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post #11 of 43
very nice, looks very cool

one question: you did make sure to flow the fan in the same direction that it was before, right? (most likely 120 intake)
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post #12 of 43
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Originally Posted by CattleRustler View Post
very nice, looks very cool

one question: you did make sure to flow the fan in the same direction that it was before, right? (most likely 120 intake)
Yeah he did.

Although really, it probably wouldn't matter too much, as long as there is airflow through the PSU.
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post #13 of 43
yeah, ok. just the "worrier" in me I guess
I'd hate to see a cool mod like that go all melty.

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post #14 of 43
nice mod - I'm doing the same when I get my [Project]Omega's PSU.
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post #15 of 43
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yeah, ok. just the "worrier" in me I guess
I'd hate to see a cool mod like that go all melty.

I don't really think it would matter too much which way it went, as long as it doesn't explode I'm thinking of spray painting it black when I get some paint, I think that would look even better.
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post #16 of 43
Good guide

Couple of warning notes:

PSUs hold a large charge even after they've been powered off - you can drain some of this by jump starting the PSU when it's been unplugged and leaving it for a few days, but make sure you don't touch any of the exposed innards of the PSU!

Make sure the fan you put in has a high enough CFM; PSU fans are often noisy because they need to keep a hot PSU cool, so putting in a silent fan may lead to an overheating PSU and an unstable system
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post #17 of 43
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Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
Good guide

Couple of warning notes:

PSUs hold a large charge even after they've been powered off - you can drain some of this by jump starting the PSU when it's been unplugged and leaving it for a few days, but make sure you don't touch any of the exposed innards of the PSU!

Make sure the fan you put in has a high enough CFM; PSU fans are often noisy because they need to keep a hot PSU cool, so putting in a silent fan may lead to an overheating PSU and an unstable system
Good point about PSU's holding charge, although mine hadn't been used for about a year. The fan that was originally in the PSU was 35CFM, which is pretty low for a 120mm fan and it was loud. The new one I put in is 59CFM and is much quieter.
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post #18 of 43
nice! PAINT IT BLACK!!!!!!!!
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post #19 of 43
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nice! PAINT IT BLACK!!!!!!!!
''i see a line of cars and they're all painted blaaaack''

sorry, couldnt resist. Nice mod! My PSU has 2 noisy fans (the noisyest part of my system). Might replace them like you did. Gotta got for blue LEDs though

also, lolcat
post #20 of 43
ur cat died when the grill fell on it....

jks

NICE WORK!!!!.. i wish i have the courage to do it on mine!
    
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