How do you like the performance of the Scythe fans?Updated the fans on my Ghost, I have a 34mm radiator so was unable to use 25mm fans. I was using Deepcool Gamer Storm 120 x 20mm but there were two problems with them, first was the funky blue color that did not go with my build and second the grill was sitting nearly on top of the fans and I was getting turbulence at load.
What I really wanted was Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM Chromax, but I am tired of waiting for Noctua to release slim chromax fans. So I went with Scythe KAZE FLEX 120 SLIM, these are the same fans that come with the Big Shuriken 3 and they work very well and look a hell of a lot better.
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Well, the Chromax will be a nice upgrade when /if they come out. Silver lining is that you have something to look forward to.They are actually very good, even at load they are very quiet. The Noctua are better, 94,2 m³/h vs 86,29 m³/h and 23,9 dB(A) vs 30,4 dB(A) but until the slim chromax are released these will work fine.
This is how I made the Ghost S1 looks like a mini Mac Pro...Ghost S1 tweaks inspired by the new Mac Pro
I love the look, and the fact that all your components are off the shelf. Very clever!This is how I made the Ghost S1 looks like a mini Mac Pro...
If someone comes across a more elegant way of achieving the desired effect please let me know.
- two of these -> Liberty 4 in. (102mm) Center-to-Center Matte Black Wire Drawer Pull - these use M4 screws that are slightly too big for the grill. I could have drilled bigger holes however I did not want to damage the grill too much View attachment 179122
- instead, I purchased a set of M3 screws
- to make M3 screws work with Liberty handles I have used threaded inserts
- to use threaded inserts I had to drill the liberty pulls as these inserts are M5 to M3 View attachment 179121
- for feet, I used a set of Dynavox with nylon spacers and M3 screws with some washers I had on hand
Finally got this guy built up!
Having done the Ncase M1 and been happy with everything maybe aside from the noise at full load, this Ghost build is based on an external 480 radiator.
Temps are just silly. Delta's are in the 2-3 degree range with fans at 1000rpm.
Most components were just moved over but I couldn't help but switch from an SFX PSU to the HDPlex combo. So far so good, although the AC/DC adapter does run warm. 45 degrees C feels subjectively warmer than I'd like, although this is well within the comfort zone.
The Aquaero is overkill but it does allow the DDC to be driven off a fan header! Plus it was left over from my M1 build so no extra expense incurred.