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Gad !! I hate it ! when there's some white flaky crap floating around in my loop wink.gif

quoth the nut: be still nevermore !! or some poe-***** like dat - good to see ya tearing it up.

Maybe a gasket between the rad and case ? or between the rad and fans ?
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I'm not running gaskets. Fans are bolted directly onto the rad, and the rad directly to the top of the case. I'm going to pick up some fans tomorrow, try a few more things, etc. I'll go through all this pain only to find out it's one single screw!!
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Ever stumbled onto a great build log after it was already started, a few months earlier?
I'm impressed, this is really well done, and gave me a chuckle. (old folk slang for laugh).
Subbed, and a Rep+ for the nice photos and hard work!thumb.gif
    
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I'm not running gaskets. Fans are bolted directly onto the rad, and the rad directly to the top of the case. I'm going to pick up some fans tomorrow, try a few more things, etc. I'll go through all this pain only to find out it's one single screw!!

Bart you are getting to have all the fun!!!! be glad when i get to the point I have problems!!! LOL I know what you mean about going through all of that to find it is one screw.

I learned this had the hard way today. Had a pump that would not work. I asked if they had the valves open was told yes so I had them take the pump apart to check it and they found nothing wrong so I checked the valves and of course they were closed so 8 hours later I opened the valves and everything works. I am still so so mad about this!!

At me and Most of all at the guys that work for me!!! Just never thought anyone would be that stupid... I guess after 15 years I should have learned.
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Ahh, I have solved the noise issue. It became too much for me to bear, so I ran to the local nerd store (Canada Computers) and bought these:



Life is good again! Although I didn't end up using the red 3-way fan cable, that will come in handy in the future I'm sure.
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Congratulations Bart!!! thumb.gif Know you are glad noise is gone.. 2 Fans I do not want to try is the 2 you had...
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Ever stumbled onto a great build log after it was already started, a few months earlier?
I'm impressed, this is really well done, and gave me a chuckle. (old folk slang for laugh).
Subbed, and a Rep+ for the nice photos and hard work!thumb.gif

Thank you sir! Glad you enjoyed it. It has a long way to go. Once I jump ship to a bigger case, it will get interesting.
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Congratulations Bart!!! thumb.gif Know you are glad noise is gone.. 2 Fans I do not want to try is the 2 you had...

Thanks! They are great little air pushers, but that noise was killing me. I also noticed the noise became a LOT worse once I switched fan controllers and started using the 8-way fan power distribution thing. I wonder if one (or both) of those things were contributing to the racket. Before I installed those, the noise was very tolerable, as I was running off a $20 3 channel fan controller, at half speed. With the new setup, the noise was awful even on the lowest setting on the NZXT controller. thinking.gif
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Thank you sir! Glad you enjoyed it. It has a long way to go. Once I jump ship to a bigger case, it will get interesting.

Well if you are going to get a bigger case I would look at the Case Lab cases. You can not beat the customer service. They sent me pictures of my case being painted!!!! And from what i have read the quality. I can it is easy to configure it to be what you want!!

Well good luck and enjoying your build!!
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Thanks! They are great little air pushers, but that noise was killing me. I also noticed the noise became a LOT worse once I switched fan controllers and started using the 8-way fan power distribution thing. I wonder if one (or both) of those things were contributing to the racket. Before I installed those, the noise was very tolerable, as I was running off a $20 3 channel fan controller, at half speed. With the new setup, the noise was awful even on the lowest setting on the NZXT controller. thinking.gif

Bart believe it or not this could be one of the problems is the fan controller if it is not working completely right and depending on how they do the circuity this can cause the fans to make noise and also they will get hot and eventually burn up because of the controller... Just some words of wisdom from a maintenance electrician.. you will never get them to admit to this. but i have see this in lots of applications.
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