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post #21 of 31
Just use some rubber washers.
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post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by biftek View Post
Just use some rubber washers.
That would help... if we knew where the sound was comming from!
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post #23 of 31
surely he can just dremel all the mesh where the fans are pulling in air, i did that and it seemed quiter after
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post #24 of 31
It's a fan bearing.
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post #25 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by OCec3 View Post
It's a fan bearing.
I did several things to quiet mine down:

Constrained Layer Damping Material
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=268-286

A Lower Speed (800 RPM) fan
http://www.quietpcusa.com/Noctua-NF-...Fan-P84C6.aspx

A Top-Quality Fan
See above (Noctua)

Rubber mounts for the fan
Included w/ Noctua Fan

Stiffening Ribs on panel
Go to Local HW store, buy a length of aluminum angle material and some decent epoxy. Be careful where you place them to avoid interference.

It's dead quiet now.
Overkill I know, but I had the same reaction to the rattle, it was really annoying.
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post #26 of 31
I had this same problem. Was driving me mad. I even went so far as to pick up some expensive acoustic padding. But after installing it, the case still rattled every now and then.

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Originally Posted by Erwin_Rommel View Post
you've probably got a fallen screw hangin' out somewhere man lol, i had a screw floating around in my case when i firt built it and i turned it on and it started rattling and i thought one of my fans was broken or something
Bingo. While I was taking a dremel to my case, one of the screws on the edge of the drive bays (closest to the motherboard tray, big line of em) came lose. I thought I shook it lose during all the cutting, but after trying to screw it back in, I realized the threads in the hole were stripped. Well since I've had that screw out, the case hasn't rattled once. So check the lines of screws on the drive bays to see they're all tight.
    
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post #27 of 31
make sure your top panel is seated properly, other than that I couldn't explain it other than as a few others suggested that maybe the fan is to blame?
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post #28 of 31
Quote:
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Bingo. While I was taking a dremel to my case, one of the screws on the edge of the drive bays (closest to the motherboard tray, big line of em) came lose. I thought I shook it lose during all the cutting, but after trying to screw it back in, I realized the threads in the hole were stripped. Well since I've had that screw out, the case hasn't rattled once. So check the lines of screws on the drive bays to see they're all tight.
Looks like we have a winner! O you mean ALL those screws lined up on the side? Wow forgot about those! Yeah I'm taking those suckers out!
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post #29 of 31
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Looks like we have a winner! O you mean ALL those screws lined up on the side? Wow forgot about those! Yeah I'm taking those suckers out!
You don't have to take them all out, just make sure they're all tight.
    
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post #30 of 31
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Just took the top panel off and re-screwed my fans in. Made them so tight if felt like it was going to break the mesh but no more buzzing noise (for now)!
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