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If ones brighter and faster that means its getting more voltage. May just be the connectors they are plugged into. As far as the noise, you need to take a fan out and see if the noise is there when its not in the case. If they are quiet outside the case, you have your answer. You wouldn't believe (or maybe you would lol) the difference in noise. Somehow, the air is hitting the holes in the side panel in such a way that its "howling"or something. I have a scythe fan controller and I keep them all the way down nearly all the time cuz the noise is sooo annoying.

Oh and those fans aren't made to be layed horizontal. I dont know exactly how much damage it can cause but they deliberately say to only use them vertical....
i think thats my problem. the fans sounded fine from before and when i covered most of the holes with my hand it canceled out the noise.
its probably those holes thats causing the problem. so how can i fix this? fan controller or getting mesh?
taking these fans out is gonna be a pain in the anus since i stripped half of the screws trying to put it in.
    
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if the holes that are making the noise aren't important, maybe use some tape to cover them up from the inside.
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i think thats my problem. the fans sounded fine from before and when i covered most of the holes with my hand it canceled out the noise.
its probably those holes thats causing the problem. so how can i fix this? fan controller or getting mesh?
taking these fans out is gonna be a pain in the anus since i stripped half of the screws trying to put it in.
lol that was a bad idea but I know it happens... I have yet to find a solution for mine aside from cutting the fins/holes out and putting a new guard in. You could try a dust filter or fan controller to slow the flow but seeing as the problem is the actual air moving through it... less noise=less airflow=less cooling. The fan controller was a MUST for me, I had to keep mine unplugged until I got it.

Wish I had a better answer for ya...
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if the holes that are making the noise aren't important, maybe use some tape to cover them up from the inside.
The holes he's referring to are the actual air holes the fan pulls outside air in from, cant cover those or the fans useless.
post #25 of 31
I had the same noise issue with my 690 side panel (with any fan),you can either space the fan about 1/8 -3/16 away from the panel (this will reduce but not eliminate the noise) or cut out the honeycomb and put on a grill (this works best).

Good luck

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I had the same noise issue with my 690 side panel (with any fan),you can either space the fan about 1/8 -3/16 away from the panel (this will reduce but not eliminate the noise) or cut out the honeycomb and put on a grill (this works best).

Good luck

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case modding is not my field.
i have no tools. and i just cant risk skrewing up my door, since i dont have money atm.
BUT i have found a temporary solution!
i put a .75 inch piece of tape on the grill in a X formation and the noise is gone!
im not getting as much airflow, but theres still enough to keep my GPUs cold and doesnt sqeal at all! i can think now! YES!

successful ghetto mod is successful!
thx gais!
    
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R4s.... I hate them. I had one and vertically mounted they whine and crap.
 
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R4s.... I hate them. I had one and vertically mounted they whine and crap.
lol mine stopped whining when i put a little tape on the door
    
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Clean them and lube them....

ooooooooooo maybe its not a fan, maybe it's sound of vibration. How did you mount them?
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Mount them with these. The best I ever used, and free shipping.
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