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June 17, 2010 8:11:42 PM

Okay so I have a bunch of fans in my Antec 300 but the fan on top, the one that comes with the case is really loud. I stopped that fan, and my PC is whisper silent and I want to replace it with a smaller fan, what would you recommend? Or a fan of the same size but quieter.

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a b K Overclocking
June 17, 2010 8:25:40 PM

Any 140mm fan will work... about $10. Have you tried pressing on the center of the fan? The fan shouldn't be loud stock...
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a c 100 K Overclocking
June 17, 2010 9:16:09 PM

I'm curious have you checked out the fan speed setting? I don't know if it's the same but my Antec 900 II case fans all have speed adjustment... get's fairly loud at max speeds but at low speeds it's quiet. What kind of noise is coming from it? Sound like a turbine or is it a rattling or something? Could be a broken fan/bad bearings. Like redechelon said, you can go pick up pretty much any 140mm fan and replace it.
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June 18, 2010 1:00:31 AM

wolfram23 said:
I'm curious have you checked out the fan speed setting? I don't know if it's the same but my Antec 900 II case fans all have speed adjustment... get's fairly loud at max speeds but at low speeds it's quiet. What kind of noise is coming from it? Sound like a turbine or is it a rattling or something? Could be a broken fan/bad bearings. Like redechelon said, you can go pick up pretty much any 140mm fan and replace it.



Iam not much of a fan guy. Only the rear exhaust fan has a speed adjustment. Its like the turbine sound. I was thinking of replacing the 140 with like a 100 or 120. My PC exhaust is cold air. and the temps rarely hit 50 under load.
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a b K Overclocking
June 18, 2010 3:31:29 AM

I'd say if you have room up top, which you do, then why wouldn't you get a 140mm?
Most 140mm don't have to spin as fast to move the same amount of air, keeping the noise down. Up top it's nice to have good airflow.

They do have really high cfm 120mm's though, so either would work.

Your specific fan must be broken or something I would think though..
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a c 100 K Overclocking
June 18, 2010 2:25:00 PM

Yeah it shouldn't be noisy... I agree with red that it's likely broken. The quietest fans are bigger (140mm) and have ball bearings.
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June 18, 2010 3:13:23 PM

wolfram23 said:
Yeah it shouldn't be noisy... I agree with red that it's likely broken. The quietest fans are bigger (140mm) and have ball bearings.



I fixed it, I lowered the speed
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June 18, 2010 3:17:09 PM

Best answer selected by amoghthegamer.
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a c 100 K Overclocking
June 18, 2010 3:22:29 PM

Glad to hear it :) 
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