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post #53411 of 104331
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Nope. Maybe you didn't see the Koolance logo on the reservoir tongue.gif. I frosted it myself.

EDIT: As for stickers, they should be removed always IMO. The less branding the better biggrin.gif.

Well, damn! that's impressive feat. thumb.gif (i think the laste E of Koolance looked to me like LL so i thought primochill rolleyes.gif )

So i'll ask again, how does a frosted res look in person? Have you tried incorporating light with it?
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post #53412 of 104331
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Electrical tape will def do the trick if you're going for a black look. People were talking about painting fans before, that's why i said that. To take a fan apart to paint it, you pretty much always have to remove the rear sticker to access the magnet or clip holding it together.

IIRC you can't remove the blades on noctua fans.
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post #53413 of 104331
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So i'll ask again, how does a frosted res look in person? Have you tried incorporating light with it?
It looks fantastic in person. I don't ever use lighting though, so I don't know how it would look.
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post #53414 of 104331
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It looks fantastic in person. I don't ever use lighting though, so I don't know how it would look.

i always wondered how a frosted reservoir would look, and by your loop i'm finally decided biggrin.gif (hope deep red will look beast)

Just for the sake of comparison, here is the primochill res: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
what would you say? is it more or less opaque than yours ? (not that it matters too much since i'm already decided tongue.gif )
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I can't believe the hate on Noctua I've read the past couple of pages. Whether a fan looks good or not is as subjective as it gets. Some people like GTs, some people like Gelids and some people like Noctuas.

To me, they mean quality and silence. They might mean that the owner is sacrificing visuals for audio. For many people, water cooling is about silence, so why would anyone give negative feedback on Noctuas?
post #53416 of 104331
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Originally Posted by Anoxy View Post

IIRC you can't remove the blades on noctua fans.

I've personally removed the blades on Noctua fans. Some stupid people have forgotten to remove the magnet under the sticker first and broke the fan.

HERE'S a tutorial full of people that have taken apart and dyed noctua's
The tutorials outdated as far as using Rit Dye. But cpachris did a great dyeing guide on here showing the Prosperse Disperse dye works wonderfully
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post #53417 of 104331
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Originally Posted by RKTGX95 View Post

i always wondered how a frosted reservoir would look, and by your loop i'm finally decided biggrin.gif (hope deep red will look beast)

Just for the sake of comparison, here is the primochill res: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
what would you say? is it more or less opaque than yours ? (not that it matters too much since i'm already decided tongue.gif )

That is more opaque than mine. Mine also has a brushed finish versus matte. You can give any reservoir a frosted look like mine w/ 5-10 minutes of sanding.
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post #53418 of 104331
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I can't believe the hate on Noctua I've read the past couple of pages. Whether a fan looks good or not is as subjective as it gets. Some people like GTs, some people like Gelids and some people like Noctuas.

To me, they mean quality and silence. They might mean that the owner is sacrificing visuals for audio. For many people, water cooling is about silence, so why would anyone give negative feedback on Noctuas?

Probably because the Noctuas are not really as silent compared to other offerings, especially at the same CFM of air pushed/pulled. Linus in particular has been extremely effective in marketing the Noctua brand across the internet.
post #53419 of 104331
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I can't believe the hate on Noctua I've read the past couple of pages. Whether a fan looks good or not is as subjective as it gets. Some people like GTs, some people like Gelids and some people like Noctuas.

To me, they mean quality and silence. They might mean that the owner is sacrificing visuals for audio. For many people, water cooling is about silence, so why would anyone give negative feedback on Noctuas?

I've never seen any "hate" for Noctua's except the color. This is pretty much an enthusiast forum though. Noctua's aren't the "best" at anything, including silence.

They're very nice fans. In low speeds they're very silent. But their RPM range is very limited and they make alot of noise at the high end of that limited range.
    
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I've never seen any "hate" for Noctua's except the color. This is pretty much an enthusiast forum though. Noctua's aren't the "best" at anything, including silence.

They're very nice fans. In low speeds they're very silent. But their RPM range is very limited and they make alot of noise at the high end of that limited range.

 

 

And........you can generally end up getting the AP-15s cheaper to boot.

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