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post #71 of 1734
Hey wlw wl, I have a set of two Noctua NF-F12 (http://chlodzenie.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Noctua-NF-F12-PWM-W-pe%C5%82nej-krasie_2-576x470.jpg) as you posted, and 2 stock corsair fans. The 4 fans are connected to the cooler block and the fan controller connected to my mobo. Its making a ever so lightly HDD grinding kind of noise, which isnt audible but can hear it if you listen closely, or if the fans are ramped up. Im not sure if the h100 noise problem was really bad as people would say and could hear it clearly, but i would like it to be as quiet as possible. Which connector would you recommend, and would the shipping cost me an arm and a leg since i live in the USA? And also with the pump rpm dropping, would it effect my temperatures?

Good job on helping out the fellow h100 owners as well thumb.gif
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It worked!!! biggrin.gif Pump now at between 1890 and 1950 with no noise at all ^^
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Its making a ever so lightly HDD grinding kind of noise, which isnt audible but can hear it if you listen closely, or if the fans are ramped up. Im not sure if the h100 noise problem was really bad as people would say and could hear it clearly, but i would like it to be as quiet as possible. Which connector would you recommend, and would the shipping cost me an arm and a leg since i live in the USA? And also with the pump rpm dropping, would it effect my temperatures?
If the noise is subtle, then it should be more likely to stop with the adapter. You can safely use a 1N4001 adapter like the ones I make. The stock fans have a rating o 0,35A but the seem to only draw a third of that at full speed. Even if they did draw 0,35A each, you'd still be well under 1A with all your 4 fans.
The adapter plus shipping (priority + express) would cost you $8 USD, ETA 7 days. Usually it doesn't affect the temperatures at all and some people even report that the temperatures are better once the noise is gone. Worst case scenario is that you'd see a 1-2 degrees more in stress.


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Dropping by to report another faulty H80 unit in Nagoya - Japan.
The funniest part is that I was offered to pay a little bit extra for a custom warranty but instead I choosed to save some bucks and went with the "maker warranty".
Haven't tried to RMA but is probably not even worth the money.
My rad also came with some bent fins, ****en chinese fabs.


Corsair you can screw me once, but not twice.

-Not buying Corsair crap never ever again.
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My H100 pump noise is fine except the last fan connector isn't working properly. It will stop spinning at some point and left out 3 fans spinning only. Defective?

 

I didn't try to RMA due I only use 2 fans. Anyway, should I RMA it either way? If I do I cannot use my PC for while. =(

 
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Wow, submitted a second RMA on the H80 they returned to me that was brand new and made the grinding as well, within hours I had a pre-paid shipping label in my email inbox. Corsair is absolutely amazing with customer service.

As much as we knock them for having bad products that need RMA's, they take care of their customers thumb.gif
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Wow, submitted a second RMA on the H80 they returned to me that was brand new and made the grinding as well, within hours I had a pre-paid shipping label in my email inbox. Corsair is absolutely amazing with customer service.
As much as we knock them for having bad products that need RMA's, they take care of their customers thumb.gif

This is awesome on the CS part, but the QC is what seems to be the suck. Instead of doing hundreds to thousands of RMA's...Corsair should recognize this is an issue and fix it. RMA's cost time and money on both ends of the customer and Corsair...
post #78 of 1734
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Wow, submitted a second RMA on the H80 they returned to me that was brand new and made the grinding as well, within hours I had a pre-paid shipping label in my email inbox. Corsair is absolutely amazing with customer service.
As much as we knock them for having bad products that need RMA's, they take care of their customers thumb.gif

This is awesome on the CS part, but the QC is what seems to be the suck. Instead of doing hundreds to thousands of RMA's...Corsair should recognize this is an issue and fix it. RMA's cost time and money on both ends of the customer and Corsair...

Yeah, I do hate having to pay shipping that first time, so at least they cover all shipping after the first RMA. I'll be shipping this one out tonight with the Pre-paid Shipping Label. If the next one doesn't work, I won't be looking for an RMA, but a refund and investing in a custom loop for this rig.
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post #79 of 1734
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This is awesome on the CS part, but the QC is what seems to be the suck. Instead of doing hundreds to thousands of RMA's...Corsair should recognize this is an issue and fix it. RMA's cost time and money on both ends of the customer and Corsair...

the only problematic product they have are the h80 and h100,
post #80 of 1734
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Hellknight - if you chose to RMA, you'd have to send it to Hong Kong at your own expense.

djriful - faulty fan controller is a basis for RMA, you could speak with the customer service and request an advanced RMA, then you'll get the replacement before you send your faulty unit. But still you'll have to pay for one way shipping.

axipher - yes they are ever so eager to replace anything, you damage a port on case's front panel, they'll send you new panel, if they don't have the panel assembly available, they will offer to replace the whole case... But that's one thing, and sweeping problems under the carpet is another.

I had a funny thing with them, I was advised by a rep to submit and RMA for some parts that were missing (H100 mounting screws, 600T screws), they sent a courier to me with a pre-paid shipping label and the guy was like "I was supposed to pick up a package to Netherlands" and I said "Wrong number, sorry to waste your time, Suzanna..."... well not what I actually said, but in the confusion and misunderstanding instead of sending me the screws, they paid for a courier to pick up a unit I never mean to replace. Makes me wonder if the costs of all those eager RMAs aren't affecting the quality and QC in the first place, if so, that's a vicious circle.
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