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my question is this, can I simply remove the internal psu fan and attach a different one hooked up to the mobo fan power pin?
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People have done this before. Haven't heard any horror storys yet.
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People have done this before. Haven't heard any horror storys yet.
yea I did not know if there was a failsafe switch that would not let it power up with out the fan
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I'd replace the PSU, as those Coolmax things aren't exactly known for quality/reliability.

Should be able to replace the fan without issues though, although not sure how you plan on fishing the cord through the PSU to a mobo header. Might be easier to splice the fan into the existing connection.
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I replaced the fan in my PSU with a better one but I still hooked it up the fan header inside the PSU. I am trying to make this a virtually silent PC and the PSU fan, silent as it was, was one of the loudest components of my rig.

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the high speed yate loon corsair used in my 750TX was overbearing when it spined up, so i just bought me a low speed yate loon (blue leds now too) and pluged it into the 3pin header right over my PSU and it works fine.
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I'd replace the PSU, as those Coolmax things aren't exactly known for quality/reliability.
yea the thing is I don't have the cash to get a better one

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Should be able to replace the fan without issues though, although not sure how you plan on fishing the cord through the PSU to a mobo header. Might be easier to splice the fan into the existing connection.
was actually goin to mount it externally
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