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post #1002 of 2110
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@kevindd992002, any progress to report? Just curious. wink.gif I finally got rid of that annoying stock 200mm fan up top in my 650D. For now using the stock 120mm at 5v in the top front position and it's surprisingly quiet. biggrin.gif Temps improved by ~1-2c as well. Now all I can hear is the air moving through my case which doesn't bother me at all. Still looking for a good (non-TY-140/150) 140mm fan to replace the stock 120.

I've had my eye on this one for awhile (Deepcool UF140): http://atreview.net/en/casefan/uf140/

The 120 is nice. Both cost a little too much, even with the best deals around $20. frown.gif
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Interesting. Thanks for the heads up. What I've noticed with each fan I've tried is it's a completely different story noise-wise once you place them behind air filters or honey comb mesh like my case has. The overall noise is greatly altered and usually in my experience enhances all the most annoying aspects of that fans particular bearing, lol. I'm looking into fans that spin at lower RPMs and can still move a decent amount of air. For me price doesn't matter if the end result is what I'm trying to achieve. biggrin.gif
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post #1004 of 2110
The Deepcool's are fully rubber framed. There is no noise from the 120--just air. (edit: of course there is noise, but not from inside the case).

They're also branded as Logisys, and some other name in a foreign language I can't remember.

I remember, it's Alpenfohn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYQXIvGuJwQ
Edited by samwiches - 4/16/12 at 10:22pm
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It all changes once you place them behind different kinds of mesh or filters. For example in my last case (Lancool K62) I had a TY-140 mounted with foam in the 5.25 bay. All I could really hear was the sound of the airflow. That was with my ear about an inch or two away from the front mesh air filter. The top intake only had to pull air through the top vent slots so it was relatively quiet at 100% as well.

Now in the 650D everything changed. I used the same top intake fan (140mm zigmatek) up top and it made a horrid motor sound, what was going on? I tried two others of the same model with equally dismal results. Next was the TY-140 and TY-150, both mounted with rubber screws. This time it was a very noticeable buzzing like sound. frown.gif At this point I had figured out it was the honey comb style top mesh that was changing the noise characteristic of the fan bearings and other sounds. To my surprise last night the stock 120mm that came with the case was actually decently quiet...but at 5-7v. So now I'm looking for fans that perform well at lower RPMs and place nice with honey comb mesh. Fun times. rolleyes.gif
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It all changes once you place them behind different kinds of mesh or filters. For example in my last case (Lancool K62) I had a TY-140 mounted with foam in the 5.25 bay. All I could really hear was the sound of the airflow. That was with my ear about an inch or two away from the front mesh air filter. The top intake only had to pull air through the top vent slots so it was relatively quiet at 100% as well.
Now in the 650D everything changed. I used the same top intake fan (140mm zigmatek) up top and it made a horrid motor sound, what was going on? I tried two others of the same model with equally dismal results. Next was the TY-140 and TY-150, both mounted with rubber screws. This time it was a very noticeable buzzing like sound. frown.gif At this point I had figured out it was the honey comb style top mesh that was changing the noise characteristic of the fan bearings and other sounds. To my surprise last night the stock 120mm that came with the case was actually decently quiet...but at 5-7v. So now I'm looking for fans that perform well at lower RPMs and place nice with honey comb mesh. Fun times. rolleyes.gif

Have you tried Slipstreams? TY-140 has a soft ticking sound, but it shouldn't have this noticeable buzz (unless yours is defective).
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Have you tried Slipstreams? TY-140 has a soft ticking sound, but it shouldn't have this noticeable buzz (unless yours is defective).

Again it's the top mesh that's causing all the problems. I know this b/c the fan sounds fine on it's own outside the case. I've read about the webs the slipstreams don't do well in horizontal orientation. Have you used them horizontally?
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I do use one horizontally. I use it as my top fan and I have good results with it. It doesn't cause my top mount to vibrate like my GT did. Completely inaudible at 800rpm even with mesh above it. Apply some oil to the bearings just to be safe.
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I will add that fan to my list of potentials, thanks for the suggestion. thumb.gif

Just to clarify are you talking about the 140mm Kaze Maru?
Edited by solsamurai - 4/16/12 at 10:24pm
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post #1010 of 2110
You're lucky if you have a sleeve fan that runs the same in both orientations. Most of the time horizontal mounting means vibration, leaking and generally just wearing out and getting loud over time (like a whole year, but still).

Whoever is talking about the Kaze Maru, they're awesome. I have two of the first ones (round frame) but they're also sleeve bearing fans. Go for anything but sleeve bearings for a top or bottom fan if you can. There are plenty of high quality options.
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