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Problems with Case fans ( Certain Chassis fans not working )

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December 4, 2013 9:02:24 AM

Yesterday I got all my new components.

Thermaltake Chaser A71 Case
Asus Z87-Pro Motherboard
Intel I7 4770K
8 GB (2X4GB) Ripjaws 1600mhz
120GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO
Gigabyte GTX 660 OC video card
Thermaltake Water Extreme 2.0

The rest I already Had ( DVD burner) & Corsair TX750 power supply.

There are various problems.

#1 The case fans of the Chaser A71 ( the 200MM ones) One of them doesn't run or starts up and slows down. I don't understand why since I have a 750watt psu. I tried it connected to the CHA FAN 3 pin connectors on the motherboard and also with an adapter to connect it the regular way to the PSU. The top fan doesn't want to keep rotating. When I push it it rotates pretty easily. Is the fan defective ? is there enough power being sent from the PSU? Is it the motherboard !? I dont know.

#2 The Gigabyte GTX 660 OC makes a whizzing noise on iddle ( will probably do it on load also)
I had a badluck with gigabyte products and decided never to buy again but at 149$ I had to take the deal. Now I regret having strayed aways from Asus. Everything I bought over the years that was Asus is just sublime. WTF is the whizzing???? If I hold the plastic case that surrounds the fans its stops.

#3
My Thermaltake Extreme 2.0 is noisy also. ( I have not installed nothing besides WIN 7 pro and the nvidia drivers) Is this normal ? Am I having bad luck on a 1200$ build. I hate when This happens.

The thing that bothers me the most is the fans not working. But that whizzing sound from both my GTX 660 OC and the Water cooler is driving me insane !!!!!!

P.S.

The whizzing from my Video card by the way sounds exactly like this :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d49l_S2tzkw
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December 4, 2013 9:14:16 AM

Go into the BIOS, change the fan profile from Standard to Turbo (for max speed) or Manual (to set up your own profile)
Page 3-41 in the Z87-Pro's manual.
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December 4, 2013 9:19:47 AM

#1: Probably defective if it doesn't work when connected multiple ways. It's bearings might need some lubrication. Make sure you only use a drop or two of sewing machine oil. Here's a guide: http://www.overclockers.com/em-spinning-lubricate-pc-fa...

#2: If you hold the plastic case that surrounds the fan, then I would assume shoddy workmanship would be to blame. But, the noise in that video sounds like my motherboard's fan before I re-lubricated it.

#3: Do you mean the pump is loud?

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The thing that bothers me the most is the fans not working. But that whizzing sound from both my GTX 660 OC and the Water cooler is driving me insane !!!!!!


Can you list all your fans (don't need the make and model, just need an idea of your setup) and what they are connected to? Also, your case has a fan controller, correct? Is the fan controller connected to the power supply?
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December 4, 2013 9:33:31 AM

ihog said:
#1: Probably defective if it doesn't work when connected multiple ways. It's bearings might need some lubrication. Make sure you only use a drop or two of sewing machine oil. Here's a guide: http://www.overclockers.com/em-spinning-lubricate-pc-fa...

#2: If you hold the plastic case that surrounds the fan, then I would assume shoddy workmanship would be to blame. But, the noise in that video sounds like my motherboard's fan before I re-lubricated it.

#3: Do you mean the pump is loud?

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The thing that bothers me the most is the fans not working. But that whizzing sound from both my GTX 660 OC and the Water cooler is driving me insane !!!!!!


Can you list all your fans (don't need the make and model, just need an idea of your setup) and what they are connected to? Also, your case has a fan controller, correct? Is the fan controller connected to the power supply?



Hey Ihog!

#1 The fan seems pretty easy to spin because when I swing it rotates pretty easily.

#2 I will se what gives with he GTX660OC

#3 Yes I suppose it's the pump because when I stopped the fans from rotating for an instances the noise was still there. I know for a fact its coming from the Water extreme 2.0

ok well on the motherboard all fans are connected to the CHAFAN 3 pin plugs
3 X 200MM fans on the case itself.
1 x 120MM fan on the case itself.
2 x 120MM fans on the Water extreme 2.0

and the case does nto have a fan controller.
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December 4, 2013 9:34:54 AM

2x4b said:
Go into the BIOS, change the fan profile from Standard to Turbo (for max speed) or Manual (to set up your own profile)
Page 3-41 in the Z87-Pro's manual.


I will check that out later tonight.

Thanks
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December 4, 2013 9:41:03 AM

Wait, all of them are connected to one fan header?!
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December 4, 2013 9:43:35 AM

2x4b said:
Go into the BIOS, change the fan profile from Standard to Turbo (for max speed) or Manual (to set up your own profile)
Page 3-41 in the Z87-Pro's manual.


The fan specs of the CHASER A71 :

Cooling System

120mm Fans

Rear: 120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm,16dBA)

200mm Fans

Front: 200 x 200 x 30 mm Blue LED fan (600rpm, 13dBA)
Top:200 x 200 x 20 mm Blue LED fan (600rpm, 13dBA)
Side:200 x 200 x 20 mm Blue LED fan (600rpm, 13dBA)
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December 4, 2013 9:52:34 AM

Each individual chassis/cpu fan connector on the Z87-pro board can only provide 1 amp (or 12 watts) of power. (Page 1-42 in the manual)
Look up what your fans draw and ensure that you do no overload any of the fan headers.
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December 4, 2013 9:53:29 AM

ihog said:
Wait, all of them are connected to one fan header?!


No

Each one is connected to the CHA FAN connectors on the MOBO. I have 4-5 of them
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December 4, 2013 9:57:52 AM

2x4b said:
Each individual chassis/cpu fan connector on the Z87-pro board can only provide 1 amp (or 12 watts) of power. (Page 1-42 in the manual)
Look up what your fans draw and ensure that you do no overload any of the fan headers.


They take about 0.5A
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December 5, 2013 6:32:37 AM

Hey guys I found the issue. IT's the fan. I unplugged everything ! ( which too forever to unmount) plugged the fan directly to the PSU without it being connected to anything else( by connecting green and black wire) and it did the same.

Thanks for your help !
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