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post #1 of 31
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Just to start off, I think this case is great. Only problem is, the top and side door rattle nonstop due to the fans being placed there. Even with something placed in between the screw and case, there is still that aggravating rattle which causes me to give me case a good kick/knee to shut it up

Any way to "mod" the case or do anything to stop that annoying rattling noise?
post #2 of 31
Not really understanding your problem... are the screws rattling or is the fan rattling?
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post #3 of 31
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I think it's the actual chassis of the of the case (the top "mesh" section I believe).
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Not really understanding your problem... are the screws rattling or is the fan rattling?
I know what he's talking about, let me handle it
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I think it's the actual chassis of the of the case (the top "mesh" section I believe).
No, it's the panel, I have the same problem and I'm working on it. We have a bunch of this fluffy stuff downstairs I was gonna attach to the inside of the panel to reduces the rattle/sound levels.

But back to the problem, it seems to occur when the panel has a slight concavity to it, are ALL 4 screws in tightly?
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post #5 of 31
Are you sure the top panel is fully seated?

I'll also point out that if you're using high-airflow fans, the sound of the air being pulled through the poorly-designed hex mesh has a somewhat "rattling" quality to it. Try turning down the fans and seeing if that solves your problem.
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post #6 of 31
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It's not the sound of the air but it's the actual chassis vibrating. The screws are as tight as they go. Guess I have to find some good rubber spacers to place between the screws and the case (both side panel and the top panel) to see if it stops.

At least it doesn't rattle all the time. It starts every now and again, and a well placed knee to the side or a pushing it against my desk usually shuts it up
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It's not the sound of the air but it's the actual chassis vibrating. The screws are as tight as they go. Guess I have to find some good rubber spacers to place between the screws and the case (both side panel and the top panel) to see if it stops.

At least it doesn't rattle all the time. It starts every now and again, and a well placed knee to the side or a pushing it against my desk usually shuts it up
Want to see if it's the same thing as me? Is it the panel WITH the fans right around them that seems to be rattling every know and then? Does the panel pop-in and out slightly?
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post #8 of 31
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It does but the rattle continues even when I take the panel off and unplug that fan. I think it's a combination of both the side and the top (only complaint about the CM690, the panels are so flimsy).
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It does but the rattle continues even when I take the panel off and unplug that fan. I think it's a combination of both the side and the top (only complaint about the CM690, the panels are so flimsy).
Yes the panels are flimsy... the rattle CONTINUES? O wow mine doesn't do that at all... Hmm have you taken your case apart? I took mine FULLY apart and re-assembled it, mainly for a mod, but it seems a bit sturdier now.
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post #10 of 31
If possible, change the fan speed. A frequency change may stop the gyro rattle.
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