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01-15-2015 03:18 AM
WiSK I have not tried the Noctua because it's a little bit underpowered for the PSU. My rigs are running at load for [email protected], so I can't afford to let the PSU overheat.

I'm not saying it doesn't work well, it probably does, but I need mine for 24/7 use and I prefer to be a bit safer.

So I also expect the Noctua would be quieter at load because lower max rpm, I don't know about idle unfortunately.
01-14-2015 08:34 PM
Sader0 thanks for heads up WiSK ! Nice to see you here as well as on HaRd forum :-)

this is a bit unfortunate - was really hoping to avoid cutting into the steel... Is the enclosure can be stripped of the electronics before doing this ?

I actually ordered Noiseblocker fan mentioned in the start of this topic , but shipper from UK posted it without tracking number and package most likely got lost as I never received it mad.gif

Have you by any occasion happen to test both these fans ?
Noctua will cost me abt 15 EUR while Noiseblocker - 35 EUR redface.gif due to delivery costs
Which one is quieter on idle ?

thanks for help
01-14-2015 05:06 AM
WiSK
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Originally Posted by Sader0 View Post

Noctua A9x14 is available for an order for me.
However does someone know for sure if I can just plug it in & move the connector or something else has to be done ?

Thanks

The connector slots into the PSU enclosure. You'll need something that can cut SECC steel: a handsaw or dremel.
01-14-2015 03:21 AM
Sader0 Noctua A9x14 is available for an order for me.
However does someone know for sure if I can just plug it in & move the connector or something else has to be done ?

Thanks
11-17-2014 10:25 AM
kaivorth
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Originally Posted by Printermeow View Post

Replaced Fan with Noctua A9x14 thats 92mm. Had to move power connector slightly in order for it to fit. Was reasonably easy to do.



I like. When you said you had to move the power connector was you didn't have to cut anything right? I almost want to buy the PSU and use that fan.
10-28-2014 01:35 AM
Sader0 So Guys, who have replaced Fan with Noiseblocker one - can you tell me if it is audible during idle, or web browsing ?
I have 450W Gold PSU and really dislike fan being loud on idle and low load tasks like web surfing or similar....
It starts at 1200-1300 RPM, and Noiseblocker starts from 700 rpm.
P.S. I'm a silence freak - and like NOT TO HEAR my system works in quiet empty room.
10-11-2014 04:47 PM
brnai Just replaced the fan in my V2.0 with the NB-BlackSilentPRO, using a 2-pin to 3-pin connector. The old fan was noticeably loud but my computer is now nice and quiet. Thanks everyone for the recommendation!

I first plugged the fan into my motherboard and it produced a rather annoying ticking sound at lower RPMs, but thankfully this wasn't a problem with it inside the PSU.
10-07-2014 05:28 AM
sieade245 Hello again guys.

Apologies, I had completely forgotten about this thread until I got an email about it today so sorry if anybody asked me a question and never got a response.

Just an update. Fan is still working fine. Nice and quiet still and rig does not get hot, primarily used for video conversion now.
10-05-2014 01:21 PM
Krulani
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Originally Posted by WiSK View Post

Yep. Ranma13 did it two years ago. Originally he had it on the outside (see pic), but since then he cut the enclosure to fit it further inside.


Ha, you're answering my questions all over the place. This is perfect, thanks again.
10-05-2014 12:14 PM
WiSK
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Originally Posted by Krulani View Post

Sorry for the necro...

Has anyone considered or tried modding the PSU to use a 80x80x25mm fan instead? That case im considering has the extra 10mm to spare; it seems like a viable mod. Would a Noctua NF-R8 offer enough cooling to keep a sfx PSU from overheating? It would certainly be a lot quieter than other solutions..

Yep. Ranma13 did it two years ago. Originally he had it on the outside (see pic), but since then he cut the enclosure to fit it further inside.

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