don't know if it's worth it to buy 5 for push pull and 1 exhaust or to just use push to save extra money.
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Well speaking from USA end of Dollars => Pounds conversion, that's wayyyyyy too much for GT's. Some eLoops or something similar could work though. I was just saying that alot of the better fans usually cost a little extra. I wasn't saying to be a sucker for price gouging :p (Like me with my 290x's)

    
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Well i officially took all pc components out of my case. Sorry didn't bother taking pics, but there was truly no reason to. It looked exactly the same as it did the last time i posted pics, all test-bench-like. 

 

I managed to get everything out without draining the loop yet. Just unscrewed the Apogee Drive II from the cpu and unplugged everything. Now i just have my rad, res, flowmeter, and apogee drive looped up in the XB. Not a single thing else inside the chassis. 

 

Trying to decide how i wanna drain this. I only used the loop for a cpl weeks, and i still have the leftover coolant in a Distilled Gallon Jug from when i filled it. Not sure if this coolant would still be considered "Clean" enough that i should just dump it back in with the unused coolant for the time being.....

 

After i get the loop out, it's time to drill out all of the rivets and really break this puppy down the the bare parts. 

 

What do you guys think about the coolant? Should i just dump it back in with the unused leftover coolant from when i filled it?

 

Edit: Also need to setup a temporary mobo tray support stand while i'm rebuilding. Thinking of just using a box and drilling out a hole for the underside of the socket

    
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post #1517 of 3109
I use leftover coolant all the time. So go 4 it.

old cardboard box works fine but if you are gonna break down the case why don't you use the mobo tray?
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I am gonna use the mobo tray for the time being. Gotta put it on something though :p

Dunno how long my rig will be in this state for, so don't wanna just have the mobo tray on the carpet lol

 

Yeah, i guess i'll just dump the used coolant in the with the unused. I plan on adding the mobo block before i power it back on, and the GPU block after i test it for a few days to make sure i don't get another dud. So, i'll probly end up needing all the coolant to refill the loop anyway. Obviously gonna need to hook an extra rad up too. 

 

Gonna have to get real creative with rad placement while my rigs running off a cardboard box LOLLLL

 

Update: Just popped the shoulders off her =)

Both side-top frame bars that hold the handle-supports. I just drilled the rivets out and removed the frame-bars. Gonna have to take some pics later today when my 290x & hard drive get here. I think i need to do some cleaning and organizing of my apartment first. Need to figure out where i'm gonna place my mobo so i can still test in the meantime, along with finding a spot for a cpl rads. Then i need to carve out a workspace, so i can work without worrying about getting metal/acrylic shavings on my motherboard.

 

Lot to do today, but progress is back in motion.

 

Once i have my space a little more organized and separated, i'll start posting some pics for you guys again. Sorry about the lack of them lately. Stay tuned :wheee:


Edited by kpoeticg - 3/4/14 at 2:23am
    
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OK, small update:

 

Decided i at least owe you guys a few pics for the time being. Here's what my rig looks like right now with the "Shoulders" removed. Also a cpl pics of the acrylic panels from Delvie's. Also have a 2nd box from Delvie's that came yesterday, with all the rods, cubes, squares, cement, etc. I'll take those pics later, along with the million other pics i owe you guys :o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn't crop the backgrounds out so you guys can understand a little bit what i meant about needing to organize my space for my rebuilding.

    
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lol. My apartment is filled with hardware and tools if I'm building/upgrading a rig. And soon again smile.gif

You can't really call that the HAF XB anymore..I think you should start from scratch and build a case of your own biggrin.gif

ps: thx for the pix!
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