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Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post

Old house. Some fluorescent lights are in use. I can hear their faint hum when the room is quiet.

If you use one of those specialty tools, like a hammer and hit the tube really hard, does that stop the buzzing? ;-)

Fluorescent lights with old wiring are pure auditory evil. Replace the fixtures or turn off the circuit at the breaker box. Unless it's a proper old house, then it would be the fuse box.
post #1522 of 2778
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Originally Posted by MicroCat View Post

If you use one of those specialty tools, like a hammer and hit the tube really hard, does that stop the buzzing? ;-)

Fluorescent lights with old wiring are pure auditory evil. Replace the fixtures or turn off the circuit at the breaker box. Unless it's a proper old house, then it would be the fuse box.
Yeah, but then it will probably go 'snap, crackle, pop!'
'Proper' old house often have pennies under the screw in fuses. tongue.gif
post #1523 of 2778
Hey guys, my Hyper 212 EVO fan's bearings just failed badly and I have to replace the fan.

What is the best 120mm fan in terms of cooling/noise that you suggest me to buy for the 212Evo?

I was maybe considering the EK Vardar and the NF-F12 but if you have better (and cheaper) suggestions they are very welcome smile.gif
Edited by marn3us - 2/29/16 at 7:17am
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I don't think you could go wrong with the Noctua's if you don't mind the color scheme.....thumb.gif
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post #1525 of 2778
i think everyone is forgetting how good the arctic f12 pwm is at push...

the rev.2 that is on the market now is even quieter than the one that is benchmarked here.
post #1526 of 2778
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i think everyone is forgetting how good the arctic f12 pwm is at push...

the rev.2 that is on the market now is even quieter than the one that is benchmarked here.
Not at all. The Arctic F12 PWM is a decent fan. Their quality control is rather hit and miss, but for a very low cost fan they are very good. I've used many of them over the years, especially the Arctic F12 TC when I needed temperature to rpm control. thumb.gif
post #1527 of 2778
Three versions of the F12 were benchmarked and only one is really good. I like it because it is good at pulling air past a foam filter.
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post #1528 of 2778
the f12 pwm is the best one, as you can see its seventh in PUSH at noise to temp rating!

this fan has an updated revision (its called f12 pwm rev.2) that produces the same ammount of air but its quieter! (so it would probably put it at the top 3 push fans)


the reason i mention this again is cause its very cheap!!! in europe you can get it for 5euros and has 5 years warranty! its a VFM...

but for PULL you must find something else cause its not good!
post #1529 of 2778
The artic is pretty good value, especially if you buy the value pack.

But they advtised as fdb, I read a tear apart and it say it is just a better sealed sleeve bearing, instead of true sony fdb in adda sense.
Obviously fdb is pretty vague marketing term nowadays.
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