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Hi all.

I've recently joined the club and I must say I really like this case. The design, space and looks are all great. But the build quality seems to be pretty flimsy to me. The top metal grating rattles, and the fans all have their own unique annoying sound signature. Some buzz, some click, and on a side note the back one wobbles too. Sure they're quiet, but I also live in a quiet area, so when all I can hear is these mechanical sounds it's very annoying. I'm thinking I'm going to have to replace all 4 fans which is going to add an extra $80 to the total cost of this case. Totally bummed.

Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for good fans to replace with? I came from an Antec 900 v2 which, while not the quietest case, had a consistent sound of air whooshing that never got on my nerves. It wasn't the sound of mechanical wobbles and buzzing and clicking, but just a nice smooth sound of air moving.

Sorry if I offended anyone, I really do like the design of this case. The design team did a cracker job on this one. I just feel that pursuit of profit margins marred an otherwise great case. So... fans? biggrin.gif

Thanks
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Hi all.

I've recently joined the club and I must say I really like this case. The design, space and looks are all great. But the build quality seems to be pretty flimsy to me. The top metal grating rattles, and the fans all have their own unique annoying sound signature. Some buzz, some click, and on a side note the back one wobbles too. Sure they're quiet, but I also live in a quiet area, so when all I can hear is these mechanical sounds it's very annoying. I'm thinking I'm going to have to replace all 4 fans which is going to add an extra $80 to the total cost of this case. Totally bummed.

Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for good fans to replace with? I came from an Antec 900 v2 which, while not the quietest case, had a consistent sound of air whooshing that never got on my nerves. It wasn't the sound of mechanical wobbles and buzzing and clicking, but just a nice smooth sound of air moving.

Sorry if I offended anyone, I really do like the design of this case. The design team did a cracker job on this one. I just feel that pursuit of profit margins marred an otherwise great case. So... fans? biggrin.gif

Thanks

try these for replacements.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181020

pretty quiet, move a decent amount of air, changeable colors to match your rigs theme.

or noctua if you dont mind diarrhea brown fans
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the all black circle in this pic, is this a speaker? Wondering because I need it but my blue board doesn't have it.
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Wish I could help you on that one, don't remember it from mine.
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Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for good fans to replace with? I came from an Antec 900 v2 which, while not the quietest case, had a consistent sound of air whooshing that never got on my nerves. It wasn't the sound of mechanical wobbles and buzzing and clicking, but just a nice smooth sound of air moving.

Sorry if I offended anyone, I really do like the design of this case. The design team did a cracker job on this one. I just feel that pursuit of profit margins marred an otherwise great case. So... fans? biggrin.gif

Thanks

not sure what you mean by cash grabbing on this case, it's ~129-149$. It's pretty much the biggest cheapest case on the market, & it comes with a built in fan controller capable of powering many more fans then the stock setup. you can figure that the ~20$ of the cost is from the fan controller.

On to fans. I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with Mr. Tallahassee on the corsair fans. They make quite a bit more noise then other fans in the same CFM category, though they look awesome! I normally recommend Scythe. I have 12 of the high speed Gentle Typhoon rad fans, and can barely hear them.

Have you read up on the different types of fans? blade count, blade width, airflow vs. static pressure?


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the all black circle in this pic, is this a speaker? Wondering because I need it but my blue board doesn't have it.

You are probably right, i think its the beeper speaker.
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So I just got a free 900D, moving my build to that and moving my gfs comp to the trooper, gonna do another high end build in a new trooper in the coming weeks though so ill still be in the club biggrin.gif

But what color theme? Already did blue and did red, maybe go for an green theme with the new gigabyte z87 board?
Let me know your thoughts and suggestions!
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Hi all.

I've recently joined the club and I must say I really like this case. The design, space and looks are all great. But the build quality seems to be pretty flimsy to me. The top metal grating rattles, and the fans all have their own unique annoying sound signature. Some buzz, some click, and on a side note the back one wobbles too. Sure they're quiet, but I also live in a quiet area, so when all I can hear is these mechanical sounds it's very annoying. I'm thinking I'm going to have to replace all 4 fans which is going to add an extra $80 to the total cost of this case. Totally bummed.

Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for good fans to replace with? I came from an Antec 900 v2 which, while not the quietest case, had a consistent sound of air whooshing that never got on my nerves. It wasn't the sound of mechanical wobbles and buzzing and clicking, but just a nice smooth sound of air moving.

Sorry if I offended anyone, I really do like the design of this case. The design team did a cracker job on this one. I just feel that pursuit of profit margins marred an otherwise great case. So... fans? biggrin.gif

Thanks

I've had the Antec 900 (v1), 1200 (v1), Corsair 650D, Cooler Master HAF 912 and 922 and all had horrible fans. And yes the trooper too. I'm really liking the Scythe Gentle Typhoons (1450rpm), they are quiet but a bit expensive. Personally I think that case manufacturers should sell their cases without fans and fan controllers, it would shave a bit off the price.
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the all black circle in this pic, is this a speaker? Wondering because I need it but my blue board doesn't have it.

yep, that's the speaker. I had it covered in glue to stop it's annoying loud beep biggrin.gif
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So I just got a free 900D, moving my build to that and moving my gfs comp to the trooper, gonna do another high end build in a new trooper in the coming weeks though so ill still be in the club biggrin.gif

But what color theme? Already did blue and did red, maybe go for an green theme with the new gigabyte z87 board?
Let me know your thoughts and suggestions!

Gold and black!

Edited by SortOfGrim - 7/1/13 at 5:47pm
post #8158 of 12471
FINALLY! the HDD light doesnt seem to be working at the moment (maybe the plug just came loose, i'll fix it later) but its done! for the sake of cleaning up the thread with all these pic posts i made an imgur album. Enjoy!

http://imgur.com/a/qmBb0



a good pic of it
Edited by SecretAgentHam - 7/1/13 at 6:10pm
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Gold and black!


i can see it now

gold and money signs gangsta theme.
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i can see it now

gold and money signs gangsta theme.
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