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Akasa PaxMate II Noise Reduction

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I love my CPU fan, but seriously it's louder than the T.V. Literally! Not willing to part with it though, so I am looking into purchasing THIS to help out my case. Any comments with this product? Moreover, is there something BETTER?

 

Thanks in Advance,

Marcus

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You could get some rubber o-rings at ace or home depot and place them on your mounting screws between the fan and the housing, It would be cheaper. Also clean the fan blades if there dirty because dust causes the fan to get out of balance and that will cause more noise also.

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The rubber o-rings are something to consider, but the fan is clean, I have yet to even get the computer up and running. (note in signature) Definitely will consider those, I was thinking now about purchasing both because it is extremely loud but I love its performance. When you stick your hand under it, its like sticking it out the car window. :) Any more suggestions?

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If you have a high CFM fan the grill from the factory will cause a suction sound. If you hold the fan in your and and its much quieter then the grill is your problem. I have that with my thermaltake tsunami, the fans quiet in my hand but when its sucking on that restrictive grill the air resistance dramatically increases noise. My suggestion would be to get a cheap dremel and cut it out.

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If you have a high CFM fan the grill from the factory will cause a suction sound. If you hold the fan in your and and its much quieter then the grill is your problem. I have that with my thermaltake tsunami, the fans quiet in my hand but when its sucking on that restrictive grill the air resistance dramatically increases noise. My suggestion would be to get a cheap dremel and cut it out.

 

 

You're right, you know I have notice a dramatic increase in sound with this fan guard I placed on it from Fry's. Its generic, however, its safe. If you were to see how fast this thing is spinning, its kinda scary to think what would happen if I were to lose a wire, or VGA card, or even worse my hand. Okay definitely looking into taking that off tonight and then researching about dremels. You know any good ones off the top?

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I took something like THIS and took off the Air filter so the guard was all that was left. This results in extreme amounts of noise.

 

Do you think if I were to just get a regular ole FINGER GUARD it decrease the amount of noise>?

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Sorry it took so long to reply but I was at work. Im talking about this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.as...se%20-%20Retail.

Look at the mesh grill that the case has on the back for a finger guard. Thats the mesh that you need to take a dremel tool and cut out. People notice big noise level drops when those are cut out. Im not exactly sure what your talking about some pictures may be usefull. But Im assuming your talking about a standard case fan setup. All them little holes create so much resistance thats where you get most your noise. If Im not being clear let me know and I will try to help. :D

 

 

My experience was with silentx 60cfm fans. They were so noisey when put on that I couldnt stand them. The filter isnt your problem the grill is. A regular finger grill may reduce it fine but why not just leave it fully open. I mean come on nobody is going to lose a finger from a pc fan. I stop them al the time with my finger.

 

I dont like the looks of that filter either. Looks like its super restrictive. Try one of these.http://svc.com/ff120-blk.html I use them and they work great. Heres a review of the silverstone FM121 110CFM fan. http://www.thinkcomputers.org/beta/home.ph...s&id=233&page=5

He talks about the problem and calls them cheese graders. Just read through it.

And get yourself a nice fan controller.http://svc.com/tp-101.html Wait for this one to come back Im pretty sure there revising it but it will be pretty nice once the bugs are out. Thats a nice dremel you linked there I would get that if you can afford it.You just want the fan with no resistance like when you hold it in your hand. Just want it to suck air through a none restrictive filter. And get some of those rubber gromets Kandoo was talking about. :tooth:

 

Looks like a pretty nice case you got I would be carefull but it shouldnt be a problem dremels are easy to use.Check this out. Mine has that grill on front since I have nexus fans that are silent but dont blow any air. Here is my cas with the front grill cut out. http://prudhoe.codeword.com/mnpctech/1Tsunami/Chassis.jpg

You can get this for around the sharp metal on the hole. http://www.frozencpu.com/scan/se=Windows/s...enu_search.html Enjoy

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I dont like the looks of that filter either. Looks like its super restrictive. Try one of these.http://svc.com/ff120-blk.html I use them and they work great

 

Nice, I will try to look for one of these, the only problem is that this fan is sitting on my SI-120. A dremmel cut out wouldnt work too well here. You were right though, I took off the guard last night and it was significantly quiter than it usually is. I will be looking for a regular finger guard and that mesh one so I could see what infact is better. Thanks for the info man. I would love to use a fan controller but this fan has too much power running through it. The only controller that actually works with it is sold at Sidewinder as a Rheostat. Eventually I will have to purchase one, unless this mesh or fingerguard keep it at the current decibels. Unless I end up purchasing that Akasa PaxMate stuff it might just work...

 

THanks man for the response

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Is it possible to switch out the fan? If so you could try one of these.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811999344

You wont lose hardly any CFM and it comes with a controller. Im having a hard time picturing the fan setup on the SI120. I thought you were talking about a case fan. Sorry. I would just forget the finger guard. Just secure all the wires and and there wont be a problem. They only add air resistance. Let me know if you ned anything else. :)

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WOw, so I decided to work more on this setup and made a discovery. The Delta Fan is quiter than the Antec TriCool. THe only reason being because I removed the Fan Guard on the Delta fan and the metal cage is doing exactly what you said on the Antec Fan; its created so much resistance on the Antec fan that its making tremendous sound. hMm, maybe if I do the dishes and clean the room, my girlfriend will take me to Fry's and I could get one of those Dremmel things and take it out. Thanks man.

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Thats right crack the whip. Yeah get some of that stuff in the other post I showed you from frozen pc to put around the hole. Just be carefull and take your time. Im really glad I could help you. It is amazing though isnt it? How they put that grill on the case and it blocks 60% airflow and make tons of noise. I couldnt use my 60CFM fan on it becasue of that. I just havent gotten around to cutting mine out. But I will. Let me know how things turn out. Dan :D

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