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Fan controller causing additional fan noise

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April 20, 2012 3:49:05 AM

I recently bought this fan controller which caused my 180mm fan to make a strange buzzing vibration noise. I cannot replicate the noise when the fan is plugged straight into the PSU.

This is the controller I'm returning, and the fan I'm using which was having problems when wired through the controller:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A comment on the Newegg reviews for the controller says someone had a similar problem with certain Coolermaster fans and that the problem persisted across several different model controllers he tried. I've already decided to return the fan controller, but I am left debating whether I should try another model controller or entirely drop the idea of using a controller.

Any recommendations or advice?

Thanks!
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April 20, 2012 4:04:21 AM

Have you tried a different plug for the fan?
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April 20, 2012 5:06:14 AM

Yep, tried it in the other slots of the fan controller, same problem unfortunately.
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April 20, 2012 9:18:33 AM

i have 3 air penetrator fans on my fan controller with no problems or buzzing so its likely the controller

i use this one

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-sentry-mix-led-illu...
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April 20, 2012 4:37:52 PM

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April 20, 2012 7:44:02 PM

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