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I wouldn't unless you know the specs of your PSU's fan. In my case... my PSU is virtually silent already.
I was going to change all of my fans to Silenx.

So I bought one locally to check it out. Installed it, and it was quiet to the point where all I CAN hear was the PSU fan. I was not about to mess with THAT fan.

I figured what was the point in replacing ALL of my case fans if I can still hear my PSU's. I returned the Silenx fans.
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by nitteo View Post
I was going to change all of my fans to Silenx.

So I bought one locally to check it out. Installed it, and it was quiet to the point where all I CAN hear was the PSU fan. I was not about to mess with THAT fan.

I figured what was the point in replacing ALL of my case fans if I can still hear my PSU's. I returned the Silenx fans.
I thought the GXS were pretty quiet? Then again, you are running a highend power-hungry rig.
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post #13 of 15
Accurate SilenX review. I got two (2) from CD and they're grizzeat.

They also have Northbridge cooling and smaller fans available.

Good goin'!
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How about one of your mobo's fan headers?
Good call! I forgot that the P5W has a bunch of extra fan headers on the motherboard! Now I just need to figure out how to get SpeedFan to control it. Anyone have experience with this?
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A key point I just added to the review:
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I should also note that because the Silenx fans are aerodynamically designed, placing obstructions close to the fan, such as a fan filter or a grill, namely on the intake side of the fan, will result in an increase in the noise level.
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