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March 28, 2013 1:30:55 PM

I had assembled my CM Storm Trooper build and I noticed that the system runs quite loud. So I went adjusted the fan speed by clicking minus on the fan controller and it makes the beeps and the leds do change, but I notice no difference in the fan noise when it is on the minumum fan speed or the maximum. Is there something I may have forgotten to connect? All my fans work and the LEDs that are supposed to work do work.
March 28, 2013 1:56:58 PM

Need some more info - what CPU cooler, motherboard, and GPU do you have?
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March 28, 2013 2:02:18 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Need some more info - what CPU cooler, motherboard, and GPU do you have?


Running GIGABYTE Z77X-UD4H, i7 3770k, Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, Gigabyte GT 430(To be replaced), Raidmax Blackstone 700AC( To be replaced), G Skill ARES 1866Mhz 16gb (8x2)
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March 28, 2013 2:28:36 PM

Not familiar with that mobo, but need to make sure the Evo is hooked to the CPU Fan header. Then, in the BIOS, you should have access to some fan profiles. Possible that the default is to run at high RPMs so what you're hearing is that, not the case fans. Try cranking it down. I keep mine as quiet as possible, only spinning up a little under load.

Or, if you went from a cheap case with loud fans/bad acoustics to a nicer, quieter case, your GPU fan might be loud at idle and you just couldn't hear it on the old setup.
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March 28, 2013 2:38:36 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Not familiar with that mobo, but need to make sure the Evo is hooked to the CPU Fan header. Then, in the BIOS, you should have access to some fan profiles. Possible that the default is to run at high RPMs so what you're hearing is that, not the case fans. Try cranking it down. I keep mine as quiet as possible, only spinning up a little under load.

Or, if you went from a cheap case with loud fans/bad acoustics to a nicer, quieter case, your GPU fan might be loud at idle and you just couldn't hear it on the old setup.


Thanks for the advice, turns out you are correct, it is not the case and the case fan contoller does work. I set the 212 to silent and doesn't seem to have been it. I belive it is either the PSU or the video card, both of which I was going to replace regardless.
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March 28, 2013 3:05:13 PM

No problem! Hope those two things get it all quieted down. I recommend a GPU with multiple fans - going to be quieter than the blower-type and your case if well-ventilated.
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