1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Antec 1200 rattling noises

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by random, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,043 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    Hey guys,

    My huge top fan is making rattling noises on medium and high settings... Its not colliding with any wires or cables or the case itself, I just wanted to know if its safe and stable or could the rattling cause problems in the future concerning the fan.

    Thanks
     
  2. AthlonX2

    AthlonX2 HyperVtX™

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    7,225 (2.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,700
    mine does it occasionally and i smack the side of my case and it goes away
     
    random says thanks.
  3. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,043 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    Haha strangely enough it works a little but rattling slowly comes back ><
     
  4. J-Man

    J-Man New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    2,248 (0.82/day)
    Thanks Received:
    81
    Location:
    Oakham, UK
    Mine never has :wtf:
     
  5. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,043 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    Bah its annoying, the noise I can live with but the fact I paid 270 AUD for this case including shipping breaks my balls.
     
  6. AthlonX2

    AthlonX2 HyperVtX™

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    7,225 (2.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,700
    personally i unplugged that massive top fan,it seemed to suck all the life out of my pc...cool air that is
     
  7. aximbigfan New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    848 (0.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Replace the fan. It would probably cost less than $10...

    EDIT: NVM, I'm not sure you can replace the big one...

    chris
     
    random says thanks.
  8. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,043 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    They sell these kinds of fans? LOL, hmm I might just leave it at low to prevent cool air from being sucked out straight away.. mmmm.
     
  9. AthlonX2

    AthlonX2 HyperVtX™

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    7,225 (2.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,700
    thats what i did,i get better air flow from front to back..rather then having the top fan suck it all out before it enters the case
     
    random says thanks.
  10. Sonido

    Sonido New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    357 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    86
    Location:
    USA
    Could the screws have come loose? Also, is it the fan itself or the side panels that is causing the noise? Could be that the fan is shaking the case making the panels move. Try tightening the screws on both the panel and fan.
     
    random says thanks.
  11. Sonido

    Sonido New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    357 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    86
    Location:
    USA
    Probably not running it correctly :rolleyes:
     
    random says thanks.
  12. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,043 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    I've done those. Its actually the fan itself causing the noise, I manually spun it when I first heard it and yeah it still made the noise from a push using my fingers.

    Edit: I've also held the side panels tight but the noise was still there but when I pushed my fingers to the center of the fan while it was spinning the rattling would stop.
     
  13. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,466 (4.98/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,740
    I heard that Antec Started Providing additional Fans in their Cases because of suspected Fans that come with them Failing before they Reach their MTBF
     
  14. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,043 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    This is my first antec product, to me I've only heard good things. Suspected fans that fail before they reach MTBF is a big letdown. All though the additional fans definitely compensate, antec still rules.

    I'm really glad that its not the drive bays that have the problems, they're so much harder to get to :S.
     
  15. Sonido

    Sonido New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    357 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    86
    Location:
    USA
    It is possible that something fell into the middle motor area, or something is colliding within that area. If you could, is it possible for you to put up a detailed video? If not, try removing the fan and check that middle area. Flip it upside down and see if anything falls out. Since there isn't a grill for the top fan, crap falls in all the time. During a review, it was actually noticed that small screws have a tendency to fall inside.

    Those were for the tri-cool 120mm fans.
     
    random says thanks.
  16. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,043 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    Ok I'll record it now.
     
  17. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,043 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    I'm uploading it ... takes quite a while :S, I'll try removing the fan once the video has finished uploading.
     
  18. Sonido

    Sonido New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    357 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    86
    Location:
    USA
    No problem. I'm glad to help in any way I can.
     
    random says thanks.
  19. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,043 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    Wooo no need to upload, I've just taken out the noise..

    Problem solved, how and why:
    I've tightened the screws with the swash bucklers but ignored the ones right next to it, although when I tightened one of them it still made the noise, so I took out the screw and turned it back on and the top fan has stopped rattling.. I'm not gonna put in effort to screw on the one screw on the inner side as its too much of a hassle for I need to remove my s1284 heatsink so I'm just gonna store it in my toolbox :).

    Thanks guys for all the opinions and help, I'm inlove with this case because of its sheer beasty size.

    Cheers sonido for mentioning the screws :) and taking out the fan :). Now I'm back to being as happy as I was when I took it out of the box today hehe
     
  20. Sonido

    Sonido New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    357 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    86
    Location:
    USA
    Another satisfied patron. :toast:
     
  21. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,570 (2.15/day)
    Thanks Received:
    675
    Mine just started doing this like a week ago. It seems to correct itself so im not too worried about it until its constant.
     
  22. thewarrior85 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Hi, glad you have solved the problem! But I'm having the same problem, and I don't know what swash buckles are:ohwell: could you post a screenshot showing which screws you tightened or loosened please? that would really help me, thanks!:)
     
  23. random

    random

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,043 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    686
    They are the circular plates that the screw squeezes on.
     
  24. thewarrior85 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Oh! Thanks! And did you tighten these and loosen these? Can you give me the exact details of how you stopped the rattling please? Thanks! :D
     
  25. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (2.98/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    Could be a crumb or something stuck in the fan. Mines rattles too but I give a fonzie nudge and it shuts up.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page