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Well I did a little tinkering around inside my power supply a couple days ago, and have been monitoring it since with no problems.

What I did was disconnect the 92mm secondary fan from the power supply's own power header, and made a hole for the fan lead to exit the power supply and hook up to my 12v rail.

Using a multimeter I found that the power supply header for the fan was only running around 10v, while my system's 12v rail was running around 12.2. Which is by all means normal on my system. Afterwards, I took my trusty friend Duct Tape, and taped over all of the openings on the inside of the power supply.

Now the 2 fans inside the PSU have a nice steady positive pressure, running at full speed, and exhausting all of the heat generated out of the case, and not recycling heat back into the case.

Full load CPU temps have dropped by about 1 degree, and ambient case temp has dropped by around 2 degrees.

Overall I'm quite happy with the results, and my voltages seem to have a lesser degree of fluctuation.

I'm rating this experiment as a success.
 

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I'm about to transplant one string of molexes from an old PSU to a new one since my new one doesn't have nearly enough (especially since I'm going for a 6800Ultra). Hopefully it won't be too difficult and I won't overload the PSU some how
 

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I'm about to transplant one string of molexes from an old PSU to a new one since my new one doesn't have nearly enough (especially since I'm going for a 6800Ultra). Hopefully it won't be too difficult and I won't overload the PSU some how

should be a pretty simple mod for a person of your stature

Im pretty handy when it comes to ICs so let me know if you need some help there budro
 

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Only problem I can foresee is it's really tight in there and it might be a bit of an ordeal getting the soldering iron in there
 

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the soldering points are easy to find just follow your current $pin rails into the MOBO


maybe the cold heat soldering iron would be better for that job considering the space involved... if its like the Mobo i messed with all 4 leads are right in the same spot on the PCB and it will be pretty tight..but i have faith in you Yiffy
 

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Yeah I don't wanna destroy my though not very expensive, but still very nice PSU
 

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Yeah I don't wanna destroy my though not very expensive, but still very nice PSU

the heatsinks in the PSUs are usually pretty nice... good if your looking for something to cool your Mobo Fets...
not Boba Fets...
 

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It's only got 6
Great power though.
6 is ok for me. (2 cds and one hdd)
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy

I just gotta have 2 dedicated lines for my 6800 Ultra


Holy crap, thats a power hungry card...
 
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