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Ultimate Geek
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# 250613 18-May-2019 15:55
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I currently have a Coolermaster RS-650-PCAR-E3. The fan is making rattling noises, which I assume means the bearing is about shot and Bad Things will start to happen at any time.




So, on the lookout for a replacement. Sub $120, 650w is still perfectly fine. Any recommendations please?




A couple I have found:

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Uber Geek
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  # 2240637 18-May-2019 20:03
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The Corsair or the Coolermaster of those are fine, depends what your requirements are, make sure that cable lengths and amount of connectors are good enough for your build.

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  # 2240675 18-May-2019 22:49
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The Coolermaster RS-650-PCAR-E3 model is over 10 years old and are known for their fans to make rattling noises!

Any PSU would be an upgrade so I wouldn't get too caught up in deciding. 

Me personally I prefer Corsair but that's just a personal preference. They've worked for me. People will tell you differently though. I would just go for the cheapest option or look for the latest model. 

Out of your 3 options it would be between these 2 for me.

The CoolerMaster MPX 650 was released in AUG 2017

And the Corsair VS 650 was released in JAN 2018

Hope this helps.



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  # 2240684 18-May-2019 23:38
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I've fixed a few rattling fans before, take apart, spray some crc in and it can go fine.

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