Originally Posted by attamans
Thanks for your post, unfortunately the Yateloon fan fitted to the AX1200 is a non standard wired fan, it also has a micro 4 pin plug on the end of the wire. I have just replaced it with a Akasa viper PWM 140mm fan, and it's running very quietly. I did it by cutting the wire of the Yateloon fan and soldered a 4 pin extension cable, making an adapter cable for use with any 4 or 3 pin fan. If anyone is interested in doing the same here's correct wiring:-
extension cable______________yateloon cable
Please be aware that sometime extension wires come in the following colours:-
I hope this post will help with anyone who is thinking about replacing the noisey yateloon fan. Be warned you will lose your warranty on your AX1200 and you must be careful in handling any PC PSU, as it may still hold a charge high enough to kill you, even hours after, when not plug into the mains!
I would like to say BIG thanks to attamans for this post as it help me dealing with the crappy Yate Loon D14BH-12 fan fitted to the AX1200.
Since water cooling my PC i notice a strange high pitched buzzing noise after a through investigation I concluded that it was coming from the Yate Loon D14BH-12 fan fitted inside the Corsair Ax1200.
I could not live with live with this noise and took the plunge knowing that it would void my warranty but I live far away and to ship it back to Cosair for replacement will probably cost me a ton and the replacement would be still fitted the crappy Yate Loon D14BH-12 fan.
Fan removed warranty void !!!
No turning back now !!!
I went for Noctua's new NF-A14 FLX as I am using a push pull config on my top rad Hardware Labs Black Ice GT Xtreme 280mm, these fans are silent and give great airflow.
Hopefully these two will make a great combo.
Now for the tricky bit the wiring.
I used attamans wiring diagram hoping I would not receive a large BANG!!! once I hit the power switch remembering that I have just voided my warranty.
My new loop consisted of the low noise adaptor from Noctua's NF-F12 PWM fan Part no NA-RC8 which has means if needed I could replace the NF-A14 FLX with any other PWM 14cm fan or use a standard 3 pin version.
I had tested the Noctua NF-A14 FLX with the adaptor prior fitting and the fan run at just under 950 rpms approx which was super silent but still producing decent air flow.
A closer look, note wiring as per attamans spec.
Ok... so far so good now for the rebuild.
Everthing went back together as easy as it came apart.
From another angle.
Fitted to PC.
The end result my PC is now uber silent with no more high pitched buzzing noise. Temps have remained the same as before I changed the fan and after 3 weeks of gaming sessions up 5 hours long I have not had a single problem.
Again I would like to BIG thanks to attamans and OC net for sharing the info.Edited by tekin777 - 4/19/13 at 4:51am