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I just got my fan in today and it ran fine for about 8 hours and then I noticed this whine like noise and narrowed it down to this new fan. I crank it down to slow and the whine is barely audible but still there. Another note to add is that if I spin it normally I can hear the bearings rubbing up against each other, or whatever is in that fan. So what should I do? RMA refund or replacement? Or should I just keep it at low and ignore it...

Antec 120mm blue led tri cool : used for side case intake
Low: Barely audible
Med: High pitched whine noise
High: Too loud
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rma or replace it asap, i have one and it runs smooth no noises like that something must be messed up in the bearings maybe
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rma or replace it asap, i have one and it runs smooth no noises like that something must be messed up in the bearings maybe
Just read that it is most likely a motor buzz which is what it sounds like. I will most likely replace it since I don't like any others.
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Ahh, i can hear the motor buzz , but only when i put my ear really close to the fan and when its on high, *ouch a litle too close*
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Ahh, i can hear the motor buzz , but only when i put my ear really close to the fan and when its on high, *ouch a litle too close*
None of my stock tri cools make a motor buzz, but this new one makes a noticeable one on medium! I most likely will send for a replacement tomorrow
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if u just bought the thing,i would return it to the store with the reciept,if u bought it locally
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