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Poll Results: Will you ever splurge and go all out on a Case labs?

 
  • 61% (103)
    Yes!
  • 15% (26)
    No :(
  • 15% (26)
    Heck yes! I have mulitple CL
  • 1% (3)
    Whats this caselabs thing?
  • 5% (9)
    Are you talking to me?
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post #271 of 892
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Originally Posted by MadHatter5045 View Post

Unfortunately I don't have access to GT's. Offhanded I will say that if the performance is close then then the Vardars' price point will make them the winner.


I got my GT's for $20 a pop from Amazon. Ironically, they are coming from a place like 30 minutes away from my house - ha. I should have just drove up and picked them up.

Are vardar's cheaper than $20?!
post #272 of 892
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I'll let you know how the 140s are compared to my Alpenfoehns. I went ahead and ordered 4 of the F3 ER's.
I'm going to order them when they come in stock at PPCS. I'm not spending $25 in shipping when I can order them from PPCS for $15 shipping and also include the rest of my coolant and such. I can't wait to order them.
    
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post #274 of 892
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Originally Posted by deadwidesmile View Post

I got my GT's for $20 a pop from Amazon. Ironically, they are coming from a place like 30 minutes away from my house - ha. I should have just drove up and picked them up.

Are vardar's cheaper than $20?!
The 120s are $17.99. Are 140 GT's back in normal production and distribution now? I know about the 120s being through Darkside now.
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I'm going to order them when they come in stock at PPCS. I'm not spending $25 in shipping when I can order them from PPCS for $15 shipping and also include the rest of my coolant and such. I can't wait to order them.
I paid $16 for shipping the 120s from PPCs so I figure $9 isn't too bad to get them a week sooner and start playing with them for video purposes.
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The 120s are $17.99. Are 140 GT's back in normal production and distribution now? I know about the 120s being through Darkside now.
I paid $16 for shipping the 120s from PPCs so I figure $9 isn't too bad to get them a week sooner and start playing with them for video purposes.
If I already had my case and all the parts I needed, I would've ordered them directly from EK. I probably won't order them from PPCS until I have all the routing in the case done, because I don't know what other parts I'll need to finish the build. I'm tired of paying $12-17 in shipping for each order I make haha. I've spent like $200 in shipping alone from PPCS for all the orders I make lol.
    
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post #276 of 892
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Any idea how Noctuas NF-F12 Industrials stack up in the way of radiator fans?

I always see the vardars and typhoons mentioned but rarely noctuas.

I've noticed that also, it's like the Notua's no longer exist... I have 13 Noctua's

There are many comparisons on the .net that compare GT AP-15's vs Noctua NF-F12's

http://www.overclock.net/t/1416171/radiator-fans-noctua-nf-f12-vs-gentle-typhoon-1850rpm-vs-gentle-typhoon-3000rpm/0_20

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/198949-quiet-high-performance-radiator-fans-noctua-vs-scythe/

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?286088-Fan-Testing-Round-12-NB-e-loops-Cougars-Noctua-Piranha-GT-AP-45s

The Noctua's and GT's are similar in performance w/ the GT's being quieter at certain RPM's...

Hopefully, you can do some comparing between the GT's vs Noctua & the GT's vs Vardars
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post #277 of 892
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If I already had my case and all the parts I needed, I would've ordered them directly from EK. I probably won't order them from PPCS until I have all the routing in the case done, because I don't know what other parts I'll need to finish the build. I'm tired of paying $12-17 in shipping for each order I make haha. I've spent like $200 in shipping alone from PPCS for all the orders I make lol.


I just tallied my EK shipping bill alone... lol. I wept a singular masculine as hell tear. $290.
post #278 of 892
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I would've loved to have all EK Vardars in my build, but since I already have the SP120's, push pull it is in the top compartment. That's 12 SP120's. Honestly, those things are very quiet around 800 rpm. They may not have the best performance, but they do get the job done. Only issue is when Im pushing the voltage on my cards and CPU. That's why I went ahead and purchased 3 Vardars for my RX360 and soon to have 4 Vardars on my 560GTS. Those 7 Vardars should balance out the loss of the SP120's. I may even get three more 120ER's for push pull on the RX360 biggrin.gif

My Vardar 120ER's will be here Thursday, and once I get my build and tube routing done, I'll purchase the 140 Vardars along with any excess fittings I may need, as well as the extra Ice White Pastel coolant. I have a little under 2 liters that I'm pulling from my 750D build, and I'll be adding the new coolant to it. I'm guessing I'll need a little under 4 liters to fill the entire loop. Mayhem so said it was okay to reuse pastel with new/fresher coolant. He mentioned that I need to run the old coolant trough a coffee filter to get rid of any gunk or anything that got in it.



PPCS refunded me on the Primochill revolver fittings because I didn't need them. Why? This is why...

A huge shoutout to @Tunz. He had some extra Primochill Revolver Anodized red fittings and sent them my way. Much appreciated Tunz.

    
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post #279 of 892
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Originally Posted by SteezyTN View Post

I would've loved to have all EK Vardars in my build, but since I already have the SP120's, push pull it is in the top compartment. That's 12 SP120's. Honestly, those things are very quiet around 800 rpm. They may not have the best performance, but they do get the job done. Only issue is when Im pushing the voltage on my cards and CPU. That's why I went ahead and purchased 3 Vardars for my RX360 and soon to have 4 Vardars on my 560GTS. Those 7 Vardars should balance out the loss of the SP120's. I may even get three more 120ER's for push pull on the RX360 biggrin.gif

My Vardar 120ER's will be here Thursday, and once I get my build and tube routing done, I'll purchase the 140 Vardars along with any excess fittings I may need, as well as the extra Ice White Pastel coolant. I have a little under 2 liters that I'm pulling from my 750D build, and I'll be adding the new coolant to it. I'm guessing I'll need a little under 4 liters to fill the entire loop. Mayhem so said it was okay to reuse pastel with new/fresher coolant. He mentioned that I need to run the old coolant trough a coffee filter to get rid of any gunk or anything that got in it.
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PPCS refunded me on the Primochill revolver fittings because I didn't need them. Why? This is why...

A huge shoutout to @Tunz. He had some extra Primochill Revolver Anodized red fittings and sent them my way. Much appreciated Tunz. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
No problem man, happy to help.
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Does anyone know how to "get rid of coil whine". One, or both, of my Titan X's is having bad coil whine. Not the ear screeching type, but like a low pitch electrical buzzing.
    
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