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03-27-2020 08:42 AM
Rainmaker91
Quote: Originally Posted by sdmf74 View Post
Hey does anybody have any experience with the new EK VARDAR X3M 120ER FANS?
I'm desperate for quick info about em, I'm ready to replace my 8 NB Eloop fans like today & these will look great in my build but specs arent even listed on ekwb.com although I saw someone posted the specs in a comment somewhere & if they were correct they dont seem to perform as well as the older Vardar fans (which I've never used either).

As far as aesthetics go it's difficult to understand why EK doesnt offer the bumpers in black or white
No experience with EK fans in general, mostly because they seem to perform decent but can be a bit on the noisy side. I can however atest to Corsair ML120 fans, they are terrific and going from Eloops to ML120s gave me wider PWM range as well as both better performance and equal or lower noise. Corsair uses their own weird RGB setup though, so you would have to deal with that. There isn't really much to choose from if you specifically are looking for clear fans with RGB, mostly the Vardar fans and the ML fans are the best choices.

However if you are looking more at black fans and are more interested in the rubber mounts on the sides then I doubt you can get much better than the Noctua Chromax line. As for just plain old good performing fans... I seriously strugle to find fans that have quiter operation than Be-Quiet's offerings, though in general they perform slightly worse than some competitors (Roughly at Eloop level, though none of the drawbacks that Eloop comes with).
03-27-2020 08:26 AM
Gilles3000
Quote: Originally Posted by Hequaqua View Post
I used to game with a clan, the owner of which, had a plexi bench, brand new, still in the box. I asked him several times what he wanted for it...but never got a answer. IIRC, I found it on Amazon, wanted to say it was selling for like 100.00+.

Thinking on that....maybe I'll give him a shout out if I can find him and ask again....lmao

EDIT: I think it was this one.... https://www.amazon.com/MYOPENPC-Tran.../dp/B004TZAU1Q
You can get those plexi benches dirt cheap from china. Just search for test bench(or something similar) on aliexpress(or other) and a bunch of results should pop up for $20-50.
03-27-2020 06:27 AM
ThrashZone Hi,
I have several ek fans only half work the other half have minds of their own
Go Bequiet silent wings high rpm if you want 2k rpm fans that are quiet.
03-27-2020 05:53 AM
sdmf74 Hey does anybody have any experience with the new EK VARDAR X3M 120ER FANS?
I'm desperate for quick info about em, I'm ready to replace my 8 NB Eloop fans like today & these will look great in my build but specs arent even listed on ekwb.com although I saw someone posted the specs in a comment somewhere & if they were correct they dont seem to perform as well as the older Vardar fans (which I've never used either).

As far as aesthetics go it's difficult to understand why EK doesnt offer the bumpers in black or white
03-25-2020 07:14 PM
Hequaqua
Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Boom yeah I go there too once in a while got a bunch of fittings and mayhems clear soft tubing from them
I was lurking on a test bench as well just haven't jumped on it yet 420mm rad version
I used to game with a clan, the owner of which, had a plexi bench, brand new, still in the box. I asked him several times what he wanted for it...but never got a answer. IIRC, I found it on Amazon, wanted to say it was selling for like 100.00+.

Thinking on that....maybe I'll give him a shout out if I can find him and ask again....lmao

EDIT: I think it was this one.... https://www.amazon.com/MYOPENPC-Tran.../dp/B004TZAU1Q
03-25-2020 06:01 PM
ThrashZone
Quote: Originally Posted by Hequaqua View Post
I've gotten most of the soft tubing/fittings from ModMyMods...those guy's are great. Normally ship same day. USPS Priority is the quickest and cheapest. They are in Rochester NY, so it's normally two business days to me(NC). I ordered this morning, already shipped. I'm in no hurry....but should get the order Fri/Sat.
Hi,
Boom yeah I go there too once in a while got a bunch of fittings and mayhems clear soft tubing from them
I was lurking on a test bench as well just haven't jumped on it yet 420mm rad version
03-25-2020 04:54 PM
Hequaqua
Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Just missed a out of business sell yesterday or Monday can't remember but maybe they still have some fitting ?
https://sidewindercomputers.com/collections/cpu-coolers
I've gotten most of the soft tubing/fittings from ModMyMods...those guy's are great. Normally ship same day. USPS Priority is the quickest and cheapest. They are in Rochester NY, so it's normally two business days to me(NC). I ordered this morning, already shipped. I'm in no hurry....but should get the order Fri/Sat.
03-25-2020 03:37 PM
ThrashZone
Quote: Originally Posted by Hequaqua View Post
I hit the paperclip...upload the pics. Then in the body of your post, click the paperclip again, and tell it to post them(it's easier to post them into all at once, then you can adjust your post to match the pics).

Thanks



Yea, it's a mix of hard and soft.....I'm thinking of going to full soft...it's just so much easier to maintain. I don't have enough soft fittings....so it might be a bit. I did pick up a few and some Mayhem's soft UV white tubing. I thought about the ZMT from EK, but I'm not paying that kind of $$ for it. I can replace everything 3x a year for what 3m costs.
Hi,
Just missed a out of business sell yesterday or Monday can't remember but maybe they still have some fitting ?
https://sidewindercomputers.com/collections/cpu-coolers
03-25-2020 03:07 PM
Hequaqua
Quote: Originally Posted by Rainmaker91 View Post
Good to see someone who isn't afraid of using plain old soft tubing, I can't stand working with hardline and I'm not even finished with my build yet (I have done tons of trial bends though).

On a different note: I noticed you were able to use spoiler tags and add all the pictures inside that. How did you manage to do that without having to attach them to the end of the post? I have been racking my mind on how to properly use the forum mechanics ever since they changed them a few years back and I still haven't gotten any wiser.
I hit the paperclip...upload the pics. Then in the body of your post, click the paperclip again, and tell it to post them(it's easier to post them into all at once, then you can adjust your post to match the pics).

Thanks

Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Nice but from the other images link some don't look like soft tubing.
Yea, it's a mix of hard and soft.....I'm thinking of going to full soft...it's just so much easier to maintain. I don't have enough soft fittings....so it might be a bit. I did pick up a few and some Mayhem's soft UV white tubing. I thought about the ZMT from EK, but I'm not paying that kind of $$ for it. I can replace everything 3x a year for what 3m costs.
03-25-2020 01:31 PM
ThrashZone Hi,
Nice but from the other images link some don't look like soft tubing.
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