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post #31 of 54
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Okay I found a very useful info. I guess this is the answer to why some are having the problem & some dont.

"Well I tested it with a bunch on my BitFenix controller- contacted Corsair support and they confirmed this. Their SP series do not work on a lot as the majority of controllers have variable voltage regulation (or something to that effect). At any one setting the voltage is always moving up and down slightly. They want a constant voltage."

Quoted from a moderator in linustechtips forum. Seems legit lol...
post #32 of 54
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this also explains why there isnt any noise from the youtube video, because I believe that is supplying constant voltage. I guess it will work well with some fan controller & some might have noise issues...

I wondered how does the bitfenix recon goes with the corsair fans as I wanted to get that...but then as mention by the moderator...now I need to rethink lol
post #33 of 54
i think a great idea is for corsair to make a fan controller that works with all of theyre fans with not problems and looks as plain as you can get a fan controller then everyone would be happy with theyre fans.
post #34 of 54
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Originally Posted by crazymofo View Post

this also explains why there isnt any noise from the youtube video, because I believe that is supplying constant voltage. I guess it will work well with some fan controller & some might have noise issues...

I wondered how does the bitfenix recon goes with the corsair fans as I wanted to get that...but then as mention by the moderator...now I need to rethink lol

In the video you can see what voltage they are being given, its on the display of the device, above the Volts label ... they start at 0 volts and are raised to 12 volts.

Automatic controllers like the Recon ... and all others except the Lamptron I think will raise and lower the voltage they supply slightly while they try to keep the fans at the speed you set them to. I have used the Corsair fans on my Recon without any trouble.

The simple slide fan controllers just supply a voltage between their minimum and 12 volts as you slide the control up. The result you get is no different though.

I think you are getting a bit confused.

Edited by Jakusonfire - 2/4/13 at 7:06pm
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post #35 of 54
Not sure if I can compare the 2, but read through it.
This is from Cooler master tech support on my Cosmos 2 Fan controller making the exact same noise. They explain why my SP120 is clicking.

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Please note that the fan controller that is included with the COMOS II is meant only for fans without LED or if with LED must have the 2 separate connectors, 1 x 3 pin female connector for the fan power and 1 x 2 pin male connector for the LED power and control.

If you connect a fan with just one connector to the fan control with LED, the amperage is much higher therefore causing the clicking noise you were experiencing. In addition only fans with similar specs will work without issues with the COMOS II, as all the 120mm fans that originally came with the case are actually only approximately 600-1000RPM fans while the Sickle fan model you provided has specs of 800-2400RPM.


Please see another example below:


Sickle fan 1200 RPM VS Sickle fan 2000 RPM



Sickle fan 1200 RPM

Current (Ampere) 0.12A

Input (Watt) 1.44W



Sickle fan 2000 RPM

Current (Ampere) 0.35A

Input (Watt) 4.2W



As shown above the power requirements of both of these non LED version differs by a very large margin. If you were to use the 2000 RPM version it will likely cause the same clicking issue but if you use the 1200RPM version it looks to be still in the same range as the original fans so should not cause the same clicking issue. Hope this helps.

Best Regards,

Cooler Master Technical Support
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My Cosmos 2 controller is running 2 x Corsair H100 fans and AF140. The AF140 does not click and the Corsair H100 fans only stop clicking if I use the standard voltage drop extension.

I returned my Bitfenix fan controller to the supplier took 3 of my fans with.They tested and (no fault found). The technician told me there is nothing wrong(here he is speaking load because of the heavy buzzing/clicking noise). Note he is just a normal technician and not an overclock.net member.

Anyways after a nerd battle he refunded me.thumb.gif
post #36 of 54
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I run the SP120 high performance fans, and have none of the issues everyone is speaking off. They undervolt better then any fan ive used, and ive used a lot of them to the point i don't feel like listing them out . I dont doubt the Bitfenix Spectre fans are good, but these Corsair fans i stand by them. They are quiet to me, and ill even run them at full blast and wont notice them after a while.

I run my fans at 1500rpm and they sound fine. A nice hum.

This.

I have 15 of these fans and they undervolt with no issues and are quiet as well.

It could well be the fan controller making them noisy,I had a similar problem with some Kazes I had,they sounded awful when undervolted.

The BF fans are not so good....

I use a Lamptron Fc 5 with my SP's
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post #37 of 54
the fans have arrived. i only dont have time to build them in yet.
but a quick test with an old fan controller lets me know. when the controller undervolts the high preformance fans the fans make a little bit of a clicking noise but its very hard to hear.
i think when they are build in my case (rig builder) i cant even hear that little bit of clicking noise. but hey thats my opinion. if you wanna know for sure you have to buy one Right
post #38 of 54
I don't have any issues with none of my SP/AF fans as well -

6 SP120 HP/HSP with included voltage step down adapters installed on 2 EX360 rads running at the lowest rpm possible with no noises.

3 AF140 Quiet edition fans with included voltage step down adapters running at the lowest rpm possible with no noises.

The only noise i hear is a slight hum from my D5 pump because its mounted in a Koolance dual bay res and there is some vibration there.

I am using this fan controller for reference -

Best value for the money i have seen based on quality,looks,30 watts per channel.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_48&products_id=30058
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how do i summon corsairgorge into this thread to give some explanation to us? hahaha
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This.

I have 15 of these fans and they undervolt with no issues and are quiet as well.

It could well be the fan controller making them noisy,I had a similar problem with some Kazes I had,they sounded awful when undervolted.

The BF fans are not so good....

I use a Lamptron Fc 5 with my SP's

Good to hear, I just ordered 4x SP-120 High Performance editions and I was a bit scared when I read this thread. I don't plan on using them at full speed (Maybe in summer during day time, or at lan parties tongue.gif), near 1200-1300RPM I'm hoping they're quiet and good.

Using 4x Kaze 1000rpm fans on my bottom fan and they hardly pull any air from the rad compared to the AP-15's I have on top rad, so I hope these SP-120 give me a bit of a temperature improvement! smile.gif
    
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