They already have a solution for silence freaks such as yourself, the fanless platinum models
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817151122
Bensam123 wrote:The other suggestion I have is manufacturers should allow users to replace the fan built into the PSU without voiding their warranty.
The 12cm ball bearing fan provides superior cooling performance to dissipate heat in the power supply enclosure while running whisper-quiet. Intelligent thermal control balances noise and cooling. Soft-mount rubber cushions reduce fan rotation and vibration noise. Plus, the universal ventilation (honeycomb structure) minimizes airflow resistance for maximum cooling efficiency.
When the power supply's "Hybrid Mode" is on the fan doesn't turn on until the load hits 20% (250W with this particular unit) or the temperature of the PSU hits 25Â°C. At this point, the fan's RPM's ramp up with the power supply's internal temperature.
The X Series adopts a clever “Hybrid Silent Fan Control” design, which offers three distinct operation modes, fanless mode, silent mode, and cooling mode. The X automatically adjusts fan mode and speed according to the ambient temperature level.
JustAnEngineer wrote:While I have done the fan replacement option, I will caution you:
There are large capacitors located inside your power supply. They can kill you even after they are unplugged.
There's also a small potential that your modifications could cause the power supply to catch fire and burn the house down.
...other than the risk of electrocution and possibly burning the house down.Bensam123 wrote: There really wasn't any reason not to do it.
JustAnEngineer wrote:...other than the risk of electrocution and possibly burning the house down.Bensam123 wrote: There really wasn't any reason not to do it.
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