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post #21 of 40
So my PWM Cougar fans mounted on the H100 started making a high pitch ringing/screeching sound. After some trial and error, figured out it would only happen when the fans were plugged into the H100. When plugged into the MoBo or the 650d fan controller the screeching noise would go away. Anyone else having this problem?
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post #22 of 40
From the given specs, they perform well and have a pretty high cfm/dba ratio (I don't like to trust manufacturer specs) like the Akasa Vipers and Apaches. IMO the orange looks aweful unless used correctly (like in ikem's first mod smile.gif ).
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post #23 of 40
I bought 4 cougar fans to go with the H100. I have not installed the push pull yet. Did you plug all 4 fans into the controller? Will the fans reach max RPM with the Corsair controller?
Are you better off running all 4 fans straight from the PSU for MAX speed all the time?
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post #24 of 40
Do they come in black? Personally not a big fan of the orange color.
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post #25 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by fuadm424 View Post

Do they come in black? Personally not a big fan of the orange color.

I saw newegg just recently is starting to sell some of them in black (mostly) versions.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553006
    
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post #26 of 40
that black... so tempting
   
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post #27 of 40
I was going to sell my 5 Cougar 120mm fans, get some money back, and go with something cheaper like Yate Loon. After deciding to keep the Cougar fans and investment (they're not cheap), I now need 4 matching 140mm Cougar fans for my top and bottom. Having seen some posts of negative reviews on these being set horizontal, I am thinking weather to get something else or not. For those of you who have them Horizontal i.e. h100 or other, have they started to make in noise due to the mounting horizontal? Thanks

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post #28 of 40
Yes here too, I have the 5 120mm and 2 or 3 of them make that grinding noise when fans are on HIGH connected to my H100 when they are placed horizontally. I'm going to RMA them and sell all 5 after I get new ones back. Will not go with cougar again next round.
post #29 of 40
I have my single Cougar 120mm (non-pwn version) mounted horizontally blowing down and have had no issue with sound. But I did have issues when I had it mounted horziontally and blowing up.
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post #30 of 40
I couldn't stand the noise of these fans mounted horizontal throwing air up, so I got rid of them after all.

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