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I'm going to have to RMA my Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200mm fan for the second time... Anyone else having this kind of problem with them? I've maybe gotten a total of 4 days of usage out of two units. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Got 8 of them.. all purring like little a kittens, but then I have the Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200mm LED
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Got 8 of them.. all purring like little a kittens, but then I have the Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200mm LED


Well I got the White LED one, and the first time I plugged it in it started making this grinding noise which just got gradually worse and worse. The company was kind enough to just send me a new one straight away but after a day or two it stopped spinning completely. Tried plugging it straight into the PSU with the molex adapter and still got the same problem.

Just waiting for a reply from the store to see what I should do with it. Really hard to find any other decent White LED 200mm fans and it really is a shame because they were awesome when they did work. jealoussmiley.gif

Considering that you guys haven't noticed issues with them I might just give them a third chance.
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Well I got the White LED one, and the first time I plugged it in it started making this grinding noise which just got gradually worse and worse. The company was kind enough to just send me a new one straight away but after a day or two it stopped spinning completely. Tried plugging it straight into the PSU with the molex adapter and still got the same problem.

Just waiting for a reply from the store to see what I should do with it. Really hard to find any other decent White LED 200mm fans and it really is a shame because they were awesome when they did work. jealoussmiley.gif

Considering that you guys haven't noticed issues with them I might just give them a third chance.

Well, I would not say they are the quietest 200mm fans I have come across.. but after buying 8 for my case I have grown use to them.. I guess it could be a bad batch that the supplier has, or it could be the shipment that they have received.. Ever watched "Ace Ventura Pet Detective", some times shipments have been really thrown around, I guess after two bad fans I would just ask for my money back and get from somewhere else.

I never really liked the white LEDs myself, and I hate the Red plastic in the Red LED version so I swapped out my Whites and put some 12000mcd waterclear 5mm Red LEDs in them.. much better deep blood read color..

I hope you don't give up with them, I have found them to be very good .. well good for a 200mm fan.
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post #8134 of 18197
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Well, I would not say they are the quietest 200mm fans I have come across.. but after buying 8 for my case I have grown use to them.. I guess it could be a bad batch that the supplier has, or it could be the shipment that they have received.. Ever watched "Ace Ventura Pet Detective", some times shipments have been really thrown around, I guess after two bad fans I would just ask for my money back and get from somewhere else.

I never really liked the white LEDs myself, and I hate the Red plastic in the Red LED version so I swapped out my Whites and put some 12000mcd waterclear 5mm Red LEDs in them.. much better deep blood read color..

I hope you don't give up with them, I have found them to be very good .. well good for a 200mm fan.


They are a tad bit louder than what I would like but I do like the look of them and they are a lot better than the stock ones. I work as customer service at another computer/electronics store so I'm aware that shipments can be handled like crap.

I just recieved word from them that they will send a new one to me for no charge and I can just throw the old one away again. So might as well give them one last chance.

I used to have a ton of blue fans and LED's in my old Antec Elevenhundred but I got bored of it, just prefer the clear lighting that the white LED's give compared to everything in the case being red or blue. I do like the idea of red LED's in "clear" plastic. Much better than tinted plastic! biggrin.gif

I'm getting close to just try to fit two 120mm in the front instead.
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post #8135 of 18197
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I'm getting close to just try to fit two 120mm in the front instead.
I did install 2 120mm BeQuiet Fans and they are a lot quieter than my Bitfenix Spectre Pro. I just screwed them into the front mesh and it worked fine wink.gif
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I did install 2 120mm BeQuiet Fans and they are a lot quieter than my Bitfenix Spectre Pro. I just screwed them into the front mesh and it worked fine wink.gif


WEEEEELLL


There's my problem. I don't have a front mesh anymore... Which could be a complication rolleyes.gif
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WEEEEELLL


There's my problem. I don't have a front mesh anymore... Which could be a complication rolleyes.gif
OK then it could be a little bit complicated biggrin.gif in that case you could do some major modding. Cut a 120 x 240 hole in the front and screw a 240mm radiator grill like that to the front:
http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/info/p8467_Phobya-Blende-Dual--240----Stripes---Black.html
but that would be lots of work wink.gif
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OK then it could be a little bit complicated biggrin.gif in that case you could do some major modding. Cut a 120 x 240 hole in the front and screw a 240mm radiator grill like that to the front:
http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/info/p8467_Phobya-Blende-Dual--240----Stripes---Black.html
but that would be lots of work wink.gif


I do like that idea but it seems like a bit too much work at the moment. I got my new 200mm fan on it's way so hopefully I won't need the dual 120's but you never know!

Appreciate the info! smile.gif
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Hey! Need advice....

If I replace the top 200mm Corsair stock exhaust fan with 2 x 120mm good fans (Bitfenix Spectre Pro, Scythe GT AP-14 / 15, etc.), will I have a better airflow / exhaust?
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Hey! Need advice....

If I replace the top 200mm Corsair stock exhaust fan with 2 x 120mm good fans (Bitfenix Spectre Pro, Scythe GT AP-14 / 15, etc.), will I have a better airflow / exhaust?

Almost every 2x120mm fan setups will beat a 200mm fan. If you mean at the top, I see it as a must to replace the 200mm Corsair fan with 2x120mm's. I have the Bitfenix Spectre Pro 120mm's at the top, and they move a lot more air than a 200mm fan. I'll be changing them with Corsair AF 120mm's in a couple of days though, purely for aesthetics tongue.gif
 
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