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Sub for a candy I used to outright love ^_^
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Im in. Lets do this.

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Radiator Build Adjustments

It is freezing here ... like -4°F / -20°C type of freezing and so it is a very good day to stay inside. Anyway ... so maybe 'adjustments' is the wrong word. My white radiators aren't so white anymore ...

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... more Liquorice Allsorts sort of colored now smile.gif.

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Edited by ruffhi - 2/17/16 at 2:31pm
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Shipping Update

Woot! Just got an email that my pedestal has shipped - should be here Wednesday.

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My fans have also been slowly making their way across the country - should be here tomorrow.

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I'll try and post a video of the Cryorig fans with their loopy sticker.

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Edited by ruffhi - 2/20/16 at 10:42am
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My fans have also been slowly making their way across the country - should be here tomorrow.

Stupid package took 60hrs to go from the Fedex to the USPS office in the same town frown.gif. Should be delivered tomorrow.
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The Fans are FINALLY Here

Newegg box from the other side of the country. I met the mailman at the front door and he said "Getting some more toys?". The only honest answer is YES.
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Inside the box ... there was some packaging so it wasn't as bad as it looks
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A fan stack. Ok ... two fan stacks.
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Inside the fan box ... screws, molex power adapter, sound dampeners, rego card ... and a fan.
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Time to see if I really need to remove those stickers. I plugged a molex power adapter into a spare PSU, added a 4-pin splitter, put a Noctua sound dampener on one side of the splitter ...
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... and connected two fans ...
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Here is my first video on this build. Actually, first video in way too long. I really must get a decent video camera at some point. The point of this video is to review and consider the Cryorig stickers on the fans. Take a look at the one on the left (and the close up later) and you can see that the sticker does show some moving around. I actually like the colors around the outside of the sticker ... goes with my build theme ... but not the jumping around ... or the 'S', 'C' / 'O' ... or what ever it is meant to be.


By the way ... what happens if you put two Noctua noise dampeners in series? I originally had two in there and the fan wouldn't start. It would spin up with a bit of finger push.

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Edited by ruffhi - 2/20/16 at 11:13am
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An Anchored Monsoon Hardline Cutting Miter Box

I've been looking at the Monsoon cutting kit videos ... and while they are very informative ... I have always been bugged by the cutting action with the miter box. See 4:00 in this video to see how Gene uses it. He does say to use the saw do the work but then (to some extent), defeats it by the cutting action.

To that end, I bodged the following together ...

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Here is what I started with ...
- Monsoon cutting guide / miter box
- Corner brace (Aisle 11, Bay 003 in my local HomeDepot ... $2.67)
- Inside of a XSPC 360mm Radiator Gasket (I just happened to have a few lying around smile.gif)
- #10 1" bolts
- piece of 2x4
- a vice to hold the completed contraption

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I attached one of the corner braces to the wood. I obviously don't want to put a brace in the miter box cutting guide as that would defeat the purpose. I also wanted the end of the miter box to overhand the end of the wood ... so that I could double up and use this as a holder when sanding the end of the cut tube.

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Two braces attached ... I also stuck on some of the radiator gasket so that the braces had something to 'chink' down on. There is also a piece of gasket on the bottom of the miter box.

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All done. It is pretty solid. I had to be careful when adding the second set of corner braces as I did want it to hold the miter box firmly. I was planning on using the #10 bolts to go over the miter box (in the top holes in the corner braces) and hold it even tighter ... but I am not sure that I need that level of support. I'll see how it turns out when I start to cut with it.

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Cutting tool ready and waiting for some tubing to cut.

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Edited by ruffhi - 2/21/16 at 3:29pm
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Why some fans and radiator screws don't mix

My radiators (Hardware Labs Black Ice SR2 120.3 Multiport) come with two sets of a dozen screws. The long ones are 28mm long. Not long enough for my Cryorig fans. Just long enough if I was using Noctua ... which I'm not. I've ordered some M4 screws from amazon ...

- 18-8 Stainless Steel Pan Head Machine Screw, Black Oxide Finish, M4, 35 mm Length (Pack of 50)
- 18-8 Stainless Steel Pan Head Machine Screw, Black Oxide Finish, M4, 30 mm Length (Pack of 50)

The 30mm ones should be long enough for the Fan / Gasket / Radiator side while the 35mm ones should be long enough for the Fans / Gasket / Radiator Mount / Gasket / Radiator side. And I am getting 50 of each ... for about $14. Not bad. Arrive on Wednesday ... same day as the CaseLabs Pedestal is due.

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Cryorig Fan Stickers? Or maybe not?

I'm not sure if the Cryorig stickers in the middle of the fans are stickers. There is a raised ridge on the fans (most clearly seen at the orange to yellow transition portion). Maybe I pick up some white 37mm(?) E22 Fan Stickers and use those to cover the Cryorig 'C' / 'Y' / 'G'?

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Maybe I design my own? What do people think of this design?

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Inserts to address the side vents on the Cryorig QF120

I mentioned above that someone said that these fans might not work in PULL configuration due to the side vents. I'm thinking of inserting some thin plastic (or paper / cardboard) into the rim. This picture shows that it will need to be 21mm deep. I'll have to measure the diameter and pull out some high-school maths to work out the length smile.gif.

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Edited by ruffhi - 2/22/16 at 3:33pm
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Cryorig Fan Stickers? Or maybe not?

I emailed Cryorig and asked them ...

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I recently purchased a stack of QF12 (Balanced) and I wanted to know if the 'CO' icon in the middle is a sticker ... or is it etched (or similar) into the plastic? Also ... what does the icon represent? Sometimes I think CO, others CY, sometimes G.

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Thanks for contacting and the video. Actually, it's a sticker in the middle of our fan, and our logo is a symbol of "CR".
post #29 of 601
I say take them off, but if it proves too difficult you could apply a new blank sticker?
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Subbed. Show some more pictures! biggrin.gif
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