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Thread: T500RS noisy fan replacement

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    Quote Originally Posted by hexagramme View Post
    What do I look out for if I want a newer version of the wheel with the less noisy fan? Is it usually clear which version of the wheel is being sold?

    Sorry for hijacking lol.
    No way you'll get such information from generic stores (unless you're picking the wheel from a SimRacing store), but if you buy a brand new unit I'm pretty sure you'll get the new version (different fan, different position, different case vents). Also, if you see the blue box you're sure it's the new version of the unit (but it's not a mandatory feature....I've got my new unit with new fan in the standard box).

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    Make sure you get a static pressure fan rather than an airflow fan. Static pressure fan is going to be noisy, back to square one

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    Noctua NF-A6x25 it is then. I bought Noctua for my desktop computer and never looked back, so will definitely give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oHOWEo View Post
    Make sure you get a static pressure fan rather than an airflow fan. Static pressure fan is going to be noisy, back to square one
    Can you explain please? I didn't understand your statement.

    How do I identify static pressure vs airflow?

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    Static pressure are high rpm and blast air at something i.e a cpu cooler/heatsink. Air flow fans are lower rpm that just suck air in/out of a case, less noisy. Air flow fans wont keep a heat sink cool if thats whats inside the wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oHOWEo View Post
    Static pressure are high rpm and blast air at something i.e a cpu cooler/heatsink. Air flow fans are lower rpm that just suck air in/out of a case, less noisy. Air flow fans wont keep a heat sink cool if thats whats inside the wheel.
    I'm pretty sure it's the opposite. A higher CFM means more air flow, while some fans may not have as high CFM (airflow) but may offer great static pressure and are therefore better for radiators and such (despite having less total airflow) like certain Noctua models and the 1850 RPM Scythe Gentle Typhoon model which is one of the most popular rad models of all time.

    P.S. most manufacturer CFM and static pressure specs are a bunch of crap.

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    You need a fan designed for sp rad or cpu cooler, not an air flow fan regardless of cfm ratings.
    There is no sensor to give temp readings in the wheel so I would worry that the peeps that have installed a quieter fan may not be getting the cooling it needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosimo View Post
    Noctua NF-A6x25 it is then. I bought Noctua for my desktop computer and never looked back, so will definitely give it a go.
    NOCTUA NF-A6x25 and T500RS

    GOOD cooling and TOTAL silence !!!

    I hope this will help you :












    Just cut yellow wire... remove and swap with genuine connection








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    ps. simple ventilation upgrade














    http://simracing.pl/forum/f197/thrus...1/index51.html

    Merry Christmas !!!

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    Just fitted the Noctua fan mentioned in this thread to my T500 RS. At first i thought it wasn't working! It's so much quieter than the stock fan and flows more air too. Got the fan for 11 off Amazon and installation was pretty easy too. Highly recommend this mod to anyone who finds the original fan irritating like i did.

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