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Does anyone else have a vibration/buzzing noise issue? I think it's the hard drive cage but I'm not sure. I only hear it when the hard drive is spinning. Pushing on the drive cage or the tab that holds the tray in place usually makes it stop. Also adjusting the side panel can make it stop. Does anyone have this or know of a way to fix it? I've been trying to figure this out for months. Thanks smile.gif

might wanna try rubber washers or putting rubber under the feet.
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might wanna try rubber washers or putting rubber under the feet.

The case feet have rubber on them, and I've tried putting washers under the drive cage. Honestly I don't think it's helped at all frown.gif
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The case feet have rubber on them, and I've tried putting washers under the drive cage. Honestly I don't think it's helped at all frown.gif

hmm...
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Does anyone else have a vibration/buzzing noise issue? I think it's the hard drive cage but I'm not sure. I only hear it when the hard drive is spinning. Pushing on the drive cage or the tab that holds the tray in place usually makes it stop. Also adjusting the side panel can make it stop. Does anyone have this or know of a way to fix it? I've been trying to figure this out for months. Thanks smile.gif

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might wanna try rubber washers or putting rubber under the feet.

The case feet have rubber on them, and I've tried putting washers under the drive cage. Honestly I don't think it's helped at all frown.gif

You have a resonance vibration from the hdd. You can manipulate the cage, or "shim" the vibrating area on the cage, or replace the drive, or shim the drive. You said it stopped with pressure, so find the area that is affected (ie the buzzing area) and address that.
    
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You have a resonance vibration from the hdd. You can manipulate the cage, or "shim" the vibrating area on the cage, or replace the drive, or shim the drive. You said it stopped with pressure, so find the area that is affected (ie the buzzing area) and address that.

Resonance definitely sounds right. I'll try shimming the drive cage or the drive tray and see how it goes. Thanks smile.gif
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I am using them. The af140's are nice, quiet, and look sharp. They move about double the air of the stock fractal fans. I have 4 of them, one on the side panel, rear exhaust and 2 up front for intakes.

Thanks for the info, are they just as quiet at that double air intake ?

thanks
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I recently changed my case from a Silverstone RV02 to a Define R4. I found this thread to be a great resource & thought I would provide some feedback for others considering the R4.

I have had the RV02 for 2 years and have been pleased with its performance. But I was ready to make a change and wanted a case that was quiet, had good airflow, limited dust and had an understated aesthetic. My main concern in moving to the R4 was the tradeoff between airflow and quiet. I have been pleasantly surprised that this has not happened.

The R4 was easier to put together & cable, mainly due to the wider clearance behind the motherboard. I made a few changes from the stock R4 configuration:

- Moved the rear 140mm R2 fan to the front & addded a Xigmatek 140 mm 1000 RPM fan to the rear (it came free with my CPU cooler)
- Replaced the +1 expansion slot with a Silverstone Aeroslot. I was going to replace the others, but the Aeroslots do not fit as snuggly
- Removed the middle hard drive cage, but kept the lower cage in order to dampen HDD vibration & hide cables
- Flipped the PSU so its fan would exhaust air when the CPU + GPU were under heavy load

Here are some measurements I took with both cases. This is not very scientific since I also changed my CPU cooler from an H50 to a Xigmatek Dark Knight II. Ambient temps were 20-21c.

GPU (Sapphire 7950 @ 1075 Core / 1375 Mem / 1149 mv Target voltage) - Heaven

RV02 = 63-64c, 1916 RPM fan speed (46%)
R4 w. case fans @ 7v = 65-67c, 1960 RPM fan speed (48%)
- raising the case fans to 12v during the test dropped temps by 2c


CPU (2500k @ 4.2Ghz / 1272 mv) - Prime95

RV02 + H50 w. 2x Kama Flow 1500 RPM fans in push/pull: 51/58/58/54c, 2x fans @ 974 RPM
R4 @ 7v + Xigmatek Dark Knight w. stock PWM fan: 47/53/55/51c, 1890 RPM fan speed
R4 @ 12v + Xigmatek Dark Knight w. stock PWM fan: 47/53/55/51c, 1834 RPM fan speed

What has pleased me the most is being able to run the case fans at 7v & not giving up much performance vs. 12v. Anecdotally, I would say that the R4 @ 12v has a slightly higher noise level than my old RV02 with its 180mm fans on 'Low,' but that the sound characteristics of the R4 are better. At 7v the R4 is much quieter.

Overall, I am very happy I made the change. At the $80 price I paid (recent Newegg US sale), this is an incredible value.
Edited by hodor. - 1/1/13 at 5:23am
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Hi, anyone got some ideas how to get better looking?

i have new pump, mcp655 and maybe i get new dualbay reservoir. but if i buy dualbay reservoir, i have to change 360 rad to 240/280.
post #5509 of 15930
I'd keep it the way it is now, it already looks pretty cool.
post #5510 of 15930
i just saw an ebay seller listing the windowed side-panel for sale. this is a US sale
so it must either be releasing or available. he had 10 and they look to be white
panels.

using part number: FD-AC-WND-ARCB

hope this helps some of you fence guys on buying the arc midi without a window option.

airdeano
Edited by airdeano - 1/1/13 at 8:02am
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