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The 1911 part is the gun thing. The Savage part is a fictional character that I'm a fan of. Savage makes guns of course but I don't know if they make a 1911.

I won't jack Steezy's thread anymore, but the history of the Savage automatic is interesting. They haven't made them since just after WWI.
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I just looked that up. I wasn't aware of that. Interesting. Learn something new every day.
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It just amazes me to see how far computers have come. The first GPU I've ever owned was back in 2008 and it was an ATI 4640 or 4650 (long time ago). When I spent $500 on my 780 last year, I couldn't believe I spent that much, let along adding a second one hah. Now here I am with $2000 worth of GPU's hoping they will last me a good 5 or so years without the need of upgrading any time soon.

I may add a second hard drive, but my Crucial m4 gets the job done. First SSD and it's so much better than the 250 EVO I bought for my Alienware.

Geeze, the first one I had was a 3DFX something or another, with 32MB of RAM... lachen.gif
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post #464 of 892
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Update*

My last order arrived from PPCS!



140ER's... Now I just hope I don't need to RMA them due to the recall.

@MadHatter5045, you were right about the screw length on the black ice rads. I'll need to go out sometime and get longer screws. What size did you get?


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post #465 of 892
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Update*

My last order arrived from PPCS!



140ER's... Now I just hope I don't need to RMA them due to the recall.
]

Curious to see how those do since I just got mine yesterday. We most likely have the same batch.
post #466 of 892
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Update*

My last order arrived from PPCS!



140ER's... Now I just hope I don't need to RMA them due to the recall.

@MadHatter5045, you were right about the screw length on the black ice rads. I'll need to go out sometime and get longer screws. What size did you get?


What's the recall about? One other thing about the Vardars, the hub is quite large on them, doesn't this hurt, or limit the performance as a radiator fan?

I don't use the longer screws, they look hideous... I use shorter screws and mount from the bottom of the fan rather than going through the whole fan...

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What's the recall about? One other thing about the Vardars, the hub is quite large on them, doesn't this hurt, or limit the performance as a radiator fan?

I don't use the longer screws, they look hideous... I use shorter screws and mount from the bottom of the fan rather than going through the whole fan...

They made them kind of weirded, but with the hub, it's still the same height around the inner fan, so I don't think there would be a loss ok performance.



Now I need longer fans because the screws that come with the GTS are only 28mm despite what they say, 30mm.

It turns out that the GTS rad screw holes are M4, or 8-32 (comes with 28mm length), and the RX series screw holes are M3.5, or 6-32 (comes with 30mm length, and still not enough). So early today, I'm going to go out and get some 1-1/4 inch screws of each kind and hope they are long enough with touching the fins.
    
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post #468 of 892
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I got all the fans hooked up, and a few of the 140ER's are giving the metal clicking sound. They are running at Max Speed because my PC isn't complete yet (via corsair link and the sata power cable). I'm going to email PPCS and see what my options are.
    
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Sorry it took me so long to get back you. I bought 30mm M4's from McMaster-Carr, they're longer than the ones included with the rad but are still too short to go through the fan, CL rad mount, and thread into the rad. I ended up using 35mm M4's. If you go with these be careful, I got astronomically lucky that the holes on my rad's shroud line up in between the fins without bending any out of place. Because of manufacturing tolerances a spacer may be needed if you use 35mm screws.

The Vardar 140's are great performers and now that I have the Link Commander I'm extremely happy with my whole fan/rad setup.

What has PPCs told you about being able to exchange the Vardars, are they willing to let you keep them until EK releases the stock with the issue fixed?
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Sorry it took me so long to get back you. I bought 30mm M4's from McMaster-Carr, they're longer than the ones included with the rad but are still too short to go through the fan, CL rad mount, and thread into the rad. I ended up using 35mm M4's. If you go with these be careful, I got astronomically lucky that the holes on my rad's shroud line up in between the fins without bending any out of place. Because of manufacturing tolerances a spacer may be needed if you use 35mm screws.

The Vardar 140's are great performers and now that I have the Link Commander I'm extremely happy with my whole fan/rad setup.

What has PPCs told you about being able to exchange the Vardars, are they willing to let you keep them until EK releases the stock with the issue fixed?
Yeah, 30mm is a no go because that's how long the XSPC screws are. I went to ace hardware and picked up #8-32 (M4) screws at 1-1/4" for the GTS and #6-32 (M3.5) screws at 1-1/4 for my RX.

Actually, I just measured the 1-1/4 I bought, and it comes to 30mm. Not sure what's up with that, but they work perfectly.
    
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