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Would adding a 120mm fan on top of my PSU help?
It's an Antec 500W Earthwatts, and only has a 80mm fan.
Also, would modding it damage it?
    
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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
Would adding a 120mm fan on top of my PSU help?
It's an Antec 500W Earthwatts, and only has a 80mm fan.
Also, would modding it damage it?
1) Yes

2) No, but kiss your warranty goodbye.
    
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if its an older one go forit,imo,i only have a little one in my pc&cooling-610,kinda nice cant here it,imo
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Well, it was a freebie... So I guess there is no warranty anyways.

Would it much though? And in what way?
    
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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
Well, it was a freebie... So I guess there is no warranty anyways.

Would it much though? And in what way?
It would only help if you also sealed off the mesh on the back (the part that points towards the front of the case). If you dont, it may create a pocket of hot air that just cycles back into the intake fan that you modded on.

It probably won't help the PSU much anyway, antec EWs are pretty good as is unless your case is sucktacular or something. It may help CPU temps a bit though, depending on your HSF and its orientation.
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