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Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Those varmints are hard to track!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

All I can say is go for it! It'd be great to see more Noctua love on here.

They're really quite amazing fans and come with every accessory you would need to mount them, extended them, split them... Definitely share if you come up with something! Thanks!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man :D

Comment reply on remiscs's Completed Build: Catherine: Caselabs Bullet BH2 NERDBOX

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How could you part with it?!

Such good info. I'd love to see a bracket. You set your case top up the same way as mine, with the vents above the gpu. I bet there's a way to modify the existing fan mount for the top and have it fill that role. No new holes that way!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I initially thought I might use the Dual in there but I didn't like how it looked and replaced it. The white shroud was too distracting and it wasn't easily removable to modify. Good eye. ;)

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I know what you mean. You see these adapters for them yet...?

http://noctua.at/en/products/product-line-chromax

Comment reply on remiscs's Completed Build: Catherine: Caselabs Bullet BH2 NERDBOX

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It's uncanny! Looking closer I see you have the exact m.2 drive I've been eyeing and I love that you added a second GPU bumper. Did you have to drill a hole for it? I can't recall if there was a second bumper mount pre-drilled...

Comment reply on Gooberdad's Completed Build: Nathan's inside the desk pc

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Such a cool project! I hope to do this one day with my kid.

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I can tell they seem pretty spot on: http://www.owlpages.com/owls/species/images/little_owl_jan_piecha_og.jpg

I was guessing you were across the pond after I saw how you spelled colour. Cheers mate! thanks!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out what this guy did. Whoa!

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/4YyfrH

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate it all the same! Thank you

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I totally get why they get the flack they do. Not so much ugly, just hard to pair.

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! The work you guys pull off is next level!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

So awesome you feel that way. Thank you!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The mermaid of the Wild West!

I have a special place in my heart for historic visions of the future. It's certainly what drew me so immediately to those fans. I really need to find a great mechanical keyboard in beige. I'm pretty sure there's one or two peripheral makers out there that could help send me back to 1986...

Comment reply on Froglodyte's Completed Build: New Job = New PC

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

truth!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, the general silhouette of the case from the front is essentially the same as the fan! It would be so awesome to have more of them out there. Thank you!!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

Talk about a dream match-up! Nvidia + Noctua = N2it

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL. I understand how it can be polarizing. I mostly grabbed it for scale purposes, but LaCroix is my other love. La Croix themed build? It would obviously be water cooled. :P

Thanks for the 999,999!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

There's always your next build though right? I'd love to see some more Noctua-themed stuff on here.

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I knew there was something that could be done about it. :P

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. :)

It was my Unicorn.

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That's some great advice. I definitely did all of it. I didn't want to go to overboard on pictures on here.

I sanded the original paint twice. Did three layers of self-etching primer, sanding in between in coat. Three layers of paint, sanding between each coat. And three of Clear Coat, sanding between each coat. Each time increasing the grit of sandpaper and double checking for complete coverage and adhesion. Typically at least 24 hours between each coat. Except on the clear coat, which you're not supposed to exceed 24 hours on; i typically did 20 there. Tack cloths, mineral spirits, the works...

It's the finer details of using a sprayer and compressor that one really doesn't get without practice. And I certainly need more of that. I can't imagine the 90 degree weather we were having while I was trying to get that clear coat dry in my back shed helped with that final finish either. I'm thinking that's a pretty big culprit as well, at least according to some forum-digging I did.

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I've peeled the onion pretty far but I haven't gotten so far as modifying internal components just yet.

Who knows though. Maybe next time? Thank you!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! Yea, I know it's not for everyone, but it's definitely -all mine-. Your build looks sick too!!

I honestly have no idea how I'll ever work with another case after them either... It almost makes me sad.

If our PCs were pets, they would totally have a play date.

Comment reply on remiscs's Completed Build: Catherine: Caselabs Bullet BH2 NERDBOX

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude! We're twins! I was thinking that a 1080 might not fit in the BH2. Holy cow. So glad you commented. Very slick.

Great minds!!!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

So there's a really long-winded answer for why all the fans are set up how they are. (Pun!) Most of it is about the size of the case and the mounts on offer.

The rear panel actually has an 80mm and a 60mm back there with a spot available for another 60mm down below. That fan just arrived last night, I'll be installing it later today. I was going to run an additional 80mm up top but the lighting brackets diminished the interior mounting space on that side so I had to downsize to that 60 you see there.

The only 120s are in the front of the case. And the CPU Cooler has two 90s on it. It's a smorgasbord of fans!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanna see what one of those looks like completed. Totally do it! Would you go for water cooling?

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 13 points

~Dream reaction achieved~ :D

Thank you!!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :D

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

We are the Noctua ;)

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!! What a great surprise to come back to!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I know what you mean but it still feels like a victory to me. It was my first time doing any kind of process like this myself, and I knew immediately after each step, how I would revise to improve it next time. You can read up as much as you can, but nothing like doing it yourself to really learn the ropes.

I think the problem ultimately was twofold. Partly with how the clear coat was applied and allowed to rest, and partly with the sanding of the pieces. The case was factory powder coated which has a natural texture to it. While I tried to sand as much as possible, and with varying degrees of grain between coats, I really was using my best judgement most of the time and had to follow through to see how it resulted. Some pieces like the mobo mount, SSD, and PCi covers ended up perfectly car finish flat in the final product.

Next time I'll know soooo much more going in though. Thanks for the feedback!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Schucks! Thank you :)

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm... That's an interesting suggestion. Maybe I'll pick up a white extension and play with some color samples... Thanks for the advice!

Comment reply on iGermann's Completed Build: Fire Reckless

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and clean. Good work!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! With all this great feedback I'm hoping that may be the case :)

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks man!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

Thank you :D

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!! Briefly researching all of this, I'm pretty sure Noctua pulled their colors to match the actual Athene Noctua or "Little Owl" native to Austria and similar regions in Europe. I love how nerdy that detail is.

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :D

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

Thank you :D

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

Thank you!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

Thank you :)

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. :)

That would put a huge smile on my face.

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Airflow has beyond exceeded my expectations with the case. I was worried about teetering into overkill and just creating more noise with the extra fans, but everything has buttoned up soooo nicely.

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm still pretty thunderstruck about how near-silent she's been so far. This is by far the quietest computer I've been around. Under a heavy load, with the 1070's fans at full power, it does get ramped up. But nowhere near what my Tower gets to, which itself is was pretty quiet until this came along.

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

Thank you. All done it was well worth the time an effort that went into it. I'm glad the details are being appreciated :)

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