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The loudest components in my build are the PSU and hard drive, so I did some research and found that my Corsair AX1200 has a Yate Loon D14BH-12 (2800RPM, 140CFM, 48.5fBA).

1) Are there any recommended 140mm fans that are quieter?

2) If I trade noise for (roughly) half of the CFM, will I run into any heat problems?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 26
Changing the fan will void your warranty if you didn't already know that.
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I remember my old AX850W was extremely quiet, i had to make sure it was running. I think the fan only running loud if the PSU get hot or has to run max. Maybe defective fan?
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Maybe you have a bad AX1200, because I have 3 of them and I cannot hear them over any other component in my system (and all my systems except my test bench are watercooled.
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post #5 of 26
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Thanks! I'm aware of that. biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 26
You could probably trade it in for a smaller psu. The ax1200 overkill lol. Might quiet it down a bit?
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post #7 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by yungsters;15332285 
Thanks! I'm aware of that. biggrin.gif

3gb gpu's don't double their vram in sli...

and the fans inside psu's are not really meant to be replaced... and yes, it will also void your warranty.

i can see replacing a psu fan would make for a really hefty project
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post #8 of 26
AX850 is made by Seasonic, which is quieter. AX1200 is Flextronics so its going to be a little louder. Also people's perceptions of loudness is relative. The AX1200 is probably the quietest you can get in that output range. If you want quieter get the AX850.
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post #9 of 26
On no circumstances should you change a PSU fan, as you know it will void your warranty and it's been tested specifically with the components it's built upon. If you did change it, you have a good chance of the Fan not working efficiently, which could actually result in your PSU overheating or malfunctioning. Leave it be! lol

Please change you GPU description also, 6GB EVGA GTX580 in SLI isn't accurate.
 
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Btw, I modded my TX1000 on my server. Yes, the warranty gets voided, but I replaced it with a Noctua NF-P14 running at 5V's. I can't hear it, and though the CFM's are lower, it hardly matters since it's so close to the components. It's been going strong for over a year 24/7. I also modded another PSU and sold it to my friend, and it's still going strong for him as well.

One thing though, unless you spend a lot of time planning your mod, you're not going to get it to work by variable speeds based on component temperatures. You'll be stuck at one speed.
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