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Thought I might as well post my 10 minute fan mod that I did on my PSU

So here's the PSU:



Its a cheapo generic 'Win Power' PSU which has a very noisy black fan, which doesn't too a good job of cooling it as it gets pretty hot. So I thought I might replace it with a £1 fan I got from ebuyer.

Removing the fan guard and top cover.




Fan Guard fell on cat



Cut the older fan cables, cut off the molex connection from the new fan and soldered them together then electrical taped them up.



Testing the new fan:



And the finished product after the casing has been re-attatched:





And thats it finished, its much quieter than before, runs cooler and looks a thousand times better
Edited by japan1 - 6/29/08 at 3:27pm
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post #2 of 43
Nice!
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post #3 of 43
That looks amazing! Nice work!

Oh, and Ebuyer FTW!
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Ya...
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post #5 of 43
nicely done!

...and lol @ cat.
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post #6 of 43
The cat didn't seem to care that a fan grill was on it's side

I did the same thing with my Silverstone PSU, replaced the stock 135mm fan with a 140mm Yate Loon; result is significantly quieter.
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Glad to see more OCNers soldering their fans instead of just wrapping the wires together
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Glad to see more OCNers soldering their fans instead of just wrapping the wires together
Haha. Yeah, I really actually enjoyed the soldering part when I was splicing extensions onto my PSU lines.
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post #9 of 43
In mine the stock fan actually had a 2-pin header and I just pulled the pins out of the 3-pin connector on the new fan and inserted them in the 2-pin connector from the stock fan.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Glad to see more OCNers soldering their fans instead of just wrapping the wires together
I would have preferred seeing the use of heatshrink as well, but as long as it's properly insulated that's what really matters.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by radodrill View Post
In mine the stock fan actually had a 2-pin header and I just pulled the pins out of the 3-pin connector on the new fan and inserted them in the 2-pin connector from the stock fan.



I would have preferred seeing the use of heatshrink as well, but as long as it's properly insulated that's what really matters.
Mine had a 2pin header, but the connector was glued down for some reason. Wasn't a problem though as my fan was molex only
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