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Poll Results: What should I do about my Ultra Kazes?

 
  • 20% (1)
    Return the fans and stick with S-Flex
  • 0% (0)
    Return the fans and get a watercooling setup
  • 40% (2)
    Keep the fans and get a Fan Controller
  • 20% (1)
    Keep the fans and get anti-noise foam for the case
  • 20% (1)
    C and D
5 Total Votes  
post #1 of 11
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I just replaced my S-Flex (63CFM) and got my Ultra Kaze's 133CFM fans installed, pictures below. Temps dropped about 6°C on load, but they are extremely loud, each fan is 45.90 dBA, only way to get by is I have to listen to really loud music or use earphones. It's almost summer time and it's already hot over here (Washington). Right now as I type, it's 87°F outside, and my room is so small all the heat just circulates even if I have my window open. My temps are below. Are the fans worth keeping to sacrifice a quiet PC?

So what should I do?

A. Return the fans and stick with S-Flex
B. Return the fans and get a watercooling setup
C. Keep the fans and get a Fan Controller
D. Keep the fans and get anti-noise foam for the case
E. C and D

Or if you guys have other suggestions, feel free to let me know. Thanks.





Edited by tmaz42o - 5/17/08 at 2:00pm
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post #2 of 11
Foam will hold heat into the case, most likely defeating the purpose of having better fan in there. Just get a fan controller. I have the Ultra Kaze 2000, and it performs slightly better than my S-Flex SFF21F fans, and it is not unbearably loud.

I used to have the 3D Aurora case myself - what I'd do is use the S-Flex fans in the case, and keep an Ultra Kaze fan on your processor, and see how that affects temperatures.
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post #3 of 11
No airconditioning? Why not get a (small) window AC unit and return those rediculous fans.
    
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
No airconditioning? Why not get a (small) window AC unit and return those rediculous fans.
No, we're cheap right now. But probably during the heat scorches of the summer. But I want to decide something before it's too late to return these fans.
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post #5 of 11
I voted to keep the fans and get a fan controller i have 3 ultra kaze 3000 on my GTX360 and they can be really loud so i know what you mean but i just use a fan controller and leave it on medium.
post #6 of 11
have you tried using speedfan to adjust the fan speeds? I have 2 of those fans and a silverstone fm121 fan and it was really loud so I bought a fan controller Sunbeam RHK-S Rheobus 20W Fan Controller
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have you tried using speedfan to adjust the fan speeds? I have 2 of those fans and a silverstone fm121 fan and it was really loud so I bought a fan controller Sunbeam RHK-S Rheobus 20W Fan Controller
I don't think Speedfan would work because these fans are .60a each and I don't know the max my motherboard can support per _fan connection, so I just have them connected to molexes. Yeah, I was thinking about the Sunbeam Fan Controllers. Everytime you turn off your PC, do the fan settings reset or does it set itself to what you last set it to? That's another thing I don't like about fan controllers, if you have to keep resetting them everytime you turn on your PC.
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post #8 of 11
I upgraded the fans like you but could not take the noise.

This is what I did.

1- Removed the black grid from the side door.
2- Removed the filter for the front fan. (it could be replaced but pointless after 1)
3- Installed 2 low noise fans in the side door. (Cools NB, memory and video card).
4- Installed extra fan for video card.
5- removed the extra hdd and left 3 only so the air can flow better.
6- clean the cabling so the air flows from the front fan.

The only thing I will add is a new fan in the front.

By the way I agree with you, those 2 fans in the back must be replaced.

I hope this help.

Some temps screenshots
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...se-advise.html





Edited by whocares - 5/17/08 at 2:59pm
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmaz42o View Post
I don't think Speedfan would work because these fans are .60a each and I don't know the max my motherboard can support per _fan connection, so I just have them connected to molexes. Yeah, I was thinking about the Sunbeam Fan Controllers. Everytime you turn off your PC, do the fan settings reset or does it set itself to what you last set it to? That's another thing I don't like about fan controllers, if you have to keep resetting them everytime you turn on your PC.
Rheobus-style controllers (basically) add more resistance to a wire by use of a...well, rheobus. They're mechanically controlled, and will keep their settings after you power off your computer.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by whocares View Post
I upgraded the fans like you but could not take the noise.

This is what I did.

1- Removed the black grid from the side door.
2- Removed the filter for the front fan. (it could be replaced but pointless after 1)
3- Installed 2 low noise fans in the side door. (Cools NB, memory and video card).
4- Installed extra fan for video card.
5- removed the extra hdd and left 3 only so the air can flow better.
6- clean the cabling so the air flows from the front fan.

The only thing I will add is a new fan in the front.

By the way I agree with you, those 2 fans in the back must be replaced.

I hope this help.

Some temps screenshots
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...se-advise.html
I attempted to put a fan on the side of my side panel, until I realized it wouldn't fit because my TRUE is big and pretty much takes up all the space. It was a good idea though, wish I coulda tried it. Now I have 4 fans just laying around.
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