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The frame color actually looks good combined with black fan blades, good work thumb.gif
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The frame color actually looks good combined with black fan blades, good work thumb.gif

Definitely. I'm very interested in the painting process if you don't mind sharing! I've often thought about painting mine once I move to a place that has an actual balcony or porch. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Elohim View Post

The frame color actually looks good combined with black fan blades, good work thumb.gif

Thanks, they have a much more sleek appearence now, imo.!
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Originally Posted by solsamurai View Post

Definitely. I'm very interested in the painting process if you don't mind sharing! I've often thought about painting mine once I move to a place that has an actual balcony or porch. biggrin.gif

Sure.
Got some masking tape, and wrapped it around the whole frame - covered everything except the fan blade obviously.
A can of good quality matt finish spray paint , and made sure i painted it from a distance of 30 cm, to get a very thin layer. Repeated it 2 times (or more if you want). And i didn't use any primer for this job, because the fan blades have a 'rough' surface, so it would adhere just fine.
Whatever minor black stains left on the frame after it was finished, was easily removed with a q-tip and some of my wife's nail polish remover biggrin.gif
Edited by Xaifodin - 10/29/12 at 4:47pm
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Definitely. I'm very interested in the painting process if you don't mind sharing! I've often thought about painting mine once I move to a place that has an actual balcony or porch. biggrin.gif

Never took apart a Thermalright but with most fans you can take off the sticker where the logo is, release the bearing seal cover, and then pop off the plastic clip that holds the blades to the frame. Then you can paint as wanted thumb.gif
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Never took apart a Thermalright but with most fans you can take off the sticker where the logo is, release the bearing seal cover, and then pop off the plastic clip that holds the blades to the frame. Then you can paint as wanted thumb.gif

TY series fans are different as outlined in this guide here. It's why I probably won't completely disassemble them unless I have the extra cash to replace them if something goes wrong. thumb.gif
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Hello, I'm considering purchasing the SA-SBE but I'm not sure if there are any clearance issues with

a) Asrock z77 extreme 4
b) Phantom 410

can't find any compatibility lists in Thermalright's website.


Thanks in advance
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Most likely not, or it will be really close. The SA SBE is ~170mm in height, the Phantom 410 allows 169mm coolers according to this: http://www.hardwaremax.net/reviews/gehaeuse/378-test-nzxt-phantom-410.html?showall=0&start=4

If you use a second TY-141 in the middle instead of the TY-150 it will fit for sure.
Maybe you can find the Special Edition of the SA SBE wich does come with two 140mm fans:

http://www.pc-cooling.de/CPU+Kuehler/Intel+LGA775/Thermalright/100700409/Thermalright+Silver+Arrow+SB-E+SE.html
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Most likely not, or it will be really close. The SA SBE is ~170mm in height, the Phantom 410 allows 169mm coolers according to this: http://www.hardwaremax.net/reviews/gehaeuse/378-test-nzxt-phantom-410.html?showall=0&start=4
If you use a second TY-141 in the middle instead of the TY-150 it will fit for sure.
Maybe you can find the Special Edition of the SA SBE wich does come with two 140mm fans:
http://www.pc-cooling.de/CPU+Kuehler/Intel+LGA775/Thermalright/100700409/Thermalright+Silver+Arrow+SB-E+SE.html

Thanks for your fast reply.

I can find the Special Edition with 2 TY145 fans but how would this edition perform in comparison with the Noctua NH-D14 in terms of cooling and noise?
All reviews I have read are about the normal edition with 1 TY141 and 1 TY150 or the Extreme Edition with 2 TY143 fans.

Thanks again.
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It will performa virtually identical to the standard edition. In my testing the Standard edition performed 0,4°C better compared to 2x TY-141, wich is well within the margin of error.
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