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Will changing my existing fans reduce the noise?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

 

I've gotten to the point where I can no longer stand the annoying aircraft engine coming from my Desktop.

 

I'm currently still using the stock fans that came with my Corsair Hydro Series H100i which I've now discovered are the problem.

 

So really I'm just wanting to know would it make a difference replacing the fans on my CPU cooler?

 

Cheers.

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Yeah it'll help. Get some good fans, though. Changing from the stock fans to cheap sleeve bearing cooler master or off brand fans will probably give no boost in silence/performance.

 

The be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120/140mm PWM (pwm is the controllable ones, but thats if you didn't know) are a good deal right now, in the USA. They're around $10-$12 USD and are nice, quiet, and move a good deal of air. 

 

Make sure you buy fan splitters if your motherboard doesn't have enough headers.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, mxk. said:

Yeah it'll help. Get some good fans, though. Changing from the stock fans to cheap sleeve bearing cooler master or off brand fans will probably give no boost in silence/performance.

 

The be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120/140mm PWM (pwm is the controllable ones, but thats if you didn't know) are a good deal right now, in the USA. They're around $10-$12 USD and are nice, quiet, and move a good deal of air. 

 

Make sure you buy fan splitters if your motherboard doesn't have enough headers.

I was also looking at Noctua NF-S12A range aswell or maybe some Corsairs RGB fans.

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The stock fans for the Corsair H100i are silent, however the problem is that people tend to use the (damn) fan curves or auto speeds which stress the motor of these fans and makes them go crazy or even full blast when there's no need for it.

 

Go into your BIOS setup and set the fans to run at X static speed depending on your overclock and ambient temp, replace the X by some of the speeds below, where O is overclock and A is ambient

 

If O=<4GHz and A is <30°C then 500 RPM

If O=<4GHz and A is >30°C then 600 RPM

If O=<4.5GHz and A is <30°C then 650 RPM

If O=>4.5GHz and A is >30°C then 750 RPM

 

hope it works

 

edit: plug the fans directly to your mobo headers, ditch that Y splitter cable, it's pointless.


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Have you tried to control speeds? If yes, and noise still is issue, then getting quieter fans is solution.


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21 hours ago, mxk. said:

The be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120/140mm PWM (pwm is the controllable ones, but thats if you didn't know) are a good deal right now, in the USA. They're around $10-$12 USD and are nice, quiet, and move a good deal of air. 

21 hours ago, Strayan_Bass said:

I was also looking at Noctua NF-S12A range aswell or maybe some Corsairs RGB fans.

NF-S12A's are optimized for airflow and don't have very good static pressure. They wouldn't perform very well on the H100i. PW2's are similar in this regard albeit not as extreme. 

If you're planning to replace the fans, I recommend something with better static pressure. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 hours ago, LoGiCalDrm said:

Have you tried to control speeds? If yes, and noise still is issue, then getting quieter fans is solution.

Yes, I've tried adjusting fan speed still no improvement :(

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32 minutes ago, Strayan_Bass said:

Yes, I've tried adjusting fan speed still no improvement :(

If it's not improving at all, you're probably not controlling fan speeds correctly. What headers are the fans plugged into? If the motherboard, what motherboard do you have?


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1 hour ago, Strayan_Bass said:

Yes, I've tried adjusting fan speed still no improvement :(

You mean nothing between full speed and 50% or not enough for you? If it's former, then those fans aren't issue and changing them wouldn't help. Other loud parts are GPU and any HDD.


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