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@jopy - Great build very nice biggrin.gif
Has anyone else had issues with the two front 140mm intake fans in the Arc Midi? As they make a weird ticking/clicking noise (like the blades are catching on something, but I can not see anything in the way), really hard to describe the sound, but it's annoying.
All these fans have this issue:
FD case stock fans. - (OEM)
Fractal Design Silent Series - FD-FAN-140 (R1).
Sharkoon Silent Series 800.
All are worse when slowed down with the stock fan controller (ticking/clicking get louder) - the stock fans being the worst.
Cheers

I have the stock fans running at 12V and don't hear this clicking your talking about, but I'll try lowering the voltage and report back.
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post #2642 of 15929
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Originally Posted by Charlie-- View Post

@jopy - Great build very nice biggrin.gif
Has anyone else had issues with the two front 140mm intake fans in the Arc Midi? As they make a weird ticking/clicking noise (like the blades are catching on something, but I can not see anything in the way), really hard to describe the sound, but it's annoying.
All these fans have this issue:
FD case stock fans. - (OEM)
Fractal Design Silent Series - FD-FAN-140 (R1).
Sharkoon Silent Series 800.
All are worse when slowed down with the stock fan controller (ticking/clicking get louder) - the stock fans being the worst.
Cheers
ty smile.gif

no i dun have such problems,
various fans i tried on this r3: noiseblocker/oem/nzxt/scythe/antec/xigmatek.

u can try to take the fans out and try them without mounting, might be the case mounting area is bend or something ( the fan blade hitting the mesh etc), my top fan used to hit on my cooler wires
and made some similar ticking sound, louder ticking sound made when i press the top panel down.
post #2643 of 15929
Thanks for the help & replies @lurker2501, @ROM3000 & @jopy - I have tried all the fans I mentioned outside the case too and also on a direct 12v dc line from the molex on the psu. - I still get the sound but it is quieter so I am thinking that the front case housing is making that noise louder.

Would the way I am testing have an affect on this? As I only have the PSU in the case (all panels on) with the fans connected, I have tried with putting in more and less fans and in different positions.

Cheers
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post #2644 of 15929
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Thanks for the help & replies @lurker2501, @ROM3000 & @jopy - I have tried all the fans I mentioned outside the case too and also on a direct 12v dc line from the molex on the psu. - I still get the sound but it is quieter so I am thinking that the front case housing is making that noise louder.
Would the way I am testing have an affect on this? As I only have the PSU in the case (all panels on) with the fans connected, I have tried with putting in more and less fans and in different positions.
Cheers

erm its an old psu or new psu? do you have any other alternate source to power the fans?
if its not hitting anything the default oem fans should be near silent when not mounted against any mesh
or surface.(should not have tat ticking sound)
post #2645 of 15929
It's a new PSU (PC Cooling & power 600W MKIII) - I do have a 5 yr old PSU I could test with. Maybe it's all fine and I just have super hearing in that range of sound or being to fussy. Something is not right tho' and it seems like one of those frustrating things that will end up being simple to fix.

Listening to it again it does sound like a HDD in constant movement, and it's not a HDD as there are none in the PC at the mo' and others that are in the room at the time are not on.
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few variations of my build with Arc Midi

1.st
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then
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then
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later i added few details to build, but i forget to photograph it with decent camera



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unfortunately, i had to move on to another case because my curiosity, but in the future who knows and probably go on with Define
Edited by Pupo - 5/26/12 at 5:03pm
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Nice;)
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It's a new PSU (PC Cooling & power 600W MKIII) - I do have a 5 yr old PSU I could test with. Maybe it's all fine and I just have super hearing in that range of sound or being to fussy. Something is not right tho' and it seems like one of those frustrating things that will end up being simple to fix.
Listening to it again it does sound like a HDD in constant movement, and it's not a HDD as there are none in the PC at the mo' and others that are in the room at the time are not on.

see if u have the time to test with your old psu, if its still the same meaning its either other parts that is making the noise or ur being sensitive to noise smile.gif.

just fyi the hdd btw try to fasten as loose as possible, if you tighten too much the noise will be more amplified, saw this somewhere in this forum, my hdd was cranking alot of noise till i loosen them.
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see if u have the time to test with your old psu, if its still the same meaning its either other parts that is making the noise or ur being sensitive to noise smile.gif.
just fyi the hdd btw try to fasten as loose as possible, if you tighten too much the noise will be more amplified, saw this somewhere in this forum, my hdd was cranking alot of noise till i loosen them.

I've not had chance to test with old PSU (as it will mean pulling a system apart) will do when I get time. Thanks for the tip about the hdd after loosening the screws the noise from the front fans was less - I tried the fans as an exhaust (to rule out the blades catching on the front grill) but still had the same noise.

I'm thinking that the fans I have are duff and the FD-FAN-140 are too. Just read some reviews on Amazon about users complaining about a ticking sound, maybe this is a bad batch as other Fractal fans I've had have been fine, also probably my ears are sensitive. I don't mind the sound of air moving that's ok, just not ticking/clicking/whining etc. Going to get some 140mm high RPM ones (looking at Areocool Shark & NoiseBlocker at the mo') then use a fan control and/or use resisters to slow them down a bit.



Thanks again Jopy and others that have helped with this. - Back to building the Arc biggrin.gif


Side topic - Sorry: The Sharkoon Silent Eagle 800 were rated at 55 CFM & the FD-FAN-140 at 39 CFM - Well the Fractal ones move way more air than the Sharkoons, strange.
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post #2650 of 15929
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I've not had chance to test with old PSU (as it will mean pulling a system apart) will do when I get time. Thanks for the tip about the hdd after loosening the screws the noise from the front fans was less - I tried the fans as an exhaust (to rule out the blades catching on the front grill) but still had the same noise.
I'm thinking that the fans I have are duff and the FD-FAN-140 are too. Just read some reviews on Amazon about users complaining about a ticking sound, maybe this is a bad batch as other Fractal fans I've had have been fine, also probably my ears are sensitive. I don't mind the sound of air moving that's ok, just not ticking/clicking/whining etc. Going to get some 140mm high RPM ones (looking at Areocool Shark & NoiseBlocker at the mo') then use a fan control and/or use resisters to slow them down a bit.
Thanks again Jopy and others that have helped with this. - Back to building the Arc biggrin.gif
Side topic - Sorry: The Sharkoon Silent Eagle 800 were rated at 55 CFM & the FD-FAN-140 at 39 CFM - Well the Fractal ones move way more air than the Sharkoons, strange.

didnt know fans have bad batch too frown.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/859483/round-6-fan-testing-working-thread
not sure if this thread gonna help ur fan search some kind soul tested a whole range of fans for a more consistence test setup

enjoy building your arc midi smile.gif
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