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Haha, figures. I'll stick with my current plan then.
By the way, is the integrated fan grill on the AP181s actually functional? Does it redirect air flow so theres more pressure created or whatnot?
Because I feel like dremel-ing it away... looks fugly.
I also want to paint the fan blades. But that would be fairly pointless if theyre hidden by that ugly grill.
You can also have QD's connect directly on the res if want to hide them. That's how mine are hooked up. You can also hook them up like I did on the White RV02.

It's not the AP181, but you'll get the idea.
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I thought about that, but I keep hearing about how these Koolance VL3N QDs require quite a bit of force to disconnect the first few times you use them. So I think I'm going to have to keep it out in the open where I can get both hands on it firmly. Might change my mind when I actually get the QDs in hand to try out (arrives this friday)

I'll check out the video when I get home, work network blocks streaming video of any kind lol
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I have the system in my signature, and i am using my Antec Kuhler H2O 620 in a push pull config, using the stock Silverstone fan at the top of my FT02 as the exhaust, it is really noise, it sounds like it is rattling but i am not sure what would be a good fan to replace it with. Thanks: Mickey
    
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I have the system in my signature, and i am using my Antec Kuhler H2O 620 in a push pull config, using the stock Silverstone fan at the top of my FT02 as the exhaust, it is really noise, it sounds like it is rattling but i am not sure what would be a good fan to replace it with. Thanks: Mickey
If you're on a budget, YateLoons or XSPC will do the trick. You can check out the Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition, if money isn't an issue.
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mironccr, I just watched the video, gotta admit thats pretty cool.

Definitely useful considering the fans blow straight at the GPU and CPU in the FT02.
But since it wouldn't be as useful once I switch to WC, I may just cut the grilles out...
Would rather find a cheap Silverstone FN181 (the old 180mm without the grille) but I'm having no luck with that.

Decisions, decisions... lol
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post #4236 of 6417
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mironccr, I just watched the video, gotta admit thats pretty cool.

Definitely useful considering the fans blow straight at the GPU and CPU in the FT02.
But since it wouldn't be as useful once I switch to WC, I may just cut the grilles out...
Would rather find a cheap Silverstone FN181 (the old 180mm without the grille) but I'm having no luck with that.

Decisions, decisions... lol

if you are going to liquid, look into AP182's instead
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Forgot that existed... White would actually look better for my plans.
I guess I'll have to decide if i want to live with the grille design though.

Anyone ever take apart the AP fans? I'm planning to paint the blades green to match my coolant.

EDIT: Heres another question though. So its clear that the grille does a good job of concentrating and directing the airflow in one direction, so therefore pressure (per square inch) on the exhaust side is increased (right?)
My question is, does removing the grille cause a decrease in pressure on the intake side, thus making these fans less effective at pulling air through radiators?
Edited by PandaSPUR - 1/10/13 at 8:08am
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EDIT: Heres another question though. So its clear that the grille does a good job of concentrating and directing the airflow in one direction, so therefore pressure (per square inch) on the exhaust side is increased (right?)
My question is, does removing the grille cause a decrease in pressure on the intake side, thus making these fans less effective at pulling air through radiators?

pressure is a function of the energy that is imparted onto air by the fanblades. so having the spiral grill does NOT increase the "pressure". the extra RPM from the AP182 is what increases the pressure.

however, because the airflow is more focused, it may help push the air through alittle better. kinda like the difference between a flashlight and a laser. flashlight as much more lumen, however laser focus that light better.
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So in other words, yes the grille focuses the air, no it doesnt affect pressure.

So I can remove the grille and have no ill effects on air being pulled through my radiator?
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1UP fill port how cute.

1UP fill port how cute.

 

 

heart.gif Digging that like a miner

 
Also, here's my first watercooling loop, finally finished after like 2 months
 

700

 

 

 

And yes, I've spammed pics all over OCN, just because of how happy I am with how it turned out. Thanks to miron for helping me clean up this loop biggrin.gif

 

 

 

 

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@Panda

 

Most likely not although the air stream will be less concentrated so the pressure would be more distributed. I don't think it really matters at that distance though.


Edited by TheBlademaster01 - 1/11/13 at 3:50am
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