Originally Posted by RagingCeltik
Maybe it's normal given their size. Another question: would it be worth it to upgrade my case fans to take advantage of the 4th fan connector pin on the motherboard? Or would that just be unnecessary? I feel the case (Cooler Master HAF X) is running much louder than I expected it (either that or its my Zalman CPU Fan) and I wondered if 4-pin fans would take better advantage of the board.
The stock cooling is pretty decent on the HAF-X. I used to own the same case a while back and found it reasonably quiet - not silent of course, but quieter than most other components. Are you sure it's not your CPU cooler?
TBH, if you want to look into adjusting fan speeds, I'd just get a good fan controller if you have a 5-1/4 bay open. The Bitfenix Hyrda Pro
is a good unit and runs up to 30W per channel.