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Antec used almost exclusively CWT (though briefly their own factory) until the Fuhjyyu debacle in 2005. Since then they use Delta, SeaSonic, Enhance, and Fortron.
Ironically, a simple change in the fan mounting in the TP II's lowered the psu temps dramatically. By placing the fan grill on the INSIDE of the psu case between the fan and the case it allowed too much air recirculation. By moving the grill to the outside of the psu case the edge of the fan rested directly upon the psu case instead of leaving a gap forcing more air to be drawn in and forced out. It was a change I made to mine after about a year of getting mine. Prior to the change you felt very little air flow coming out of the exhaust of the psu, and what did exhaust was extremely hot. After that simple change there was a dramatic increase in airflow out of the psu exhaust and it was noticeably cooler although still quite warm. I can't find where I noted what the actual difference in temps were, but IIRC the drop in temps INSIDE the psu case was about 7 to 10C. Since those Fuhiyyu caps didn't like heat (that was the main reason they failed), increasing the cooling capacity of the PSU with a simple change like that dramaically extended the life of them.
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Zap View Post
Wait, you have a TruePower Quattro** 850W? The Quattro is the one with the racing stripes and 80mm fan. I think it was the only 850W sold with the "TruePower" moniker. Yeah, RMA that thing. The Quattro fan is supposed to spin all the time, and in fact running a loaded system like that it should be competing with your graphics cards on who can make the most noise.

**That's why I asked which one. You gotta be specific, because Antec has had a number of lines of PSUs sold as "TruePower." The original, TruePower II, TruePower Trio, TruePower Quattro, TruePower New. They all have slightly different construction and aspects. Original and II are similar to each other (TopPower?) and Trio and New are similar to each other (Seasonic?). Quattro is Enhance.
Sorry,didn't realise that the TruePower units came in different varieties!

Yeah, it's a Quattro - with the yellow racing stripes. In the process of getting it returned now. Found a good deal on an X-750 so hopefully that'll be the end of my PSU worries for the moment.
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The TP II's were Channel Well's
DOH! I knew that.
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DOH! I knew that.
I have no doubt.
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Ironically, a simple change in the fan mounting in the TP II's lowered the psu temps dramatically. By placing the fan grill on the INSIDE of the psu case between the fan and the case it allowed too much air recirculation. By moving the grill to the outside of the psu case the edge of the fan rested directly upon the psu case instead of leaving a gap forcing more air to be drawn in and forced out. It was a change I made to mine after about a year of getting mine. Prior to the change you felt very little air flow coming out of the exhaust of the psu, and what did exhaust was extremely hot. After that simple change there was a dramatic increase in airflow out of the psu exhaust and it was noticeably cooler although still quite warm. I can't find where I noted what the actual difference in temps were, but IIRC the drop in temps INSIDE the psu case was about 7 to 10C. Since those Fuhiyyu caps didn't like heat (that was the main reason they failed), increasing the cooling capacity of the PSU with a simple change like that dramaically extended the life of them.
I removed the fan grilles and used them as bling on another case, and used the guts to practice soldering on.

I like my solution better.
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