VA0 Fan mod

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CrashMidnick
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VA0 Fan mod

Post#1 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:51 am

Hi there,

Is there any way to replace the original VA0 fan (the one with heat pipes attached to it) with another one (new) ? I know that the noctua fan mod is not compatible but I do not know if someone has done something else. Please note that I do not want to put a VA1 motherboard inside, I love the original design of Japanese DC :)

Thanks.

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Anonymouse
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Re: VA0 Fan mod

Post#2 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:52 pm

I have only seen this version once in the flesh and think its really cool. I personally would keep that stock.
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CrashMidnick
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Re: VA0 Fan mod

Post#3 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:23 am

Yes I would like to keep it stock (and I will because I will never throw the orginal fan away), but it is noisy unfortunately. I will try to put some oil in the axis.

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mr.kaeru
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Re: VA0 Fan mod

Post#4 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:17 am

CrashMidnick wrote:Yes I would like to keep it stock (and I will because I will never throw the orginal fan away), but it is noisy unfortunately. I will try to put some oil in the axis.


Hello CrashMidnick, I am too the owner of a Japanese V0 model. I recently learned about the noctua fan and that I wouldn't be able to set it on my V0. Did put some oil in the fan worked for you?

Thanks :)

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CrashMidnick
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Re: VA0 Fan mod

Post#5 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:31 pm

mr.kaeru wrote:
CrashMidnick wrote:Yes I would like to keep it stock (and I will because I will never throw the orginal fan away), but it is noisy unfortunately. I will try to put some oil in the axis.


Hello CrashMidnick, I am too the owner of a Japanese V0 model. I recently learned about the noctua fan and that I wouldn't be able to set it on my V0. Did put some oil in the fan worked for you?

Thanks :)


Yes it worked but still a bit noisy IMO, I wanted to buy this one but due to pandemic situation I did not :

https://boutique-dragoncity.myshopify.c ... 7287642261

The seller sent me a picture by email, it fits perfect in VA0. I will buy it next month.

Alex_DC
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Re: VA0 Fan mod

Post#6 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:53 pm

A neat little kit there, I assume the fan just bolts to the heat sink in a VA0? Can you post the picture the seller sent you?

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mr.kaeru
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Re: VA0 Fan mod

Post#7 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:15 am

Really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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