Fan replacement

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sd_dracula
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Fan replacement

Post by sd_dracula » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:40 am

Is there a 50mm Noctua fan I can easily replace on the GC?
Don't mind soldering if needed (pretty sure it is) and I can 3D print the mount myself but not finding a noctua one on Amazon, only 40mm and 60mm.
I am seeing nothing but bad reviews on noise and life for the Noiseblocker XS-1
Any suggestions?
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Re: Fan replacement

Post by Extrems » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:39 pm

Noctua doesn't currently produce a 50 mm fan, but should be coming in 2021. The alternative is the Fractal Design Silent Series R3 50 mm.
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Re: Fan replacement

Post by sd_dracula » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:01 pm

Hmm 35db sounds quite loud but then again the stock one is super loud too.
I wonder if I stick one of those noctua ultra low noise adapters that I have laying around, will it drop the speed/dbs?
Definitely do NOT need 3500 rpm on a GC fan haha
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Re: Fan replacement

Post by Extrems » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:57 pm

There are 2 revisions of the stock fan, the latter of which is much quieter.

Where did you get 35 dB from? The specifications say 19 dB.
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Re: Fan replacement

Post by sd_dracula » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:20 pm

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fractal-Design ... 410&sr=8-1
On the official page it does say 19db you're right: https://www.fractal-design.com/products ... 0mm/black/
Do you have this installed is it actually 19?

Don't remember from when I last opened the GC, is the fan 3 pin of 2 pin? i.e. Do I need to just connect the black/red cables of new fan to existing cable?

Too bad it's not black
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Re: Fan replacement

Post by Extrems » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:27 pm

I don't have any custom fan installed. It is a 2-pin JST connector.
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