psu fan(s) exchange

possible? "dangerous"? (ie. fans wont start?/shortfuse?) Difficulty? Special Tools?

Reason: Noise

Fans in mind: 2xPabst 80mm 1500rpm 12dba
Fans to kill: two loud fans from my Powettek 600watt dualfan PSU

tnx!

Soltek SL-86SPE-L - P4A -2.4@2.766 - i865PE - 1024mb ddr400@307 w. TT A1165 - Ati Radeon 9700@381mhz 128Mb@626mhz - 600W dualfan(front/rear) PowerTek Psu - maxtor 4K080H4 & 6Y120P0 - samsung sm-352b
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  1. You don't want to overheat anything, I'd go with 2200RPM fans or whatever's closest.

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  2. i have done it...even if you are horrible at soldering you can do it (as most non AT psus i have seen solder fan leeds directly to pcb).

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  3. Tnx Crash... I will keep that in mind

    Is there a certain value of CFM I could be looking for aswell/instead? A lot of the fans in 'thE' d.base are shown by CFM and not by rpm

    ~Howcome led-fans ALWAYS punch out psycho dBa values?!~

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  4. heh.. that is nice to know... I AM absolutely horrible at soldering, I will probrably get my girlfriend to do it. <irony> It is easier to hold her responsible for potential damages ;) <irony>

    I have only really been "working" (read: snatch) with fans from ATs, ATXes I usually just clean.. But in a lot of the ATs fans were connected by two or three pin molex, which was highly convenient.

    thanx man

    Soltek SL-86SPE-L - P4A -2.4@2.766 - i865PE - 1024mb ddr400@307 w. TT A1165 - Ati Radeon 9700@381mhz 128Mb@626mhz - 600W dualfan(front/rear) PowerTek Psu - maxtor 4K080H4 & 6Y120P0 - samsung sm-352b<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mopeygoth on 04/22/04 09:16 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
  5. ya...every AT psu i have seen used connectors...yet every atx i have seen just solderes to a pcb.

    Chicks are normally good at delicate type stuff...so im sure it should work out...but i would crack open the psu and have a peak at what you are dealing with before you give her all the glory.

    BTW, to ensure not getting zapped...shut of pc, disconnect from surge bar/outlet then hit the on switch a few times that way you drain all of the power from the psus capacitors so you know you wont get zapped or something.

    If it isn't a P6 then it isn't a processor
    110% BX fanboy
  6. I like Panaflow "low speed", but I can't remember the specifications for them.

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  7. http://www.coolerguys.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=961

    26dba..?

    I have been checking out some fans which were extremely nice.. autoadjusting to temperature 1000-2500rpm@10dba-21dba, but I don't suppose I would be able to use them unless I cut the "thermal/read" (yellow) wire, then what is the point :( I will work something out. Panaflow apparently, is not availible here.

    I have also been looking at:
    Sharkoon SL 3 Ultra Silent / 14.9-18,5 dBA / 1000-2000 rpm / 43 CFM

    But then again there is the variable speedfunction, but on the other hand 18dba is close to silent, but still not the wishful 12 or 14db.

    Another idea:
    I own a cooler master aerogate II, which has thermal sensors. Yous find it possible to mount a regular fan in the psu, controlled and monitored by the CM-AGII? Or would it be "dangorous" to run wires through the psu? If possible, what would the safe-/die-temps be you recon?

    Soltek SL-86SPE-L - P4A -2.4@2.766 - i865PE - 1024mb ddr400@307 w. TT A1165 - Ati Radeon 9700@381mhz 128Mb@626mhz - 600W dualfan(front/rear) PowerTek Psu - maxtor 4K080H4 & 6Y120P0 - samsung sm-352b
  8. heh, right ;) I will make sure to do as instructed before cracking it open... wouldn't want half a meter of hair straight in the air ;)

    indeed they are very thorrough when dealing in hardware ;)

    cheers

    Soltek SL-86SPE-L - P4A -2.4@2.766 - i865PE - 1024mb ddr400@307 w. TT A1165 - Ati Radeon 9700@381mhz 128Mb@626mhz - 600W dualfan(front/rear) PowerTek Psu - maxtor 4K080H4 & 6Y120P0 - samsung sm-352b
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