Originally Posted by Dutambalu
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.
sjulven - great to hear that