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Case Fans/Buzz Noise

KyleCURB

1 month ago

So, I recently installed a case fan to my H500i, this is the only one I've plugged into the back FAN HUB. It's been making a weird buzz noise, and I can't figure out why. Does anyone know why this might be happening, and how I can fix it?

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

If you've checked that the fan is mounted properly, it's likely either a cheap quality fan, or it's defective (bad bearing or something similar). A good fan is audible when it spins up, particularly as you go past 1000 RPM or so, but it should usually be a whooshing airflow or gently humming type of sound, rather than a vibration noise.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, this sounds reasonable. Make sure it is screwed in tight if it's a constant vibrating noise, especially if it happens only when it spins up faster.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can you describe the noise in more detail? Is it constant or intermittent? How loud is it? Are you certain it is coming from the fan? Do you have an AIO installed? Need more details before we can help you.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ah yes, it's quite like a buzzing or vibrating noise. It's coming from my top fan as that's when I installed it, and whenever I start playing games, it spins faster which is normal. The sound starts when it goes faster, so for example when I'm playing Battlefield 5, it starts spinning faster and the sound is easily heard near my setup.

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