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Cooler Master V8 Mod?

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I'm trying to keep the color of my rig uniform and was wondering if it were possible to mod the V8 cpu cooler by replacing the red led fan with a blue led fan? Has anyone tried to mod it already? If anyone has I would appreciate any bit of info on how to, if I can, what fan to replace it with, etc.

 

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As long as you make sure you get a fan with roughly the same static pressure and CFM you'll be okay.

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Are the LED's actually part of the fan? I get the impression from one or two reviews they might just be below that top casing? Can you take out the fan and have a look, it may not be too diificult to change the LED's if you have a soldering iron and a steady hand.

 

Can you take the top cover of the fan, doesn't look too difficult, and post a photograph?

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I haven't actually purchased one yet, but still plan on doing so. The leds should be attached to the fan.

 

I just found a great modding video for it that covers just about what I need. The only thing I still want to know is what kind of fan to replace it with?

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Why not just get the V6? You can change the color on the fly between red, green, and blue. Plus, it's a beastly cooler. :)

Product page: http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6668

Review (temps): http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/cooler_master_v6gt/4.htm

 

 

Did you say you haven't purchased a fan or the V8? Because if you've already purchased a V8, you can disregard my suggestion.

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Thanks for the suggestion! No I haven't purchased either, the V6 is very good though. The only thing is the price. I can get the V8 for around $59.99 with a $10 rebate.

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I really want to share the mod that I found. I think that it looks really nice and I think that it would be a great mod for anyone else who is considering modding the V8.

 

I'm not sure if it's okay to post youtube videos on here? Can someone clarify for me? I didn't see anything against it in the rules but I just want to double check. I've had forums before outlaw it for some reason :-/

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I wouldnt get the V8 it's really not that good especially for the price. check out the prolimatech megahalems, thermaltake frio or noctua d14

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Thanks for the suggestion! No I haven't purchased either, the V6 is very good though. The only thing is the price. I can get the V8 for around $59.99 with a $10 rebate.

 

You can get the V6 for $40.24 shipped from buy.com Link

 

Or from newegg for $57.55 shipped Link

 

 

Don't get the V8 it really isn't worth it...

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I'm not sure If I can agree with those of you who are saying the V6 is better. Even the reviews on this site show that the V8 has the cooler temperatures...

 

V8: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/cm_v8/4.htm

 

V6: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/cooler_master_v6gt/4.htm

 

I guess there would need to be an actual side by side comparison to get the most accurate temperature differences, but still.

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