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Old 02-25-07, 02:03 PM   #13
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Default Re: Antec Tricool 120MM fans - noisy at times.

Silenx has LED fans but are much more expensive than the Tri-Cool fans. I have a Silenx 120mm as an intake and a Tri-Cool 120mm as an exhaust in my P160 case. Both perform well and both are quiet with minimal motor noise.

I have not experienced the noise previously described with the Antec Tri-Cool. If and when I do I will replace it unless someone comes up with another solution.
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Old 02-25-07, 02:33 PM   #14
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Default Re: Antec Tricool 120MM fans - noisy at times.

I've got five Tri-Cools in my case right now, all humming away quietly at high directly off the PSU.

I'm switching cases next weekend (CM Stacker 832) and I'm putting six new tri-cools in it. I'll post if those make any clicking sounds.
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Old 02-25-07, 02:39 PM   #15
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Default Re: Antec Tricool 120MM fans - noisy at times.

haha that's the exact case i'm switching too and those were the fans i was thinking of putting in it. look forward to the info.
any stacker 830/evo/832 owners that know a good fan configuration? (like push, pull, inhale, exhaust, etc.)
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Default Re: Antec Tricool 120MM fans - noisy at times.

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Woa check these fans out:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Custra...82E16835185005
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/scsf63cfms12.html

Fluid bearings...these are the same kinds of bearings that hard drives moved to in order to become quieter. Very nice airflow for the noise level. Just wish there was some way I could try before I buy. More airflow than I need and costs less than these tricool fans do.
Silentpcreview reviewed them (along with Noctua, Papst, Nexus, Antec and ARX ones) last November, check it out : http://www.silentpcreview.com/articl...ge5.html#sflex

Long story short (but I suggest to read the review), the Noctua are the best ones, followed by the Scythe, then the Nexus, but they're all really good fans.
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Old 02-25-07, 03:30 PM   #17
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Default Re: Antec Tricool 120MM fans - noisy at times.

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Woa check these fans out:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Custra...82E16835185005
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/scsf63cfms12.html

Fluid bearings...these are the same kinds of bearings that hard drives moved to in order to become quieter. Very nice airflow for the noise level. Just wish there was some way I could try before I buy. More airflow than I need and costs less than these tricool fans do.
Scythe lies about their dB ratings.

Check out www.silentpcreview.com

Again, Noctua and Nexus make the quietest fans period.
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Old 02-25-07, 03:53 PM   #18
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Default Re: Antec Tricool 120MM fans - noisy at times.

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Scythe lies about their dB ratings.
Everyone does ...

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Noctua and Nexus make the quietest fans period.
Not completely correct. In the silentpcreview review I linked to, Scythe fans scored a second place, after Noctua and before Nexus...

But, as I said, they're all three really good...
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Old 02-25-07, 06:03 PM   #19
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Default Re: Antec Tricool 120MM fans - noisy at times.

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Silentpcreview reviewed them (along with Noctua, Papst, Nexus, Antec and ARX ones) last November, check it out : http://www.silentpcreview.com/articl...ge5.html#sflex

Long story short (but I suggest to read the review), the Noctua are the best ones, followed by the Scythe, then the Nexus, but they're all really good fans.
Yeah I read that just after I found them. They explained quite a bit about the noctua fans which I previously never heard of, and I hadn't heard of the scyth ones before then either. They said the scyth fans are just barely better than the nexus ones. The noctua fans are expensive and hard to find, the scyth ones are available at newegg for the same price I paid for these tricool fans on the other hand.
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Old 02-25-07, 06:33 PM   #20
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I've got five Tri-Cools in my case right now, all humming away quietly at high directly off the PSU.

I'm switching cases next weekend (CM Stacker 832) and I'm putting six new tri-cools in it. I'll post if those make any clicking sounds.
I think this may actually be an issue with my motherboard. Supposedly there is some kind of fan control option that allows a greater range of control than most, and it defaults to allowing the fans at a pretty low speed which causes the motors to oscillate. I am looking into adjusting it atm.
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Default Re: Antec Tricool 120MM fans - noisy at times.

The tri-fans that came in my Antec P-180 are real quiet even if I have them on high ,on low I can not even hear them.
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Old 02-26-07, 10:11 AM   #22
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Yeah these antec fans might actually be pretty good, theres just a probability that the intel QST feature is causing them to be noisy since its power regulation method isn't something very common. Unfortunately intel doesn't allow you to disable this feature unless you have a utility that is only available to OEM's. How gay. I am going to try connecting them direct to the PSU later today and see how they perform.
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Default Re: Antec Tricool 120MM fans - noisy at times.

do all Intel boards have a problem with it?
does the evga 680i have it? cuz i know i don't have any noise on my amd board. and i was going to switch over to Intel by the end of the month.
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Old 02-28-07, 12:01 AM   #24
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Default Re: Antec Tricool 120MM fans - noisy at times.

It seems to be an issue with the intel "Quiet System Technology." Normally it doesn't cause any issues, but since the newer chipsets and CPU's run cooler, then the fans go to really low speeds which results in the problem at hand.

It seems that only OEM's are allowed to change the QST settings in the motherboard. Intel is saying that they don't allow end users to do it since doing so would allow malware to turn off the fans causing a system overheat.

Supposedly the only protection they have is some kind of password based on your motherboards serial number or something. I am not sure why intel can't just allow the user to simply change the password.
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