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post #711 of 801
At 400 rpm
post #712 of 801
want to paint mine but cant see on this thread how to get them apart do you just pull the fan assembly off the hub?
post #713 of 801
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Originally Posted by Trunkey View Post

want to paint mine but cant see on this thread how to get them apart do you just pull the fan assembly off the hub?

Peel the sticker off the back, using a heat gun or similar. Carefully remove the C-clip on the bearing shaft holding the impeller in place (you might need small pliers for this, and do it inside a bag so the clips dont fly off). The impeller can then easily slide off.

The C-clip looks similar to this:

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post #714 of 801
Thank you that's exactly what it looks like, although having just trial fitted to my case the blades can not be seen so job saved!
post #715 of 801
Lesson learned in trial fitment is that using EK-PE 360 and Vardar fans means that the rad inlet / outlet has to be at the rear end of the case to clear the lower front intake fan, guess who had to remount all the fans for the shortest cable run into the psu compartment biggrin.gif



6 x Vardar F2-120 fans and 2 EK-PE 360 radiators now mounted in the base of my R1
post #716 of 801
You can take a look at this regarding the painting:

https://www.ekwb.com/blog/how-to-paint-an-ek-vardar-fan/
post #717 of 801
OK so here is a litle rant biggrin.gif

-- Rant Start --

I got so tired of my Vardar fans that i accully threw them in the garbage bin yesterday.
I really wanted to use them, all my water cooling stuff is EK, love the brand overall!

I had 6 vardar 1850 rpm version and yes the airflow and the pressure and overall cooling capacity was great!
I put the fans in and i took them out of my system like 3 times before i made up my mind.


Problem for me was 4 of 6 fans (!) hade a grinding/Squeeky noise from the motor. (I tested them all individually)
It was in that "Shove a screwdriver in my ear" frequenzy range that you could hear anywhere in your appartment. arrowheadsmiley.png

I only watercool 2 components and have a overkill rad-setup to run fans in a low rpm mode, and i did run the fans @ 1000rpm but didnt mather, what rpm same sound anyways.


-- Rant End --


So now my problem is that i have 3x SP120 fans and 3x noctua nf-s12b 1200 pwm fans in my rig (2x PE 360)
And i have NO IDEA what fans to use frown.gif The Noctua fans i use have better specs then the sp120 fans but i dont know. The redux fans are grey. haha... rolleyes.gif

Any recomendations for other fans?

And dont say gentle tyfoons, they have stoped making them and i cant get them here in Sweden.

Have been looking at the Corsair ML120 but few reviews out yet.
post #718 of 801
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Originally Posted by Stalefish View Post

OK so here is a litle rant biggrin.gif

-- Rant Start --

I got so tired of my Vardar fans that i accully threw them in the garbage bin yesterday.
I really wanted to use them, all my water cooling stuff is EK, love the brand overall!

I had 6 vardar 1850 rpm version and yes the airflow and the pressure and overall cooling capacity was great!
I put the fans in and i took them out of my system like 3 times before i made up my mind.


Problem for me was 4 of 6 fans (!) hade a grinding/Squeeky noise from the motor. (I tested them all individually)
It was in that "Shove a screwdriver in my ear" frequenzy range that you could hear anywhere in your appartment. arrowheadsmiley.png

I only watercool 2 components and have a overkill rad-setup to run fans in a low rpm mode, and i did run the fans @ 1000rpm but didnt mather, what rpm same sound anyways.


-- Rant End --


So now my problem is that i have 3x SP120 fans and 3x noctua nf-s12b 1200 pwm fans in my rig (2x PE 360)
And i have NO IDEA what fans to use frown.gif The Noctua fans i use have better specs then the sp120 fans but i dont know. The redux fans are grey. haha... rolleyes.gif

Any recomendations for other fans?

And dont say gentle tyfoons, they have stoped making them and i cant get them here in Sweden.

Have been looking at the Corsair ML120 but few reviews out yet.

maybe darkside fans?
post #719 of 801
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stalefish View Post

OK so here is a litle rant biggrin.gif

-- Rant Start --

I got so tired of my Vardar fans that i accully threw them in the garbage bin yesterday.
I really wanted to use them, all my water cooling stuff is EK, love the brand overall!

I had 6 vardar 1850 rpm version and yes the airflow and the pressure and overall cooling capacity was great!
I put the fans in and i took them out of my system like 3 times before i made up my mind.


Problem for me was 4 of 6 fans (!) hade a grinding/Squeeky noise from the motor. (I tested them all individually)
It was in that "Shove a screwdriver in my ear" frequenzy range that you could hear anywhere in your appartment. arrowheadsmiley.png

I only watercool 2 components and have a overkill rad-setup to run fans in a low rpm mode, and i did run the fans @ 1000rpm but didnt mather, what rpm same sound anyways.


-- Rant End --


So now my problem is that i have 3x SP120 fans and 3x noctua nf-s12b 1200 pwm fans in my rig (2x PE 360)
And i have NO IDEA what fans to use frown.gif The Noctua fans i use have better specs then the sp120 fans but i dont know. The redux fans are grey. haha... rolleyes.gif

Any recomendations for other fans?

And dont say gentle tyfoons, they have stoped making them and i cant get them here in Sweden.

Have been looking at the Corsair ML120 but few reviews out yet.

I'd RMA your vardars, no point trashing them. They're still great fans even if you don't want to use them now, you might as well get them replaced and use them for a later build or sell them/give them away.

ThermalBench has their Corsair ML120 Pro review out, they're really good but have a price to match. The regular ML120 dual pack might be a better deal.

http://thermalbench.com/2016/07/12/corsair-ml120-pro-120-mm-fan/
post #720 of 801
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stalefish View Post

OK so here is a litle rant biggrin.gif

-- Rant Start --

I got so tired of my Vardar fans that i accully threw them in the garbage bin yesterday.
I really wanted to use them, all my water cooling stuff is EK, love the brand overall!

I had 6 vardar 1850 rpm version and yes the airflow and the pressure and overall cooling capacity was great!
I put the fans in and i took them out of my system like 3 times before i made up my mind.


Problem for me was 4 of 6 fans (!) hade a grinding/Squeeky noise from the motor. (I tested them all individually)
It was in that "Shove a screwdriver in my ear" frequenzy range that you could hear anywhere in your appartment. arrowheadsmiley.png

I only watercool 2 components and have a overkill rad-setup to run fans in a low rpm mode, and i did run the fans @ 1000rpm but didnt mather, what rpm same sound anyways.


-- Rant End --


So now my problem is that i have 3x SP120 fans and 3x noctua nf-s12b 1200 pwm fans in my rig (2x PE 360)
And i have NO IDEA what fans to use frown.gif The Noctua fans i use have better specs then the sp120 fans but i dont know. The redux fans are grey. haha... rolleyes.gif

Any recomendations for other fans?

And dont say gentle tyfoons, they have stoped making them and i cant get them here in Sweden.

Have been looking at the Corsair ML120 but few reviews out yet.
I suggest Gentle Typoons
They are still being made and sold
The 1850 and 2150 rpm are availbe in PWM now too.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=gentle+typhoon

Phanteks PH-F120MP are good too.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ph-f120mp&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aph-f120mp

ML 120 maybe a great fan, like you said not much available about it. I will give them at least 6 months of use before I would even consider them. Look how good your Vardars looked in reviews. tongue.gif

PS: if you can retrieve our Vardars from the bin I'll pay shipping to get them from you. biggrin.gif
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