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Old 05-20-2007, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I have the Antec Truepower II PSU and right now it's spitting out a significant amount of heat. It is one of the culprits for making my computer room feel like a sauna, the other culprits being my dual LCDs, but I'll take heat before I get rid of those lol. Does anyone know any tips to help keep it cooler (without decreasing the current load) or if you could suggest some fans which move a lot of air under 30 dbA? It's a great PSU besides this one problem. Any input is appreciated
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i just put a fan near the psu fan to push the hot air to the back fan
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a fan on top is better, hot air rises and the fan will push it faster to cool it down
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ok ill remeber that for future ref. thanks
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wouldnt the heat evacuating from the case still make the room hot?
i think the answer is, if you can, try just lowering the ac temp in your room. my office room is like the friggin north pole most of the time. i also have a ceiling fan.
hrm, i dunno of any fans that move a lot of air but stay as quiet as 30db...but really haven't researched it too much.
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yeah but doesnt he want case cooler than the room cooler?
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I want both cooler... if I get more efficient fans in the PSU, my theory is it will make the room cooler because the PSU won't be getting as hot because it won't have as much hot air just sitting around in it, and the case will also get slightly cooler because the bottom fan will be sucking air in more efficiently.

Oh, and about the AC. I'm home for the summer and my parents don't turn the AC on until it's almost unbearable..... cheapasses..... my step dad just bought a new $50,000 Lexus too... they hardly make sense.
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the more fans you have the cooler the air will get because the air is moving around and not lingering in the case
also clean out the dust, it usually helps
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getting a bigger fan with better cfm should help it dump less heat per cubic foot of air, lol
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Oh, and about the AC. I'm home for the summer and my parents don't turn the AC on until it's almost unbearable..... cheapasses..... my step dad just bought a new $50,000 Lexus too... they hardly make sense.
holy crap dude that comment makes my day lmao at the expense of your sweltering house lol
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