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Replacing a PSU fan?

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Hey guys I just wanted to know if it's wise to replace a PSU cooling fan. I'm on a tight budget so i really don't want to buy a new psu. The fan is a 140mm and i guess the bearings are going bad maybe, it's spinning at a really low rpm and when i cut the power it stops spinning almost instantly. If you all think i should change the fan, how do i go about doing this, just cut the existing line and join them back to the new fan?
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I did it on my crappy psu a while back - on most cheap PSUs the fan is soldered to the PCB rather than useing a 2 pin connector, my advice would be to de solder the old fan wires from the old fan and resolder to the new fan, rather than mucking about with the PCB on the PSU. (make sure that you dont short or touch any caps.)

So you're soldering the fans like...

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wire crimpers if it's soldered. and yeah you're fine. Just make sure the fan doesn't pull more amps than the stock one.
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Thanks a million guys reps all around but i think i'm gonna break into the "bulldozer build" piggy bank and get me a corsair tx750 v2. Had a nap today and slept on it, better to do an upgrade while i'm at it.
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