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post #2561 of 15859
Thanks dtjerr, I only removed the HDD bays (drilled out the rivets).

The case was really great with one exception, as mentioned I have 8 Zalman ZM-SF3s but for some reason the ones mounted in front are abnormally louder even after putting in rubber washers to reduce vibrations.
post #2562 of 15859
Wow, it sucks with the front fans.. But there must be a solution to this, and i will find it! smile.gif.. That is, if i buy the case tongue.gif
post #2563 of 15859
Before:
AMD 955, at default clock under load it went to 65° :S
450

After: Arc Midi
Overclocked to 4.0, max temp 55°, idle 30°

I think i'm gonna buy a acryl panel as sidepanel


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post #2564 of 15859
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Originally Posted by cheewah0 View Post

Thanks dtjerr, I only removed the HDD bays (drilled out the rivets).
The case was really great with one exception, as mentioned I have 8 Zalman ZM-SF3s but for some reason the ones mounted in front are abnormally louder even after putting in rubber washers to reduce vibrations.

I have this case for 1 day and i bought the Be Quiet Shadow Wings fans; with a max of 17 dB @ 1000RPM to attach in the front, then i bought a fancontroller and even at the lowest setting this fans are making a anoying noise!! It's so frustrating because i have the same fans attached to the cpu and gpu and at 50% speed they make less sound than the fans at front at lowest speed!!!
Edited by misterD - 5/22/12 at 4:12pm
post #2565 of 15859
Fans tend to be a little noisier when behind mesh and air filters. Have you tried running the fans outside the case to confirm this?
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post #2566 of 15859
Hi solsamurai, I tried removing the grills and the filter but it still does the same noise. I think it is because it is only clipped in and therefore makes a weird vibrating sound.

On that note, the front two ZM-SF3 on 1/4 power through the NZXT Mix is dead quiet and I don't see myself ever needing all my fans at full as my temps are quite low.
post #2567 of 15859
Did you run them outside the case as well? I figured it had something to do the way they mount to the front panel. It's also good to make sure the noise misterD is hearing is not coming from the bearings. thumb.gif
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post #2568 of 15859
With me the fans are silent when removed from the frontpanel, when i insert the fans i have the noise again...

Pretty stupid for a 95€ case...


So i placed some foam between the clips and fan and tada! Fan noise is very silent again

Cheewah0, try this!

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post #2569 of 15859
There ya go! It's always the mesh, filters or vibrations! thumb.gif
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post #2570 of 15859
i'm preparing to build my r3 setup and have one question.

Are 3 fans enough (2 front intake, 1 rear exhaust) for a single gpu setup?

If not I would add 1 more fan to one of the top exhaust spots.
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