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Old 09-27-2006, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My current setup running on a 500w.

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I've got an aspire case, you know, the one thats a mid tower with the 500w supply built into it. Right now everything is running fine, the fan speed controller on the front gets all my fans running nicely, but will a larger power supply run my fans any faster then they are now? btw, i have 4 80mm and 1 120mm. any suggestions on better fans then the ones i have for stock right now? the glow doesn't matter much to me.
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You'll need better fans. Panaflo makes good fans.

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Old 09-28-2006, 08:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If the current Power supply is running and there are no voltage/amperage problems then theres no reason to buy a new Power supply.( I would have reccomended a different one but since you already have it,no reason to throw it out unless theres a problem)

Use a DMM (Digital Multimeter) to test the Power supply while its on. If you are unsure how to use a DMM then ask or google for instructions.

So basically if its running everything now then it should be fine. (Not Exactly answering your question)
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No, the fans won't spin faster UNLESS the current powersupply is delivering insufficient voltages.

For fans, look for ball bearings (not sleeve bearings). Look for high CFM, but low dba. CFM is the amount of airflow moved, and dba is the decibal rating. Something like 70 - 80CFM, and 20 - 30dba would be good.

Thermaltake makes good fans, Antec makes good fans, but really - a fan is a fan lol.

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Silverstone fans are great, very high cfm, but are a bit expensive... like 15 dollars for a 120mm... the cfm is like 117... lol...
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Silverstone fans also seem to be a little better balenced. Yeah theres no point in buying a new power supply unless you like your hardware or something weird like that.

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