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Does anyone who owns NF-A14 FLX notice a buzzing noise coming out of the motor at 1200/1050 RPM? I only hear it when I put my ear right next to it, but just checking to see if this is normal.
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Mine do not do that, unless you start to notice more noise, I wouldn't bother with an RMA though. You've got years for it to go bad.

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Hey tator, need advice on which fan to install in my current case as top-left exhaust. currently i have a wing12 pl running on cpu_fan_opt as rear exhaust but need a quality fan on the back top to help the exhaust fan. also i want negative pressure because it keeps my PC cooler and idc about dust. BTW i already have an AP-15 at the front as an intake with a fan adapter to "focus" the air flow.


is that a good idea for focusing the flow?
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post #1384 of 2743
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focusing airflow is only really needed if you're using your case intakes as part of the cooling of a passive heatsink.

Otherwise, they just tend to add more noise.

 

A good example of this in action is the AP181 in the TJ08-E, if you take out the HDD cage and use a heatsink that'll be facing the fan, you can run a system in a semi-passive fashion and have it remain fairly cool. Even with mild overclocks.

 

I did some experimenting with this awhile back and using a passive power supply, GPU, & CPU. Results ended up being slightly less favorable. As the GPU would get too hot during gaming.

This was with a HD6970 & TRAD2, so not exactly a low heat output GPU.

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Thanks for the reply, BTW can you recommend a good top exhaust fan from this website? http://pccasegear.com/
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post #1386 of 2743
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Thanks for the reply, BTW can you recommend a good top exhaust fan from this website? http://pccasegear.com/

 

Size, any looks you're going for, & cost?

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Size, any looks you're going for, & cost?
oh, forgot to say the rest, so basically 120/140mm; no leds; dont care about colour; and below $20

i don't want another Gelid or GT-15 though they are not silent enough at 60% (minimum BIOS will let me turn the system fans down to)
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http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_598&products_id=16643

 

True Quiet 140 should suit you well. Slim pickings down undah though. Not many options worth talking about.

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thanks, but isn't that fan a sleeve bearing? wouldn't that be bad for horizontal operation? can you recommend me another fan? Thanks.
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post #1390 of 2743
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thanks, but isn't that fan a sleeve bearing? wouldn't that be bad for horizontal operation? can you recommend me another fan? Thanks.

 

Yes it's a sleeve bearing, but no it's not really bad for the bearing. If you start to hear obtuse noise from the fan, you just need to re-oil it. 

 

Even with two fans, that'll take all of 5-10 minutes.

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