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post #21 of 27
The yate loons and panaflo's I've used as well as the NMB's I currently use are very easy to remove with the simple C-clip removal.
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Antec TriCools are pretty easy to disassemble. I've had one running horizontally for over a year after painting with no issues.
     
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post #23 of 27
Easy to disassemble fans:
NMB
Papst
Some Cooler masters
Deltas
San Ace
Yate Loons
Will add to list when I remember some others.
Edit:
Antecs
Generic fans, and no name fans
the majority of laptop cooler fans
the majority of graphics card fans
Panaflo
HP laptop fans, they dont even have the plastic snap ring, and when you remove the top cover, the blades just come out
Nidec fans(a little difficult because they have a thin metal wire type snap ring that flies even worse than the normal plastic snap rings) they require special picks and razor blades to remove, especially on beta 5's
Will add more when i remember more.
Edit:
Sunons
Edited by pyro_dude - 4/12/11 at 8:04pm
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post #24 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pyro_dude View Post
Easy to disassemble fans:
NMB
Papst
Some Cooler masters
Deltas
San Ace
Yate Loons
Will add to list when I remember some others.
Thanks, +Rep when i get home.

Guess ill change the thread title and add a "Easy" category in the OP!
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post #25 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nutty Pumpkin View Post
Thread started out as a "What fans to paint/use" but thought it might help people more if they knew what fans they could and couldn't disassemble.

Can't:
Coolermaster:
- CoolerMaster R4's

Silverstone:
- Silverstone FN181

Very Hard:
Coolermaster:
- CoolerMaster Blademaster
- CoolerMaster Red LED High RPM

EDIT: Need more suggestions, post fan name/model and which category it should be under! +Rep will be given to big helpers!
You can take off the blades on the R4. You just push and use a bit of pressure and the blades will pop off.
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Originally Posted by AusPC View Post
You can take off the blades on the R4. You just push and use a bit of pressure and the blades will pop off.
Thanks! The more accurate we can make thihs list the better!

Any other mistakes or suggestions?
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post #27 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by AusPC View Post
You can take off the blades on the R4. You just push and use a bit of pressure and the blades will pop off.
You can entirely disassemble an R4 if you have patience and an X ACTO knife. But it is difficult.
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