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Its not hard. Look up a tutorial on google for soldering. Loads of vids out there.
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post #12 of 19
when you bought it was it loud if not then take it out and blast it with shop air or air in a can. if you were to take it to, i know it sounds silly but take it to a autoshop that will have shop air and ask them to blast the dust out of it
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haha it was loud when i first put it in:/ and ill go look up soldering(:
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can you recommend a quiet psu that has 1000 or more watts then? while be modular. is the AX 1200 quiet?
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Option 1
You may not even need to replace the fan. It may just need some lube.
First, take apart your PSU.
Second peel off the sticker on the fan, and put 2-3 drops of oil in there, and spin it around a little. As for oil, try some general purpose oil if you have, possibly something that came with small mechanical devices, the lighter the better. If don't have any light oil, you can use WD-40, or possibly Vegetable oil as a last resort, but this will most definitely kill your fan after a while.

Option 2
Take the top part of the PSU off, put the fan to the side, and just stick your fan on top.

Option 3
Take apart your PSU.
Do NOT touch any of the metal components, and don't lick anything, and don't put your screwdriver any where near the big caps.
Look at the fan wires, there should be 2-3 wires, one HAS to be black, the other 2 will be red and say yellow (or some other off color).
Post up a pic of these 3 wires and we can help identify if there are any concerns.

Next cut the wires 1 inch away from the fan, giving you enough room to work with.
Then strip about 1 inch of plastic off each end of the wires, do this carfully with a box cutter, knife, or anything sharp, but be careful not to cut the wires, or your fingers.
Then make sure the fan you want to replace it with will fit. If it does then cut the wires about 2 inches away from the header (enough room to reattach it in the future) and strip 1 inch of plastic off the wires.
Lastly, carefully straighten each tip of every wire, making sure they aren't frayed, and you can slightly twist the tips also. Then cross the corresponding tips with the tips on the PSU. Make an X, then twist them up tightly and wrap them in electrical tape. Do this for every one. Make sure the wires are touching NOTHING ELSE, AND ARE COMPLETELY COVERED WITH ELECTRICAL TAPE.

BEFORE YOU TURN ON YOUR COMPUTER DO A "DRY RUN" WITH NOTHING PLUGGED IN AND USING THE PAPER CLIP TRICK. IF NO SPARKS FLY AND YOUR FAN WORKS THEN YOU ARE GOOD TO GO!! IF IT SPARKS, TIME FOR A NEW ONE.


If you need more help just ask or youtube "how to splice a wire"



As far as new power supply suggestions, with your current rig there is no need for a 1000 watt psu. Maybe 550 MAX with that current setup.
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post #16 of 19
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that sounds confusing haha
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mikehunt47 View Post
that sounds confusing haha
It is definitely a form of "ghetto" rigging, but it works.

As far as a new PSU, with your sig rig and only 1 5770 something such as this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026
Will be good enough, but when do you plan on upgrading? You may want to invest in a quality 650-850 for future use, depending on when you upgrade.
    
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post #18 of 19
Do not get a 1000 watt psu. A 500 watt psu would run your computer with watts to spare. I recommend seasonic.
post #19 of 19
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well i went against the danger and i was kinda scared so... i did it with out soldering and i ran the molex connector exterenally and plugged it in normally it runs cooler and quieter the other fan sucked wang!
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