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I am getting this weird whining sound, albeit be it very light. It's that light it plays around with your hearing such as when you turn your head in some positions you can't hear, but can in others.

I'm not sure if it's because of the metallic mesh in front of the fan, or it's my stock CPU cooler on my i5 2500.

You can hear it much more dominantly when the dust filter is removed.

I've had to move right to the left end of my desk so it isn't distracting.

Another alternative is that people suggest it could be PSU whine, however I hear no whine from it or where the dust filter is on the base and ONLY from the front.
post #3802 of 4826
Many owners of this case, including myself have cut out the front mesh because of this noise.
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This would void the warranty, right?

Not that it matters much, it's not as if something can "stop working" unless it's the fans that can be easily replaced.

What tools should I use and how easy is it?
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This would void the warranty, right?
Not that it matters much, it's not as if something can "stop working" unless it's the fans that can be easily replaced.
What tools should I use and how easy is it?

Unless you smash it to pieces, you won't need warranty for a case, especially not one from Corsair. Those guys will replace any broken parts without asking any questions.

Re Tools, most will say Nibbler but for a cleaner cut, you should use a dremel.

EDIT: @BiG_LiG, very nicely cut btw!
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If you're going for perfectly cut, use a dremel (don't forget to take any hardware out of the case before making any cuts though). If you're shooting for a more budget friendly option (ie: when you don't have a dremel and don't feel like spending €60 on a power tool you might only use once) or just going for "close enough", then a nibbler will do fine. I cut mine with a nibbler and while the result isn't as refined as with a dremel, it still works just as good, and you don't need to take your hardware out of the case (just cover up the PSU fan grille, last thing you want is a piece of metal flying in there). When using a nibbler, you will also need some pliers (is that the right word?) to make the initial cut.
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if you do not wish to cut out the mesh, another option is to make a shroud for your 200mm fan.
distancing the fan slightly away from the mesh, it will reduce the noise it makes alot.

cutting out the original corsair 200mm fan


attached the shroud onto my coolermaster megaflow fan

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Unless you smash it to pieces, you won't need warranty for a case, especially not one from Corsair. Those guys will replace any broken parts without asking any questions.

Re Tools, most will say Nibbler but for a cleaner cut, you should use a dremel.

EDIT: @BiG_LiG, very nicely cut btw!

Thanks. Cut with a 4.5" angle grinder, then finished with a flap wheel attached to a drill.
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Thanks. Cut with a 4.5" angle grinder, then finished with a flap wheel attached to a drill.

My dad has both of those tools, I have no idea why I haven't used them yet...
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My dad has both of those tools, I have no idea why I haven't used them yet...

I do have a Dremel as well, but for that job I prefer those larger tools. Flap wheel gives you a nice edge but creates a lot of metal dust so best to use with an empty case.
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the corsair 650D community is dead lol
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