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Hello.

Originally my fans were very VERY loud in my case due to the intake fan sucking in air through a honeycomb mesh. Well I cut away the mesh and of course the noise died down, however it's still significantly louder than my other fans on full blast.

They're all CM R4 fans but the intake fan in particular is the noisiest. I'm wondering what i can do to help cut down on the noise. I don't have any rubber screws or mountings so I had to ghetto it with some rubber bands and that didn't seem to help.

I'm thinking I need to smooth out the edges of the cuts from the mesh. At the time I used tin snips so they aren't the cleanest because i really just don't wanna unhook everything and take a dremel to it. Here's a pic of what I have so far.

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Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 6
I suspect the rubber bands are adding to the noise.. The best way I know how to get quiet fans is to do exactly that. Get quieter fans. THese Noctua fans are ugly but good.
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Try removing the rubber bands. They probably are adding to the noise. maybe rubber grommets or a silicone silencer. I personnaly would look into quieter fans if it bothers you that much and probably clean up those edges.
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You could always just wire the fan to 7v instead of 12v smile.gif.
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You can't go wrong with some Gentle Typhoon 1450 RPM fans.

What about a fan controller?

It's funny that you are complaining about these fans being loud. The R4 is advertised to be a 19 dBA fan. 19 dBA would be virtually silent to the human ear at a normal distance from the computer. I hate how coolermaster blatantly lies about the stats of their fans. It's just ridiculous.
    
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The rubber bands aren't causing the noise. The noise was just as loud before and after the rubber bands were added. I'm not going to spend $25 on a fans when it's not the fan.

I can have the same R4 out of the case or in a different location on the case and it is much more quiet. I can move a different fan to the same location and it gets loud again. I know its got to do with the air intake but I don't know what else to do except to smooth out the cuts or something.

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Originally Posted by Epitope;12396010 
You can't go wrong with some Gentle Typhoon 1450 RPM fans.

What about a fan controller?

It's funny that you are complaining about these fans being loud. The R4 is advertised to be a 19 dBA fan. 19 dBA would be virtually silent to the human ear at a normal distance from the computer. I hate how coolermaster blatantly lies about the stats of their fans. It's just ridiculous.

I am using a fan controller, and I'm not buying new fans. I know the R4's are falsely advertised with their DBA but they aren't supposed to be THIS loud. It's got to do with the fan location, not the fan.

This is not a fan suggestion thread, it's a "What should I do with my case" thread. Christ. If I wanted fan suggestions I would have asked in the air cooling forum.
Edited by Kvjavs - 2/15/11 at 11:13am
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