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Wanted to put this out here. I have the HAF-X Nvidia and the fan is FREAKING LOUD. I'm not sure if it's borked or just that loud, but it's able to be heard over my SLI GTX 470s at 80%! I can't take it, and with fermi I have a HUGE noise threshold, but this is too much. The fan in question is a 120mm Blade Master. (Specs: http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/...roducts_id=380)

I'm looking to replace it with one that is a little quieter but around the same CFM. My question is, the BM is pretty thick for a fan, will any regular 120mm work in the HAF-X VGA duct?

On a side note, if I added a blue Megaflow to the top, would this help cooling, or would it reduce the positive pressure (more exhaust) and lead to my case sucking in dust?
I had an AP-15 in the VGA and is very noisy too, i can hear it louder than the 2 AP-15 on my H70..

I suspect there is some kind of design issue with the VGA Duct.. you can try lower the RPM, it most likely will help a lot.

by the way i removed mine as i don't see any difference.
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I don't have any oil atm. I might just see if I can get a quieter fan. I hope it's not the duct design. Problem is, I need all the cooling I can get because my SLI 470's are hot, and it's the top card that is really pushing it.

    
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Just a little update.

Before replacing the front panel.
can i buy your hdd cage off you if you no longer need it. (applies to anyone else for that matter).

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can't help but notice the massive bites in your fan blades. looks like its had a fight with another fan.
probably adds to the noise problem too.
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can't help but notice the massive bites in your fan blades. looks like its had a fight with another fan.
probably adds to the noise problem too.[/QUOTE]


I don't think that fan is the problem. That is one of the quietest fans I have ever own. It design that way so that it quiet if I am not mistaken.

Question: why do you have it set up as an in take, are your temps better that way?
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can't help but notice the massive bites in your fan blades. looks like its had a fight with another fan.
probably adds to the noise problem too.

I believe the fans are manufactured that way with the notches in them... GT's have them also but closer to the base of the blades.
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Yeah, it's Noctua's "more-air-less-noise" setup, and it does work really well. I wasn't aware I had it in the wrong direction, but no problems for overall temps. I'm thinking back a little. I had actually taken out the duct and fan before I had SLI as it was unneeded and I wanted to see the fan, and you're right, I don't remember it being noisy at all. But I KNOW it's that fan causing the noise because I unplugged it to test a while back and it was SO much better. I also secured it pretty tight, so I can't imagine that is causing it. I wish I could mount just the fan, not the duct
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If you decide to take out the Noutua to turn it around you might want to ty swapping it for the BladeMaster to see if that changes the noise level.
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Can someone bump my Laptop thread please?
     
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Can someone bump my Laptop thread please?
You are supposed to wait at least 24 hours before bumping a thread here at OCN. It's only been 3 hours so you have a LONG way to go before anyone would do that.
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can i buy your hdd cage off you if you no longer need it. (applies to anyone else for that matter).



can't help but notice the massive bites in your fan blades. looks like its had a fight with another fan.
probably adds to the noise problem too.
I will look and see if i still have it around.
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