Acorn248I've had this case for about a week or so now, and until now. I wasn't even sure if the fan was spinning it was so quiet. But just playing a very simple graphics game (DOTA2) the fan went berserk. Now it is the loudest fan in my system, and I'm sitting at idle (50W atm). It's not stopping. Already tried restarting. That PSU fan is crazy loud, i could hear it thru my gaming headset in game, wow. I almost wonder if there is a problem occurring in the PSU now, because i've played this game much longer than i was just then, and the fan never made noise. I'll let you know if I find a fix or a solutionBump.
jbirdwskOP, when I had a 7950 card in mine any gaming or something intense it sounded like a wind tunnel. It wasn't just pretty loud, it was unbarably loud. I've since put a much older 4850 card in and it doesn't seem to get loud. I was ready to throw the case away it was so annoying. If it wasn't some sort of glitch and it's normal for it to get this loud, I'm pretty bummed out. I plan to put a Geforce 770 in and I hope to god it's not a repeat of before for me.
CascadingCan EVGA comment on this? I've just installed Windows on my system and the PSU noise is unbearable - and I'm only idling. None of the videos I've seen online show this. Is there a fix?
Acorn248bump, i would love to see an answer for this. Has yours been loud since day 1? It took mine about a week to go crazy. Which leads me to believe there must be an issue.
erick.mendesI found a solution for this case LOUD psu:http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=196Just got this 450W SFX PSU from Silverstone... Got the HDD cage out, going to put in this PSU on place of HDD cage than I'm finally be able to use this case again... Couldn't stand the PSU noise.
erick.mendes@Dedaciai Well... I've though about getting a 40mm Noctua... Even found the model, but it was too late, I already screwed up the stock PSU top cover... So, putting this SFX PSU inside is my best bet now.
ZomblyNow I'm scared to finish my build for this, anyone else have this issue? Just got my case the other day and going to put it together tonight/tomorrow. Thanks!
DedaciaiZomblyNow I'm scared to finish my build for this, anyone else have this issue? Just got my case the other day and going to put it together tonight/tomorrow. Thanks! Don't be scared, just realize that you may/may not hear the whirr of the fan. I am on my fourth PSU and it still makes that god awful noise. I have given up on sending back in my PSU (I am on my fourth one). I have now just resigned my self to always be listening to something when my little gaming rig is on. The nice thing is when you are gaming you can't hear it. More than anything else, it is the pitch that drives me up the wall. If I place a finger of the exhaust area (not blocking it) the pitch changes enough to make it more than bearable. So, my idea is a piece of cheap acoustical foam and make a small hollow box with two end open, and using two-sided sticky tape, to put it over the exhaust area. Other than that, the case is great. :)
geniusgizmomy moneys on the fact you will hear the fan, lol. I think the PSU is fundamentally flawed in its fan size and we all hope it will be quiet but it isnt. The 40mm fan has to go insanely fast to move enough air to cool the PSU, Ive had alot of PCs in my life and this is by far the loudest. Personally if you've got a chance to change case now then I would rather than hope you've struck lucky and got a 'quiet' one
lotuspocus:-( this has me worried. I love the aesthetics of this case but this is killing my buzz for my incoming Hadron Hyrdo tomorrow.