Originally Posted by Biggrich76
So I just got a Storm Scout to replace my Antec 900. I bought the case mostly for the looks and the change of color scheme (from blue to red). I must say that the installation was quite easy compared to building in the Antec 900. The extra holes for wires and clips for drives really made it easy.
However, after having it running for a few hours there is one major downfall. Noise levels. The noise is significantly louder than my Antec 900. The fan noise is almost unbearable and the vibrations from the hard drive seem to rumble the entire case and cause a lot of unwanted noise.
There has also been an increase in temperature inside the case. Not as big of a deal as the noise, but still 5C higher on most components.
Can anyone recommend some solutions? Maybe some more silent replacement fans? Or a way to reduce the vibrations from the hard drive further? I have a fan controller that I will be installing, but I fear that reducing the speed of the fans will make the temps spike even more.
I really want to love this case but these things are really holding me back right now.
Thanks in advance.
Well for cooling put a 120mm or 140mm fan in the 5.25 drivebays if you have room, that will help more than anything for temps. The 140mm will just slide in nice and tight, the 120mm you will have to mount it. The noise levels I can't really say, the 2 Scouts that I built where very quiet. Do you have stock fans? If not are you using any fan controlers on them? Is there wires hitting the fan blades? Do you have anything loose in there, maybe a long shot but the back panel can be hard to put on sometimes, did it pop loose before you got the screws in? Do you have fans in the window? I never did that but a lot of people said that they got a lot of fan noise from that.