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Armor Revo Side Fan Noise


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Hi

I've had the case for about 2 years, while I did notice the side fan creates a clattering noise a while ago, initially I thought it wasn't a major issue as it was under a large desk and was difficult to hear unless you really listened for it. (Also didn't want to send the whole case back for a fan noise), though I am unsure of the warranty period.

However I've recently moved and changed my desk, the case is very much on display now and the noise is driving me insane. I've checked the build to make sure nothing is in its way and that everything is tight and fitted correctly and it still makes this noise regardless.

I'm about to start fitting water cooling to reduce the noise of the system further, without fixing this problem its slightly pointless, as its the loudest thing in my PC. Is there anywhere I can order a new side fan, as I noticed it has a unique connector.

Thanks in advance

Arc

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What kind of connector are you reffering to on the fan? There is a 4pin Molex, 4pin Fan header, and 3pin header. All of which should be interchangeable with adapters. Most new age motherboards have 4pin header connectors so even if its a 3 pin you should be fine. Most of the fans pending on the size now days all have a 3 pin connector or 4 pin connector. Let me know if you need anymore help. ^_^

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Then it's probably a Molex connector. You can buy an adapter or get another fan. Here is a list of fans that you can use to directly mount to your motherboard or even a after market fan controller. Google the difference between molex fan connectors, 3 pin fan connectors, and 4 pin fan connectors. When you see the difference in not only the connection you will also see there is a small difference in the 4 pin as well. Usually its just a speed variable for readouts on the motherboard. knowing the pin-out and what each wire is fore helps. You can also change those connectors out with a bit of easy modding. Let me know if you need anymore help ^_^

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103073&cm_re=200mm_fan-_-35-103-073-_-Product

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7B42W01788&cm_re=200mm_fan-_-35-129-065-_-Product

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106248&cm_re=200mm_fan-_-35-106-248-_-Product

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Then it's probably a Molex connector. You can buy an adapter or get another fan. Here is a list of fans that you can use to directly mount to your motherboard or even a after market fan controller. Google the difference between molex fan connectors, 3 pin fan connectors, and 4 pin fan connectors. When you see the difference in not only the connection you will also see there is a small difference in the 4 pin as well. Usually its just a speed variable for readouts on the motherboard. knowing the pin-out and what each wire is fore helps. You can also change those connectors out with a bit of easy modding. Let me know if you need anymore help ^_^

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103073&cm_re=200mm_fan-_-35-103-073-_-Product

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7B42W01788&cm_re=200mm_fan-_-35-129-065-_-Product

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106248&cm_re=200mm_fan-_-35-106-248-_-Product

Thanks for the reply, I'm very familiar with 3pin fan headers and molex connectors, the fan appears soldered (due to the low profile of the connector I doubt a 3 pin header would fit behind it.) to a special door connector as in this picture. I would like to still use the feature as it makes my life easy and I have less cables crisscrossing my case.

 

If I could just buy the same fan that would be great, looks like I will be re-soldering a new fan on unless someone has any other ideas.

 

As mentioned the case is 2 years old, does anyone know the Armor Revo's warranty period.

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Are you sure the fan is not connected to that header by a 3 pin adapter? The thermaltake Level 10 had a similar setup. Even so if you remove the fan you could use a regular one without using that sensor. Just connect it directly to the motherboard or fan controller if you have one. You don't necessarily need that connection hooked up.

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