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Hi Everyone, I am new here and I am here because I am now a proud owner of Cooler Master Storm Trooper.

Since many of you own this case. Some may be able to help with my problem.

Problem:
I have two hard drives, One is 1 Tb Seagate Barracuda and Other is 2 Tb Barracuda (1Tb Platter).
I have the HDD cage at the bottom with fan facing sideways to minimize Cable clutter and other Cage as cold air intake.

Now my problem is low frequency humming from the case. Pushing, pressing or moving the casing makes the noise go away. It's not like buzz or chirring but a constant low frequency hum (Just like you hear heavy machinery from far away but very faint). During day time it's not very annoying but at night it drives me crazy.

I had HAF 932 before and had exactly the same problem but solved it by lifting the front end by placing a folded Tissue Paper beneath front feet. That made the sound go away and PC could be dead silent. So one this proves that it's some kind of internal vibrations in the case, but where is this coming from, I haven't figured out.

One Similar thing I do see is the Case Feet are exactly the same as HAF 932 and of the same distance from each other. But this is a different case design.

Please if someone has solved this problem, suggest me a solution. This humming is driving me crazy.
post #9652 of 12472
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Originally Posted by AlienX View Post

Hi Everyone, I am new here and I am here because I am now a proud owner of Cooler Master Storm Trooper.

Since many of you own this case. Some may be able to help with my problem.

Problem:
I have two hard drives, One is 1 Tb Seagate Barracuda and Other is 2 Tb Barracuda (1Tb Platter).
I have the HDD cage at the bottom with fan facing sideways to minimize Cable clutter and other Cage as cold air intake.

Now my problem is low frequency humming from the case. Pushing, pressing or moving the casing makes the noise go away. It's not like buzz or chirring but a constant low frequency hum (Just like you hear heavy machinery from far away but very faint). During day time it's not very annoying but at night it drives me crazy.

I had HAF 932 before and had exactly the same problem but solved it by lifting the front end by placing a folded Tissue Paper beneath front feet. That made the sound go away and PC could be dead silent. So one this proves that it's some kind of internal vibrations in the case, but where is this coming from, I haven't figured out.

One Similar thing I do see is the Case Feet are exactly the same as HAF 932 and of the same distance from each other. But this is a different case design.

Please if someone has solved this problem, suggest me a solution. This humming is driving me crazy.

Where do you have to press against the case to stop it?
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Updates on my trooper. GPU Backplates and CPU plate. Project log > Project Imagination


   
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post #9654 of 12472
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienX View Post

Hi Everyone, I am new here and I am here because I am now a proud owner of Cooler Master Storm Trooper.

Since many of you own this case. Some may be able to help with my problem.

Problem:
I have two hard drives, One is 1 Tb Seagate Barracuda and Other is 2 Tb Barracuda (1Tb Platter).
I have the HDD cage at the bottom with fan facing sideways to minimize Cable clutter and other Cage as cold air intake.

Now my problem is low frequency humming from the case. Pushing, pressing or moving the casing makes the noise go away. It's not like buzz or chirring but a constant low frequency hum (Just like you hear heavy machinery from far away but very faint). During day time it's not very annoying but at night it drives me crazy.

I had HAF 932 before and had exactly the same problem but solved it by lifting the front end by placing a folded Tissue Paper beneath front feet. That made the sound go away and PC could be dead silent. So one this proves that it's some kind of internal vibrations in the case, but where is this coming from, I haven't figured out.

One Similar thing I do see is the Case Feet are exactly the same as HAF 932 and of the same distance from each other. But this is a different case design.

Please if someone has solved this problem, suggest me a solution. This humming is driving me crazy.

i had the same problem i solved it by putting velcro ( soft side ) on the PSU/case where ever the case was touching the psu
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Its likely the HDD's humming away, if not ..then check ur PSU ..one advantage of having a high wattage PSu with low usuage is the fans rarely spin up ...but if ur running ur PSU near enough to tis limits, the fan may be running at a higher rpm and causing some vibrations.

So yea , HDD's or PSU. Find out which and start adding padding of some kind to the mounts.
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post #9656 of 12472
Quote:
Originally Posted by JKuhn View Post

Where do you have to press against the case to stop it?

It's random, I was able to remove the hum by tilting the case about 1mm off the ground but as soon as I leave it it returns. I did some cable management yesterday and now it only goes away if I press the carrying handle.
post #9657 of 12472
Quote:
Originally Posted by SolarNova View Post

Its likely the HDD's humming away, if not ..then check ur PSU ..one advantage of having a high wattage PSu with low usuage is the fans rarely spin up ...but if ur running ur PSU near enough to tis limits, the fan may be running at a higher rpm and causing some vibrations.

So yea , HDD's or PSU. Find out which and start adding padding of some kind to the mounts.

I have Xigmatek 700w modular and currently not have SLI. So PSU is not used through its limits.

I'll pad every contact and see where it comes from.
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Updates on my trooper. GPU Backplates and CPU plate. Project log > Project Imagination



Absolutely Amazing, I am inspired by your hard work. Keep it up.
post #9659 of 12472
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienX View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by JKuhn View Post

Where do you have to press against the case to stop it?

It's random, I was able to remove the hum by tilting the case about 1mm off the ground but as soon as I leave it it returns. I did some cable management yesterday and now it only goes away if I press the carrying handle.

i have also seen the filters causing a hum
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i have also seen the filters causing a hum

I have been monitoring it for last two days. The hum isn't usually there. But as soon as I play BF4 for some time, The fans get fast and noisy and when I quit the game, it takes around 2 minutes for fans to settle down to normal speeds, and voila, the hum returns.

So I suspect it's either PSU fan out of balance, or lack of padding between fans and case is the cause of vibrations.

Vibrations = Closed case = Act as passive sound source = Resonance.

I will try padding the fans tomorrow and will update about it's progress.
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