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Anyone with a 912 figure out a solution to the maddening noise generated by the side panel with an intake fan?

Ive tried various fans and have come to the conclusion that the issue is the air passing through the mesh. Turning the fan to a lower rpm fixes the noise issue of course but I still want the option of running my fan at max rpm.

Anyhow, any HAF 912 owners have any experience modding the panel to quiet that intake?
post #2 of 10
i have a 140mm 1000 rpm Vortex 14 and its silent.
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My sidefan (48ish CFM CM fan same as the exhaust fan I have) whines like a little kid, and it just seems to be a inherent part of the case design. I usually just turn it down when not gaming (FC8 ftw wink.gif )
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ive never had that issue with my old 912
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post #5 of 10
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Well its clearly an Rpm thing. I have a kaze maru 2 140mm in there now @ 900 rpm and its quiet. I was just hoping that @ max 1700 rpm I could run it with out so much noise. I know that it really doesnt need to run at max speed. Airflow is plenty good enough.

Im thinking that its time to bust out the dremel and cut out the mesh!
post #6 of 10
that or get one of those rubber gaskets for anti vibration as well as some rubber mounting pins for it that should help. if that doesnt clear it up chop out the mesh and get a cover for it or a cool fan grill.
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post #7 of 10
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It never occured to me that it could be the fan vibrating against the panel. I just figured it was the air being pulled through.

I will head over to home depot and see if they have a rubber gasket that would fit.
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post #9 of 10
i used the stock case fan for my stock 912 side panel and it was completely silent. even with the window panel i bought later from CM, it didnt make a sound. no hum, no vibration, no nothing except for the sweet cool air hitting my video card thumb.gif
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post #10 of 10
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I replaced the side intake with a GT 1850rpm and the noise went away. Putting a quality fan in there was the solution.
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