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So I have 4 blademasters doing push pull on my rad, however they are horizontal and iirc blademasters don't like it like that. they like it vertical, I can hear the sound, not so much vibration but i can hear and feel the vibration like going around in circles. Not sure how to explain but I can feel the vibration of the fans as if they are not running at the same speed or something. All my blademasters are hooked up straight to the PSU so I know they are all at the max speeds, but I don't know what to do about the vibration.
   
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post #2 of 10
Put some rubber spacers between the fans and rad.
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post #3 of 10
if i'm understanding you correctly, it sounds like you are experiencing harmonics amplification from the fans. having the fans operate at slightly different speeds may fix the problem if that is indeed what you are experiencing.
post #4 of 10
Is it this 'hmm... hmm.. hmm.. hmm..' kind of sound?

This shows that the fans are relatively stressed from running at full speed in a horizontal position.

They are sleeve bearing fans, and should not be used that way.
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post #5 of 10
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Yeah I figured this was the case, my fan controller can't handle that many fans on it. Should I get another fan controller?


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Is it this 'hmm... hmm.. hmm.. hmm..' kind of sound?

This shows that the fans are relatively stressed from running at full speed in a horizontal position.

They are sleeve bearing fans, and should not be used that way.


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post #6 of 10
I think i'm getting harmonics on my side panel fans. They are both connected to the same channel on my fan controller and when I turn them up they sound like a vacuum.
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post #7 of 10
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I have a nzxt sentry fan controller, the touch screen one. Should I put the fans on that?

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post #8 of 10
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put each of them on a fan controller and lowered them to 1200rpm. i don't hear it anymore
   
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post #9 of 10
Why are you putting Blade Masters on a fan controller? BM's are PWM. Get this instead, and plug the controller plug into your cpu fan header. No controller needed.

Also, lubricate all of your fans (see my sig).

Finally, attach them with these, or with Velcro double-stickies.
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i have some of the rubber mounts, but i can't get those things to go in the little holes of the rad. I put them on a fan controller because it was what I had handy. I will order one of those and put it in my case. maybe it will help, less wires also
   
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