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I got this casing for my new build with lock stock fans which were reviewed to be nearly silent....to me the AP181 is noisy at high! Not the most irritating noise signature but you can hear the fast wheeze humming 50cm away.....putting to low does silent them, clearly audible difference mates.

Another discrepancies i found myself, setting the fans speed to high does drop temps by 2-3d....unlike the reviews that found zero difference.

The middle fan is the most important, the rest can be set to low, but even with one fan at high, it is audible.

Are my fans broken or do i bear with the noise?

Otherwise the case is solid, surprisingly contemporary looking but almost impossible to lift once the parts are in. With only one handle at the rear, SS need to improve portability with another handle somewhere..
    
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I have a Raven RV02B-W with those AP181 and I can confirm they're loud on High.

I just leave them on Low all of them
    
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Yeah, they are a little loud aren't they. I have the older fans in mine though, but they are still loud.

As for picking it up, I usually use the handle to push down on the case so it lifts up the other side and I get a hand under the front of it. It's not fun to have to move it though
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You can mod you're own handle.
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How can that be done? The handle mod..?

It appears the fans are more audible with the side panel all closed up..some sort of turbulence or resonance? Granted the temps are better with the case closed than open, a first i ever experienced hahaha.
    
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You should leave it in low,the difference in temps between high and low is insignificant.
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