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    Default Replacement fan suggestions for AX1200?

    I have an AX1200 that has been developing the most supremely irritating clicking / ticking noise. Does anyone know of fans that fit the custom connector it uses, or should I just buy a standard PWM fan and plug it into the motherboard?

    Sort of amusing that the giant 200mm cooler master fans in the case are older than the PSU yet still outlasted the junk Yate Loon Corsair is using.

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    Splice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kougar View Post
    I have an AX1200 that has been developing the most supremely irritating clicking / ticking noise. Does anyone know of fans that fit the custom connector it uses, or should I just buy a standard PWM fan and plug it into the motherboard?

    Sort of amusing that the giant 200mm cooler master fans in the case are older than the PSU yet still outlasted the junk Yate Loon Corsair is using.
    Corsair is using a 2BB while those Cooler Masters are sleeve bearings which means that you're not going to notice (audibly) when they are starting to develop a problem like a 2BB would as 2BB is inherently a noisier solution.

    Likewise, the Cooler Masters probably have a more consistent load pattern (e.g. always at a certain speed) so they're not run as ruggedly as Corsair's solution.

    As for the connector Corsair uses, it's a mini-PWM connector. You will need to rewire the connector from a standard retail fan using the old connector; but replacing it shouldn't be hard as long as you get a fan with standard 140mm mounting that doesn't exceed 0.7A power draw.
    I would suggest the Noctua iPPC NF-A14 or Corsair ML Pro 140mm; depending on where you're at and what's cheaper.

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    It's still under warranty right?

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    In Theory the first ones can be out of Warranty.

    AFAIR the AX1200 is something from 2009, maybe 2010....

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    June 2010

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    So it's actually VERY LIKELY it's still under warranty.

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    Hm, for some reason was thinking five years. I'll call Corsair and see if they will be willing to ship a fan.

    I am not comfortable splicing in my own fan, the last time I tried that with a 2-wire case fan the electrical tape didn't stay sticky and eventually slid down the wires, with the end result being the fan shorted against the case and me writing off the PSU. I swore to never take that pointless risk again.

    I'm half tempted to just buy a Noctua and connect it to the motherboard, especially as it will last beyond the five years of a replacement yate loon. I see Corsair still uses them in the AXi models. Does any manufacturer actually use a Noctua-level quality fans in their units?

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    be quiet! is using high quality fans in their Straight Power and Dark Power Pro series.

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    Corsair uses their own quality fans in the RMx/i, TX, & HX/i

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