GadgetLife Posted September 5, 2013 Share Posted September 5, 2013 I decided to do a little system updating in hopes of keeping things cooler; I replaced my old faithful aftermarket HSF unit with an H100i, which also resulted in me replacing my top exhaust fans on my 800D so I'd have room to fit the radiator. Installation was not as easy as I'd expected (my fault, not Corsair's; I'm a new leg amputee and lots of things aren't as easy as I expect anymore) and idle temps aren't as low as with my old HSF (34-36C now vs 30-32C then) but MAN OH MAN are load temps cooler! Borderlands 2 would put my system at around 60-62C in the heat of battle; it didn't even crack 50C last night. I'll take it! But I'm rambling, on to the point of the thread title. One thing that struck me off guard was the fan noise. I'm not talking air turbulence through the radiator fins; the fans themselves are putting out a very weird hum that reminds me of the sound stereotyped UFOs would make in cartoons and 1950s/60s B movies. I swapped out the leads with the fans I took out of the case vent earlier; dead silence from the fans, with a comparable sound of air turbulence. The alternative fans are static speed and non-controllable, so I don't plan on using them for anything other than desk decoration. Is there a way I can swap out the fans without having to disassemble and return the entire cooling unit? Is there some alternate technique I can try to get rid of the bearing/impeller noise? Any advice you can give me would be welcome at this time. Otherwise, I may just have to resort to wearing a tinfoil hat and watching over my shoulder for little visitors from beyond. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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