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Replacing PSU's fan with Gentle Typhoon

post #1 of 17
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Hey there!

I have a Enermax Liberty 500W with a fan witch is not so quiet. It's 5 years old IIRC, so this is probably the cause.

Fan spins at 1100 RPM on average.

Now I'm thinking to replace that fan wit Scythe Gentle Typhoon, witch spins at 1450 RPM and use it through fan controller. Under load it would spin at 12 V, under idle, it would spin around 1000 RPM.

The question is, would it be more silent? How to know that before replacing an old fan?

Or should I consider Noctua?

Thanks
post #2 of 17
the gentle will be fine, but you have to make sure the fan on you psu is a 120mm. Most likely will be more quiet and provider a greater ability to cool with less noise.

DO NOT GET NOCTUA fan, very overpriced.
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post #3 of 17
GT AP-14's are silent enough compared to my Panaflo 2xxx RPM fans.
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post #4 of 17
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Noctuas are not cheap, true.

So, GT it is. Thank you!
post #5 of 17
Be carefull opening up that PSU. the capacitors hold a charge for a long time...

I was going to change out my PSU fan but i stopped beacuse i didn't want to kill myself.
    
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post #6 of 17
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What should I do? Leave it unplugged for day or two?

But it won't kill. though.
post #7 of 17
Unplug it, and put a paper clip in the 20/24-pin cable between the green wire and any black wire. That should force it to try to start and dump most, if not all, of the residual charge. Obviously wear gloves of some sort when doing this.
post #8 of 17
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OK, kinda jump start
post #9 of 17
More than kinda jump start man, that's alot of current and enough voltage to break your skin, if you get shocked it will REALLY HURT. Muscle contractions, sweating, lots of muscle pain, and unsteady breathing. Unplug it, jump start it to get rid of residual energy, and let it sit for 1-2 hours.
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post #10 of 17
I think it still might be a little dangerous... wear some rubber gloves or something while your doing it just incase. just DONT touch any capacitors.
    
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