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PSU Fan Change; NF-P12 Ballsy Enough?

post #1 of 10
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So, i've got my CoolerMaster iGreen 600w PSU, but it's too noisy.

I've bought one of these: Noctua NF-P12 Vortex blah blah 120mm fans, and i was wondering if it'd be suitable for a PSU..

I'm comfortable with soldering and all that.. I know i need to discharge all the capacitors and whatnot before opening it..

But yeh, all i want to know really, is will this fan suffice??
post #2 of 10
54CFM @ 20ish dba? That should be just the perfect amount of air movement and should be pretty much inaudible

Just remember that you'll be voiding the warranty when you replace the fan... Also, discharging the cap is a very good idea, but you probably wouldn't even be working in that area
post #3 of 10
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Yeah i'm not too worried about warrantee so... Awesome!
post #4 of 10
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Bump for anyone else having an opinion on my idea??
post #5 of 10
From what I can find at low speed the stock fan is rated at 17dB but at full blast it is 38dB so the Noctua should be a great replacement. It also uses a standard 2-pin fan plug so you should have no problems switching it out using a little screwdriver or something to pop the pins out and putting the black and red wires from the Noctua into the 2-pin plug you pulled off the stock fan. Hopefully it plays well with the fan controller but it should work just fine.
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Stupid question, but how does one discharge the caps?

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post #7 of 10
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To the best of my knowledge; By turning the power off at the wall and psu, and pressing the PC's power button a few times.. Try it, you should see the lights come on, or hear some noise, for about half a second. Then hopefully, al the power is discharged and the PSU is safe to open up.


At least, this is what i'm hoping happens


Anyways, got the fan, just need to order my new case now so i can transplant all my old and newer bits.
post #8 of 10
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Ok DP here but hey, who's watching?


I've also got in my posession, a Scythe S-Flex 1200RPM fan, which i was thinking would do the job equally as well for my PSU.. Would it? Word is it pushed 49cfm, as opposed to the Noctua that pushes 53..


With that fan in my PSU, i can get another one of these Noctuas for my case, and then sell my two green TT Thunderblades.
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...Anybody?
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Oh, hai.

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