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Old 10-18-2015, 03:25 PM
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I just completed my new z170 system. Everything went fine except for a noisy SP120 "Not-So-Quiet" fan. I replaced the stock fans on my H100i GTX with two SP120, but one makes a grinding noise right in the center. I hope this is not a sign of things to come with the other three SP fans in my case.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:39 AM
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Try pressing down on the impeller and see if it needs to be popped into place.
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:46 PM
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ah yes, try pressing down the motor and clamp it together with your hands as hard as you can. i know it made mine better, but the rattle is still there. i honestly think there's a manufacturing quality control issue with these fans. as much as i love the performance of these fans, i think many of them come off the assembly line possibly with bearing ball out of alignment or possibly one of the balls is out of round.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:04 PM
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Have you tried mounting the fans on top of the radiator ? I had big problems with my hx100i after i changed the fans to cooler master jetflo 120 pwm's completely stuffed the 100i and both fans, replaced it with a 100i gtx, all is good now, and yes i had checked everything over and over, cost @ $450 to get LED fans. so try on top with branding facing up, just a thought.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Corsair Dustin View Post
Try pressing down on the impeller and see if it needs to be popped into place.
Hi! I apologize to revive this thread a year from the last comment, but I have that same problem and I won't to RMA yet (because of work) but later if the sound still there, I should do it. I explane my particular case: After 5 month with the ultraperforming h100i GTX (very quiet, very performing) the right fan mounted in Push on a 350D is making that rattling sound that makes you broke up the computer like a piece of wood with a Karate move. I tried to make a lot of tests and I discovered that If I press down the grill a little bit the sound is minimizing, but still there. Now, after I read the entire thead I seen (even on your comment) that is a possibility of fix that rattling but I don't understand very well how to do it. Can you explane more detailed? Thank you.
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