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Old June 3, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Has anyone attempted to replace the power supply fan with something quieter? Or perhaps something that doesn't void warranty?After turning it 90 degrees in my ft02 I have begun to hear some noise from the motor, i assume the bearing wasn't designed to be hung that way.
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Old September 3, 2013, 03:50 PM
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I'm pretty sure opening your psu up voids the warranty.

I had to replace a failing psu fan once, just simple plug and play, 3 pin cable.

You can always look at some corsair power supply's, you can turn off the fan completely, if you want silence.
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Old September 3, 2013, 04:06 PM
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Yup it'll void the warranty if you do a fan swap.

What model PSU do you have? If it's a high quality unit then you shouldn't need to worry too much.

I used to do fan swaps on Corsair HX520/620 models. Swapping in a FDB fan like a Scythe S-Flex F (they were one of the best fans available at that time) made the PSU much quieter than with the stock ADDA fan.
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Old September 3, 2013, 05:46 PM
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I went over spec on my Seasonic X 850

Fan doesn't spin under load. no dust on the filter. :)
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Don't think you can replace a PSU fan,or with a ghetto noctua attached to the grill^^ Anyway a good brand PSU is inaudible. i have a "cheap" bronze bequiet PSU and i can't hear it,must be spinning at 500rpm...
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I replace PSU fans all the time. It does void the warranty though most people won't care as long as it works, and it gives you the chance to replace it with a much higher quality silent fan. The Corsairs I have (and some of the higher end PSU's I have repaired) actually use fan connectors so it is simple, otherwise out comes the soldering iron. One thing I did with a proprietary PSU was attach 2 fans in push/pull as there was venting on front and rear to the outside of the PSU, but in your case the interior fan would still be running.

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