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I don't know if this has been posted already so sorry in advance if it has. I bought a HAF X about a month ago. Great case, no problems, until recently. One day on startup, I noticed a clicking sound coming from the case. I found it was coming from the top fan, but there was nothing in it or touching it to cause the sound. I sprayed some air on it just in case. No solution. One day though, it just stopped happening, but shortly after, the FRONT fan started doing it on and off. I am sure I have not confused where the sounds are coming from. I can hear the front fan right now, but didn't hear it 10 minutes ago. What gives?

Thanks for any help on this.
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post #2 of 9
I used to have a similar problem with my HAF X. I could have sworn that it came from the HAF-X fans and could NEVER figure out exactly where the noise is coming from. One day I thought it was coming from the the top fan, the next day I thought it was the front fan. After getting frustrated I turned off all the fans with the HAF X. Problem persisted. Came to find out it wasn't the HAF X afterall. Have you double checked your heatsink fan? For me personally it was the stupid coolermaster fans that was giving out on my hyper 212. Hope it isn't a HAF X fan since they are awesome and good luck finding it.
post #3 of 9
As RaCeR said, it's probably your CPU fan. Keep in mind though that the HAF-X does have a couple lengthy cables that go down near the front fan. Make sure one of those isn't slapping against the fan blades.
 
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post #4 of 9
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Alright, I'll check again just in case. I'm using a stock cpu cooler so it'd be easy to replace eventually. However, I'm surprised I can hear it through the other noise of the case...
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post #5 of 9
i've had my haf x for about 6-7 months now and haven't heard any clicking. like others have said, check the cpu fan and also the long cable that powers the front case fan.
post #6 of 9
There isn't anything getting caught in the fan. If there was, it would more than just a clicking noise...

This has happened to me countless times (not on my HAF X fans though). Sometimes you just have to give the center of the fan a good push and wiggle and it will stop. You could also disassemble it and reoil the bearings (I have not done this before)

Also are the fans connected to your motherboard? Fan controller? PSU? (Yes it matters)
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This reminds me of the click of death.
   
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post #8 of 9
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Actually kiwiasian, I've done that push a few times and it is a temporary solution, but the sound usually comes back the next day. And all the Haf case fans are connected to the psu via the adapters that came with them. the cpu fan is plugged into the mobo.
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post #9 of 9
Same thing happened to my top-mount, 200mm stock exhaust fan. It was a bad bearing.
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