Loud PSU Fan - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-03-2006, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 147
Send a message via AIM to Triple-X
Default Loud PSU Fan

Is it possible to add my own fan into my PSU? I just bought this 500w Xfinity and it makes some vibration noises that really annoy me. I know if I take apart the PSU it's not under warranty anymore, but it was $60 with a $50 rebate so I think it's all good. What I want to do is completely turn off the 120mm fan inside the PSU and put in my spare 80mm fan as an exhaust. Anyone do this before, any suggestions? Thanks.
__________________

Triple-X is offline  
Old 09-03-2006, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 147
Send a message via AIM to Triple-X
Default

I tore apart my PSU just recently and everything went smoothly. I put some dings and dents in the PSU trying to get the cover off but it came off fine after that. Took off the 120mm fan and put in my spare 80mm coolermaster fan instead. So far no problems. Booted up completely fine, and now my PC is nice and quiet
__________________

Triple-X is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 12:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
CrazeD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,736
Send a message via AIM to CrazeD Send a message via MSN to CrazeD
Default

You might want to make sure that's a very good 80mm fan that you stuck in there. PSU's generate a lot of heat, and fry very quickly if they overheat.
__________________

Intel Q9400 | Gigabyte EP45-UD3P | G.Skill 2x2GB DDR2 1000 | XFX HD5870

Need website help? PM me!
CrazeD is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 01:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 147
Send a message via AIM to Triple-X
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by CrazeD
You might want to make sure that's a very good 80mm fan that you stuck in there. PSU's generate a lot of heat, and fry very quickly if they overheat.
It has been on for a few hours now and no problems at all. The PSU is a little warm, but it was like that with the other fan as well.
Triple-X is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 02:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
Future ex-member
 
lancec2c30's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chehalis, WA
Posts: 4,012
Send a message via MSN to lancec2c30
Default

I suggest investing in a quite 120mm fan just to makesure ariflow is good inside of that thing.
__________________

XP Pro | Vista Home Premium | Linux Ubuntu 7.10
s939 X2 3800 Toledo @ 2.6ghz | evga 7900gs | 320gig + 80gig wd | 1gb Ram | Abit KN8 SLI
3.1ghz achieved. :cool:
70K F@H member..............still waiting for the "iRACK"

Norcent will not be forgotten.

lancec2c30 is offline  
Old 09-04-2006, 08:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 147
Send a message via AIM to Triple-X
Default

Yeah I bought an antec 120mm fan with 3 speeds ftw. The psu is much cooler now even with the fan on the lowest speed.
__________________

Triple-X is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.