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post #17941 of 19733 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 12:44 PM
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Forgot to mention about these Cougar fans. When on the bottom as intake it was very loud. Making a loud whoooshing noise.

The noise was caused by the bottom dust filter. Remove the filter and boom, noise gone. But I wasn't willing to lose my dust filter so I made a 25mm shroud out of a crappy cooler master fan. Now the noise is gone.
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post #17942 of 19733 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 01:29 PM
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But I wasn't willing to lose my dust filter so I made a 25mm shroud out of a crappy cooler master fan. Now the noise is gone.

I'm not familiar with the term when talking about fans and such. At first I thought you meant a make-shift dust filter, but I think you're talking about something like an air duct, correct?
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Thanks for the heads up!
I'm not familiar with the term when talking about fans and such. At first I thought you meant a make-shift dust filter, but I think you're talking about something like an air duct, correct?

A shroud is a spacer. Ghetto version is a gutted fan housing. Concept is that it eliminates the dead spot immediately in front of the fan motor. There are also built versions. Martin at Skinneelabs did testing on this. He also does fan testing. I think he has posts here at OCN on this.
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Typically used in conjunction with a radiator but for me I wanted the noise gone concerning my bottom intake fan. How did I know a shroud would work? Because if I held the fan in my hand and moved it around the bottom intake the noise would occur once getting 15-20mm from the bottom of the case. Anymore than 15-20mm and no noise. Since a fan is 25mm thick it would space the Cougar fan 25mm from the bottom of the case thus eliminating the noise. Worked perfectly for me.
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made a few color sceme changes!...quite like the red

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made a few color sceme changes!...quite like the red

I like it a lot! very nice.
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Black Ice is getting a huge make over in the next couple months.. stay tuned. I will be back for MOTM!!
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anyone got a spare acrylic side panel for the 690II ? mine came with the aluminum side and i can't find them online.... all the modding inside is invisible...

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anyone got a spare acrylic side panel for the 690II ? mine came with the aluminum side and i can't find them online.... all the modding inside is invisible...

Cooler Masters Online Shop North America

If not available from there, email them, they have pretty good customer service.
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post #17950 of 19733 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 12:24 AM
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Cooler Masters Online Shop North America
If not available from there, email them, they have pretty good customer service.

yeah they don't have it everyone else online don't have it...

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