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Can anyone recommend any other 140mm fans with a black/white color scheme? I have no issue with the noise of the Fractal ones, it's just that I feel they don't move enough air.
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I wish Noctua would stop making such ugly fans... they're great and all but damn, what this ugly color scheme they picked up for their brand, lol.
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i think its brilliant marketing,instantly recognisable, totally unique colour scheme that you can pick in any build or next to any other fans and they are very tricky to paint because the blades cant be removed.
personally i dont mind the colour but its also a measure of their quality that people who dont still use them.
Its only that smallish % of peolpe who go to the trouble of picking the perfect components to match looks and performance that they lose out on..Maybe its time they offered more flexibility, a modders line where you could choose your own colours or at least invert the current scheme.
Now that would be amazing if they let you customize the color scheme on their fans. They'd have a customer out of me for life (they pretty much already do just based on performance alone)
They would have the entire customer base at that point...
No, they wouldn't. No matter what colour their fans are, there will still be people who think that their fans are overpriced due to the Noctua name.
Their new fans, NF-F12 if I'm not mistaken, are awesome performers and they actually look great (even though I'd prefer another colour scheme but that wouldnt be a deal breaker). It's just that the price is almost double of what other good fans cost. In here 120mm Akasa Viper is around 14 euros, Yate Loon around 5 euros, GT's 10-15 euros depending on speed while NF-F12 is over 20 euros. Even CM Excalibur fans are cheaper (around 19 euros) and perform (and look) better than nf-f12 do IIRC.
But yeah, I think their fans should be 3-5 euros cheaper for me to consider buying 'em.
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Can anyone recommend any other 140mm fans with a black/white color scheme? I have no issue with the noise of the Fractal ones, it's just that I feel they don't move enough air.
I know many black fans and some white 140mm fans that I could recommend, but no black and white ones... I think NZXT has some, maybe Sharkoon...
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The discussion of these fans has been an ongoing thing.... [for months]

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Got the case, for the case....not the fans. These guys have put one heck of a great box together, with what I consider to be quite the bargain price. No way you're get this kinda case, with premium fans, and still pay $99
Since cooling is "kinda" wink.gif important....why gamble with the unknown ? *sarcasm*



Not surprised one bit with these fan failures. With such an important componet
.....I buy fans from "Mfg's" that actually "make" fans.
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I know many black fans and some white 140mm fans that I could recommend, but no black and white ones... I think NZXT has some, maybe Sharkoon...

This model FX-140LB from NZXT looks pretty good:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_316_850&products_id=33061

Anyone have any experience with them?
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i would by my arc even without the fans, which are pretty average and a fan controller. speaking of which, what good fanbus would you people recommend? i'm thinking about scythe Kaze line
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i would by my arc even without the fans, which are pretty average and a fan controller. speaking of which, what good fanbus would you people recommend? i'm thinking about scythe Kaze line

I've got a Scythe Kaze Master Pro, I love it!
post #1747 of 15840
Has anyone had any problems with having a D14 and a graphics card in slot 1?

I'm thinking about moving my card into the 2nd slot because the D14 is touching my 6970. Installing the card is a pain, I have to angle it into the slot then straighten it up and lock it in place.

I'm starting to think that is the reason why I had no signal issues, maybe it bent the pci-e connector on my card and it was sitting in the slot nicely.

What do you think?
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Has anyone had any problems with having a D14 and a graphics card in slot 1?

I'm thinking about moving my card into the 2nd slot because the D14 is touching my 6970. Installing the card is a pain, I have to angle it into the slot then straighten it up and lock it in place.

I'm starting to think that is the reason why I had no signal issues, maybe it bent the pci-e connector on my card and it was sitting in the slot nicely.

What do you think?

D14 touching the card on 1st slot is known issue, especially if your card has backplate. You are actually adviced to put some electric tape between the heatsink and backplate so that metal isnt touching metal. One of the cons of huge heatsinks.
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Need some better pictures, but this is my Fractal Design Arc Mini. Will be SLI when Kepler comes out, so just a 570 for now while waiting for nvidia to play catch up

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Need some better pictures, but this is my Fractal Design Arc Mini. Will be SLI when Kepler comes out, so just a 570 for now while waiting for nvidia to play catch up
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Looks really slick man! thumb.gif Top notch work
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