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post #1381 of 16063
I've heard one person to say that the stock fans suck and another say that they're fine. I don't think they're too bad when overvolted, but I wouldnt run them @12v. I'm a bit sensitive to noise though.
post #1382 of 16063
The stock fan on my Design Core 1000 is dead silent, but doesn't push much air. I find it better then some stock Cooler Master case fans I've sen though.
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post #1383 of 16063
I can't stand stock CM case fans... anyways, anyone else on if the included fans in the Arc Midi running at 7v would be loud?
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post #1384 of 16063
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

I can't stand stock CM case fans... anyways, anyone else on if the included fans in the Arc Midi running at 7v would be loud?

I think that it's just a matter of your noise tolerance. I am super sensitive I admit, someone who is not may tolerate it undervolted to 5 or 7V. Fractal does make a "Silent" series fan, but these are not it. The tick drove me crazy. I noticed a big difference when replacing with 140mm Scythe Slipstream and 140mm Thermalright
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Maybe you got 3 defective ones? redface.gif
This is stopping me from buying the case, lol. I'm not so good with annoying noises, so if they make a tick, I won't be able to use the fans. I can't replace them.
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post #1386 of 16063
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Maybe you got 3 defective ones? redface.gif
This is stopping me from buying the case, lol. I'm not so good with annoying noises, so if they make a tick, I won't be able to use the fans. I can't replace them.

I'm sorry to hear that. You are missing out on a great case. Any case I buy, I would plan on replacing the fans anyway, so the quality of the fans don't detract from the case IMHO. I wish they came with no fans so I didn't have to pay for them.

I have heard a few other people claim the same thing. A good place to look is newegg.com. You can read dozens more user reviews there to get more feedback and make a decision. Amazon too.
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post #1387 of 16063
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I can't stand stock CM case fans... anyways, anyone else on if the included fans in the Arc Midi running at 7v would be loud?

I use the 3 fans slowed down by the controller. With it, they are quiet enough to be inaudable and i hate too much noise. They are lower quality fans than the ones Fractal Design sell seperatly (cant remember the OEM) but still good fans. They still move enough air to provide all the exhaust for my case and my temps are great.

Hope this helps:)
post #1388 of 16063
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Size and 5.25" bays are no issue. I only need the two.
Ouch, not what I was hoping to hear. I have a fan controller (NZXT Sentry Mesh) and I would run all three fans at the lowest I could (7v).

I actually have the FD Core 3000 case, but I have an NZXT Sentry Mesh controller as well and I have the three included FD fans (2x 120mm and a 140mm) as well as 3x 120mm and a 140mm NZXT white fans all hooked up to this controller. When I put all the switches down, I really can't hear anything. Though I don't do that because my CPU temps with my H60 begins to quickly rise.... it is still very quiet. Not to mention that the Sentry Mesh looks awesome with FD cases thumb.gif
    
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K awesome, think i'll probably end up getting an XL. How is it for cooling though, do you reckon it would be good enough to keep the 2500k and 580 w/ accelero extreme cool enough to also run at low RPM's to be really quiet ?

I read in a review somewhere that the airflow is mediocre with stock fans so this is what I did:
- Mount the stock rear fan in the front bottom position
- Mount the 140mm fan from the NH-D14 in the back of the case
- Mount the 120mm fan from the NH-D14 in the front top position
- Open all compartment dividers
- Put some more powerful fans on the NH-D14. It was great running at a moderate overclock but not for pushing the FX-8150. Of course it all depends upon how far you want to push your CPU.
I just made a new pic of the latest status after I added a shroud on the intake fan.
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A 260cfm San Ace and a 120x25mm150cfm Delta are in the mail smile.gif
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Seems like you should replace that Noctua as it can't push as much air as the other fans on the D14. Or will that be accomplished with the fans you mentioned are in the mail? rolleyes.gif
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