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So yesterday I took out all 4 radiators and fans from the pedestals for a good cleaning...took most of the day! I couldn't believe how dirty the fans were, especially since they seldom spin up very fast unless I'm benching. But they have been in a few years now.
Anyway a piece of a Mr. Clean "magic eraser" dipped in water and a paper towel worked pretty good for the fan rotors. wink.gif
The radiators I took to my shop and blew all the dust out with my compressor.

Since I had it down I put new XSPC gaskets on the UT60 480mm where they meet the radiator mounts, this keeps the mount off the plugs on the side of the UT60's for a better air seal.
I also decided to put filter material back at the front/rear of the pedestals, they really do catch a lot of dust and I'm sorry I ever took them off!

My old back and butt is really hurting after working on the floor all day, lol.

I've had HELIOS running in a bit of a ghetto state for 1.5 years now. Took it apart last week for maintenance. Oh, those
dust bunnies had been very busy indeed. I think I need to get a compressor just for cleaning that machine, it seems
each time I clean it I use about a can of compressed air, which seems hilariously wasteful (and expensive). lachen.gif

And yeah, working on the floor... I'm not even 30 yet, and even I start creaking when I've been brushing our dog for 30
minutes (Newfoundlander + Appenzeller mix, he sheds hair like crazy when it gets warm).
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I know that @stren is super busy...
But if we keep poking him poke.gif maybe something will happen tongue.gif

If I recall correctly he was asking for assistance in administrating the thread.
If anyone with the the passion and time is interested - maybe drop him a PM thumb.gif

Yeah, I get that. I maintain a storage thread on another forum and sometimes it just takes you a while to get around
to things, such is life. And being part of the solution, not the problem, I like that attitude thumb.gif
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Yeah, Stren's not bring lazy, he's just super busy with his review site and life. He asked me to help, but I would rather keep the club part of the community and not officially tied to the company. I rather enjoy seeing community members have such dedication and passion, and wouldn't want to limit that by being the admin, just doesn't feel right to me.
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I need a name for a white blue and black theme. I know not orginal colors but hey I like the pastel blue a lot. Also for the sm 8 owners do you guys use a res mount. And does that come with the case. I bought this case second hand so I'm not sure. Going to be going to my brothers kt look at it again today and help visualize and plan what I need to buy.
    
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Originally Posted by emsj86 View Post

I need a name for a white blue and black theme. I know not orginal colors but hey I like the pastel blue a lot. Also for the sm 8 owners do you guys use a res mount. And does that come with the case. I bought this case second hand so I'm not sure. Going to be going to my brothers kt look at it again today and help visualize and plan what I need to buy.
No res mount with case.
I use 3 clear acrylic square rods side by side to space my res out from the back wall, and the holders that came with the res. I just drilled holes through the rods and the case and used long 6-32 screws.
post #14375 of 22279
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Yeah, Stren's not bring lazy, he's just super busy with his review site and life. He asked me to help, but I would rather keep the club part of the community and not officially tied to the company. I rather enjoy seeing community members have such dedication and passion, and wouldn't want to limit that by being the admin, just doesn't feel right to me.

Yeah, once you have the company associated with it, the public perception and group dynamics can
shift in ways which might not be the original intention of the thing.

I'd be happy to help out. Now that I've mostly recovered from surgery I can stop by here pretty regularly,
but since he really doesn't know me I reckon he might be slightly apprehensive about just having some
random guy meddle with his babies. biggrin.gif
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Is it necessary to use radiator gasket and fan unti-vibration pads when mounting radiators and fans to flex-bay or to radiator side mounts?

I've found following installation





And there it used XSPC gasket between rad and flex-bay and Bitspower pads between fans and flex-bay.

Is it ever worth to use it?
post #14377 of 22279
Btw one more great shot from those build log,

Just see how nice Noctua Redux fans match with gunmetal SMA8



It makes me to think about getting the same fans for my setup thumb.gif
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Sma8 is so sexy. One day when we move into a house for now the sm8 will do a great job. Going to buy a new rad, leds, cables, fittings today
    
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Originally Posted by rioja View Post

Btw one more great shot from those build log,

Just see how nice Noctua Redux fans match with gunmetal SMA8



It makes me to think about getting the same fans for my setup thumb.gif

Noctua's are my favorite fans, I have 15 of them. thumb.gif

I only have 1 Redux though, an NF-P14 for exhaust in my pedestal

The other 14 are NF-F12's for my Rads... biggrin.gif
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Sma8 is so sexy. One day when we move into a house for now the sm8 will do a great job. Going to buy a new rad, leds, cables, fittings today

I really love my SMH10 (same basic layout as the SMA8), putting two 560s in the bottom, one 480 below the roof, the PSU vertically
in the main compartment. It's an awesome amount of cooling while still having a case which is not utterly humongous (yes, it's big,
but it's still more of a case and not quite a server cabinet, if you get what I mean). And I quite like the overall proportions of the case.
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Originally Posted by JourneymanMike View Post

Noctua's are my favorite fans, I have 15 of them. thumb.gif

I only have 1 Redux though, an NF-P14 for exhaust in my pedestal

The other 14 are NF-F12's for my Rads... biggrin.gif

I'm a bit of a build quality fetishist, so I recently ordered myself a 140 mm Noctua industrial fan just to check it out. Oh boy... wubsmiley.gif

Not sure if I'll switch over my entire build to them though. I've read that you can turn them down to ~400 rpm or so (the PWM version,
I ordered the 3pin because I don't have a PWM controller at the moment), which would be suitable for my needs, but it's not like there
would be an actual performance benefit between them and the Bitfenix Spectre Pros I have (at least I don't think it will be a relevant
difference in performance at such low rpm).

Besides, I am rather fond of my copper-painted Spectre Pros:

aw--helios--2013-09-23--06--bfspro-copper-army.png
(more pics in HELIOS build log in sig for anyone who's interested *cough*shamelessselfpromotion*cough*)

They do the job quite well, no annoying motor or bearing noises at low rpm. And I use HWLabs' SR-1 radiators in the bottom compartment,
which have a pretty thin core and low FPI, so I don't really need a fan which performs that well, I just need something to keep the air moving
over the fins a bit at very low noise levels. But yeah, there's a world of difference in build quality between the Noctua fans and the Spectre Pros.

So... I'm torn, to say the least. biggrin.gif
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