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post #1 of 31
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Simpler Version:

THE FAN IN MY PSU IS SO LOUD THAT IT ACTUALLY MAKES MORE NOISE THAN ALL THE OTHER EQUIPMENT IN MY CASE PUT TOGETHER. And when I say ALL I mean ALL including my Thermaltake Max Orb, 6 x 120mm fans, 6 x 80mm fans, and 2 x Thermaltake DuOrbs.

Longer Version:

Okay I want to share my amusement with you guys as I had a good laugh for about 10 minutes today. I took out my video cards and was testing my machine to make sure my wiring was all good because I just now noticed that the LED's on the front of my case weren't on. So I figured out that I never plugged them into the power so I did that and turned my case on to make sure they worked. It was at this point in time I noticed that every fan in my case is almost silent except the fan in my PSU. **** it's loud on the full speed. I mean it's loud enough to be heard over all the other fans inside my case.

I put both my vid cards back and and tried it again and I heard that 1 fan over everything else again. I was like ***. When I turn the speed of the Fan down, the LED's get dimmer as well (gotta love a fan controller that doesn't just mess with the fan's speed but with the amount of power getting to the fan to control the speed.....who the hell came up with this idea). Now I contact the manufacturer about this and offer to just replace the fan with a different one myself and they of course told me that doing so would void my warranty. Now, when the window is on the case, I don't hear any noises from the case at all. But I also noticed it's not pushing alot of air anyway and I would love to replace it with an AC Ryan pushing 80CFM's of air.

But ah well...I just thought I would share this tidbit with ya. How's that for irony though. The one fan that's supposed to be silent is the loudest.
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huhhh????
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post #4 of 31
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...okay time for a simpler versions.


THE FAN IN MY PSU IS SO LOUD THAT IT ACTUALLY MAKES MORE NOISE THAN ALL THE OTHER EQUIPMENT IN MY CASE PUT TOGETHER. And when I say ALL I mean ALL including my Thermaltake Max Orb, 6 x 120mm fans, 6 x 80mm fans, and 2 x Thermaltake DuOrbs.

The only way to fix it is to get the manufacturer to do it and they'll charge me to give me a better fan.
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post #5 of 31
Or your PSU can't handle everything.
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post #6 of 31
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Nah it power's everything fine. I'm not even using more than 600w. I don't think I've even passed 550w yet. I mean it's a 700w PSU. It's just a crappy fan.
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post #7 of 31
As far as the fancontroller goes, that's what it's suppossed to do. Reduce power to the fans down to 5v instead of using the rated voltage.

PSU fans are usually the loudest. I had to replace mine, but the construction of my PSU isn't so quite, so it didn't help too much.

700w is plenty.
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post #8 of 31
Fan on your Psu should only be loud if its reaching or REACHED its limit You may have to much running off that psu and it could be unsafe.
post #9 of 31
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Yeah but like I said, I can turn it down and the fan goes to being quiet but I like the brightness of it on full speed. Hell I'm thinking of just invalidating my warranty and replacing the damn fan myself.
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post #10 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by KamuiRSX View Post
Yeah but like I said, I can turn it down and the fan goes to being quiet but I like the brightness of it on full speed. Hell I'm thinking of just invalidating my warranty and replacing the damn fan myself.
KamuiRSX, I would reach out to other thermaltake PSU owners and ask them if they have experienced this issue. To me it doesn't sound normal. Perhaps that is the PSU telling you there is a problem (faulty/failing issues).

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