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Hi Guys!

I am not sure if this has been posted but has anybody had a problem with excessive noise from the side fan? I have installed a Scythe Slipstream 120mm on the side and have used the Coolermaster fan as well, both with similar noises. When the fans run by themselves (aka not attached) they are dead quiet. However, when they are placed on the case they emit a whine/hum that is quite annoying. It happens when it is in the mounting position whether the side panel is off or if it is on.

It appears to me that the hole shape is causing the sound.

Has anyone else experienced this and if so do you have a solution? Case temps seem to be the same whether it is on or off so I may just leave it disconnected but would like to have it running when I get into some overclocking.

Thanks!



EDIT: Seems like this was discussed on page 218 of this thread...must have missed it prior....it is indeed the honeycomb pattern. Will try to come up with a solution or leave it off for now!
I use rubber grommets on the side panel fan along with a 120mm Scythe Slipstream fan. No excessive noise at all.
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I use rubber grommets on the side panel fan along with a 120mm Scythe Slipstream fan. No excessive noise at all.
Hawaiian,

Can you point me to a link on your grommets? Are they simply spacers between the fan casing and the side panel or are they gaskets like for the power suppy opening?

I have tried moving the fan closer to and away from the honeycombs and it appears as though it has to be much further away than the screw distance.

Appreciate the help. I am down to one arm because of surgery last week so a dremel wont be in my future for at least 3 weeks or so....one handed typing is getting faster though!!!!!

Regards,

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Hawaiian,

Can you point me to a link on your grommets? Are they simply spacers between the fan casing and the side panel or are they gaskets like for the power suppy opening?

I have tried moving the fan closer to and away from the honeycombs and it appears as though it has to be much further away than the screw distance.

Appreciate the help. I am down to one arm because of surgery last week so a dremel wont be in my future for at least 3 weeks or so....one handed typing is getting faster though!!!!!

Regards,

I used some spare rubber grommets I had lying around from a old cpu cooler that I used to have. I used them as a spacer between the fan and side panel.

If you want grommets specially for computer case you could get them from frozencpu.com or performance-pcs.com

http://www.frozencpu.com/search.html...&go.x=0&go.y=0

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ubber+grommets
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I used some spare rubber grommets I had lying around from a old cpu cooler that I used to have. I used them as a spacer between the fan and side panel.

If you want grommets specially for computer case you could get them from frozencpu.com or performance-pcs.com

http://www.frozencpu.com/search.html...&go.x=0&go.y=0

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ubber+grommets
Thanks Hawaiian.....appreciate the links....going to attempt some mods with some parts in the garage to see how far away I have to get that fan....
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I ordered the NV-690 the other day as part of my new rig, I'm waiting until it all comes in so I can do some cable management and post some pictures .

I can't wait! I hate ground shipping!
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o hai!

I own one, and I love it. I can do better than a pic, I made a whole thread about it

I didn't mod mine. All I've done so far is buy a replacement side panel with a cutout from newegg and added a fan to the top and bottom. It's still too new for me to be breaking out the dremmel and krylon, but I will get around to that eventually.
 
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Since my case is coming on Monday I might as well ask some question.

Does the case some with screws for the fans does it come with? Also if I orderered some extra fans do they come with screws?

When I bought some fans earlier without any screws I use a 3cm long screw with a attachable bolt on the end so the fan doesn't move around.
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Usually the fans themselves come with screws.
 
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Usually the fans themselves come with screws.
depends on what you order. I don't recall having received screws with any of my Yate Loons, coolermasters, or thermaltakes back in the day.

your mileage may vary with this one.
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Since my case is coming on Monday I might as well ask some question.

Does the case some with screws for the fans does it come with? Also if I orderered some extra fans do they come with screws?

When I bought some fans earlier without any screws I use a 3cm long screw with a attachable bolt on the end so the fan doesn't move around.
the fans that come with the case, if I remember correctly, are already mounted... so yeah, they have screws. If not, order more screws when you order your fans. I picked mine up from jabtech, but lots of other places will have them as well.
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