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Corsair Air 540 Replacing the 3x 140

post #1 of 6
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Hello guys!

I have the Air 540 but the stock fans are to loud for me and i think they do a weird whining noise sometimes (lol?) , i was thinking to pick up 3x Silent Wings 2 PWM,
2x for intake 1x exhaust,

anyone else have done the same in air 540?
any other advice?

Thanks! thumb.gif

P.S I want pure silence and acceptable perfomance.
post #2 of 6
Yeah the stock fans aren't the best, I replaced them with more corsair fans though.

I can't speak for those fans specifically, but if I was you I would head over to the Air 540 Owners Club thread and post there too, tons of really helpful people with A LOT of different set ups, it's really great for new 540 owners.

I would also look into a fan controller. Since it is the Air 540 after all it really is optimized for airflow which means it doesnt have the best sound dampening, but a fan controller really helps with any noise if you want it as quiet as possible.
post #3 of 6
I agree with much of what VoodooFarm said.
But I'm not a fan of Corsair fans.
There are many others much better and lower priced.
Case fan control really needs to be automatic, the same way CPU and GPU cooler fans are. Every CPU and GPU use automatic fan controls, so it is only logical to do the same with the case fans that are after all, supplying the airflow to and from these coolers. We want case airflow to be in sync with component needs. If it's not, things are not going to cool like they should and system will not be as quiet as it should be when not working hard.

You might find 5th & 4th topics in "Ways to Better Cooling" linked in my sig of interest. 1st post is index, click on topics to see them. There are many more with lots of good information about fans, how they flow air, etc.
post #4 of 6
I am also not a fan of Corsair fans, especially in an application where noise is a concern in any way. Nor do I think spending money on a fan controller for three case fans is in any way necessary, but this MB has only one fan header. Personally, I would use a 3-way splitter on the header with fan control software.


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Originally Posted by LocoDiceGR View Post

i was thinking to pick up 3x Silent Wings 2 PWM,
2x for intake 1x exhaust,

The Silent Wings 2 are excellent fans and work well in that application. Their limitation has always been restrictive environments, but the Air 540 will let them work very well. If you are looking to quiet things down, they are a top choice, and arguably the best fan made for this type of application.

However....why PWM when you don't have a PWM header to connect them to?
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Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post

I am also not a fan of Corsair fans, especially in an application where noise is a concern in any way. Nor do I think spending money on a fan controller for three case fans is in any way necessary, but this MB has only one fan header. Personally, I would use a 3-way splitter on the header with fan control software.
The Silent Wings 2 are excellent fans and work well in that application. Their limitation has always been restrictive environments, but the Air 540 will let them work very well. If you are looking to quiet things down, they are a top choice, and arguably the best fan made for this type of application.

However....why PWM when you don't have a PWM header to connect them to?

thanks for your answer.

I choose PWM because its 1,50 euro more than the stock, (in my country)

and for future use. (fan controller or new mobo)
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Originally Posted by LocoDiceGR View Post

thanks for your answer.

I choose PWM because its 1,50 euro more than the stock, (in my country)

and for future use. (fan controller or new mobo)

For similar price, it would be worth it for future use. Some would argue that you should not run PWM fans with voltage regulation, but I have never had an issue with the BQ fans this way.
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