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JD June 7, 2008 05:47 PM

Noctua Colour Change
 
Well even though the colour was starting to grow on me, it still didn't match the rest of my case (painted the inside semi-gloss black). So I picked up some Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric Dye from Canadian Tire today.

I'm quite happy with the results, though they aren't fully dry yet and the flash from the camera reveals more than you see in real life. Plus since its gloss black and sitting on my glass desk, there's some reflection as well.

NF-S12-1200
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k7...7/DSC03011.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k7...7/DSC03012.jpg

NF-P12
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k7...7/DSC03014.jpg

Should look a ton better in my case now :biggrin:

sswilson June 7, 2008 05:48 PM

Cool!!!!

Now there's a useful mod everybody will be going out to do!!!! :)

enaberif June 7, 2008 05:53 PM

now you've added extra weight to the fan and they won't work the same :(

JD June 7, 2008 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 61262)
now you've added extra weight to the fan and they won't work the same :(

It's dye so it soaks into the plastic...

I doubt it adds that much more weight. It's not like adding a layer of paint.

b1lk1 June 7, 2008 08:00 PM

He's right, it will effect the fans, not sure by how much but there will be some effect. Can't say I like it over the regular Noctua colors (I actually like stock colors on mine, lol!!!).

Dashock June 7, 2008 09:46 PM

I like the stock colors on mine too i dont have annny black fans in my case not that im racist i just got a ton of blue fans and an Antec clear fan so this weird color scheme makes its nice to see. lol

JD June 8, 2008 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by b1lk1 (Post 61274)
He's right, it will effect the fans, not sure by how much but there will be some effect.

Well from my subjective testing (aka by ear), they sound exactly the same. Also by feeling the air, they feel the same as well.

Hell, I'm running my TRUE passive right now, relying purely on case airflow, and my temps are only 61/51 (Core/RealTemp) under full load. At stock speed and voltage though. Not sure why I even need fans on the TRUE :whistle:

Cptn Vortex June 8, 2008 11:11 AM

Much better black....Or do like the old Nexus fans, paint the blades white!

JD June 8, 2008 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cptn Vortex (Post 61346)
Much better black....Or do like the old Nexus fans, paint the blades white!

I was thinking that, but it would be a PITA to do. I was thinking more like blue or red though.

sswilson June 8, 2008 12:42 PM

For those concerned with the effects of the dye on performance (I expect it would be negligable) they could just do the body of the fan.... The dark brown isn't too bad it's the "flesh/peach" colour that turns me off.


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