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Right, I went out and bought 2 Scythe Ultra Kaze fans for my rig. I have a NZXT fan controller so that i can regualte the RPM so it is not massivley loud. However even when reduced to 700-800 rpm the fan continues to make a constant small clicking noise that is unavoidable it seems. I really want to use these fans becasue they are so good but i am forced to keep them on the shelf to keep me from killing myself!!! Its coming from the bearing in the centre, please help
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Originally Posted by xtopiana View Post
. . . even when reduced to 700-800 rpm the fan continues to make a constant small clicking noise that is unavoidable . . . Its coming from the bearing in the centre, please help
Yup. Most make that clicking sound.

Generally it's from the circuits switching. You can try re-lubing with some heavy oil to see if that makes a difference. See item 3 in my sig.
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You should have just gone straight for 1Ks or 2Ks both are very quite for how much air they push. Oh and no clicking.
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UKs at under 1.8k RPM are annoying, yep. And quite a lot to be honest.

That's why I always run them from 1.8 to 2.5k.

And if I'm not stressing the system, I simply turn off one of the two that are in my rad.

They click simply because they are made to run at 3k RPM where they don't click at all. And yes, it's an issue of the motor itself, it has got a very little amount of poles, and they are very strong, that's what makes that clicking noise.
   
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You can try rubber screws !!
I got 4 with the Noctua D14, they really working.
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Indeed!! They dampen that noise quite a lot, even though they don't remove it completely.
   
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You should have just gone straight for 1Ks or 2Ks both are very quite for how much air they push. Oh and no clicking.
I have a UK1K, a UK2K and two UK3K's. They all click.

Some people are lucky and get UK's that click less. They are lucky.
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