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mattydies June 25, 2007 04:03 PM

Apex 600W PSU - Fan Mod???
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Can I force my PSU Fan to always run at 100% power?

My new components are in my old case. Air Flow is likely "O.K." But I am a big fan of making things "BETTER" :biggrin:

I made a quick sketch of my CPU Fan + heat sink, and my PSU. I indicated the direction of air flow.

I am currently running with the side of my case open. IT would be nice to close it one day for a while.

I do not have any other fans in my case, although I have a SEVERAL extra fans and a couple manual fan controllers. ALSO I am not opposed to modifying / cutting my case if it is REALLY worth while.

I wanted to decide on a good path for the air flow before installing other fans (I wanted to get opinions on the "BEST" Flow for my case)

I do KNOW that I can turn my CPU Heat Sink 180 degree's (not sure If I can turn it 90. Does anyone know? Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 for a Socket 775 Intel)

At 180 a degree rotation it seemed the CPU and PSU fans would fight each other for flow. :(

Any Suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

Thanks again to everyone for the great site, and even better help :clap:

SKYMTL June 25, 2007 05:30 PM

The AC Pro should be pointed so it expells hot air out through the back of your case.

Also, there is no way of increasing the fan speed on the Apex PSU without loading it with enough components that it is forced to run the fan at 100%.

mattydies June 25, 2007 05:34 PM

The cooler has 4 clips to attach to the Mobo/cpu.

Do you know if they form a square or rectangular?

If they are square then I will point it to the back and add some fans - Suck in cold air upfront and send the heat out the back..

If they are rectangular I may be out of luck.

I can measure if needed, but if someone already knows that would be a bonus :biggrin:

mattydies June 26, 2007 01:12 PM

Thanks for the Help SKYMTL. Much appreciated :thumb:

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