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Cooler Master 700w PSU w/ bad fan

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So after deciding i want to make my case quieter, i have taken out a few fans, and replaced others. But now i notice that above all the other fans in my case, i hear the PSU fan the most. Its very loud and doesnt push much for air.

After trying to contact Cooler Master's customer support, i give up on trying to RMA this thing because their CS is total crap. Well so i've decided to replace the fan in this thing with a 120mm Antec Tri-cool like all the other fans in my case. (I love these things, they're blue, cheap, adjustable, and quiet.)

Am i taking a large risk by pulling it apart? My warranty is only on this thing for a few more months and im not worried. I've heard how dangerous it is taking them apart, i just wanted to know any precautions to take before i get it open. Thanks.
post #2 of 4
Those tri-cool fans are kind of terrible. There are TONS of fans that give you a better CFM/dB ratio.

Most PSUs run their fan off a simple 3-pin header, and if you're PSU advertises "thermal controlled fan" or one of a million tags similar to that, then your fan will automatically adjust just like it was on the MoBo. Worst case scenario, you can just plug the fan into the motherboard by running the power cable out through the fan grill.
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Im sure there are better fans, but at the price of these fans, they arent too bad.
post #4 of 4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185056

costs $3 more, is 1/3 the noise of the tri-cool on low and moves the same amount of air as that setting. PSUs don't produce much heat so low on a tri-cool would've been enough.
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