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Poll Results: Which Model Do You Use/Prefer?

 
  • 46% (19)
    Quiet Edition
  • 39% (16)
    High Performance Edition
  • 14% (6)
    Both
41 Total Votes  
post #11 of 73
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Originally Posted by gsk3rd View Post

I have 6 of them and they are all humming. I think it is coil whine when being adjusted via a fan controller. I am hoping corsair can help me out some how.

i have two af140s and they both make a humming sound. its a lot easier to hear the sound inside the case so im not sure it's coil whine, maybe some sort of air turbulence.
post #12 of 73
I'm becoming a bit of a Corsair fanboy these days and these fans are attractive. How do they compare to Noctuas in terms of CFM/quietness factors?
post #13 of 73
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these are very quiet when not set at full speed and push a lot of air. no AS good as noctua but, better colors and WAY better price

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post #14 of 73
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Originally Posted by nervx View Post

i have two af140s and they both make a humming sound. its a lot easier to hear the sound inside the case so im not sure it's coil whine, maybe some sort of air turbulence.

I did some testing and come to find out it was the fan controller and the way to controlled the voltage that was causing the problems. So big up to Corsair as well as George helping me diagnose the problems.
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Originally Posted by Gigatel View Post

I'm becoming a bit of a Corsair fanboy these days

I agree I am as well. Hard to beat the product that has this kind of support.
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post #15 of 73
I don't have a camera currently to do the OCN name on paper but I did buy a lot of the fans.

Case: NZXT Phantom 410
4xCorsair SP120mm Quiet Edition
4xCorsair AF120mm Quiet Edition
1xCorsair AF140mm Quiet Edition
Usually ran at 450rpm or so push on Corsair H100i, idle temps 23c, normal 28c, stress 73c, push/pull stress 66c


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Painted White but still very good performer, no temp loss xD
Only painted 1 because it was Winter and wanted to wait til Summer to paint all.

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post #16 of 73
I have 3x AF120 Quiet Edition being controlled by a NZXT Sentry 2 (don't like this controller, makes my fan buzz unless set to 100%. since it does not control by voltage).
Sorry about the picture quality. Using Nexus 4 camera, it refuses to focus on the piece of paper.



post #17 of 73
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fegelein View Post

I have 3x AF120 Quiet Edition being controlled by a NZXT Sentry 2 (don't like this controller, makes my fan buzz unless set to 100%. since it does not control by voltage).
Sorry about the picture quality. Using Nexus 4 camera, it refuses to focus on the piece of paper.

 





 

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quick tip, turn the cpu cooler 90 degrees, will get much better temps under load

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Samsung 830 128gb Seagate 2TB 7200 rpm 64mb cache Seagate 1TB 7200 rpm 64mb cache Swiftech H220-x 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Kraken G10 Zalman LQ320 (GPU) Windows 7 Pro Asus PB278Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 2, Blue Switches Corsair AX850 Phantom 410 (Black) Razer Naga 2014 Left-Handed Edition 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
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post #18 of 73
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Originally Posted by Radmanhs View Post

quick tip, turn the cpu cooler 90 degrees, will get much better temps under load

Yup, when I first bought it, I was in a rush to install the heatsink. What did I know? I installed it pointing up by accident instead of towards the rear. I happened to have run of of thermal paste to reapply when I turn it around, so I'm postponing it. I currently have it in push+pull with the air being pushed upwards. Need to buy some Arctic MX-4 soon.
post #19 of 73
I am cursed by fans -_-... My front intakes make a buzzing noise, super annoying, both controllers make some fans have the buzzing noise too -_-
Sentry Mesh X2
2XAF120 Quiet
2XAF120 Perf
2XAF140 Quiet (still shipping)



Edited by Frozenoblivion - 3/19/13 at 2:33pm
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Seagate 2TB Hard drive Intel 330 series 180GB SSD ASUS 24X drive Corsair H80i 
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Corsair AF 120 Performance Windows 7 Professional 64 BIt Asus VH238H 23 IN display @ 1920X1080 K90 
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620W Seasonic power supply  Nzxt Phantom 410 M60 ATH-M50 
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post #20 of 73
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Originally Posted by Frozenoblivion View Post

I am cursed by fans -_-... My front intakes make a buzzing noise, super annoying, both controllers make some fans have the buzzing noise too -_-



Is that the Sentry Mesh you have? As you can see in one of my posts above, I am having the same problem with my Sentry 2. A quick Google search reveals that this is a very common problem with the Sentry 2 and I think it may apply to your Sentry Mesh too. The NZXT fan controllers seem to control speed by rapidly fluctuating the power to the fans rather than control by voltage, causing the buzzing, as far as I know. Seems NZXT went cheap on parts.
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