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well, I just figured out the rear fan isnt spinning. dont know if that has to do with the noise, but it looks like I may have to RMA this one too.
The rear fan on the Antec SP-500 only runs when the temp gets high enough to warrant.
    
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thanks for that piece of info

it doesnt seem so noisy in my other machine, so i'll think i'll put it in there. maybe i'll get an enermax for this machine.
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BTW: I would replace the rear fan with one that runs independent from the power supply, like on a 12V rail, the rear fan never spun on my first SP II, so the power supply died fast, now I have a blue LED fan running from a Molex and it is staying nice and cool....

BTW: the noise is fom the Power supply, I don't why it makes the noise, I guess you just have to get use to it...
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post #14 of 17
Rear Fans on alot of power Supplies only Spin when the Temps reach a certain threshhold. The Squeeling noise you describe is the sound of power flow through the Capacitors and transistors which can be relatively Normal but i would RMA it to be sure and safe as PSU'S can be dangerous if they go abit silly.
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i would RMA it to be sure and safe as PSU'S can be dangerous if they go abit silly
I would, but I dont feel like spending another $10-$15 to RMA another one
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post #16 of 17
Dont RMA it. Waste of time. Like someone else said, that fan spins only when the temp gets hot enough. It is an annoying sound you have to get used to unless you switch the psu.
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post #17 of 17
I've heard mixed things about Antec units. That's why I got my FSP. Quiet, and it is stable as a rock.
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