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Hi! For those who have TY-140 fans as intake case fans, I know its the top of the line in terms of cooling but what about the noise level? As far as I've read, some experiences "ticking noise" and although noise isn't a big issue of mine since I have an actual fan that's going to dominate noise coming off the PC. I'm primarily be using the TY-140 as intake fans aiming at HDD, top intake and drive bay-intake. Thank you very much.

 

Not all of them tick on 12v. Two of my three do not. On all PWM fans but Noctua, the PWM switching causes clicks. Noctua deliberately aimed at that and managed to make fans that don't click at all at any duty. See my review of a number of PWM fans here, or in chapter 7 of item 4 in my sig.

 

I have a TY-140 as a top intake fan in my case. It runs on the same PWM control as the two fans on my cpu heatsink. I only hear the airflow it makes, even when it spins up because my cpu is loaded up. Wonderful fans.

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Yup the TY-140 is a very very quiet fan. It has a ticking noise but only when you put your ear up to it. 1m away it's inaudible. The loud ticking ty-140s are defective.
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post #1083 of 2110
Sometimes "ticking" is caused by a loose label. wink.gif
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post #1084 of 2110
Anyone have a nice neat way of blocking a top used air vent in cases? A way so it easily adheres and rigid yet flexible in case there are case vibrations. Preferably something that is black to match the vent color so it's not noticeable. Hopefully it requires minimal work.
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post #1085 of 2110
I just taped a piece of paper over it. My old case also had some plastic covers that connected over the fans and made it completely unnoticeable. If that's too ghetto, Mountain Mods has fan plates that you screw in like a fan. It says it's clear acrylic, and I didn't see any other options.
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post #1086 of 2110
Piece of paper is too ghetto haha. I currently have a book on top to block airflow. I can't screw them on as I don't have screws. It has snap on mounts.

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So I'll just unscrew the snap on mounts and insert something.
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Black card stock paper and double sided mounting tape works well. thumb.gif
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post #1088 of 2110
I suppose that works too. I was thinking along the lines of a thin piece of plastic...
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You could do that but will be a little more work to get the right size. I've used the card stock in two different cases and had great results. I'm still working on my 650D top panel atm but here's a pic of what I did with the K62.

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With the top panel on you couldn't see the tape on the sides. No buzzing or other odd noises either. thumb.gif
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It goes under a shelf.

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