Antec smartcool 120mm problems

I purchased an Antec SmartCool 120mm fan(http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=Nzk=) and a Scythe “Kama Stay” multi purpose solution(http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/071/sckst1000_detail.html).  I placed the fan on the Kama Stay and stuck it in a PCI slot.  When I turned on the computer, I can hear vibrations.  At first I thought it was my computer that was vibrating, but then I realized that it was actually the fan.  Therefore, I tested it by connecting it to my Scythe “Kaze Master Ace” fan controller(http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/045/km02_detail.html).  Reducing the speed of the fan from 1200RPM’s to 900RPM’s, silenced the vibrations.  Therefore, it was verified to be the SmartCool 120mm fan.

I currently am using a Coolermaster silent fan(http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=1655&product_id=2889) instead.  It does not vibrate at maximum speed.  My computer is fairly quiet.  I have 2 front intake fans, 1 rear exhaust fan, and 1 fan cooling the graphics card all running at 720RPMs.  The CPU fan is spinning at 367RPMs at idle.  The first 4 are controlled by me while the CPU fan is controlled by the motherboard.

I will have to try again with another computer to see if the problem is really the Antec Smartcool and not the computer.

A possible solution I will have to try is to use rubber washers available at any hardware store.  I do have some available, but that will have to be done another time.

As of November 12, 2009, I have successfully added the Antec smartcool to my system.  Since it is touching the side and the bottom, I stuck floor pads on it to silence the fan. These are available in most hardware stores.  Using zap straps, I converted it into a top front intake fan.

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Some customers who tried the Antec smartcool 120mm fan at http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products.aspx?ProductID=MX1689%28ME%29&curtab=2

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